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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (5 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 4 days ago

The last year has seen a marked improvement in the menu, service and general feeling of being a guest. I go there for casual meals and to have off the cuff meetings which are not too formal. A great outlook over the Duck Pond with...More

Thank Dougsut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal, hadve had breakfast and lunch. Waiters friendly. Nice setting. Don't wait long for your food.

Thank glendapentopoulos
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

On our last day we found this gem. The owner was delightful and from what we could see the food reall well presented. An extensive menu with very nice cakes

1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Sometimes the service is slow, but the food is always worth it. The chicken avo salad is a firm favourite of mine. One of the few places in town to offer WI-FI.

1  Thank tanias272
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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.

1  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

1  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.

1  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

1  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.

1  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

1  Thank Sandra D
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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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