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“Best roadside lunch stop ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of True Living

True Living
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Cradock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Centurion, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Best roadside lunch stop ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We happened upon True Living by accident whilst trying to avoid another road-trip-chain-store-take-away, and what a lucky accident it was. Superb food made with care in a setting which would instantly calm even the most stressed of travellers. The fresh bread made on the premises was delicious. After lunch we had the toasted brioche with nutella, creme fraiche and marmalade which was a taste combination that haunts me to this day. The "padstall" section of the shop was also very interesting with loads of handmade items, jams and preserves. Stop here for a meal whenever you have the chance, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cradock, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Great value for money and lovely atmosphere. With beautiful hand made gifts and preserves. Great frozen meals.

So worth trying!

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Thank GregSounes
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Cape Town
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Created with love*”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

I've visited True Living twice this year & I would love to recommend it to anyone planning a trip to/through Cradock.

The food is exceptional: fresh, simple...yet gourmet* From home-made 'gemmerbier' to freshly baked breads...oh, too good.

Incredibly peaceful & created with love...a love for people, a love for good food and a love for all things beautiful*

I highly recommend it (;

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“what a gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Whenever people ask you what "made with love' means, take them to Lani's True Living in Cradock - that's where you will find the answer!
The freshest, most authentic and delicious food prepared with love and passion and respect for food, served in a cozy garden by lovely waitresses.
Our recommendation: try the stunning fresh bread! ymmilicious!

All the best to Lani and her lovely team!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Barbara7476
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“Worth the drive from Jozi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Fresh and delicious food in a tranquil relaxed environment- Lani's nails it. Our trip back after our holiday will be exciting knowing we will get to experience another meal at Lani's and stock up on all her farm stall goods! Truly a spot to experience!! Please open in joburg!!! (By Hyde Park, or Parkhurst. Thanks)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah C
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