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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fusion Cafe Hermanus in Hermanus

Fusion Cafe Hermanus

Hermanus Contemporary restaurant in Hermanus

Fusion, situated on the cliffs of scenic seaside town of Hermanus, presents visitors with the unique opportunity of whale watching while making menu choices. The restaurant is located at an ideal spot for viewing whales, and while this is true, it does not distract from the great food on offer. The outdoor seating is just meters from the ocean under shaded umbrellas, and in summer this is perfect spot to soak up the sites and sounds of the harbour. The family owned eatery is open throughout the day. Early birds can enjoy breakfast while holiday makers who have lost their sense of time can be seated for brunch, a lingering lunch or dinner. Menu features are: Fillet Medallions with a Black Pepper Brandy Cream Sauce or the Speciality Burger, which is a beef patty, topped with proscuito ham, brie and fig chutney served on a ciabatta. For the seafood lovers there is fresh Black Mussels steamed in white wine and fresh herbs tossed with lemon and herb crème fraiche served with a home baked garlic loaf. Fusion is a fully licensed restaurant with an assortment of local wines as well as local and imported beers. The restaurant is wheelchair friendly and has an enclosed smoking section.

Heaven in Hermanus

Heaven

Hermanus Mediterranean restaurant in Hermanus

A restaurant called Heaven. Perched with a panoramic view of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, one will certainly feel as if one is in heaven, and with the culinary delights on offer, one will have a taste of heaven too. The atmosphere and tranquil mood of the place it dominated by the stunning views of the valley. Guests will undoubtedly find themselves asking to be seated on the balcony with a glass of wine where one can just sit in awe of the surrounding beauty. Heaven offers the best of fine food. The menu has a Mediterranean feel with a choice of breads that are baked daily. Steak lovers will fret over choices like the French with Camembert and black cherries; Italian with caramelized onions, buffalo mozzarella and pesto or Greek with caramelised onions, feta cheese and roasted tomatoes. The Pavlova and refreshing melon and ginger sorbets come highly recommended for those who can’t live without pudding. Heaven’s menu changes every two weeks to ensure the inclusion of locally produced ingredients. Heaven also hosts private functions.

Heddericks Coffee Shop and Restaurant in Hermanus

Heddericks Coffee Shop and Restaurant

Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant in Hermanus

Heddericks Coffee Shop and Restaurant is a fairly large coffee shop directly opposite the popular market square in Hermanus. The décor is classic with a 50s-style theme. The establishment is a great pit stop to refuel for your day’s activities. Besides offering a wide range of coffees, teas and drinks, the menu also gives one the option of delicious meals. The breakfast selection is quite extensive and the choices all compete with each other. If you are looking for something light while you run around, try the various wraps, bold sandwiches, salads, soups or toasted delights. For the hungry there are burgers available as well as homemade favourites. Or nibble on the tasty finger foods or baskets while you wait for your partner to tire themselves out at the market. A great cheat are the delicious cakes couples with a Dom Pedro. The restaurant also offers a kiddies menu. Watch out for some of their great specials with the up-and-coming festivals and sports.

La Pentola in Hermanus

La Pentola

Hermanus Fusion restaurant in Hermanus

La Pentola opened in middle 2012 in a hideaway position in Hermanus overlooking the ocean and mountainous backdrop. The highest quality fusion dishes rival with the beautiful setting and delivers a top class and relaxing environment for its guests. The cuisine is a medley French, Italian and Mediterranean aromas mixed with the freshest seasonal produce in the area. Quality is not compromised at La Pentola and the preparation time relies solely on the dish-perfection time. The service is professional yet friendly and a welcomed guest will never want for anything. The chef is very passionate about La Pentola and this is evident in all the fine touches that have been added and tweaked to give his guests the best culinary experience he can offer. There is even a small selection of meals for the kids. Open: Lunch and dinner, from Tuesday to Sunday.

La Vierge Restaurant and Champagne Verandah in Hermanus

La Vierge Restaurant and Champagne Verandah

Hermanus Fine Dining restaurant in Hermanus

Situated on the La Vierge wine estate in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley, this vibrant restaurant boasts spectacular views over the valley, vineyards and the ocean. With a menu that is kept simple and fresh with dishes that are full of flavour and made with fresh local produce, diners are in for a culinary treat. The wine list is extensive and offers the entire La Vierge selection as well the finest wines from other renowned estates. A wonderful dining experience with stunning views awaits you at La Vierge Restaurant.