Mont-Marie Restaurant

Another wonderful child-friendly spot in Stellenbosch to add to our world-class repertoire. 

Mont-Marie is situated on the Blaauwklippen Road off the R44. A wooden deck overlooks the farm dam and a fenced-in lawn sports three jungle gyms. My daughter could ride her little scooter around the level playing area, and is a separate bicycle track can host older children. There is no sandpit and no trampoline.

The lunch menu includes light meals priced for “locals” and has a kiddie section. Dinners are more fancy and reflect the chef, Pieter Vlok’s, previous experience at Overture and Rust and Vrede. The wine is deliciously light and the mountain-views are spectacular. 

A perfect spot for breakfast with the kids, lunch with the family, wowing foreign visitors, or a romantic sundowner.



Bean in love – coffee in Paarl

This coffee pit-stop perked up my morning after many debates with 2nd-hand car-dealers (in my never-ending search for the perfect family 7-seater)!

It is oh-so-pretty.

Thanks to my friend, Surea, for the recommendation. Nothing beats local knowledge.

289 Main Road, Paarl.

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