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The Cuckoo Tree

Corner Dirkie Uys and High Street | Rothnick Croft Bldg, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3430
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
European, Fusion, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Corner Dirkie Uys and High Street | Rothnick Croft Bldg, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Failed to get in here last year and only just this year due to popularity ( well deserved) and slightly limited opening for dinner. Initially had a little hesitation about a restaurant that’s serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it seems it covers all exceptionally...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

A quiet secret hidden away in one of the precincts but worth looking out. Great menu at very good prices with friendly service.

Thank John C
Reviewed January 28, 2018

The cuddly Lynn and the gorgeous Nicky continue to be garrulous ,gregarious & generally great which is why the food is inventive, creative and approached with appropriate seriousness. Starters,pea & hock soup,stuffed figs are memorableg The lamb curry was as always generous in quantity and...More

Thank marilBRIAN
Reviewed January 26, 2018

The Cuckoo Tree despite changing ownership a few years back remains the best breakfast in Hermanus. Food great, service good and friendly.

Thank BraddyNrFrome
Reviewed January 16, 2018

We met friends here for lunch a week or so ago. I had never been to this restaurant before. We sat outside under the tree. The welcome was friendly and efficient and the service from Nicky was excellent. The food was great and was reasonably...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We have been enjoying the consistenly good food at Cuckoo tree for years. The food is always freshly prepared by Lilian, exactely the way we like it…every time. Add to that a nice atmosphere, great service and friendly owners and staff and you know why...More

1  Thank Nico558
Reviewed December 18, 2017

If you want to know where the locals eat, this is it. We are a family of 4, and had breakfast there including coffees and Orange juice and the bill came in under R300.00. I can highly recommend the Iron Man Breakfast @R 45.00. It...More

1  Thank Gustav S
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Was here in April, and nothing has changed, which is good news, as the place is brilliant. It's my favourite place to eat in Hermanus. Fabulous people, and an amazing menu. The place is always busy, and this creates a really nice atmosphere. The food...More

2  Thank MarkBClifford
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff Great menu with excellent food ! All freshly made always the same excellent quality. Highly recommended

Thank Kld179
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We had long been told by Hermanus residents and regular visitors to this ever growing seaside resort, that we should head to the centrally situated (thankfully not in one of the many new shopping malls there) ''The Cuckoo Tree" a hugely and deservedly so popular...More

2  Thank LewR
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January 12, 2018|
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Response from LewR | Reviewed this property |
i suggest you contact the restaurant directly, which I did enjoy but I am not associated with the restaurant just one of many happy diners there. You would have to contact them on Tel. +27-28312 3430. Kind regards, Lew Rood
Sheila R
December 30, 2016|
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Response from geoffelske | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shiela try Fusion restaurant - I think they still have space
Neha M
December 13, 2016|
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Response from Nigel R | Reviewed this property |
I seem to recall there were vegetarian items as both starters and mains. I am sure the owners will assist, they are very hands on.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Dirkie Uys and High Street | Rothnick Croft Bldg, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3430
  • E-mail
The Cuckoo Tree was recommended by a friend. It is an intimate, family run restaurant with a lovely garden, hustling with birds, serving fresh and "soulfood" meals. This "Hidden Gem" is frequented by locals, which is always a good sign when eating out, especially in a foreign country. They are open for breakfast, lunch (Mon-Sat) and dinners (Fri&Sat). The restaurant is also available for private functions of about 30 people and have interesting menu options. Cuckoo Tree is fully licensed, with a reasonable wine list. We recommend booking ahead of time to not be disappointed of not been able to get a table.
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