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Chicory Cheese Cafe Restaurant

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5 Lang Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 76 975 6197
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
Sat 08:30 - 14:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good options on the menu as well as great vegetarian options. Food is fresh and healthy and we really enjoyed our meal. It was lovely sitting in the garden with quirky decor and pretty sunbird sitting in the branch above us. Our waitress was very friendly and welcoming as was the owner/manager.

Thank Seaborne11
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Seaborne Thanks so much for joining us for lunch, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our menu and our bird life! We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and we hope you see you again when you come through Darling. Regards The Chicory Cheese team More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Occasionally you arrive in a place and you think 'a discovery'. Sitting outside in the shade, and breathe deep the freshest of air in a careless natural garden, oozing rustic charm. We are immediately greeted with a warm welcome & smiling faces which continued throughout our visit. After careful consideration we choose the Veggie Wrap and the Chicken Mango Salad... More 

Thank Demelza_11
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Demelza Thanks so much for visiting us and it was great to meet you guys. Hope you have a wonderful visit in South Africa and that you enjoying your stay in Paternoster. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review, thanks a lot! Hope wee see you next time you come to visit our beautiful country.... More 

Waltham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent vegetarian choices of drink and food, lovely. Great location while exploring Darling and lovely staff

Thank Ann A
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Ann So nice to have you guys with us and thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. The Chicory Cheese girls More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

What a refreshing place. Firstly the amazing staff, then the friendly owner. The meal recommendation was outstanding. Martin fritters, poached eggs to perfection, crispy bacon, cream. This restaurant has great healthy options. Thx too for the figs given with kindness as they had a over supply. Will def be back. This is what makes the little town do special. And... More 

Thank Cindy T
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Cindy You are welcome, hope you guys enjoyed those figs. We have made sun-dried fig rolls with our over supply and are planning to wrap them around Camembert cheese for a special next week. From our side, thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review and the donation for the Darling Trust kids art, we... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped in for lunch, they were not very busy, with one large table just finishing up and another table in the corner. We decided to make things extremely simple, and just ordered 6 toasted sandwiches, these took more than 40 minutes to arrive!! Presentation was terrible with 2 slices of cucumber and a small wedge of tomato on the... More 

Thank LinnC1968
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Linn Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry to hear that your lunch (toasted sandwiches) was not up to standard and a disappointment to you. We do not as a rule make toasted sandwiches and don't have it on our menu as we only have a small toaster. We have some amazing lunch options on our... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Delicious food and awesome service small selection on menu which is really great plus you can buy items with better quality been here twice and both times i enjoyed my meal

Thank Beatie-Travel247
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Beatie Thanks so much for visiting us again and we are so happy that you enjoyed your lunch. We are great full for your review, thanks for taking the time to write it. The Chicory Cheese girls More 

Richards Bay, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you want healthy and different, go to Chicory cheese for a meal. No greasy burgers or slap chips...you will find healthy meals that taste good.The staff are very friendly,despite it being busy when we went and it took some time for our meal to be served.Food was worth waiting for..although would have loved slap or crispy chips with meal... More 

Thank Mike0072014
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Mike Thank you for visiting us and taking time to write us a review. Yes, we don't served slap chips, we are making more healthier food, but we also love chocolate, double cream and bacon. We believe and a balance when it come to food. For instance our very decadent chocolate and vanilla cheese cake has definitely not got... More 

Panorama, South Africa
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We 'googled' to find a restaurant in Darling and it was listed as the 3rd best restaurant in Darling. If this is the 3rd best, I will have to go back to see what the 2 best are because this place is a gem. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. The food was delicious and the service very good.... More 

Thank abcdeville
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there We are delighted that you found us on Google and so glad that you stopped here to have lunch. Thanks so much for the review, we appreciate it and we hope to see you soon again. The Chicory Cheese girls More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Passing through Darling, we came across Chicory Cheese, a delightful, quaint restaurant with delicious farmstyle food...definitely recommended.

Thank Shaun G
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit us Shaun while passing through our village. Hope we see you soon again and thanks for the review! The girls from The Cheese More 

Yzerfontein, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you want to relax with a good meal this is the place to go. Friendly service. Cater for those who are on a Banting diet. All meals are prepared with fresh ingredients. This is my place where I reload my batteries before going home.

Thank Giliomee
Anesia D, Owner at Chicory Cheese Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Giliomee That is exactly what we what you to do, relax, ready the newspaper and have a good meal! Thanks so much for taking to time to write us a review, we appreciate it so much. Hope to see you soon again at the Cheese. With regards The Girls More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Lang Street, Darling 7345, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Darling
  • Phone Number: +27 76 975 6197
For the freshest munchies and the best coffee in town!

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