This little Newlands wonder caters for every possible nutritional need (even the gluten and dairy free person) so that everyone is able to enjoy a sweet treat or meal prepared here. Pop in for breakfast or lunch and on those hot days, grab a milkshake to go.
The use of laptops is not allowed inside the venue and no background music.
Consistent delicious food and coffee with great service in a beautiful surrounding.
Service is fast, efficient and friendly.
I love the Kirstenbosch tea room for a Sunday breakfast. Consistently good (free range) eggs (they can poach to the specific order of 'medium soft') with great wholewheat bread. Service is what you'd expect from a tea room - efficient but not over the top amazing. Order the hot chocolate for a decadent after breakfast drink. I have a yearly membership to Kirstenbosch, so don't feel the sting of paying entrance fees on top of my breakfast.
The previous review was written when the prices at this quaint tea-room were still normal, respectable and value for money. However a hike of almost 40% now places this as one of the most expensive breakfasts I have had in Cape Town outside of hotel buffets. A full English breakfast now costs R95.00 and if you add a R25.00 cappuccino as well as the R40.00 entrance fee, then a family (5) breakfast with Gran, came very close to a thousand rand. Plus the place is way over staffed with the result that there is a great deal of standing around doing nothing, or preying on tables as soon as the last bite is taken.
That is just way out of line. It may be less than 60 GBP equivalent or US$90 but its fleecing locals. In Vietnam restaurants have a 3 tier pricing system - lowest for locals, next level for Vietnamese expats and highest level for foreign tourists. That is fair. But at its current prices, we (life members) will not return to this tea-room. A great pity.