Now and again you come across a memorable place that’s so well concealed you feel reluctant to tell anyone about it. The Gardener's Cottage is just that.

For many years we’ve been nominated one of the best places in town for breakfast. Enjoy our iconic Eggs Benedict; sip on Uber coffee made by our talented baristas; treat yourself to lunch or enjoy an early supper in the garden in summer; browse the deli for cakes, muffins, preserves; and pick up a freshly baked sourdough to take home.

Browse our new on-line store for a select range of breads, cakes 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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