There are some great coffee shops in the village, just in case our enormous
Continental and English Breakfast didn’t quite fill the gap! Or for when you
have shopped until you have dropped and just need to stop for a cuppa!
Kalfi’s is a great spot to get any type of meal at any time of the day. This is
a popular restaurant with the locals – and is very much family-orientated.
An informal atmosphere, combined with friendly service and really good
food (including take-aways at night) make this a winning choice if you are
Essence is across the road from Kalfi’s. They have great cakes (their carrot
cake in particular), as well as a perfectly adequate selection of light meals
and snacks. This is a cosy spot to be indoors in the winter, but also has a
lovely terrace to sit outside during the summer months.
The newest additions to Franschhoek include:
Café Des Artes which has replaced the location of the legendary Topsi & Co.
(Topsi is, however still to be seen around and about the restaurant). Café
Des Artes – as its name would imply – provides a very arty ambience. The
antique furniture contrasts with the modern and trendy artwork in the
restaurant to give a very bohemian yet classy feel. Coffees are home
brewed and are possibly the freshest coffees in town thanks to their inhouse
Ryan’s kitchen in the gardens of Rusthof Guest house provides a great spot
on the main street from which visitors can enjoy high tea whilst watching
the world go by.