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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

With a beautiful setting this place needs to be booked for lunch or be happy waiting. Very busy from breakfast onwards - food and drinks were lovely. Plenty of outside seating under the enormous trees and dog friendly. Very popular with locals especially brunch.

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

It is worth making a reservation at this perfect spot. The food is always fresh and tastes delicious. The serving staff have been there forever! Attentive and friendly. I love the location . 10 out of 10 every time

Thank WendyDaffarn
Reviewed 13 March 2018

fresh and tasty, love it. I do wish they could offer more vegetarian options. They have some, but not enough.

Thank Asanda B
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had breakfast on our first visit with family and lunch on our second visit - both were excellent - including the vegan menu - which is good to know! The staff are very friendly and helpful. The menu choices are wide and varying for...More

Thank SophisticatedLady17
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Nicely settled in Newlands underneath old trees this cottage provided me everything I need to feel comfortable: very attentive and friendly service with big smiles, excellent food offer and a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Ute R
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly service, helpful staff, great food, great prices. It is a pretty place and we love it here. Make sure you book, as it gets busy.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Always a delight to sit in the tree-lined garden - and this time was even better with divine service from Davina. On her advice I shied away from the Mazavaroo-something-or-other open sandwich (“Real hot chilli”) and settled with a safer chicken mayo. Friends’ meals varied...More

Thank Lucille B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Met a couple of colleagues for a breakfast meeting. We sat outside under the trees with a slight breeze blowing. Enjoyable and comfortable setting with the only issue being the odd berry or leaf falling from the trees. In our case nothing landed in the...More

Thank Andre H
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Took friends there for my birthday in December and lovely/ consistent experience. Food fabulous and service efficient and friendly. Poached eggs with spinach and salmon out of this world! Then returned in January. Croissants an absolute must to order! Accommodating towards my kids requests/ food...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I took a friend of mine for lunch as she has never been here. My butternut pasta was amazing as was the lemon meringue dessert afterwards. It is lovely and peaceful in the garden and doggy friendly.

Thank CapeTownGirl03
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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