DROOM: Hearty regional-style cooking in a 100-year-old wheat mill

In a 100-year-old wheat mill, 30 minutes drive from the city of Cape Town, you’ll find DROOM, a new restaurant in the small hillside town of Philadelphia.


TV producer Carien Loubser has joined forces with chef Anna Stofberg (previously of Restaurant Mosaic in Gauteng and Foliage in Franschhoek) to create an offering that celebrates homey, soul-soothing food.

This weekend-only spot means that leisurely dining is the name of the game with the traditional Sunday lunch a definite highlight. Think slow-cooked leg of lamb, pampoenkoekies with caramel sauce, baked potatoes, traditional malva pudding, Peppermint Crisp bon-bons and more. For those who enjoy getting their fill of fine fare in the morning, breakfasts feature the likes of mosbolletjie French toast with crispy bacon and maple syrup, boerewors scramble, and mealiepap-potjie with tomato and Tjou Tjou.


The restaurant also boasts a curated wine list featuring some of the best bottles from the region, as well as other exciting drinks such as The DROOM Gin range, made by The Philadelphia Gin Company, and Phili Lager, a local craft beer. And for those who enjoy sharing plates, the tapas menu offers BBQ beef short ribs, pap-balletjie ‘surprise’, and homemade burgers, with plant-based options available.

What you need to know

  • Breakfast is served until 12pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Lunches are served from 12pm until 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • There is an exclusive dining room available for private dinners, with your own private chef. Only 10 spots are available this year.

To book your table at DROOM, contact the restaurant via WhatsApp at 079 306 7315 or email at But hurry, because reservations for the traditional Sunday lunch sell out fast!

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