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Smitswinkel Coffee Shop

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R62, Calitzdorp, South Africa
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

An interesting shop almost in the middle of nowhere. Loads of gifts and little odds and ends for sale. Staff was very friendly and bought a few unique souvenirs for the house.

Thank jcvandermescht
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

They have the most delicious refreshing home made Ginger beer! Fresh farm bread, roosterkoek, delicious meals!

Thank Karen G
George, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Awesome place to visit and eat some of there delicious food! Allot of travellers stop for there big lovely breakfast with the most wonderful coffee in a pot! Much to buy. Frozen pies, fresh baked bread. "Old" ginger brandy.

Thank Lezelle v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is an interesting shop and restaurant with delicious home baked breads and cakes. Unfortunately our lunch of pickled fish was a little disappointing - the fish was tough and cooked in too much batter. But service was great from a host of friendly waiters.

Thank KarooPassion
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

I thought i would try them again after the 3rd culinary disappointment. Epic fail. I am a local and never had a good meal here. The venison pie is dry, not enough filling in their rooster brood and the toasted sarmies are not very tasty. If you are gonna charge those prices please deliver! Location is not everything.

Thank Nostferatu
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2016

On Christmas day - what a surprise. Wow, the friendly host told us, yes she has prepared extra Christmas dinner, we are so wellcome!!! Lovely food, tranquil surrounding, lovely food, can really recommend: Bella de Karoo Carol Barnard

Thank Carol123828
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Stayed over at Bella de Karoo for the night on our way down to Cape Town. We were made to feel very welcome and had a lovely dinner basket prepared to enjoy on the stoep with beautiful views. Roosterkoek, biltong, green fig and cream cheese breakfast is the best ever! Love it!

Thank René B
South Africa
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Stopped for a quick bite to eat that turned into a long drawn out lunch with good local wines! Fortunately I did not have to travel far. I was pleasantly surprise with the quality of the food - tried the dessert as well! There is a shop with a variety of items for sale as well as a items from... More 

Thank Deale
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is the nicest little eatery I have ever come across! The barnyard feel is complete with a resident chicken that runs around between the tables in the cafe, crackling fires, plenty of vintage model cars, and a jukebox. The outside is adorned with vintage Chevrolet bakkies and tractors in various stages of disrepair (which adds to the charm), and... More 

Thank Jade K
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Returning to Cape Town from a few days in Prince Albert, we stopped at Smitswinkel R62 for breakfast - I have never eaten better!!! For R50 we had the Klein Karoo - bacon, eggs, tomato, corn fritter, homemade bread just out of the oven and homemade preserves. Add to that the company of two beautiful fur-friends and a number of... More 

Thank Yianna2256

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R62, Calitzdorp, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Calitzdorp
This is a wonderful coffee shop and restaurant making homemade breads and serving delicious breakfasts and home made delecacies.

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