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Amigo's Cantina in Hermanus

Amigo's Cantina

Hermanus Spanish restaurant in Hermanus

Amigo’s Cantina is ideally located close to the Old Harbour on Lemms Corner. The close proximity to the ocean makes Amigo’s a place where friends and family can relax and socialize and enjoy the aroma of coffee, good food and the fresh sea breeze. Breakfasts are enticing with strong coffee and freshly baked breads and croissants. We also offer the traditional English breakfast with a spicy twist. With combined flavours from Spain, Portugal and Argentina, as well as Mexico and Mozambique, lunch and dinner are a real treat and experience. Add a dash of South Africa and the menu is a mixture of tasty and fresh dishes prepared with the best ingredients and some pride. Patrons have the choice of crisp salads, warming soups, flavoursome starters, and main meals encompassing ‘carne’, seafood and chicken. Or share a combo platter with a friend. The menu offers one vegetarian fare and there is a small kiddies menu. Dine on a trinchado starter, followed by a West Coast paella, and finish off with a fruit and nut cassata. Amigo’s Cantina has a Café Bar area with a smoking section. Choose something off the cocktail menu while the sun sets below the ocean.

Annie se Kombuis in Hermanus

Annie se Kombuis

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus

Take a helping of warm and cosy for ambience with a dollop of comfort food and one is sure to be having a traditional South African meal at Annie se Kombuis. Located on the west coast of the Western Cape, this Hermanus eatery is firm favourite with visitors all year round. Annie’s is all about traditional South African food. With an outstanding range of venison fillets to the likes of Kudu, Eland, Oryx (Gemsbok), Springbok and Ostrich the menu has exotic appeal. The traditional fare is all the favourites prepared the old fashioned way: Bobotie, Smoorsnoek and Waterblommetjies and many other pies and offal dishes. The Oxtail remains a popular choice. For those that believe in pudding (and rightly so) there’s sweet custard, Malva pudding and Cape Brandy Pudding – hard to resist! The wine list supports local wine producers of the Overberg region. With a great selection on offer, wine lovers will not be disappointed. Annie’s also hosts popular music evenings as entertainment for visitors to the sea-side town and locals alike.

Anya's Mum Café in Hermanus

Anya's Mum Café

Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant in Hermanus

Anya’s Mum is tucked away on a narrow street in Hermanus. If not for the brightly coloured building one might not notice it, but once inside you are enveloped by the homely coffee shop style and aroma of freshly baked and prepared foods. This mother and daughter team have been running for a few years and just seem to add that family feel to their establishment. One of the things they agree on is that they are serious about coffee. Pop in for a home-made breakfast – hot, hot, hot and extremely fresh – and your daily dose of caffeine. Cut into a fresh quiche for lunch! The menu changes daily and is filled with the spontaneous creations of this duo. They offer occasional dinners and specials are regularly offered, such as pizza night or set menu dishes. The back garden is a great place to hide from the outside world on a hot day. Truly a lovely setting and atmosphere! Trading hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. The establishment only accepts cash payments.

Bientang's Cave in Hermanus

Bientang's Cave

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus

One of the most exciting and unusual restaurant in the world, Bientang’s Cave is a more than just a dining experience.Located in one of the most stunning Marine Reserves on the coast of the Western Cape and a mere 10 metres from the water’s edge, this unique restaurant is in a prime spot for watching whales play in the ocean as you dine on the finest seafood.Between May and December every year, Southern Right whales visit the shores of the Western Cape and Bientang’s Cave is perfectly placed to be able to see these magnificent creatures as you sit on the deck and sample from the fantastic menu and the extensive, award-winning wine list.

Bite 2 Eat in Hermanus

Bite 2 Eat

Hermanus Light Meals restaurant in Hermanus

Bite 2 Eat is in a great location with an outdoor seating area overlooking the ocean and the Hermanus Old Harbour. It is a great place to stop for a quick bite and a good cup of coffee while out exploring the town and all its markets. The small shop is packed with sweets and nibbles and black boards with their self-help menus. The design and décor remind one of a retro sweet shop with the bold red and candy jars everywhere. The menu offers homemade soups, sandwiches, wraps, pies, quiche and a delicious selection of breakfasts – French toast, American-style crumpets, berry and banana flap jacks and of course the traditional hot English breakfast. Choose your favourite style of coffee or have a freshly made smoothie. Sit down and have some cake or cheese with a piping cup of coffee while admiring the view before you trot off to finish your explorations.

B's Steakhouse in Hermanus

B's Steakhouse

Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant in Hermanus

With a motto like “Life’s too short for bad food.” B’s Steak House in the seaside town of Hermanus certainly lives up to its claim. B’s has won and been runners up for the Steak House of the Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2001). So, what to expect? Steak prepared to perfection. The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant has a ‘Sante Fe’ feel with its orange and blue colour scheme which is enhanced by the solid wooden furnishings and airy double volume ceiling. The loft area creates a relaxed post pudding space for guests to linger a little longer and indulge in a good brandy and a Cuban cigar. And then there’s the steak. With a descriptive chart to guide on preference of preparation, one can be guaranteed that B’s will go to great lengths provide its patrons with steak as they like it. Firm menu favourites include the Chateaubriand and Carpetbagger. Not only does B’s offer the very best steaks, but as an essential compliment to any steak meal, its wine list is also award winning (Diners Club award). Visitors also do not have to go home empty handed. Meat products such as steak, wors and biltong as well as a range of sauces can now be purchased from the restaurant’s new butchery counter.

Burgundy in Hermanus

Burgundy

Hermanus Contemporary restaurant in Hermanus

Burgundy restaurant embraces the best local produce that the fisherman’s village of Hermanus has to offer. Patrons can expect the freshest daily catch dished up and served in style at this charming eatery. The restaurant is housed in the oldest building in Hermanus and is ideally situated on the sea front with the harbour close by. Patrons can really just sit back and soak up the sites and sounds of the village while taking a meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Burgundy is focused on presenting the freshest catch of the day. Expect cuisine that is rich in texture, colour and flavour. Other menu items include meat dishes as well as lighter options such as cakes served with aromatic coffee. The freshly baked bread will be hard to resist, no matter the time of day. The restaurant also has a wine list that reflects the wines of the Overberg region. Wine lovers will not be disappointed with choice for the perfect accompaniment with a main meal. Don’t miss out on the incidental whale watching that the restaurant’s view offers.

Cafe at Hubbard's Cupboard in Hermanus

Cafe at Hubbard's Cupboard

Hermanus Breakfast restaurant in Hermanus

The Café at Hubbard’s Cupboard finds itself in a pretty little nursery in the sea-side town of Hermanus. The café offers its guests a tranquil setting for recharging one’s batteries with a light meal after a bout of sight seeing or shopping. The restaurant is sunny and has a lovely look out onto the nursery. It is a cosy spot for a small celebration like a baby shower or kitchen tea. The menu offers all the coffee shop favourites ranging from health breakfasts, light meals like quiche and other tea time treats like muffins, scones and cakes. The restaurant also sells homemade preserves, biscotti or shortbread. Other items for sale include pastries and olives.

Caffé Blu Espresso Bar in Hermanus

Caffé Blu Espresso Bar

Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant in Hermanus

Caffé Blu Espresso Bar is found in its own designated spot at the Checkers Centre in Hermanus. The establishment boasts its own superior coffee blend that is also on sale within the store. They get their great roasted coffee beans locally at a micro-roastery in the village. The blend is a mixture of a Guatemalan bean, Honduras and Costa Rica beans and an Ethiopian bean. They offer a variety of espresso-based drinks as well as smoother drinks such as cappuccino. Pick your cup and order one of the all-day breakfasts, prepared on the spot. Or have a rooibos-type drink and snack on a freshly prepared pastry or sandwich. A range of iced drinks are also available. Have your choice from the light meals menu served from 11 am to 4 pm. The options include gnocchi with butternut and blue cheese, Tuscan pasta salad with artichokes and a homemade dressing, or try the homemade pie, plus more. Caffé Blu values its customers and has brought about loyalty cards with the occasional free coffee or your choice to rather donate, or the Blu Student Card for scholars with great discount deals. Trading hours are Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sundays and holidays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Cocos Island Grill and Cocktail Bar in Hermanus

Cocos Island Grill and Cocktail Bar

Hermanus Grills restaurant in Hermanus

Cocos Island Grill and Bar is one of the best restaurants to visit when you want to appreciate the spectacular view Hermanus has to offer. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and distant mountains all the way to Gansbaai. The relaxed and casual atmosphere is enhanced by couch-type seating in certain areas. The restaurant and bar are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service is always of high standard and consistent, making it a popular place to eat out. The cuisine is varied with an island influence and a bit of South Africa sprinkled on top. The menu covers everything from finger foods to a full a la carte menu. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so Cocos offers health and traditional options with the possibility to add extra to your dish. Sit down and have a quick bite with the extensive list of salads, nachos, toasties, burgers and casual meals. A basket of poppers is always a hit. Mains consist of grill options and seafood options. Spoil yourself with a dinner of sticky pineapple chicken, ended with a banana split – while enjoying the different types of cocktails available. The bar offers their own beer and the whole ambiance changes over the weekend with an upbeat and lively DJ starting off the dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 pm. Cocos offers exceptional views, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, great food and a great vibe to enhance every day of the week.

Dutchies on Grotto in Hermanus

Dutchies on Grotto

Hermanus Dutch restaurant in Hermanus

Mere meters from the sea shore of Grotto beach in Hermanus is Dutchies, a delightful Dutch eatery. Guests are easily charmed by the select, Dutch inspired menu and the cosy atmosphere that the restaurant presents. Dutchies abounds with atmosphere and guests love the personal attention of the restaurant owner mingling with visitors. In summer outdoor seats under umbrellas, soaking up the view is a must. The Hollandse Biefstuk on offer for mains is a clear indication that this is proud to be Dutch establishment. Other menu items include Calamari, a Seafood platter and Chicken kebabs. The dessert menu is just a delight with African Dream which is Amarula ice-cream dipped in chocolate and crowned with a chocolate slab and Blueberry Cheesecake. The restaurant charges a small fee for corkage.

EAT in Hermanus

EAT

Hermanus Cosmopolitan restaurant in Hermanus

EAT restaurant is located in the tranquil Hemel – en- Aarde Valley of Hermanus. Living up to its name, this eatery encourages, if not demands that patrons do just that: EAT. Guests can choose to be seated indoors or enjoy sit back and soak in the spectacular views from the restaurant’s courtyard. Either way the atmosphere of the restaurant has upmarket and relaxed. EAT’s contemporary menu has a variety of items to suit every appetite. Try the Sweetcorn fritters as comfort food. While those with a more demanding palate will appreciate the Pear, Blue Cheese and Caramelised Cashew Nuts as an appetizer. End with a delectable dessert of Deep Fried Ice-cream with caramelised berries. The mains on offer caters for the not so hungry in the form of snack baskets, while the carnivores will certainly tuck into the Rib Eye or Rump steak selection without being asked twice. The restaurant offers some great entertainment in the summer months. EAT offers a relaxed setting that is wheelchair friendly.

Europa in Hermanus

Europa

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Be mesmerised by the stunning view and do a spot of whale-watching while having a bite to eat the Europa in Hermanus. This seaside eatery is a day restaurant with a Mediterranean feel. Menu items range from light meals and tea time treats to great seafood. The restaurant is lively and friendly and boasts a view of the harbour.

Fabio's in Hermanus

Fabio's

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

Experience Italian hospitality at Fabio’s. Located in the heart of Hermanus, with St Peter’s church as part of the picturesque backdrop and the sea at its doorstep, this genuine Italian eatery is popular venue for locals and visitors alike. The ocean view from the Peroni deck on the sidewalk allows diners to people - watch in true European style, creating a relaxed and trendy mood. The menu offers a selection of pizzas, pastas, meat dishes and fish, all prepared in the Italian vernacular. Guests would do well to keep an eye on the specials blackboard for the chef’s latest experimental dishes (that often land up on the menu as a permanent fixture). Signature dishes include the Seafood Lasagne and the Parma Rock Pizza (Parma ham and Rocket) that is served on a thin crispy base. For dessert the Tiramisu is a decadent indulgence. The wine list comprises a host of local offerings from the Overberg region as well as some Italian wines to round off the dining experience. The restaurant also has a deli which sells a range of imported pastas, coffee, filled pastas and olive oils for those who want to take a taste of Italy home with them.

Fisherman's Cottage in Hermanus

Fisherman's Cottage

Hermanus Seafood restaurant in Hermanus

Fisherman’s Cottage Restaurant in the holiday town of Hermanus is a quaint, rustic establishment that serves up a selection of seafood and other South African favourites in a charming setting. Fisherman’s Cottage is gains its character from its historic significance. The restaurant building is an original fisherman’s cottage that dates back to the 1890 and forms part of the old harbour museum in the fisherman’s village. Today guests happily sit at its rustic bench tables be it indoors or at the covered patio and enjoy the prepared catch of the day. The extensive seafood menu delivers peri-peri Yellow Tail, Calamari, seafood curry or Mussel and Shrimp spring rolls. Other menu items include venison dishes such as Gemsbok Loin and Eland Steak. Be sure to check out the blackboard for the specials. In winter the best seats are close to the log fire.