The Riverway café, is a beautiful addition to the Hout Bay culinary scene. Situated on the banks of the Baviaanskloof river it has some gorgeous views of Hout Bay .Decorated in an urban vintage style, it would not be out of place in any of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Think exposed ceiling, antique chandeliers, quirky upside down lamps, vintage crockery and botanical touches all adding up to an understated elegance.
The food is world class too, breakfasts and brunch cover the classics but with many a twist and new temptations on offer too. Try your Eggs Benedict, with Frankie Fenners cured pork loin and asparagus or a gorgeous middle eastern Shakshuka with mopping up sourdough toast. Emphasis is on quality produce as well as supporting local producers.
Lunch also covers all the bases, with the Piggy Poppers- jalapenos stuffed with pulled BBQ pork & cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and flash fried- proving extremely popular or the Tuna Steak with homemade lime curd and spinach.
The Riverway café does elaborate high teas and even a banting high tea, the banting cheesecake is a revelation, not to mention the banting brownies made with Lindt Dark chocolate. A Pimms cocktail on the patio area is highly recommended, perhaps with a macaroon...or two.