Nestled within the serene embrace of ancient camphor trees, The Gardener’s Cottage is a beloved local treasure in the Southern Suburbs. With its roots firmly grounded in family tradition, it thrives amidst the creative and organic Montebello community.  A place where locals and visitors find solace, delicious good food, immersed in nature.

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

Order all our cakes, breads, preserves and deli delights from our new online store. 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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