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“Savannah Cafe - Nice meal”
Review of Savannah Cafe

Savannah Cafe
Ranked #28 of 113 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fresh, healthy and sustainable is the emphasis at this sociable, casual rendezvous in Hermanus. Open for dinner, breakfast, lunch and coffee - the menu has been refreshed and modernised. The wine list offers a wide selection from the region. All cakes and pastries made in the pastry kitchen on the premises are also on sale in the Deli. Dining options: Breakfast, light meals, lunch and dinner.Ambience: Comfortable, contemporary and cool.OPEN MON - SAT: 8h00 - 21h00 SUN: 8h00 - 15h00
Berkshire
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Savannah Cafe - Nice meal”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We visited the Savannah Cafe on our last evening in Hermanus - 9th November. We were recommended by our B&B who said the food was as good as the fashionbable Harbour Rock Cafe, with lower prices and better service.

The ambience is quite good - nice decoration and will be improved when the nearby building work is completed. The location is a little hard to find if you're unfamiliar with the road layout - but this will improve next month when a new shopping centre and car park opens.

The food was indeed very good and the menu quite sophisticated, and the service both efficient and friendly. On a couple of occasions the chef/owner came out and spoke to his customers - a very nice touch. If there had been anything disappointing about the meal I am sure he would have discovered it and put it right - but it really was fine.

Prices were about 15-20% below the Harbour Rock - which has a better view/location but very variable food and service (also reviewed in Tripadvisor).

On departure we were given a business card and a request to submit a review to Tripadvisor - another nice touch. If back in Hermanus, I'd go back to the Savannah Cafe.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely lunch inside, noisy outside”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Food was great. Service was adequate, could have been more attentive. Currently there is a building site next to the restaurant so it is noisy outside and hence no outside seating, not sure how long this would continue. Good interior decor.

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Cape Town
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice everyday lunch place”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Good everyday lunch venue. Tadty food. Wine by the glass limited, especially red - 1 option only! Service typical of a small town. Pour your own wine and flag the waitperson for further service!

  • Visited November 2012
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Hermanus, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“More than just a cafe”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you are looking for a delicious evening meal do not be put off by the use of the word 'cafe' in the title of this establishment. This was carried over from previous owners, but now -- under the watchful eye of the new patron/chef, Rudolf -- it is a modern, upmarket bistro. Rudolf produces really good fresh food, at sensible bistro prices. We loved it and will certainly return time and again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Christine7200
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Hermanus, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant staff, management and food!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I frequently eat at this establishment and have tried almost everything on the menu. It's very difficult to pick a favourite as it's all so good. But, if I really must, it would have to be the lamb ribs. Man, what a feast. You cannot come to Hermanus and not visit Savanah. Well done guys. See u soon!

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