J-Bay is Mecca for surfers around the world, but after several hours of catching waves, even the most hardened surfer has to take a break to refuel. If you’re heading there this year – whether it’s to surf or to ogle the surfers – check out our pick of the restaurants in Jeffrey’s. With options from great Greek and cozy café fare to heavenly slow food, you’ll be sure to spend at least some of your time off the beach.
An open-coal fire makes for great, authentic Greek fare at this café style restaurant. Try the baked halloumi and the kourambiethes. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Average main course: R95.
Great gourmet burgers, garden-picked salads and heavenly desserts are served on the sheltered stoep at this breakfast and lunch spot.
Average main course: R60.
A laidback place for good seafood and meat options. There are also pasta, pizza and vegetarian options.
Average main course: R80.
Steve’s 12 Bar Blues Café
Good quality slow food is on offer at Steve Walsh’s relaxed but lively bistro. Try the flatbreads and roasted vegetables. It’s only open for dinner – except on Sundays when it’s open for lunch.
Average main course: R87.