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Dutch, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the stories of the host, lovely food and atmosphere. Had a great time and the bitterballen is exceptional!

Date of visit: July 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dankie ons hoop die naweek was lekker in yzerfontein gr rene

Reviewed February 21, 2020

We were welcomed into the romantic Dutch Restaurant by Rene.Not only did we enjoy our food thoroughly, but also the entertainment. Rene is great fun and a pleasure to be around. Be sure to pop in for quality food and great company.

Date of visit: February 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2020

Dear Annie, thank you for your kind review. We hope you visit us again.

Reviewed February 15, 2020

After years of searching for Dutch Krokette like they make them in Holland, I found them in Yzerfontein at Café Rene! And not only that, the menu is extremely versatile with anything you can think of. Amazing coffee as well! The owner Rene will make...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Dear Nicola, we are so happy for you. Now you can tell all your friends :-) Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed February 11, 2020

The owners Renee and Mary-Anne are charming and brimming with joie de vivre. They had lovingly restored and added on to the cottage and on display were their treasured objet d’art, collected over the years. Renee is originally from the Netherlands and many items featured...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your dining experience at Kaijaiki. We appreciate your kind words and compliments. As for the Rib Eye, we will take the matter up with the butcher. I'm uncertain how to react to Butch's...More

Reviewed February 9, 2020

Thank you so much to Rene and Mary-Anne for making our little weekend getaway so wonderful. Lovely accommodation, best breakfasts and amazing dinner. To top it, such amazing hosts! Thank you again and we will definitely see you again. Christo and Bianca

Date of visit: February 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Bianca, with guests like yourself, it is easy and a pleasure to have you. Thanksfor the super review. You are always welcome.

Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

This is a really wonderful little restaurant that serves top notch quality Dutch food. I have Dutch heritage so it was amazing having such a nice restaurant in SA. It also has a nice atmosphere, having many old antiques that brighten the mood. Rene and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Hi there, Ethan, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We appreciate it! Take care.

Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

BEST WAFFLES! Such a relaxed, family restaurant. Simple food made really well! Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2020
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2020

Thank you so much!

Reviewed January 3, 2020

Rene and Maryanne are full of energy and busy bees! The coffee was excellent, I ordered the Vienna with cream as well as the Irish Coffee afterwards. My sister ordered Belgium Waffles and she commented that it was very filling. The atmosphere and decor are...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Dear Andre, thank you for taking your review. We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed December 24, 2019

Good food. Fast and friendly service. Wide variety on menu to choose from. Pancakes seem to be their speciality.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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kaijaiki, Owner at Kaijaiki Country Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2019

Hi Trudie thanks for your kind review. Yes, in the day it is, but in the evening, when the lights are low, guests can relax in our cozy restaurant, sip hand picked wines and savour mouth watering dishes, prepared in the kitchen by me and...More

Reviewed December 22, 2019

We received a warm welcome from the owners and the room was homey and neat. The breakfast was outstanding.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Oh dear. My sincere apologies. Havn't logged onto the site for some time. I am sure Rene could assist and you received the same great service from them. Greetings
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