Two Acres Tearoom

4 Reviews
Café fare
Phone Number 0317681957 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 4pm

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R110 avg main meal
Café fare
R110 avg main meal
Coffee, Groups, Views
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Child friendly, Food, Lunch, Parking

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Nicola Jenvey

Focus falls on freshness and quality, with owner Kathleen Hornby guaranteeing 90% of the meat and chicken dishes are free from hormones and antibiotics, and the eggs are free-range.

Subject to seasonal availability, the lunchtime menu includes pork steaks served with cauliflower couscous, hake-and-salmon fishcakes and a modernised version of the Italian classic osso buco (using beef not veal).

A firm favourite is the chicken-and-mushroom pie with creamed potato. The flaky crisp pastry holds together a sinfully creamy filling overflowing with meat and mushrooms – a welcome sight when the cooler winter weather attacks Durban and locals add a light wrap to their attire. Following swiftly in its path is the parmesan chicken with green bean gremolata and mashed potato, also granted soul-fulfilling status for its herby lemony flavours matched to the classic nuttiness of a good parmesan cheese.

Afternoon visits embrace coffee and cake – beautifully crafted applications of classics like New York baked cheesecake, lemon meringue piece or a gluten-free chocolate and orange cake. A personal slice of heaven is the carrot-and-almond cake, accompanied by an expertly crafted cappuccino.

Between March and September, Two Acres offers a high tea – a gastronomic feast of sweet and savoury treats like cloud-light scones, pastries, brûlées, tartlets and sandwiches. A selection of loose tea and freshly ground coffee completes the experience.

A wide array of teas and speciality coffees are the typical order of the day. When a stronger brew is required, the Hendrick’s Gin bar accommodates the current trend for this English favourite and the champagne bar serves premiere MCC.

Staff is informative, with a willingness to accommodate any and every request.

Given the symbiosis of the nursery and the tea garden, the atmosphere is unmistakeably calming. Wrought iron tables and chairs feature in pastel colours – mint green, smoky grey and pale royal blue and pink ease away tensions with their equanimity. Table centrepieces are ceramic flower pots in the same gentle colours filled with indigenous succulents and spekboom plants and the gravel underfoot hints at 17th century French chateaux, with their long carriageways leading to wide marble steps.


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User reviews

4 Reviews
    A beautiful spiritual garden with outdoor seating in a pretty, relaxed environment. Kathleen is a warm and welcoming hostess who is truly passionate about what she is creating at 2 Acres. The chefs are accomplished, food is locally sourced and seasonal. Everything is beautifully presented and delicious. Nati supervises the friendly, efficient staff and service is prompt and professional as well as knowledgeable and keen to please. One can indulge in a mani pedi under the trees in a truly unique environment where Caitlyn aims to give every women a relaxing and nurturing experience. One can browse exquisite furniture, jewellery and home decor and a full decorating service is available from the SHAVES Family. My favourite is New York Cheesecake and coffee in the garden, with a fillet salad and paw paw smoothie for lunch. On a cold day I enjoy sitting next to a crackling fire eating homemade soup, artisinal bread and the melanzane is the best in town. I healed in the spiritual garden after a stem cell transplant among beautiful trees and flowers and compassionate and caring staff. Exceptional in every way!
    One of my favourite places to eat out! Lovely country atmosphere and scrumptious lovingly prepared fresh food. I have organised a number of teas/lunches there and the owner Kathleen has gone out of her way to make sure that every detail was taken care of. Great for a family outing or just meeting up with friends to catch up over coffee.
    Service was well below acceptable, the rating for food has been assigned as one star as we never received any due to the poor service and management, the environment was beautiful but a disappointing experience, willing to give it another try when they have had a chance to refine their management.

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