This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history
Café Roux: good values, good food and good times
This family focussed café style restaurant at the Noordhoek Farm Village is a great place to unwind
Café Roux is the relaxed, family focussed café style restaurant which is so central to the Noordhoek Farm Village atmosphere. As a family run restaurant they put an enormous emphasis on children, which shines through in their kiddies menu and the kids’ parties they often host here.
Husband and wife Paul and Bern le Roux, as well as sister Lindi le Roux agree: “We wanted to create a special place where we could sit outside in the sun with our family and friends, eating great food, drinking our favourite wine. Simply enjoying life..."
A Bedouin tent spreads out over an outdoor area for some shade in summer – great for breakfasts or long lazy lunches, while still keeping one eye on the kids playing on the lawn under the oak trees, or in the playground. There’s also an indoor area with fireplace for winter and a small bar area.
The cuisine is South African with a twist. Expect from Springbok carpaccio to Durban curries and Asian beef salad. The burger is a local favourite, all home made from the patty to the relish. Bobby Skinstad, who is involved with The Toad sports pub next door, says: “the Earl’s all-day breakfast is a serious favourite of mine. I will go there especially for it.” It’s a breakfast sandwich made with toasted ciabatta, eggs, bacon, pork sausage and rocket with a mildly spiced Asian sauce. Worth a try indeed; especially with some speciality coffees or a smoothie on the side.
In summer Café Roux hosts braai nights every Thursday evening. It’s a very chilled local affair. The fires start from 6pm so the kids can come along for an early supper. While acoustic music by Me and Mr Brown plays in the background, you choose your meat for the braai. While the Café Roux staff braais the meat, you stand around and shoot the breeze; meet other locals and visitors in a relaxed social environment. Your meat arrives and you fill up your hungry belly and your Thursday evening entertainment is sorted! Braai selections include Chicken Kebabs (R15), Sirloin Steak (R35), Boerewors (R15), Fresh fish (R35) and a selection of salads and creamy potato bake (R35)
They also actually have a pets menu as animals welcome as well. It is not uncommon to see Lindi’s dog with a sign saying “please don’t feed me I am on diet”. Miniature horses, parrots and other pets are often seen hanging out with their owners at Café Roux.
It’s an easy going spot, all about good values, good food and good times. Come to Café Roux simply to unwind and indulge yourself. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll find yourself picking up a copy of Bernadette’s cookbook ‘Prickly Pears and Pomegranates’, just to make sure you take some of the goodness home.
Tel: +27 (0)21 789 2538 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open 7 days a week 08h30 – 17h30 in summer and 09h00 – 17h00 in winter.
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