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Reviewed 7 May 2024

Staff are friendly and the food very good. Nice atmosphere, very clean and the menu is expansive. Second time visit and we will return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Great rustic experience with excellent coffee and great waiters. Food is a bit eclectic in its delivery but the prices are excellent.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

Amazing food and their custard cake was so light and fluffy and simply the best I’ve ever had. We were a group of 7 and all the dishes were really good, and fresh and tasty! The drinks were equally delicious. We recommend the freshly squeezed...Apple and mint juice and the Belgian hot chocolate and the Belgian chocolate frappe - all amazing!!! Definitely recommend to make this a stop!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

This was our 2nd meal here and it was delicious. The staff are friendly and the manager Barbs is a real darling. Take note of the paintings on the wall and the art work on the menu and the place mats - all done by...local artists.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

We chose Mac's for lunch while in Cathkin Park recently as it was close to our AirBnB but mostly because of the great reviews it gets on TripAdvisor. We quickly discovered that Mac's deserves its five star reviews! While set in what we Americans call...a "strip mall", the restaurant itself is fun and funky with great decorations and hand-painted murals that make it so inviting. The staff are friendly and welcoming and you can sit outside looking out over the mountains or at an inside table. There is a playground and even a petting zoo across the parking lot so plenty for the kids to do while waiting for their meals. That said, the kitchen is quick and you don't have long to wait. The menu has much to offer for families with different dietary interests including picky kids and vegetarians (even vegans!). We ate there twice over the course of two days and my son loved his chicken. My favorite was the vegetarian wrap while my husband really liked his chicken puff pie. The apple, lime, and mint juice is super refreshing and the milkshakes are great too. Did I mention the perfectly seasoned chips/fries? We had the good fortune of meeting the owners and their kids and really enjoyed talking with them and getting to know them over the course of the weekend. They are the kind of people who make every community a better place to be. Mac's should be on everyone's list of must-visit places in Cathkin Park!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful place for a delicious meal. Fresh food made with pride. An original and vibrantly decorated interior. Beautifully painted walls, proudly South African decor. Also had a wonderful conversation with Barbara. Wonderful lunch. Greatly recommended. Mercy was our waitress and exceptional age was...too. Must visitMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Their food is amazing!!! They have the best chips I have had in a very long time! Will definitely keep coming here when I am in the area!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Awesome food, great prices, cool setup, very relaxing, only problem too much of flies, definitely will be back here soon!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

We thought the food was excellent - we had 2 of the deconstructed pies and a toasted sandwich - they were all delicious! The service was great and the decor is amazing!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Fabulous for small and bigger meals. This is a great place with wonderful atmosphere . A truly South African experience. Amazing art and interesting decor. Excellent food. A must try during your Berg visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Lovely place with great food and atmosphere, will definitely be back for the pineapple crusher! Well done to the artists

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

The staff were so friendly and made us feel at home. The food came fast and was delicious. We will definitely be back

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

Awesome spot, great service, lovely food! The view is incredible, and there is a petting zoo, and plenty of playspace and obsticles for kids

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite. Very cosy colourful setting wit extremely friendly staff. Food was good, lots of options. Good combination after activity such as canopy tour nearby.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

Following brisk and attentive service, I had the Banting Bowl. It is accurately described on the menu as 'bliksem lekker' (bloody good). Full of interesting tastes.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Mac's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5