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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.

Bella Luna Restaurant in Struisbaai

Bella Luna Restaurant

Struisbaai Italian restaurant in Struisbaai

Perched along the beachfront, Bella Luna makes the ideal spot for lazy breakfasts, lingering lunches and romantic dinners soothed by roaring ocean and starlit African sky. The mouthwatering menu caters for all palates, from hearty breakfasts to delicious pizzas and tantalizing dinner menu. Sundowners can be enjoyed alongside colourful cocktails watching the trailing sun set over the ocean or a bottle of wine on the terrace.

Bella Venecia in Strand

Bella Venecia

Strand Italian restaurant in Strand

Conceived July 1982, Bella Venecia seduced the palate with their famous handcrafted pizzas, created and inspired from their diverse stay in Italy. With their warm, homely atmosphere and mismatched décor, Bella Venecia boasts the best wood-fired pizzas in the whole of Helderbey. The dough freshly made every morning, the toppings layered and spread generously. Alongside pizzas, the menu boasts various pasta dishes with emphasis on good food and a relaxing attitude that spills over onto the ambience inviting patrons to sit back, relax and enjoy the vibe.

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.

Capones Pizza in Fish Hoek

Capones Pizza

Fish Hoek Italian restaurant in Fish Hoek

“Cosa Nostra, Coa Modo” – “Our thing, our way” defines what Capone’s Pizza do. Authentic, original, thin-based pizzas, crispy and delightful combined with fresh ingredients and flavours. Delight the palate with a crispy Johnny Fox pizza dressed with butternut feta and red onion or a Kid Twist topped with chorizo, peppadews, avocado, chilli and garlic. Kick start the palate with fiery Al’s Arrabiatta drenched in marinara sauce pan-fried with anchovy, olives, chilli and garlic with Penne Rigata. At Capone’s Pizza patrons can enjoy fresh pizza, pasta, burgers, deserts and sauces made on the premises with delicious side grills and salads.

Casa Labia in Muizenberg

Casa Labia

Muizenberg Italian restaurant in Muizenberg

Recently restored to its former glory, The Casa Labia is not only a Venetian inspired national monument, but also the location of the Casa Labia Café, a new addition to the False Bay coastline. Located on the Main Road, teetering on the St. James and Muizenberg border, views from the Casa Labia extend over moody blue waters from the dappled sunlight of a beautiful courtyard. Inspiration for the café menu is drawn from the Labia family’s Italian heritage and their passion for South Africa. Italian classics are made unique to the environment by using local ingredients with emphasis placed on sourcing fresh food for the daily menu, which changes according to the seasons.

Coffee on the Rocks in De Kelders

Coffee on the Rocks

De Kelders Coffee Shop restaurant in De Kelders

Coffee on the Rocks perches on the edge of the ocean overlooking Walker Bay, home to the visiting Southern Right Whales from July until December. Open for teas and lunch, this vibrant restaurant produces delicious meals and decadent cakes. Service is friendly and efficient, the food is excellent and the view of the whales is the best for miles around. Open for breakfast, lunch & tea 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday to Sunday (booking on Sat & Sun is advisable).

Espresso in Fish Hoek

Espresso

Fish Hoek Coffee Shop restaurant in Fish Hoek

The coffee is imported from Italy or prepared by fully trained barrista’s while the extensive menu promises many choices. From the famous petite breakfast to the traditional South African lunch time meals such as chicken and mushroom pie, lamb curry and bobotie. The lunch offering vary from substantial to light meals such as toasted sandwiches, filled croissants and bagels to delicious wraps. Pop into espresso with family for friends for a sumptuous treat and aromatic cup of coffee.

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.

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 Barra in Hermanus

La Barra

Hermanus Italian restaurant in Hermanus

La Barra is an extension to Paradiso on the Hermanus Village Square. The historic building has been transformed into a cosy and intimate enclosure with a rustic interior of wooden tables and wine barrels. La Barra leads onto the Village Square and all the activities and ocean views that go hand-in-hand with it. The wood-fired pizzas are the most popular item on the menu with interesting toppings such as sunflower seed and blue cheese. The Italian cuisine is the ultimate comfort food! The salads and pastas are of generous portions and are all great tasting. There is a small local wine list plus a fully stocked bar. La Barra continuously offers fantastic drink and pizza specials. Look out for happy hour! Please call for further information.

Lighthouse Restaurant in Agulhas

Lighthouse Restaurant

Agulhas Coffee Shop restaurant in Agulhas

Lighthouse Restaurant is a cosy coffee shop in the Agulhas Lighthouse – the southernmost tip of Africa. The small and rustic interior is a great stop for those exploring the area and the coffee a nice lift to keep you going. The small menu offers light meals and the waitrons are friendly. A refuelling stop with an educational twist.

Mediterrea in Hermanus

Mediterrea

Hermanus Mediterranean restaurant in Hermanus

Serving modern Mediterranean cuisine with a South African twist, Mediterrea offers a unique and exciting dining experience in the heart of Hermanus. Specializing in seafood, world-class dishes are offered at affordable prices along with wines to accompany the offerings superbly.

 

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