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“Great start to the day”

The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 8, 2014

There were 6 of us for breakfast and the choice of food was so good I think we all had something different. The full English was enough to sustain till dinner time whilst the lighter granola/ yoghurt & fruit options were delightful; satisfying but not too filling. The teas and coffees kept coming and the time flew by. A perfect start to a beautiful day in a lovely garden setting. I recommend booking at the weekend

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Had a very good breakfast at the Gardeners Cottage in Newlands. A lovely location set in a cottage (funny that) amidst massive tress. They have a very family orientated, outdoor eating area as well.
The Eggs Benedict was great and the cappuccino was creamy. Really a lovely spot.

1  Thank Devon P
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Met there with friends on a hot Sunday at the end of December: the trees offer great cover both for the tables in the restaurant and in the car park (big plus for the really helpful attendants). Have been before so knew what to expect: really good food cooked fresh with interesting twists. Between us we had two Fish Pies (Kingklip and Mushroom in a dill sauce), a sushi stack, and the house salad with 'salami' that s like spiced cottage cheese. All was really good: and for desert one of us wanted a plain pancake with lemon and icing sugar (not on the menu though there were many very complicated crepes involving ice cream, chocolate sauce, berries, fruit and mint). The response was "No problem" which summed up the service: helpful, friendly, attentive and the sense that it was more than just a day job. Good touch was, as we finished the first bottle of La Motte Sauvignon Blanc and it turned out that there was not another cold one in the place, we were offered taster glasses of two alternates. They didn't need to do that! All in all, a very enjoyable three and a half hours went by too quickly. Booking recommended if you want to be out under the trees.

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2  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Gardener's Cottage is a peaceful spot in Newlands for either breakfast or lunch.

There is seating bothy inside and outside - outside is perfect a hot summer's day in the shade of huge trees.

The menu is interesting, the food and service both good.

The shops (except the nursery) are closed on Sundays.

A great spot for family get-togethers over week-ends!
A small play area keeps the toddlers amused.

Ideal for couples, families, friends.

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1  Thank kaapie62
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We came here in a largish group after a long hot walk, without a reservation on a Sunday, and were greeted with open arms and lovely chilled wine! Sitting under huge and gorgeous trees the food was terrific - Thai chicken curry was delicious for example. Would eat here a lot if I lived nearby.

1  Thank NessandDorma
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