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True Living

44 Stockenstroom Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 3288
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (28 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Street Food, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
44 Stockenstroom Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A quaint little restaurant and gift shop on the main road. Easy to find and close to other traveller amenities; ATM, fuel stop, grocery shop. Pretty courtyard for little legs to have a stretch and a run around. Delicious menu with some interesting traditional fare....More

Thank Ceri O
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear Ceri Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Stumbled across this place by accident and found a gem, my wife had smoked salmon and I had Karoo beef, presentation and taste was really good. Coffee and Ice tea is pretty good, all served in the courtyard at the rear.

Thank Mikebarn
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We love to get good reports like yours!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have heard a lot about True Living and finally had the opportunity to visit with our kids attending an athletics meet in Cradock. We had a great evening, the skilpadjies were brilliant, lamb ribs amazing and my wife really enjoyed the pork cutlets. We...More

Thank MariusMalherbe
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hi Marius I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening in my restaurant! I could not be there that evening as I was catering at Blomfontein venue for other kids attending the athletics! I am proud of my staff who handled the...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Friendly people...good food. Nice calm atmosphere. Shop while you wait for your food and fresh bread and frozen meals also available. Sit inside for a private atmosphere or eat in the courtyard and enjoy a little bit of Karoo in the middle of busy Cradock....More

Thank melster_10
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for this great review!! I am pleased to know that you had a good experience in my shop and enjoyed our Karoo hospitality!

Reviewed 15 February 2017

My mother was visiting from Welkom and we had a very good and substantial lunch of bobotie. Mom also replenished her store of pecan nuts.

Thank HeritageH11
Reviewed 14 February 2017

whilst wandering around a boiling hot cradock we stumbled upon this restaurant - a most pleasant surprise friendly service a great menu and delicious food - we had a mid-afternoon drink and snack check it out on line and when in cradock - stop in

1  Thank Alan B
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hi Alan Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We love to hear about good experiences!!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent farm food. Service is fantastic but most of all the ambiance is just incredible. If you are passing through Cradock this HAS to be a priority on your list.

Thank DanniGerber
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We would never have considered stopping in Cradock let alone this wonderful cafe/restaurant were it not for the great reviews on TripAdvisor. It more than lived up to expectations. On the main road in a not particularly appealing location and locked away behind a locked...More

Thank JWT-1964
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thank you so much for this great review!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the time you spent with us!! You made my day!!

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful rustic atmosphere with very good food and service. Was recommended by a friend. We'll be back.

Thank Peet H
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your giving us such a good review! See you next time!

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast on the way back to JHB from PE. We had a lovely home style farmers breakfast, with good service! Easy to park in front of the restaurant with a trailer. Lovely Jams and other gifts also for sale.

Thank Sietse W
Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your great review!! It is good to know that you enjoyed the time you spent in our place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
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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