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Whole Earth Café

Whole Earth Café
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Cost
R65 avg main meal
Ambience
Coffee, Groups, Quick meals
Food
Café fare
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R30

Critic's review

Greg Landman

A delightful new local’s spot in this laidback seaside village which lives up to its name and offers passers by fresh, healthy cuisine in keeping with its holistic, whole earth ethos.

Food
The wholesome, earthy menu is inspired by the owner’s philosophy of using ethically produced, locally sourced ingredients to promote a healthy lifestyle. Fitting in with the eco-friendly zeitgeist of the surfers around here, it caters for both vegetarians and carnivores. But don’t be fooled by the rustic exterior - the owner left the fast lane in London to create world-class café fare in this charming backwater. Chef Aura – a name as cool as the blackboard surfboard – tempts with daily specials ranging from truffled cauliflower soup and vegan lentil dahl to pan fried line fish. If you’re up in time for brekker try the wild ‘shrooms on zucchini flax seed rosti (see what I mean?) or flapjack stack with chia seeds and macadamia butter. An innovative and contemporary lunch menu offers unusual Vietnamese string salad with crispy noodles, a signature falafel skewer with aubergine chutney and quinoa tabbouleh and a vegan bagel burger made with cashew nut cream cheese. Expect big, fresh flavours with loads of crunch and natural goodness. And yes, meat-eaters will enjoy the succulent free-range beef bagel burgers with delicious homemade garnishes, balsamic onion and chutney. The desserts are scrumptious from gluten-free chocolate and carrot cake to Kirsten’s kick-ass ice-cream.

Drinks
Select craft beer and wine list. Detox over one of the seriously good smoothies, cold press fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas and damn fine coffee. Soya and almond milk optional.

Service
Friendly and efficient with good advice on daily specials and hero dishes.

Ambience
Set off the road in an old family beach-house as laidback as a cat napping in the sun on the porch.

Best for …
A healthy stop-over far from the madding tourist crowd while taking visitors around the peninsula to Cape Point and back.

(2018)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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