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The Penny Farthing Cafe & Bistro

8 Gluckman Road | Shop 5, Anchorage Center, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
+27 46 624 1073
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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8 Gluckman Road | Shop 5, Anchorage Center, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, friendly, caring, well-trained staff.... even when really busy. Good menu and the food quality is way above average. I have visited this Bistro more than once.. in and out of season and have never been disappointed. A must visit any time of day.

Thank greatkayaks
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went for a delightful lunch. Good service and great food. The setting is cozy and the decor delightful. The staff friendly and the service good

Thank lovingthebeachli2018
Reviewed 7 May 2018

What a lovely spot; we had superb service, the food was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and efficient. Well worth the visit.

Thank Cherie K
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Good quality food, with some imaginative bistro type dishes, well cooked and presented. Good location next to the lagoon, with a very pleasant verandah. Only downside, is that food service is often very slow at lunchtimes, usually taking in excess of 30 mins to arrive...More

Thank Outspanner
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Best pancakes I’ve tasted in a long time. Good menu, on the water so has a good view. Friendly staff.

Thank Ericka P
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The restaurant itself is fair inside the staff are friendly, there didn't seem to be any management supervision available at the time we were there, the food was good but I ordered a bar one milkshake and while I was drinking it there was a...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

After a Sunday morning run or walk the Mega Cappuccino is great. Their omelettes are also great. Very filling

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We're in Port Alfred for three months and have eaten here at least every other day. Gill and Brett run a welcoming and efficient crew and we are always pleased by the quality of the food. Chef Joao recently created a terrific shrimp dish -...More

Thank mikedescamp
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Lovely, quaint, excellent service. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Food is great and it is so peaceful by the river Kowie.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 14 February 2018

...is the nicest feature of this eatery with an outside deck to enjoy the view. Food a bit disappointing, but nice spot for a coffee/drink. Wouldn’t rush back to dine there.....other places in town offer better value for money.

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Gluckman Road | Shop 5, Anchorage Center, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Alfred
  • Phone Number: +27 46 624 1073
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We are passionate about quality coffee and food. Our unique setting coupled with our 1st class service will always leave our customers wanting more and returning :)
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