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The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop

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31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 3158
08:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:30
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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little breakfast spot, if you can get a table! Never been one to think ahead to make a booking for breakfast so I always take my chances for Gardeners. The breakfast selection, taste and execution of the dishes is great. The only let down is the portion size of the Eggs Benedict. Always have to get a Muffin or... More 

Thank LekkaLegoLamb
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to meet with friends for breakfast. I loved my eggs Benedict with crispy bacon. The service was friendly and attentive. Parking is easy.

Thank Audrey H
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic spot. Under the trees in Newlands. Service was great delicious food. What more do you need on a Saturday morning but be sure to book.

Thank Lesavw
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The Gardener's Cottage is in most respects a delight: the setting is unique and relaxing, the food is good and the service is friendly. What a disappointment to be subjected to a rather high-handed approach when I phoned to make a booking for an 11:00 meeting with a friend: you can only make a booking if you are going to... More 

Thank Marguerite G
Beaufort, South Carolina
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229 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was all good, from the brown bread to the scrumptious desserts and cappuccino. For a smallish menu there was good variety to it. We had a lamb burger, Vietnamese pork, curried chicken, and sushi. All were done well with a pleasing presentation and were delicious. Service was good and made one feel like relaxing and enjoying an unhurried meal.... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a great place to come and escape the hustle-bustle of the city and sit in a tranquil setting in a lovely garden with a great vibe. The menu is very interesting - a bit different, quirky. Great for anything from breakfast to afternoon tea. Staff were helpful and service good. Our cake was lovely. The surrounding nursery and... More 

Thank Steffen K
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place, great coffee, good breakfasts and lots of little odds and ends to keep young children entertained in the outdoors area. The atmosphere is relaxed and shade is plentiful for hot summer days. Friendly and fast service. Overall, a very good experience.

Thank Colleen M
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A great little gem for lunch or breakfast A good menu for a light lunch the food was very good and staff very good Well worth a visit

Thank Charles H
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Having spent many mornings at Montebello in the winter, I couldn't wait to get back and experience lunch at Montebello in the warmer weather whilst visiting Cape Town. It was just what I remembered and certainly didn't disappoint. The menu is varied and the quality of the food excellent. The sticky Asian pork on artisan bread was delicious and so... More 

Thank Sarah_L_Ross
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I almost don't want to review this favourite establishment, as I'd rather keep it intimate as my go-to place with special friends. I love the environment, under the trees or the cosy inside, as the weather dictates. The amiable staff and the unpretentious wholesome food. Could and would eat anything off the menu as they are all favourites. Certainly one... More 

Thank Saski8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 3158

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?