La Petite France – Charming Cheese Cafe

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La Petite France is a beautiful and charming cheese factory and cafe situated on the Karkloof road near Howick. It is a hidden gem on the meander which is home to the best brie and camembert to hit South African shores. La Petite France cheese factory is located on Preston Farm...

Flamme Rouge Cycle Cafe – fresh cafe vibes

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  Flamme Rouge Cycle Cafe is a fairly new, trendy little cafe situated in the Gowrie Village in Nottingham Road. This is such a fresh concept, combining cycling with coffee, a meandering cyclist’s dream. The perfect spot to fuel up at during your energetic Sunday ride....

The Gourmet Greek: double cream decadence

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We recently took a Sunday drive down the Meander to explore some new Midlands treasures. One of the Cafe’s we visited was the The Blue Cow Deli and Coffee Shop at The Gourmet Greek. It is situated on a beautiful estate in Lion’s River. The first thing you notice as...

Vintage Vibes @ The Copper Coffee Bar

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While we were on holiday we happened to stumble across a fairly new, yet definitely delightful coffee bar, named the Copper Coffee Bar. Situated at the Junction Center in Nottingham Road this is a coffee bar with a unique edge. The coffee bar is combined with an antique shop...

The Delicious Relish Cafe

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Relish Cafe is the new restaurant at the Junction Center in Nottingham Road. It is right in the heart of Nottingham Road and this little center is the booming metropolis of this country town. My mom and I visited this spot in November and were absolutely delighted to see that...

The Midlands Kitchen – foodie destination

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The Midlands Kitchen is the definitely the best new foodie destination on the Midlands Meander. If you are a local and haven’t tasted their dishes yet, you are seriously behind! Situated right off the freeway in Nottingham Road, exit 132, it’s the ideal spot for a...

A Winter’s Morning Delight: The CoffeeSmiths

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Venturing out in the early hours of a Rosetta winter’s morning can only be done by the brave and fearless. One must get out of their cosy bed, put on copious layers of thermal underwear, with jacket upon jacket, pour boiling water on the iced up windscreen, face the freeze...

Cafe Bloom – a new serene venue

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We recently visited Cafe Bloom at their new venue in Nottingham Road and it was totally beautiful. Their new venue really enhances their home-grown soul food manifesto and atmosphere. This is a country cafe venue to beat, so much character and beauty in one spot. They have two...

Yellowwood Cafe – family farmyard fun

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Yellowwood Cafe is a beautiful coffee shop and restaurant situated in the heart of Howick, on the historic Fairfell farm. The charming stone homestead that houses the restaurant is the original farmhouse built in 1870. The setting is idyllic with rolling fields, farmyard animals...

Barbz Cafe – cozy country hospitality

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Barbz Cafe is a wonderful, cozy, coffee shop located at the Gowrie Village in the heart of Nottingham Road. This is the spot where locals grab their morning coffee and hang out on their comfy couches for a catch up breaky or settle in for a morning at the ‘coffice’. There is a...
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