After doing a recent roadtrip along the famed R62, from Worcester to Graaf-Reinet, and then down to Addo and back through Knysna to Cape Town, we had plenty of chances along the way to test the food in little towns.
We didn’t stop as much as we wanted to, but we ate a lot of fudge. And what we did taste was amazing. Here are some of the things we and the places where we ate them:
The first of many coffees – and we’re talking good specialty coffee – this one at Beans About Coffee in Robertson. They also have branches in Riebeeck Kasteel and Oudtshoorn.
A chicken pie and green beans. A great pie and that little bit of extra. Diesel & Creme, Barrydale.
Nieu Bethesda has a lot of choices for food, but the Waenhuis was close to us, is beautiful, has a great garden, and this lunch was just what we needed.
Maria’s is part of the Our Yard complex, and many coffees were drunk here. As for food, the Drostdy Hotel is a great location, and I had some seriously good peri peri chicken livers.
Secret (sweet) location
For sweet things, like these Rice Krispie Treats, we went through a lot of fudge. My co-driver, who is an expert in fudge, reckoned the best she had in a week was at Nature’s Way Farm Stall, Natures Valley.
Another great chicken pie, this time at Kapoet Padstal on the main road.
This town is hopping! And Infood Coffee Society has probably the best coffee we tasted on the trip – and there was some stiff competition. Infood, you guys rock!
Coffee and rusks before a game drive early in the morning. With this view! What’s not to like?
Ile de Pain and Trinity Coffee, two places definitely worth a stop in a town I’m starting to like a lot.
The Green Shed in Wilderness town centre is a place everyone should stop in at. It’s a mix of locals, travellers, coffee, food, and some totally zany decor. Out back is Jammwich, which makes the best sandwiches you’ll probably have on your whole roadtrip.