Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some gorgeous cafes and eating places I've discovered in and around Cape Town

Dec 28, 2011

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant

What a location! Tucked up against the imposing Cecil John Rhodes memorial, the leafy restaurant offers a stunning view over stone pines marching down the hill, where you just might spot a grazing zebra or wildebees.
It was a public holiday when i visited with a group of friends, and the waitrons were running, but the weather was as mellow as we were, so we sat and chilled in dappled shade under the trees, browsing the menu for brunch options. On offer were a full English breakfast, Eggs Benedict, toasted sandwiches and one stoic health breakfast. Portions turned out to be generous but my sandwich was rather dry and disappointing - stodgy thick toast and processed meat passing for ham. However a serving of both salad and chips made up for it.

The coffee was good, and the friend who ordered cuppuccino gave it ten out of ten. The restaurant is open 7 days a week and next time I will also investigate the memorial itself before I sink into soporifia under the trees! It's definitely all about location location location and we lingered for a couple of hours, unwilling to break the spell of the relaxing ambience.

 I'd like to go back sometime out of season, when there are not so many screaming little darlings on the swings, and try their delectable home baked cakes and a latte or two.

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