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“Honest food in a special spot!” 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: Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Honest food in a special spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

True living = sincere service, unpretentious food and a peaceful atmosphere.

Try some of the "roosterbrood" and "krimel pap"! The gingerbeer is great too. This is true living indeed.

What a pleasant alternative to a fast-food/takeaway...whether you sit inside (amongst the bits and bobs that are on sale), or outside in the cosy courtyard it's a haven worth stopping at.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matt B
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Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
So good to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!! See you next time! Lani
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English first
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent hospitality and food plus great value!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a pleasant afternoon lunch. Such a cute romantic spot! Delicious food!!! Best carrot cake and milktart we have ever had! The hospitality from the owners made the lunch extra special as if the food and venue was not enough! Definitely recommend true living to enjoy find Karoo dining!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best food EVER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

We were on our way to P.E and decided to stop here for lunch. The food is exceptional and so is the service. A simple thing like a Chicken Mayo sandwich was a revelation. Everything is home made... The bread for the cheese burger was fresh and sooo good. If you are in Cradock, you HAVE to stop at this joint. I wish I lived in this town, just so I can eat here every day. Keep up the great work guys. You make food talk and we will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pearl M
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Elanie L, Owner at True Living, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you so much for the good report guys!! Much appreciated! Looking forward to your next visit! Lani
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delightful coffee shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stopped at True Living on our way through Cradock. What a delightful surprise. We had a delicious lunch of venison pie and fresh salad, sitting in a shaded courtyard. Service was good. There is also a deli section where you can buy home cooked meals, biscuits, jams etc. I will definitely be stopping off here in the future.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank honeyqueen
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A true oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

What a find. Honestly the best salad I have eaten from Sydney to Paris and back. Reasonable cost. Genial atmosphere and Charlotte a gem of a waitress. You guys are great!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karin P
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