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Lemon Tree Bistro

Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
5 days ago
“Lemon Tree of Happiness”
1 week ago
“Friendly service and a great cuppachino ”
Open Now
08:30 - 22:00All hours
Fusion, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Probably the best place to visit in Underberg. I never miss going there, even if I'm just passing through. ORDER THE BROWNIE!! Best you'll ever taste. Food is always good and the service as well!More

Thank StuDog02
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you StuDog02 for your regular visits to our little bistro in Underberg. We appreciate your custom immensely. But we have to extend a very great thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and moreover for giving us a full...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday winters morning in Underberg and we were desperately looking for a good coffee shop. One of the local farmers directed us to Lemon Tree. Friendly service and an excellent cuppachino and we found it difficult to get away. Fantastic early morning atmosphere you just...More

Thank Jack B
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jack B for your 5-star review of our little bistro in Underberg. We're delighted to learn that your experience was memorable and hopefully we'll have the pleasure of meeting you on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming, quaint restaurant in Underberg a must stopover for lunch when you on the way to the southern berg. Food and service is excellent. The french toast is highly higly recommended.More

Thank Woobashen P
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Woobashen P for the 5-star rating you have given our country bistro. The combination of elements from the service level to the ambience and the french toast mentioned in your review help so many prospective clients to decide whether our facility...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food and a quaint atmosphere. We had the vegetarian bunny chow and a salad. Both were great. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Brooke M
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review of our restaurant. We hope to see you for a return visit some time...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in to test their claim of having the best Cappuccino. I suppose each person will have their own opinion on this. My advice is that if you are going to the Underberg, then you must go to the Lemon Tree Bistro and try...More

Thank jacob736
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jacob 736 for your kind review. I still don't know whether you enjoyed the cappuccino but will settle for your positive assessment of the pasta and salad. Hope to see you again in Underberg.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by with friends for breakfast. Was pleasantly surprised by this quaint little Bistro. The food was great with superb coffee to match. A great little spot to pop in if you're in the area.

Thank Anban P
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Anban P for your 5-star review of our little country bistro. We are proud to hear that you had a great experience and that the coffee did not disappoint. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

their hot drinks are really amazing, our chicken was wonderful, however the steak was really not good. apart from that, definitely worth the visit.More

Thank johansX1650FJ
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you Johan for your prompt and detailed review. A slew of positive comments doesn't repair a negative one and we are concerned that you found the steak not to your liking. As this is a regular and popular item on the menu, we can...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

If by chance you stop by Underberg, strongly recommend you try the Lemon Tree Bistro. The staff is extremely friendly. Best example is we called at 8pm and they decided to re open the restaurant just for us! The food very fresh. Congratulations to the...More

Thank Renaud d
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you Renaud D for your 5-star review. My staff assured me that they enjoyed your company very much and that preparing an enjoyable dinner for you was an absolute pleasue. They asked me to thank you for mentioning them in your review. Perhaps we...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

What a find this gorgeous, quaint, cosy, happy little spot this was. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening dinner at Lemon Tree. The staff were fantastic. The menu variety was so refreshing with generous portions.More

Thank Debbe G
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you ever so much, Debbe G for your 5-star review of our little bistro in the country. Your reference to the menu, level of service and portion sizes is exactly what prospective diners want to read in a review. Our staff on the evening...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. From the pesto to the steak. And the ice cream and chocolate sauce for my daughter was excellent. Try the yummy flapjacks, you won't be sorry.

Thank MelissaClint
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you ever so much, Melissa for your 5-star review. We are elated to learn that your visit to the Lemon Tree was both enjoyable and memorable. We hope to see you again soon...

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Any Halaal food catering perhaps at the Lemon Bistro?
20 September 2015|
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Response from thankyoubut | Property representative |
So sorry, we unfortunately do not cater halaal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 701 1589
  • E-mail
Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The hospitality and catering team, guided by owners Huck and Elsabe Orban, has taken what was essentially a coffee shop with a Continental slant to the level where it is one of the best recognised country restaurants in South Africa. Not only is it listed on several international country travel guides as a "Must Visit!" - amongst which the popular Lonely Planet - but it also serves as destination for both foodies and coffee aficionados. Its easy-dining, bistro menu to which special features like Venison Pie, de-boned Rainbow Trout, the incomparable Kudu Fillet and the famous pistachio-crusted Lamb Cutlets have been added, ensures that everyone's taste from essential to eclectic, is catered for. Besides the crisp croissants, baked on the premises every day, the Lemon Tree will serve you the most memorable Prawn Pasta, Prego Roll and hand crafted Toasted Sandwich you have ever had. Finish that off with the oh-so-moreish Beetroot Cake and a cappuccino and you'll be back for more.... time and again. When you walk through the door you enter the Lemon Tree's wonderful world of goodies... an interesting selection of books - both old and new, a range of branded and house coffees, brewing and cookery requisites and a deli filled with a delightful range of wines, imported biscuits, chocolates, jams and condiments. See you there...
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