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Die Tolhuis Restaurant

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Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres 6835, South Africa
+27 23 312 1211
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08:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Visited during quiet season. Had the best roosterkoek as well as melkkos. Friendly service. Fast service. Delicious food. All round great!

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Thank Johann S
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Johan Thanks for the excellent feedback. I will certainly pass it on to our team. Regards Reint & Karien More 

westchester county, ny
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a delicious breakfast of fresh roosterkoeke with eggs and Minced meat .. We enjoyed sitting outside overlooking the beautiful surroundings. Located on majestic Michell's Pass. Loved the coffee too!

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Thank penzance09
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Penzance Thanks so much for the feedback and huge compliment. We love it when people truly enjoy our little piece of alpine heaven Regards Reint & Karien More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Had a pit-stop here for lunch with friends and kids and were so pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere and historic value. Have to try the pies....was amazing!! Kids running around outside exploring and magnificent views....really had a great time.

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Thank Wanda F
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Wanda We're so glad you enjoyed your stop-over. We will surely convey your kind words to the team. Have a great week and hope to see you again Reint & Karien More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Small and intimate. Loved the inside fire going. Staff very friendly. Husband had a breakfast and I had carrot cake. Delicious!!

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Thank Anke W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful authentic place. Friendly and well trained staff. Great food and menu choices. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank Landi E
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Landi Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback. A happy customer means a happy owner/s. Our team will be elated about another great review. Regards Reint & Karien More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Die Tolhuis Restaurant is a little place on the Michell’s Pass, just before you get to Ceres. My wife, Sharon and I were staying in Ceres for the weekend and as we passed the restaurant, the chalkboard outside advertising roosterkoek caught our eye. We decided to stop off there for breakfast the following morning on our way to Tulbagh for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped over for lunch while travelling to Cape Town. Such a quirky hospitable spot. We loved the Roosterkoek and the rustic decor. Highly recommended!

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Thank 660lizelled
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Tolhuis in Ceres a must visit. There rooster bread are the best and the coffee take you way back to the old days. I must say if you go to view you will stay. Very cosy, romantic and many more. Its a place who let you forget of the busy life of the city and any other activities out there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

What a lovely setting this little bistro has. It's the perfect place to stop and stretch your legs. It offers a lovely menu with some melk kos, bunny chow and the rooster brood is a definite must. It's got a lovely warm fireplace going for cold winter days. We also got to see a whole troop of baboons pass. Which... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Cute little place BUT service was very slow. So if you are no in a rush and chilling on holiday I recommend. The food was really enjoyable and service friendly and relaxed.

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Thank Lyndon K
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lyndon Thanks so much for your feedback. It is a pity if our service was indeed as slow as you state, and I apologise for that. Rest assured that this is not usually the case and that I will look into the matter. I guess you were on your way to AfrikaBurn? Hope you are enjoying the spectacular Regards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres 6835, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Ceres
  • Phone Number: +27 23 312 1211
Description
Whether you're in Ceres for the cherries at Klondyke, the snow on Matroosberg or in the Koue Bokkeveld, the big-sky beauty of the Tankwa Karoo National Park and the Cederberg or a thrill-seeking day with Ceres Zipslide Adventures, make sure you stop over at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, without doubt the coziest restaurant with the best mountain views in the Ceres area. And if, like welcoming owners Reint and & Karien Grobler, you swear by the wise words of Mahatma Ghandi, "there is more to life than increasing its speed," you can prepare yourself for a mouthwatering 'kuier' that will keep you coming back for more.

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