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Reviewed 27 May 2021

Driving on the N2 towards Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province, the small village Cintsa East is located approximately 40 km from the city of East London. It is a holiday village with most of the houses only being occupied during school holidays or long...weekends. The town is normally quiet, except for peak seasons when it becomes extremely busy with holiday makers, enjoying the perfect weather. Many of the locals living here are retired people who left the city life behind and relocated to this very small coastal village. Cintsa has a breathtakingly beautiful beach where the Cintsa river mouths into the Indian Ocean. Exploring the little village and the beach, we decided to have breakfast at the Village Bistro in Cintsa. It is a small bistro located inside the Atalia shopping complex in Cintsa. Outside is a welcoming stoep where a few of the locals were having breakfast when we arrived. We decided to have the English Breakfast Full House as well as the Village Breakfast. The English Breakfast was served with 2 eggs, bacon, grilled sausage, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomato and a slice of toast. The Village Breakfast consisted of egg, bacon and a slice of toast. We also had a spicy, but sweet chilly tomato jam for the toast bread. We were served coffee with our breakfasts. We enjoyed having breakfast at the Bistro and also met the owner, Lynne, who has been running the small restaurant for seven years.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

Good service and food, with their friendly staff and owner always checking if everyone is served well. And she's so sweet.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

A very interesting coffee shop with an excellent menu . Staff are friendly and their homemade meals are worth the visit. Thank you Lyn for making our visit to Cintsa so interesting and informative .

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

We had several excellent breakfasts over the last week served by very courteous staff. The breakfasts were very good including the full English breakfast and the smaller village bistro breakfast (25 rand) and offered extremely good value for money. For us travelling from the UK...we must also congratulate them on their excellent tea and hope that we will be able to go back some dayMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 July 2019

We always have good food at the Bistro. The menu is family friendly, and its lovely to be able to sit outside, in the shade - it is a very relaxed atmosphere, where they don't mind too much about wet bums and sandy toes. Their...prices are very reasonable, and there are colouring-in books and crayons to keep the little ones busy!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 23 April 2019

Seating outside was lovely. Good coffee and food. Breakfast was good. Homely atmosphere. Art, preserves and odds on sale inside.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 26 February 2019 via mobile

Well I can say without contradiction, that this must be one of the worst meals we have had in a long time. It looks cute and quaint. The tables were dust covered,beers and wine warm. The special was a pork pie and chips,should have been...called " splattered toad" heated up in a microwave so the pastry was flat and soggy. The chips commercial frozen and the gravy a gelatinous mash.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We walked up to town from the beach. Stumbled upon this restaurant and had a delicious meal here. The staff was very attentive. They also had some live music on weekend afternoons.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Our group was looking for a place to have a light lunch break and this place fitted the bill perfectly! Quick efficient service, reasonable prices and good food - what else could one want?

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A nice little cafe with simple food and pleasant environment. Outside seating under umbrellas perfect for a Sunday brunch. Live saxophone music was a very pleasing touch.

Date of visit: January 2018
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