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Drakensburg Central | Drakensburg, 3340, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing stop for baked goods

My wife and I decided to stop here after having read reviews on the bakery. A little apprehensive about the service after reading so many reviews that had complained about it, we decided to risk it and sit down for a coffee and some baked treats. The service was good, the coffee excellent, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2014
Babael
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I decided to stop here after having read reviews on the bakery. A little apprehensive about the service after reading so many reviews that had complained about it, we decided to risk it and sit down for a coffee and some baked treats. The service was good, the coffee excellent, and the baked goods were the star... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We came for lunch and then back for scones and cream tea. The food was lovely. Well prepared and tasty. The setting is really great and very child friendly. The service is friendly happy. The only downside is that it is not well organized and so you need to expect a long wait.

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Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This venue must be seen as 2 separate places - firstly the shop selling cakes and fresh bread etc is great - no complaints there. However they should stick to just baking because they have zero idea on how to run and manage a restaurant. The only good thing is the setting amongst lots of trees - lovely - especially... More 

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kim h, Owner at Valley Bakery, responded to this review

Hello Mike, I am so sorry you had such a bad experience. Our bakery is a family run business and is loved by most people. You are absolutely right we have no formal cooking training and also no baking training we do everything from home baked recipes. We have now 25 years of baking experience and the coffee shop has... More 

Johannesburg
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Excellent food and atmosphere. Slow but friendly service, so don't sit down to eat or drink if you are in a hurry, rather buy something to take away. Lovely shaded playgrounds for the kids close to outdoor tables. Will definitely visit again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Best milkshakes ever!!!! Especially chocolate flavour! Superb service and friendly atmosphere. A MUST on your To do list when in the drakensberg.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stopped over with the kids for lunch and to have the car washed. The food is well prepared and presented. Service is a bit slow, but the kids can play and there is no reason to be in a hurry. Will go back as it is an outing worth the while.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a family Christmas in the Drakensberg, and decided to visit Valley Bakery one morning for breakfast. It had such a great atmosphere, and they cater for kids too. Unfortunately their service is beyond terrible. Nobody ate together, as everyone's food arrived at a different time. At the end they realised that 2 people still haven't had breakfast. We... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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179 reviews 179 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just went here once for breakfast. Delicious sandwiches and good coffee and it's a great place to relax for an hour and watche the art on the walls which is for sale. It's relatively expensive though but not overly. And they should make the entrance road better, very bumpy.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We recently went for brunch at The Valley Bakery over a very busy long weekend in December 2013. Whatever staffing and service problems they might have had in the past have obviously been sorted out because we found the staff and service better than one would expect in the outskirts of a small town like Winterton. (we've received poorer service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

While the food and atmosphere are great, the service was slow and waitresses don't pay attention when waiting on tables. Scarcity of waitresses (not in amount but in absence from the floor) results in patrons having to stand up to go and search for the waitress. Please sort this out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Drakensburg Central | Drakensburg, 3340, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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