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The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop

31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 3158
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

the staff are very polite. the owner is hands on and always there with a smile on her face. Nothing is too much trouble. Delightful outdoor area to eat out in the garden as well as in door for the Winter months.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We had a quick lunch with a friend. Our food was fabulous particularly the shredded pork in coconut wrap and sushi stack. Very good service, attentive and helpful.

Thank 237Gloria
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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...More

Thank LekkaLegoLamb
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 11 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
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...More

Thank Marguerite G
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...More

Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Steffen K
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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