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Die Ou Tronk Riversdal

2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
+27 28 713 4300
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“bobotie” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 May 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 24 May 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 1 April 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 24 March 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 20 March 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 27 February 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
Reviewed 2 January 2017

At R45 for a full breakfast, the menu offers true value for money. Service is friendly, and management is happy to have a chat about the venue.

Thank Martha v
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We enjoyed a tasty breakfast – from a wide selection of options – in a lovely garden atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit if your travels ever take you to Riversdale.

Thank Kit V
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the best kept secrets of Riversdal, whether you want to browse through an interesting array of "shopping rooms" or spend some time in history or just want to sit peacefully in the beautiful courtyard having the most divine cheesecake and coffee. Most highly...More

Thank Stelvet
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Pleasant and interesting venue for lunch, The toasted sandwich was not the best i have had , but was tasty and reasonably priced

Thank Les1001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 13:00
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
  • E-mail
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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