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Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant

Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 797 4883
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“shakshuka” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 17:00All hours
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 306 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are regulars here and are usually here for breakfast. Yesterday we had afternoon coffee while meeting up with overseas friends. It was lovely and relaxed usual good service and those who had scones not disappointed.

Thank SharkySA
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We went for a late morning tea. The setting is great and the staffs are friendly. The scones are delicious and the coffee and strawberry lemonade are nice. It is a must!

Thank Tanners2521
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you so much. Recipe has not changed in 13 years

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited the tea room regularly after finishing a hike and like to order the scones. These scones were really not good today - has the recipe or supplier changed? Very crumbly. And becoming very expensive over the past few years Service good and...More

1  Thank geldenhuysdi
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Shakshuka is the new rage in South Africa it seems! If only to taste the best shakshuka I have eaten, visit this charming restaurant in Kirstenboch! The eggs benedict dish is also excellent and the cappuccino hot and delicious!

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I am an espresso LOVER. I discovered that the tea room serve "Bean There" coffee bean coffee. I had a perfect espresso making it a perfect day

1  Thank christol2015
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My friends brought me here in the afternoon after I'd just landed in Cape Town. There was a good selection of food, coffee and cold drinks and was just what I needed. We had to pay to get into the gardens to get to the...More

Thank itchyfeetbecky
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I and Friends shared a god time at the restaurant udring our visit to the park. Serving was humoristisk and very god and food was excellent.

Thank Perima
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Couldn't fault this place, good simple food done well. Great for lunch of even just a coffee and cake. Staff are very friendly and really helpful.

Thank Dom M
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it is highly appreciated.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Although the day was coming towards closing time, we had tea here. The tables and chairs outside were clean and the location at the park exit was ideal, with toilets nearby too. Good quality snacks and tea and plenty of staff.

Thank James W
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at Kirstenbosch is always a treat. Beautiful surroundings and a great selection of breakfast options to choose from. I love the creamed mushrooms on toast and my hubby always opts for an omelette. I like the large tea mugs with ceramic tops. The service...More

Thank Audrey H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 4883
Serving breakfasts, lunch and teas, inspired by the beautiful gardens and her passion for delicious food, Pamela Shippel-Granoth has created a rare culinary experience to complement the magnificent surroundings. Using only the best,freshest ingredients. All the food is prepared and breads and cakes baked on the premises under Pamela's carewful supervision.The comprehensive menu includes food for all tastes.
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