Are you looking for some family friendly restaurants in Stellenbosh, Western Cape, South Africa? Here are a few of our tried and tested favourites:
Eight is a farm-to-table eating experience. This child-friendly restaurant is situated on the well known Spier Winefarm in Stellenbosch. Note that it is not a kiddie restaurant, but that you will be treated to the best cuisine and while you wait the kids can play on the lush lawn or jungle gyms outside. Greens and fresh veggies come from Farmer John's food garden where they are grown without the use chemical fertilizers, pesticides or artificial chemicals. Their fillet, sirloin, and sausages come from grass-fed cattle reared on Spier’s pastures, and eggs are laid by happy hens that roam around freely in the fields. Chickens and cattle are raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones.
This is a beautiful place, a bit out of the way, on the Jonkershoek Road in Stellenbosch. The café offers breakfasts and lunches with large garden space and an area where the kiddies can play. They also offer a small bike track for kids to enjoy. The café is close to the Jonkershoek National Park where there are various trails for bikers to explore, guided tours are also available.
No bike? No problem! At the Ride in Café, they offer bike rentals for you to rent on a daily basis. The whole family can enjoy, as they offer different types of child seats and kids trailers. So if you enjoy the outdoors, good food and cycling this is the place to visit.
Contact: 021 883 3985
The Mont Marie can be found on the Blaauwklippen Road on the Mont Marie Estate in Stellenbosch. A family friendly venue with a kids menu on offer and a play area with a jungle gym, the kids can have fun while you relax and enjoy your meal.
Contact: 021 880 0777
I know this isn’t a restaurant, but I love frozen yogurt and I’m sure the kids will love it too. The Stellenbosch Wakaberry can be found on Church Street. If you don’t know already, Wakakberry is an interactive, soft serve, frozen yogurt bar, where you get to create your own yummy treat. You pick your frozen yogurt then topping of your choice and create your own masterpiece to enjoy.
Contact: 021 883 3423
The Postcard café is nestled in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch at Starke Conde Wines. This is a family run winery that offers handcrafted wines that you can enjoy together with their good food and beautiful view. They serve breakfast, lunch and yummy sweet treats for dessert. They have fantastic views surrounded by the mountains and the café overlooks a beautiful lake. On a nice sunny day there are tables set outside where the kids can play and run around in the large lawn and after your meal, you can take a stroll around the lake. A beautiful child-friendly venue to visit.
Contact: 021 861 7703
Joostenberg Bistro is a family-friendly bistro that offers seasonal farm produce where meals are served in summer on a shaded stoep that overlooks the lawn and play area for the kids. The menu is priced fairly and I would definitely like to try their warm flourless chocolate and almond cake with homemade pistachio ice cream. That just sounds yummy!
Contact: 021 884 4208
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