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77 Kerk Street | (Swartberg Hotel), Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
+27235411332
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to stop in Prince Albert

We stopped at this spot quite by chance during a long day's drive through the Karoo. Nice tables in the shade, good simple food at reasonable prices and friendly service. Take a look inside the Swartberg Hotel next door - a beautifully maintained classic hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
DrStoat
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Prieska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Hair in latte!!! Poached eggs and all you can taste is vinegar ??? Tomatoes soggy .... My husband said the toast was nice!!! Waiter never came back to table!

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After a long drive, we were looking forward to a good meal. We chose "The Coffee Shop" as our first choice. BIG MISTAKE! Very bad service, the staff were unprofessional - including the manager. The food didn't even arrive and the atmosphere was dull and silent. I do not recommend this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stopped at this spot quite by chance during a long day's drive through the Karoo. Nice tables in the shade, good simple food at reasonable prices and friendly service. Take a look inside the Swartberg Hotel next door - a beautifully maintained classic hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed coffee here on an all too short visit to the town. Much nicer than nearby Oudtshoorn with real charm and plenty of nice places to shop and eat.

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George, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the go-to place for a delicious platter in Prince Albert; sit-in or takeaway. At the ridiculously low price of R48.00 (I speak under correction) you won't believe the amount of cheese, cold meats and wholesome bread slices The Coffee Shop's Ploughman's Platter contains. Gay's Dairy Pepper Cheese is a special treat on the platter. The atmosphere is also... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had breakfast here as part of our stay at the hotel. The breakfast were made to order and very tasty. They had freshly baked croissants and break too.

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South Africa, KZN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Stopped at The Coffee shop twice in the 2 days we stayed in Prince Albert. First time was just for coffee and scones which were lovely and fresh. Second time was for a milkshake and just as we like them - thick and yummy. A very pleasant place on a hot day with the fine "mist spray" to keep you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The coffee shop is shaded and comfortable. We were seated quickly and managed to secure a waitress who looked after us after that. Service can be a bit slow, but its to be expected in the busy holiday season. The food was simple and fresh and Karoo specials (lamb, bootie) can be ordered.

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New York, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I had a very enjoyable and relaxed breakfast at The Coffee Shop. The food was tasty and the patio seating offered a nice view of town.

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Knysna, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Two of us had lunch recently. The venue has a good ambience, with a covered patio overlooking the main street. Whilst the food and prices were satisfactory, the service was extremely slow. It took over an hour for one drink and a light single course meal each. If you have plenty of time - no problem. If you are looking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Kerk Street | (Swartberg Hotel), Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Prince Albert
  • Phone Number: +27235411332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Bakeries, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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