Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant
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.
Hermanus Cosmopolitan restaurant
Seasons restaurant is located in quaint sea-side town of Hermanus. Here guests can enjoy the culinary delights of chef pair Anli and Andre van Vuuren, who promise tantalizing food for all seasons.
The restaurant setting is all about tranquillity and the warm coffee colours of the interior create a welcoming ambiance. Guests can also choose to dine outdoors in the lovely little courtyard – the prefect spot on a balmy summer’s evening.
The inter-continental menu has some Asian and German influences. Dishes include Beef Fillet accompanied by potato-bacon galette, oven braised Springbok Shanks, Tuna loin on sushi rice or Duo of Baby Chicken served with apricot couscous and thyme sauce. Chef Anli has a particular passion for pudding so expect to be wowed with the likes of Orange Tiramisu, Hazelnut Parfait, a handmade Belgian chocolate platter and Goat’s cheese served with Baklava and yoghurt foam.
The wine list, mainly local, caters for all tastes and pockets. Expect a range that extends to expensive boutique winery choices.
The restaurant offers an unforgettable five course gourmet menu with dancing at New Year.
Gansbaai Coffee Shop restaurant
Tuscany Coffee Shop is in the small fishing town of Gansbaai. The coffee shop is tucked away on a corner and only visible if you spot the sign on the corner’s edge. The interior is stylish and modern with a relaxed atmosphere. It’s always a treat to sit in the peaceful garden and enjoy the fresh air.
If you want to get away from the holiday madness or the town’s daily activities, then this is the hideout that not many know of. Sit down for a strong cup of coffee and individually made meals. Breakfast is served, as well as light meals and freshly baked desserts.
Pick from a list of tremezzinis, light lunches, pancakes, toasted sandwiches and burgers. Or succumb to freshly baked scones, cakes, and muffins. A great nook to enjoy a quiet meal and just enjoy the day’s Sun.
Restaurants near Whale Coast
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Sandbaai(3.9 km from Whale Coast)
Bamboo Beach is an intimate, beach bistro with a unique ambiance. The menu varies daily, depending on what's fresh and available. Delicious desserts will tempt your taste buds and of course their famous wood-fired gourmet pizzas are to die for. Ever tasted fresh Cape Salmon cooked in the pizza oven with fresh garden herbs.
Hermanus South African restaurant
Hermanus(7 km from Whale Coast)
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.
Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant
Hermanus(7.9 km from Whale Coast)
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.