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Afro-boer

Afro-boer
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Cost
R55 - R85 avg main meal
Ambience
Business meetings, Groups, Special occasions, Views
Food
Bakery fare, Café fare, Coffee
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Corkage
R50

Critic's review

Geraldine Fröhling

Food
It’s evident from the moment you walk in that Afro-boer was created by someone who loves food, loves beautiful places, loves her culture and loves sharing those loves with others. It’s a place that radiates warmth, quirky humour and a ‘welcome home’ feeling – no wonder so many locals count it as a favourite eating spot!

The menu at Afro-boer is a treasure trove of creative and cultural surprises – you’ll love some of the unusual combinations that make up the unique dishes. For instance, there’s the uniquely South African wild marogo leaf omelette; braai-broodjies; snoek fishcakes; bobotie; and gorgonzola rump with pinot noir jelly, biltong amadumbu and sweet mustard. Even the simplest dishes are incredibly tasty – our quiche of the day was a caramelised pear, chicken and feta one that had a deliciously smoky flavour and perfectly cooked crust. Another highlight is the pork belly sandwich served with a potato rosti and delicious plum chutney.

There’s a whole counter of freshly baked treats to try out, and even gluten-free and banting-friendly options. But it’s the decadent stuff that’s to die for – try the Nutella brioche or the delicious fruit tarts. You can also order their unique cakes for special occasions.

Drinks
They have a vast menu of delectable drinks, from interesting-sounding shakes like Zulu blonde (featuring chocolate brownie shards) and milk tart, to various healthy smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. For something different, you can try the unique fiery dragon ginger beer or the rooibos-cranberry coolers. There’s also a variety of interesting coffees, teas and hot chocolates, including a beetroot latté and a Peppermint Crisp white hot chocolate. For those who want something a bit stronger with their meal, there’s a variety of affordable wines on offer – by the bottle and glass – as well as craft beers, cocktails and some pretty unique liqueur crushers.

Service
Service is helpful, friendly and efficient from the time you’re met at the door to the farewells at the end.

Ambience
The large house has been tastefully renovated and everything is bright, airy and creatively decorated. Although everything is open plan, there are different eating areas/rooms, including a veranda outside and a stunning garden, where guests can also eat their food picnic-style. Décor is witty, stylish and in keeping with the African/Afrikaans theme.

And…
This is a place you’ll want to come back to time and time again, whether for coffee and cake on the veranda with friends or a light Sunday lunch with the family. It’s a beautiful setting with near-to-perfect food and drinks.

(August 2018)

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  • Alicia Ryder

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    There are few truly excellent restaurants in the new east of Pretoria but Afro-boer is definitely one of them. The menu is adventurous within its African/Afrikaner influences and diners are always satisfied thanks to the interesting selection of breakfast, sandwiches and light meals.

    For breakfast, the kaiings and pap is an Afrikaner classic done right. Fried pork and sheep fat is served with whipped moskonfyt and putu pap. A farmer’s delight. There’s also excellent baked oats. The oats are baked with whiskey, cream and hazelnuts while the non-alcoholic version is prepared with berries, almonds and honey. For those more inclined to the savoury, the eggs Benedict and stuffed breakfast croissant are both excellent choices.

    Sandwiches here are equally satisfying; the version with shredded lamb and chutney is a crowd favourite. The frikkadel braai broodjie is also not to be looked over; it’s a new spin on a South African classic. Other light meals to consider are the creamy chicken livers, Ouma’s fishcakes and the selection of generous salads. The kids’ menu is charmingly called Tots & Tantrums, and features the usual toasted cheese and baked macaroni. For adventurous little ones, though, there’s toast with biltong and a snack as well as a platter featuring sliced vegetables, panini and smoked chicken.

    Where Afro-boer truly shines, though, is in its baked goods selection. The display is absolutely gorgeous and guaranteed to have something for every craving. The carrot cake is rich, dark and incredibly moist, while the chocolate-and-caramel tart is sinfully delicious.

    Drinks
    There is a list of perfectly suitable wines on offer. Expect a few Groote Post, De Grendel and Hermanuspietersfontein options, as well as a few well-designed cocktails, craft beers and the usual spirits.

    Service
    Service is friendly and efficient, albeit a little slow at times. The waiters can handle complicated orders with ease.

    Ambience
    The restaurant itself is bustling and busy, with beautiful modern farmhouse interiors. For a more relaxed feel, grab a table outside in the gorgeous garden. Alternatively, ask the waiter to bring you your meal under the trees for an impromptu picnic.

    And…
    Afro-boer is a true gem in the rapidly expanding east of Pretoria.

    (September 2017)

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User reviews

  • Afro Boer is an amazing place to go! The food is fantastic and it is a great place to go with kids. We had a lovely picnic on the lawn with our baby who devoured his Mac and cheese. The only thing I
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  • One can escape the city at this wonderful little gem. Beautiful gardens, play area for kids and a relaxing atmosphere with funky food. Mens voel tuis, asof jy by ouma se plaas huis en stoep kuier. Baie lekker
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  • This is the place to be on a Saterday morning with the family. The coffee is great! The breakfast is scrumptious. I just love the beautiful gardens there, lets you just forget for a moment that you actually live in the city. PS: Dont forget their delectable Milkshakes and Rainbow cake!
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  • There are not many places that deserve an all round 5-star rating. This place felt like a little piece of heaven hidden away within a busy city. The atmosphere was so relaxed! Catering for young couples, families, pensioners or even singles looking for a good coffee breakaway. And the food could not be faulted. Delicious! I told my whole family about Afro-Boer after my hubby surprised me with a brunch date here. Best choice; will now be our first choice!
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  • One of the best in the country! Constantly trying to better the menu if that is even possible. You can taste the love, best ingredients and passion in each bite!!! Best of all just 2km from my house.....
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  • Afroboer is a little bit of heaven in Pretoria. The atmosphere and service is superb, the food is the best quality and super tasty. The cakes are just the best in Pretoria!! And they cater for gluten and dairy free - amazing!
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  • Patrons are always welcomed by friendly staff and an incredible hostess. I've frequented Afro Boer now for two years, and have only ever experienced impeccable service. A dynamic menu with local delights, freshly baked treats and a hidden gem in their Moer Koffie, something I have found to be a new found delight. I love your atmosphere, and attention to detail, and you have a wonderful garden for the children to enjoy. An absolute treasure, well done on establishing and maintaining a truly fabulous restaurant.
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  • I love this place so much and people know that, so even my son treated his mother for coffee and cake at Afroboer when he had to come to Pretoria a few days ago. A special memory made at a special place!
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  • There are a few places in Pretoria that make you feel like you're on a mini vacation. Sitting on the stoep with a generous cup of yumminess, soaking up the winter sun, is enough to make anyone breathe a little easier. I constantly have to remind myself not to put my feet up... I love everything about this place. Surrounded by the most beautiful, lush garden, Afro-Boer is my go-to for long afternoon catch-up sessions with dear friends, lunch with the family and much needed introvert blogging times. Friendly staff, scrumptious meals and can I also just say, I'll live off the banana bread... Just saying. High five!
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  • My wife recently celebrated a special birthday and AfroBoer was our choice for a special high tea. From the planning of the party to the big day, nothing was ever too much trouble for management and staff. Add the special ambience of AfroBoer to the quality of the food served and we were it once that we got much more than what we have paid for. Michelle, Maria and staff you rock!
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  • What a delightful experience. Mother and I had a late lunch after shopping so we were starving when we arrived. It was a sunny autumn afternoon and we opted to sit outside. It is really lovely as the garden is beautiful with huge trees and a lot of laughter and people. They were extremely busy but what I really appreciated is the moment we sat down our waitress brought us a glass of water with lemon and ice without us asking. The drinks selection are very large and I had one of the best g&t ever, the pink lady. I ordered the burger without buns and it was a very nice big portion. It was tasty and the salsa is very good. I would've liked fries but they only offer lays chips or salad. The salad would have been nice with a little cheese in. The bathrooms are clean and tidy and I really enjoyed our afternoon lunch at this little teagarden.
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  • Love ❤️ love ❤️ love ❤️ I love this place, such a wonderful atmosphere and the food is divine at very good prices. Yummy coffee and always friendly service. Thank you and keep up the good work!
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  • If you are looking for something different with an amazing atmosphere and vibe, this is the place for you! Friendly staff, amazing venue and the food is out of this world! A must try! I promise you will be back again and again!
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  • Afro Boer is a unique and exceptional restaurant. It caters for everyone and is very family friendly. We spent a Sunday afternoon on their lashes lawn under the big trees where they have picnic benches and anklets. Our toddler could run around while we sampled their fantastic menu. I can't wait to go back and make more memories.
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  • I have been going to Afroboer for the past 4 years. I travel 30+ kms to experience their great food and service. So worth it! Michelle and her team are truelly remarkable at what they do. The menu is amazing - I always struggle to decide what to order. But if I had to single out something it has to be their mosbolletjie french toast! Oh my goodness...its life changing! Whats even more amazing is that they are now open on Sundays! Love taking my family there or catching up with friends over a good cuppa and delicious bakes. From the creative menu to the relaxed setting...its memorable every time! Definitely a must visit spot in Pretoria!
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  • Great ambience and defintely a favourite to visit with friends and family on a Saturday morning. The food is delicious and the service received from staff is excellent. Highly recommended.
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  • A absolute must visit, at least once a week!!! The hole 9 yards, plus the extra! Thank you for being a part of the hospitality, well done and keep it up!!!!
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  • Afroboer is my favourite venue when in the area. The menu is very innovative, and the food is excellent. The decor is great. Well done Afroboer team.
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  • One of my favourite spots which I visit often for visits with friends. Had my birthday there(they bake amazing cakes) and took my brother there when he came to visit from Australia for a nice SA vibe. The food is always fresh and my fav brekkie is the mosbrood french toast with koeksister syrup-YUM. They have something on the menu for everyone from-super healthy to next level indulgance. Staff are always friendly and helpful and they don't mind having littlies around too. Too excited for the new drinks menu! Def worth a visit-you'll def be back again!
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  • I love how relaxing the atmosphere is... feels like you want to spend the whole day there.. especially surrounded by the beautifull gardens.. and the kids love it because they can run and play! The food is always fantastic and fresh with some interesting choices on both the food and drinks menu! not to mention the yummy baked goodies...!! Definitely a favourite meeting place for the girlfriends with kids!
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  • Afroboer is an awesome place with an amazing atmosphere and great service. With amazing food.
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  • I love this place! The moerkoffie and Kooktee are two of my fave beverages and the Braaibroodjies are to die for. Afro Boer truly caters to all ages and tastes. It is the best place for a catch up with friends, to do a bit of creative work or study.
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  • Love that I can take my children there where they can play outside. Food is always great!!
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  • Delicious, delightful, delectable. Afroboer is one of my favourite foodie places. With huge cups of excellently brewed coffee and all the favourite dishes with a twist. Did I mention the mouthwatering cheesecake? There is a lovely garden and a playarea for the kids, so it caters for young and old.I would recommend this place to everyone......
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  • Heerlike sonskyn én snoesige oggende saam met my vriendinne. Afroboer is altyd ons eerste keuse waar ons kwaliteit tyd kan saam deur bring om ñ lekker bord kos en heerlike drinkgoed. Dankie vir julle (altyd) warm en vriendelike diens!
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  • I always say to my friends and family: "No place in this world makes better coffee than Afroboer!" That is the truth. We go there often on a morning walk with our Beagles (YES, they are Pet Friendly) and have a coffee and/or breakfast. They cater for almost any diet - which I love as I am a keen banter. My husband enjoys the 'Moer koffie' with condensed milk as well as the Salted Caramel Coffee! They also have a selection of cakes and bake the BEST Choc Macadamia Banting cake one can hope for! Sometimes I just stop there for a quick take-away slice! This is one of our favourite spots even when stopping there on our way back from a long distance cycle! The atmosphere is great and you can even have a beer in the beautiful garden! The staff are friendly and even offer to bring your pets water!! Keep going Afroboer!!
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  • One of my favorite places in Pretoria!! I just love this little Gem in Equestria and the “to die” for amazing cakes!!! A must visit!!!
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  • A great venue in which to enjoy any meal of the day, or simply coffee and dessert! I have yet to have a bad meal at this restaurant; everything is always delicious and worth the wait. If you are looking for dishes both traditional (“like Ouma used to make”) and with a new flair the menu will have something for you. I recommend a visit to everyone when they are in the area!
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  • Great service, fantastic food complimented by a tranquil atmosphere. Loving it more and more every time! Keep up the good work Afro-Boer team
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  • What a great place. Very warm and friendly staff. Your drinks and food are excellent. Will go there again and again
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  • Afroboer is a strong favourite with my friends and myself. A cosy huddle place in the sun in einter and cool breezy fresh air visits in summer. The service is always friendly and attentive and the food and drink exceptional and I find very innovative.
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  • Beautiful tea garden which is suitable for any occasion. I love to start off my Saturday morning with their Shredded lamb sandwich and a Chai Latte. Best in Pretoria!
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  • I just want to thank Frank and Deidre for the wonderful service and exception high tea treats that they provided. All the guests which attended the celebration of my mothers 91st birthday could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed the occasion:-) and how nice the venue, service and food was!
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  • My first review ever! Great venue and atmosphere, but the food let it down. Pork sandwich was tasteless and the fact that the pork was most probably reheated repeatedly did not help. The freshly pressed orange juice was just off and again, tasteless (apart from the clear off taste), probably due to the fact that it was more water than orange juice. Sorry, but a rather sad way to start a Saturday.
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  • We needed breakfast but they were out of seats and tables_ so they gave us the grass. Now maybe this is not for everyone, but we loved it. We were advised by our friends of this place but they said that one usually needs to book one week in advance...we forgot and took a chance. When we arrived, it was as they said_ FULL HOUSE. A lovely waiter, Linda made a plan to find us a place to sit and came up with the idea to sit outside and he'll bring us a blanket. I love picnic. The service was not very quick, but they were very friendly. Food was delicious for sure. I had a crossant and my boyfriend had an ommelette with chorizos (which he loved because he's portugues). And the grande cuppacinos were also just delicious. The set up was just beautiful and kid friendly. I'm so glad we stumbled upon this cute place in between all the concrete in Pretoria.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Fireplace
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  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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