Nestled within the serene embrace of a lush garden, this hidden gem of a restaurant is a beloved local treasure. With its roots firmly grounded in family tradition, it thrives amidst a creative and organic hub of our community.  A place where locals find solace, culinary delights, and a touch of nature’s beauty, which embodies the essence of a unique dining experience.

For many years we’ve been nominated one of the best places in town for breakfast. Enjoy our iconic Eggs Benedict, treat yourself to lunch, or enjoy an early supper in the shade of the Camphor Trees. Browse the deli for cakes, preserves and our homemade muesli, or take home a freshly baked sourdough or bagels.

Browse our new online store for a selection of cakes, bread, preserves and deli delights. Available for collection.

  • “What an absolute little gem in the heart of Newlands. Firstly the food and freshly baked goods. Incredible, and vegetarians can expect to eat as good as (or better than) meat eaters. Then, the setting. Beautifully lush gardens and a nursery on the grounds. Lastly, amazingly friendly service that makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. Thank you for setting the standard guys!”

    — Daniel N

  • “Always consistent delicious food and yummy cakes served amidst the trees. A wonderful, tranquil spot in the busy Southern Suburbs”

    — Lindsay P

  • “We have become regulars at Gardener's over the past few years. A rare combination of good food, amazing natural setting and warm friendly service. The trees and shade with the heritage building creates an unforgettable little paradise experience. Take a walk through the adjacent nursery or stroll through the gift shop. One of my favorite chill spaces. Needless to say child friendly.”

    — Anton J

  • “One of the best places in Cape Town for a delicious lunch - service is excellent and its wonderful to sit outside under the trees”

    — Leslee S

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