Just off the N1 on the road to Stellenbosch you can find the Potbelly Coffee Shop and Bakery, a one-stop delight for freshly baked goods and aromatic coffee, much loved by thousands.
The aroma of just-baked bread and pastries is irresistible as one enters, and trying to leave there without buying anything is a virtually impossible task.
The freshest of vegetables, all seasonal (nothing imported from faraway Morocco or Spain) lie like jewels, cool and enticing. They looked as if they had been collected from some farm garden that morning – and probably were.
The meat pies and pastries are deliciously displayed, inviting the hardest soul to give into temptation. There are flowers as well to brighten up any space at home that needs a splash of colour.
If it all gets too much for you and you have the urge to eat immediately, they have a little coffee shop where you can indulge in things like breakfast served till 11:30 –maybe a fresh croissant with cheese or scrambled egg and bacon?
There are also more substantial offerings of pie and gravy—how is that for retro?— Prego steak or sirloin ciabattas, quiche of the day with salad, or various toasted sandwiches with the freshest fillings.
Finish up with a slice of something really sweet. They also have house wine from Robertson by the glass and a selection of beers. Not to be missed.
On the R44 at Klapmuts.
For further information call: 021 8755664
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As the wine writer for Country Life magazine for the last 15 years, Greg has met and interviewed more than 150 of the country’s top wine makers. His articles offer unique insights into where to eat, what to drink, and where to go all over the Western Cape. With his dining companion Beryl Ormsby Browne, he has also reviewed more than 60 country restaurants for the magazine and has been a reviewer for the prestigious Eat Out Guide for 12 years. His passion for everything the winelands has to offer has led him into the world of wine tours. To find out more, visit his website Magic Grape Tours.