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Die Ou Tronk Riversdal

2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
+27 28 713 4300
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (8 reviews)
“bobotie” (2 reviews)
“pies” (2 reviews)
Cafe, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Rich in history, authentic, rustic. Owner so friendly and proud. Small antiques and stuff to buy in all the cells. Awesome!

Thank LiezlDodkins
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The ambience of the place is quite breathtaking ...The food was yummy, service was prompt and we really enjoyed walking through the arts and craft area! Quite an eerie feel walking in the poison room and gallow... felt almost as if you could hear the...More

Thank 769liezelh
Reviewed November 8, 2017

If you're stopping over in Riversdale it is worth seeing Die Ou Tronk. You'll be surprised to see a lovely little courtyard surrounding a huge avocado tree where you can enjoy cakes and coffees or meals. You can also eat indoors but outdoors is best....More

Thank Maria V
Reviewed August 25, 2017

interesting history. If you like browsing through some second-hand stuff, without the smell!, then do stop by. Small menu but the carrot cake is divine. Have a pot of rooibos tee while you there. Make sure to keep searching until you get to find the...More

Thank DawieJulius
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Nice interesting location and building but don't bother to eat there. We had lunch and were very disappointed - bad burgers - tasted like frozen shop bought patties. good for a coffee or tea but thats about it.

Thank Wendiskow
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Wow - how often does one get to visit a jail, but see nobody behind bars. This gorgeous old Prison, rich in history, has been fabulously converted into retail space that offers a huge variety of eclectic antiques and crafts, and highly qualified Healer covering...More

Thank Renee V
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Food good and environment different but don't order their coffee! Worst I have tasted in a long time!

Thank John F
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Great historic jail offering interesting crafts in the old cells. Does not have a depressing vibe but rather arty and unique. Great antiques, jewelry, books and even exhibition of Mandela. The food is also fantastic under the avo trees. Definitely worth a stop on the...More

Thank matt l
Reviewed March 20, 2017

An old town jail restored and now a coffee shop with local crafts, antique collectables and plants available in all the old jail cells. The carrot cake is highly recommended, worth a visit.

Thank Johnnman
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, lovely garden setting and interesting building with all its nooks and crannies. Bobotie wasn't great but the atmosphere made up for the lack of taste. Staff friendly but service slow

Thank Amanzi888
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riversdale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 713 4300
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Historic jail from 1838 gives a unique setting in a small town in South Africa. Sit outside under the avo trees and enjoy the historic landscape, crafts, art, antiques and gifts on display. Don't forget to try the (inter)nationally renowned carrot cake.
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