Savages Fine Food

4 Reviews
Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals
Phone Number 0413731473 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm; Saturday 8am to 4pm; Sunday 9am to 4pm


Menu - Savages Summer Breakfast menu - Updated November 2019 Savages Summer Lunch Menu - Updated November 2019 Savages Summer Beverages  - Updated November 2019 Savages Wine List - Updated November 2019


R60 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals
Only with functions
R60 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Louise Liebenberg

The restored homestead in PE’s historic heart is a classy choice for breakfast and bistro-style lunches. Owners Cindy and Dr Konrad Hoekstra named it after William Savage, who built it in 1885, and whose descendants still live in the city. The kitchen was set up by former Bay native Vanessa Marx, 2013 winner of an Eat Out Rising Star Award. Current chef Janie Coetzee has put her stamp on things, maintaining excellent standards.


Expect good-value, well-prepared and skilfully plated food using quality ingredients, with no shortcuts taken. The Baaaakens Bun is a meaty feast of pulled lamb with a vaguely Asian tang, served on a home-made bun with crispy onion rings and real-deal chips.

Lamb carbonara comprises the unusual Karri Grove lamb bacon in a creamy, egg-based sauce with petit pois, tagliatelle and Grana Padano shavings. The salads and flatbreads are innovative, and there are appealing vegetarian and banting options.

For pud, the baked cherry and almond cheesecake can’t be topped.


Coffees and milky drinks like chai lattes and frappés are varied, as are smoothies, milkshakes and freshly squeezed juices. Do try the home-made, berry-infused Verandah pink lemonade. The wine list is small and local, with two or three options per cultivar, all expertly chosen. Craft beers, ciders and spirits are also available.


Service is pleasant throughout, and waiters are courteous and professional.


The building has been magnificently restored, with interior spaces opened up to improve flow. The wraparound Victorian veranda overlooking meticulously tended gardens is a dream in summer. Contrary to what the name suggests, Savages is refined and elegant, without being stuffy.

Best for…

Stylish, chilled lunch with a few pals.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

4 Reviews
    One of my favourite spots in PE. The menu is fresh, seasonal and of very high standards. Top quality service complete the whole experience!
    Such a beautiful setting. Beautiful restored old house. Calm atmosphere. Food excellent. Our favourite place for breakfast on weekends.
    Wide selection of breakfasts and lunches with freshly squeezed juice and awesome coffee. Lovely setting with a beautiful garden, feels like you stepped out into the countryside right in the middle of the city

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