Veranda Cafe is my little slice of heaven. All the stress and strain of daily life is left at the door as you enter a beautiful nursery filled with seedlings, a variety of plants and flowers and lots of fresh clean air. At the end of the outdoor nursery is the entrance into a gift shop with very unique items for every occasion. The buyer has exquisite taste and the prices are reasonable. I find myself carefully looking at each piece again and again as if it was the first time I saw it. The owner does an excellent of job bringing in new merchandise and changes how everything is displayed on a regular basis. Each week it looks like a new store!
After perusing the gift shop I find a comfortable seat in the cafe. All the tables are painted with bright white paint including a long picnic table for large parties and smaller tables for groups of 2-4. There is even a very cozy corner with pillowed couches and a coffee table in addition to a darling kids table for tea parties. The vibe is relaxing like a spa getaway and the decor is second to none.
The menu has a variety to choose from and is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or just a small snack or drink. Veranda Cafe is the ideal place for special lunches, coffee with friends or just some quiet solitude. The chocolate cake is moist, and the frosting is not overpowering but compliments it perfectly. All of the coffee drinks are made to perfection with frothy milk. The sandwiches are delicious, the muffins moist, and the eggs nice and fluffy--never overcooked.
The service is friendly and attentive; however, the staff are responsible for multiple roles--hostess, server, barista, chef and busser--so, at times, it's best to remember that patience is a virtue. That being said, the need to wait has never upset my experience at my little slice of heaven! I encourage everyone to visit this very special place whether you are a resident or just passing through Mtubatuba area.
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