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True Living

44 Stockenstroom Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 3288
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
Cafe, Street Food, Deli, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
44 Stockenstroom Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and the backyard is just awesome. You don’t expect it from the Main Street. They also have a little shop with cake and more!

Thank Lars S
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely 5-star review, Lara! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your Karoo experience at True Living. Please pop in again if you're in the area! Love, the True Living Team. X

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped once again at this quaint shop filled with gifts and home made goodies to enjoy a relaxing breakfast! Menu offers a huge selection of choices! Chilly morning so most people say inside. Waiters were not too keen to serve outside due to the weather...More

Thank Deale
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Deale. Thank you so much for your positive review, and for stopping at True Living again. We are thrilled to hear that your overall experience had been pleasant and relaxing. We apologise that the service you experienced on your visit was not up to...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Found on the main street passing through Cradock is a home converted into a restaurant. The individual rooms provide for private eating rooms for either family special occasion or that business lunch. The Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The meals experienced...More

Thank 511gh
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for this marvelous review, we really appreciate your feedback! True Living's heart and soul lies in the warmth and friendliness of our staff. We've shared your review with all the staff in the shop and it means so much to everyone....More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast and coffee. Really wonderful, Quant atmosphere, fantastic food at really good prices. Really recommend 👌

Thank Michael W
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi Michael! Thank you for this wonderful review, we really appreciate your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon :) The True Living Team X

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Very nice staff, the restaurant is cute, the meals are good, the owners nice. C'est très bien, nous recommandons.

Thank francois l
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for this lovely review, Francois! We'd love to host you again. Sincerely, the True Living Team X

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way through Cradock and found True Living to be rated nr1. Good food in a really different setting. Friendly service. Definitely worth your while to stop at True Living.

Thank CaptCapeTown
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We hope to see you in our Karoo courtyard in the near future again. Safe travels! The True Living team X

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Stopped in for coffee and breakfast while waiting for our car to be repaired. Always on the lookout for decent non-instant coffee, and we weren't disappointed. Found the surroundings very cool (as in far-out, not cold) and refreshing, and the staff pleasant. If you want...More

1  Thank Karen M
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are delighted to hear you loved it. We look forward to welcoming you back into our 'very cool' courtyard very soon ;) Thanks again! The True Living Team X

Reviewed 25 May 2018

Second visit in past week and both times excellent. Kidney & liver breakfast dish I had today was something different and very good, and loved the big pot of tea. Service friendly and efficient.More

Thank CynthiaSW2016
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for this lovely 5-bubble review! The Kidney & Liver breakfast is a real Karoo classic, and something we pride ourselves in serving! We're so pleased to hear you loved your visit in True Living - look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast and great coffee in a Karoo-home atmosphere, served by friendly and efficient staff. Thank you!

Thank JacquiP267
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Jacqui! Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you felt the 'Karoo-love'! Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The True Living team X

Reviewed 5 May 2018

You simply cannot pass through Cradock without stopping in at this restaurant/shop/deli. The delicious piece of crunchie served with our cappuccino was a treat in itself. There is a retail section with quality hand crafted goods, home baked goods and preserves. Karoo fare at its...More

Thank Kerryscholfield
louzellombard, Public Relations Manager at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Kerry! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit in our lovely courtyard. Our vision at True Living is for people from all over SA - and the world - to experience the Karoo hospitality...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Stockenstroom Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Cradock
  • Phone Number: +27 48 881 3288
  • E-mail
Description
A quaint restaurant and coffee shop situated right on the main route through the beautiful town of Cradock. We pride ourselves on excellent coffee and homemade soul food. A bakery where fresh artisan bread is available as well as a delicatessen section. True Living is also stocked with loads of local produce like knitwear, jams and mohair products.
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