My husband and I went to the restaurant on 8 February. It was chilly and had been raining. It was our first time. We had heard a lot about the courtyard. I asked the server if we could just peek outside to get a sense of the size. She said no and showed us to a table. The service was fine with the occasional hiccup (still instead of sparkling water, etc). The food was a huge disappointment. To start we had a baked apple salad and chorizo galette. The salad was flabby and flavorless. The batter for the galette should have been made with buckwheat flour and wasn't. The chorizo was hard to chew and full of gristle. For mains we had the seared salmon and an aged ribeye with aioli. The salmon was burned so badly the skin was black, as was the top non-skin side. It was dry and tasted singed.we asked for a rare steak, and it arrived blue - barely warm. It was also sinewy and impossible to cut or chew. The aioli was thick and clumpy with none of the promised paprika. I alsonhad a terrible allergic reaction to something! We told the waitress about the problems with the food. She was apologetic and offered a coffee which we declined. She said she'd tell the manager. No one came to address the issue with us. In the end we paid R700 for a terrible experience.
I had a Nutella crepe with bananas and it was quite decadent, it really quite an bit of Nutella, had a hot chocolate too which was good as well
What a wonderful experience! Thank you Arbour Cafe & Courtyard for fabulous Food and Superb service!
Hidden gem in Birdhaven. Had an absolutely fantastic meal at Arbour Cafe this morning. Perfect atmosphere for a relaxed breakfast or lunch. Tried the chorizo gallette which was amazing, but will definitely be back to try a couple more items. Everything looked and sounded delicious. Very hands on approach from the owner and manager which is refreshing in this day and age. The pride and passion definitely shines through. Great food, great coffee and great service all round. 5 out of 5!