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“Graze punches way above its weight!”

Graze Slow Food Cafe
Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Stanford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Locally sourced and seasonal menu
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Wish we could keep this a secret, so that we're always assured of a table, but Graze's reputation for delivering the very best from such a minute kitchen has spread far and wide. Chef -Tabby, manages to produce some incredible food from her own extensive larder of fresh produce. Even "simple" dishes take on a magical quality - just try the duck egg omelette, for example. Her menus are the result of an adventurous mind, coupled to a very capable pair of hands, presenting a meal of really memorable quality. Whether its breakfast (and we've had many of those) a Saturday lunch that lingers, or a themed dinner, the atmosphere at Graze is unsurpassed. Graze is fast becoming the hub of this inimitable village and it's easy to see why? Tabby's husband - Alex, is an unflappable and genial host who complements Tabby's culinary skills. Worth every accolade one could bestow upon it - well done, Tabby and Alex.

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1  Thank Bob B
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Tabby R, Manager at Graze Slow Food Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Wow what a fantastic complement to the food and service! Thanks Bob & Carol for being such valued & regular customers.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This place is really worth visiting. A farmer is your host, who provides the fresh produce for the meals. We were made to share a table with another couple (not much seating room), but it was all part of the experience! We really enjoyed it!

Thank James B
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Tabby R, Owner at Graze Slow Food Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Thanks for the great review James, luckily we have more seating on the balcony in Summer ;)

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Graze touched my heart. It is a tiny little country kitchen tucked away on the main road of Stanford. The absolutely divine food smells wafting through the door drew me in whilst browsing the antique stores.

Unfortunately, they were fully booked for the Friday evening, so we popped past for lunch on Saturday. My husband had the osso bucco which melted off the bone and in the mouth. He even commented on how delicious the veggies were (this coming from a meat & potato man). I had an asian style duck egg salad with homemade ciabatta to mop up the dressing. Mulberry & apple crumble with homemade custard and an almond tart for dessert with real clotted cream finished off our meal.

Whilst we were lounging in our seats on the patio, a local popped past to offer Tabby whey, Tabby took pig fat next door for the lady to make soaps and another local offered to drop off food waste for pig food. This is country living, slow food and community caring in the true sense of the word. We will go back to Stanford specifically to eat at Graze.

The divine smells, combined with the fresh ethically sourced food, combined with the visible love of cooking, combined with Tabby & Alex's beautiful personalities make for an unforgettable experience. Thank you all so much.

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Tabby R, Owner at Graze Slow Food Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Thanks Alison, in your short stay at Graze you managed to capture the vibe and camaraderie of Stanford! Love it when our customers just get what we do without too much explanation! See you soon x

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Run by a great team, Alex and Tabby, this restaurant is only open Friday evenings, Saturday for breakfast and lunch as well as Wednesdays for selling fresh produce. There were only four tables inside with about five more on the stoep facing Queen Victoria Street. However, what it lacked in size it made up in taste. The menu and wine list covered a chalk board on one of the walls, and as you can imagine with the limited hours everything was freshly prepared. The latecomers had to settle for what was left. Fortunately, we were early enough for Saturday lunch and enjoyed a superb meal followed by a unique chili chocolate creme brulee.

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1  Thank Andre H
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Tabby R, Owner at Graze Slow Food Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thanks for the review, so glad you enjoyed the brulee (it was the first time on the menu) and hope we see you all again very soon! xx

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Discovered Graze on Wednesday morning on our way to Gansbaai. We had delicious mushrooms on toasted ciabatta as well as a great omelet for breakfast. Promptly booked for Friday night dinner. Were not disappointed, from starters to coffee was yummy! Seasonal food tasting great!

Thank Irma S
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Tabby R, Owner at Graze Slow Food Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Love it when people discover us by chance and so glad you enjoyed your stay in this part of the country. Hope you have a safe trip back to Pretoria, and spread the word ;-)

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