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Betty Blue Bistro

Betty Blue Bistro
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Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No corkage fee

Critic's review

Katharine Jacobs

Food

Celia Rabie’s pretty brunch-and-lunch spot is guaranteed to lift your mood with its pops of yellow and all sorts of quirky touches. The sunshine floods into the food, too. Try a yellow breakfast made with corn fritters, scrambled eggs, yellow peppers and tomatoes, or a yellow salad loaded with pineapple, passion fruit, sweetcorn, almonds and coconut flakes. Other innovative dishes include coconut, lemon and poppyseed toast with mascarpone and caramelised fruit.

Pancakes also feature. Try the peanut butter and banana pancakes for breakfast, or the salmon pancakes with smoked salmon, guac and baby spinach for lunch.

Other lunch options include a monster pulled pork burger or the very green Thai green curry, available as a vegetarian option, or with fish or chicken. Everything is freshly, lovingly prepared and tastes as good as it looks.

For pudding, try the lemon meringue or caramelised apple-crumble pancakes.

Drinks

Jewel-toned fresh juices will offset even the most indulgent of breakfasts – else, augment your breakfast with a glass of bubbly. There are also gin and tonics made with Hope on Hopkins gin and good coffee. They don’t charge corkage; you can BYOB for free.

Service

Friendly and efficient.

Ambience

Hermanus’s Main Road – facing away from the sea – might be considered one of the less auspicious locations, but the hand of a designer is evident in the stylish interior. The palette of white and wood, with pops of yellow and royal blue, makes this the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. (And you can always go and look at the whales afterwards!)

And…
It’s also child-friendly, with a range of kid’s options on the menu.

(October 2017)

Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here.

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  • Katharine Jacobs

    Food
    Celia Rabie’s pretty brunch-and-lunch spot is guaranteed to lift your mood, with its pops of yellow and all sorts of quirky touches. The sunshine floods into the food, too. Try a yellow breakfast made with corn fritters, scrambled eggs, yellow peppers and tomatoes; or a yellow salad loaded with pineapple, passion fruit, corn, almonds and coconut flakes. Other innovative dishes include coconut, lemon and poppy seed toast with mascarpone and caramelised fruit.

    Pancakes also feature. Try the peanut-butter-and-banana pancakes for breakfast, or the lacy salmon pancakes with smoked salmon, guac and baby spinach for lunch. Other lunch options include a monster pulled pork burger or the Thai green curry – available as a vegetarian option, or with fish or chicken. Everything is freshly and lovingly prepared, and tastes as good as it looks.

    For pudding, try the lemon meringue or caramelised-apple-crumble pancakes.

    Drinks
    Jewel-toned fresh juices will offset even the most indulgent meals – else, augment your breakfast with a glass of bubbly. There are also gin and tonics made with Hope on Hopkins gin, and good coffee.

    Service
    Friendly and efficient.

    Ambience
    Hermanus’s Main Road – facing away from the sea – might be considered one of the less auspicious locations, but the hand of a designer is evident in the stylish interior. The palette of white and wood, with pops of yellow and royal blue, makes this the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. (And you can always go and look at the whales afterwards!)

    And…
    It’s also child-friendly, with a range of kid’s options on the menu.

    Eat Out reviewers dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Click here to read our editorial policy.

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User reviews

  • They are one of my favour places to visted, when I visted hermanus with friends. The food is always amazing and tasty. Friendly waiters too
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  • Dit is een van die beste, rustigste en vriendelikste eetplekke waar ek gereeld heen ontsnap saam met n vriendin of familie. Die kos is uitstekende en die diens uit die boons te rakke. Selfs die kinders kan tuis voel met geregte net vir hulle. Baie Dankie Celia vir die Klein stukkie Hemel in Hermanus.
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  • One of my favorite spots in Hermanus! Betty Blue is always filled with smiles, whether it’s the friendly staff or it’s happy customers. The food is delicious and it has a vibrant atmosphere. Definitely worth visiting! 🍋🍍🥞🍳
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  • I love Betty Blue! My favourite place for coffee and pancakes. Innovative presentations and good food. Big portions. Very friendly staff and owners. You can go to Betty's alone or with a big group of friends. Even if you go there alone, you might bumb into friends.
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  • Amazing!!! Best food and host!
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  • Wow wow...what a gem in the heart of Hermanus. I read about it and it did not disappoint. The decor is interesting with beautiful splashes of yellow. The food was just fantastic. The menu had many interesting options and combinations. Even though pancakes are their speciality there were many other interesting options and some fun items for kids. We tried both the savoury and sweet pancake options. We tried both the pulled pork and Bobotie pancake and it was so full of flavour and just simply delicious. The pancake wrapped around it was light and fluffy. The sweet pancakes where just so beautifull to look at and even yummier to eat. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner who was every bit as hospitable and vibrate as this gem bistro . The service was quick and done with a broad smile. This is definitely a place to visit on anybody's trip to Hermanus.
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  • Always a favourite visit when we're in Hermanus - we went three times this holiday. The service is incredible and the food is delicious and the portions generous (favourites are the red breakfast and the eggs Benedict, and the kids love dipping pancakes into the cream cheese frosting, while sipping juices in bear-shaped bottles!). They are very welcoming of children, and maintained their excellent standards through a very busy season. The owners are hands-on and it shows.
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  • Have been a couple of times and it is always, hands down our favourite part of the whole trip.
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  • What was suppose to be a quick coffee break on Saturday, quickly turned into Gin and pancakes! Yes, they now have Gin on the menu, there is a red, orange and green gin - all delicious and made with fresh ingredients. We had the cream cheese and lemon meringue pancakes, best pancakes ever! Keep up the great work Celia and team.
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  • Refreshing eatery where you are spoilt with choice of fresh ingredients in exciting combinations! I love the fresh pressed juices, red Shakshouka breafast and sweet filled pancakes! Service is effecient and delivered with a smile. It feels like eating at home but better!
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  • Where do I begin - best service i have ever had in a restaurant! Best food i have ever had (Sorry mom) ! Best pancakes i have ever had! And the most beautiful interior design! Absolutely love it!!!!
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  • This restaurant offers amazing food, excellent service, a vibrant, up-market atmosphere and patrons come back time and again. The owners are hands-on and makes you feel like part of the family. High five!!
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  • Betty Blue is a "must visit" when in Hermanus. Open for breakfast and lunch with a great innovative menu. Phenomenal food 5star service Friendly staff Awesome atmosphere Celia and staff welcome each guest with a smile and you see their passion in everything. Betty Blue is our family's favourite breakfast spot.
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  • It is rare to find a consistently excellent place to eat regardless of its approach to food but Celia at Betty Blue does it, time and time again! She delivers the sort of food (we predominantly have breakfast dishes!) that we desire to have when we are not within reach of her magic. Thank you Celia, a breath of fresh air in our lives.
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  • A visit or short stay in Hermanus is never completed if you did not visit Betty Blue in Main Street. A beautiful Bistro with modern decor and excellent service. Each plate of food, pancake, or drink that leaves the kitchen is presented in a beautiful manner. The owners are hands-on and you always feel welcome from the moment you step into Betty Blue Bistro. A little gem not to be missed!
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  • Fresh & quirky - but delivers a punch when your plate arrives. I love this place. The food is everything we talk about on a daily basis, fresh, healthy, lots of trendy ideas but they all work, exciting combinations that make you want to go home and try it out in the kitchen. The staff are incredible. Well done - you guys have done so well and created a special spot in Hermanus. You certainly have the recipe right for success. By the way thank goodness the food is so wonderfully healthy because the portions are massive!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
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  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • WiFi

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