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Savannah Cafe

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25 High Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
27 28 3124259
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fresh, healthy and sustainable is the emphasis at this sociable, casual...
Fresh, healthy and sustainable is the emphasis at this sociable, casual rendezvous in Hermanus. Open for dinner, breakfast, lunch and coffee - the menu has been refreshed and modernised. The wine list offers a wide selection from the region. All cakes and pastries made in the pastry kitchen on the premises are also on sale in the Deli. Dining options: Breakfast, light meals, lunch and dinner.Ambience: Comfortable, contemporary and cool.OPEN MON - SAT: 8h00 - 21h00 SUN: 8h00 - 15h00
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Central, Reasonably Priced, Wide Variety of items on the menu

Good value for money, we enjoyed various meals and all were well presented, tasty and enjoyable. They were even gracious enough to make us their TO DIE FOR pancakes on a Saturday afternoon just before they closed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Ericka P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Disappointing....! Favourite Sago pudding not on menu anymore... Restaurant has lost it's welcoming and inviting spirit! Service was shocking - restaurant was nearly empty, wasn't as if it was peak time at all. New owner will have to pull up her socks. Will not go back for sure. 👎

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What a disappointment.... would not go back.... too many faults to list.... would rather go to any of the other restaurants in the centre

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Savannah used to be one of the best places to go in Hermanus for breakfast or lunch. Even when it was forced to move from its prime position on the sea front, loyal customers followed it into the town centre because the food and ambience were so good. Now it has changed hands and is a disaster, with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good value for money, we enjoyed various meals and all were well presented, tasty and enjoyable. They were even gracious enough to make us their TO DIE FOR pancakes on a Saturday afternoon just before they closed.

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Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been going to Savannah Café since it opened in it's previous location closer to the beach and have always loved their food and service. A definite place to stop for a bite.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here after a walk round Hermanus....so glad we found this 'tucked away' cafe. Delightful old South African building with history that has been beautifully restored. We can thoroughly recommend the cakes, fabulous pancakes and ciabatta sandwiches....we all enjoyed everything. Well worth a visit!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I absolutely love the frittata I had at Savannah Cafe in Hermanus! With exactly the right amount of sweet and savoury I wish I could have it every day!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've had one breakfast at Savannah Cafe: pleasant location, also good for a break while shopping and walking around Hermanus centre. We could sit outside, which was shady and lovely. Sardines on toast with tomatoes and herbs was a lovely start of the day. Good service.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having not been able to get into 2 nearby restaurants, we reluctantly tried Savannah ..... And what a wonderful surprise. The restaurant has new owners and we have noticed fewer people since the take over and wrongly assumed it was no good. Nothing could be further from the truth! After a warm welcome by Cathy, our very competent and friendly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I popped in to have a quick breakfast. I waited very long to get any attention. I waited even longer to get the breakfast. Pathetic I say for a restaurant so well situated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 High Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: 27 28 3124259

Description

Fresh, healthy and sustainable is the emphasis at this sociable, casual rendezvous in Hermanus. Open for dinner, breakfast, lunch and coffee - the menu has been refreshed and modernised. The wine list offers a wide selection from the region. All cakes and pastries made in the pastry kitchen on the premises are also on sale in the Deli. Dining options: Breakfast, light meals, lunch and dinner.Ambience: Comfortable, contemporary and cool.OPEN MON - SAT: 8h00 - 21h00 SUN: 8h00 - 15h00

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