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The Courtyard Bakery and Cafe- MOVED

898 Sias Oosthuizen Street | On the Square, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 82 650 1503
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible14%
15 Sep 2017
“First stop ”
9 Dec 2016
“Grouse and Claret pies”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Contemporary, Diner
898 Sias Oosthuizen Street | On the Square, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Driving for 3 hours from joburg we arrived hungry and irritated 😤. This restaurant changed our moods instantly. The home cooked food was brilliant as well as service . Definitely my choice of 1st stop .

Thank AlanMendy
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Grouse and Claret, for pies, the steak pie was delicious, steak was great and the feta and spinach was huge. Go hungry, pies are a good size Perhaps pies is not correct they are dishes with puff pastry on top not pies with a short...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I love eggs benedict!! That's my favorite breakfast. Had it at the Courtyard over Easter weekend. Also had it at wonderfull Coffee shop and Restaurant outside Clarens (Sugar and Cinnamon) No comparison!!!! Sugar and Cinnimon gets 100%. The Courtyard??? A thumbs down!!!

Thank 108Martha_P
Reviewed 5 May 2016

we visited the bakery as a group of 10 and on arrival we asked the owner if she had a table that could seat 10, (there clearly was more than enough space, even though they were busy) she snooted at us and told us they...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The place is very popular and we went there # times before we were lucky to be seated. The food was average but the service was good. The drinks were cold and served quickly even when in the busiest time of the day.

Thank kobusreynettev
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Great menu selection well thought through for breakfast and light lunches. Service was good and food arrived promptly Special touches eg. onion marmalade did not disappoint. The preseves in presealed little plastic folders was out of tune with the home made breads and good coffee....More

1  Thank Camper598077
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The food,that is truly awesome, is horridly spoilt by the rude obnoxious attitude of the owner/manageress who is most unaccomodating. We visited two days in a row so it wasn't just an "off day" for her. I can't imagine this promising business being a success...More

Thank NicolaAppelcryn
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great pies, bread and cookies. The food at the Cafe was good and had a lovely menu. service was good too.

2  Thank Shazahall
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Tried three times to eat at this establishment to be told that the kitchen was too backed up to even seat us! There were tables available but the rude owner sent us away. Her reason for doing this was that people wait too long for...More

1  Thank dhvardi
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Very rude hostess and welcome. Understand you're busy, but not acceptable. Went somewhere else. Even if you made the best food in the world, won't return.

3  Thank MarianneBritsStrodl
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Restaurant Details

Contemporary, Diner
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 898 Sias Oosthuizen Street | On the Square, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 82 650 1503
  • E-mail
The Courtyard is an owner run and managed café which serves a range of breakfasts and light lunches. Pies, quiches, bread, rolls and cakes are baked on the premises daily and are available as both sit-down meals in the café or as a take away from the bakery section. A buffet is served every Sunday afternoon - bookings only and no a la carte menus is available after 11 am on a Sunday. A range of deli and baked goods are available from the bakery, and orders can be placed for bread and cakes. Special function bookings can also be made, so please contact Jane or Martin to discuss your requirements. Accommodation is also available on site.
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