Coffee is one of most consumed beverages in the world and believed to have been discovered by a herder in Ethiopia in the early 1500s. A recent quote stated that “life begins after coffee”. In line with this quote, and the September / October school holidays, Hessequa Tourism has compiled a list of 5 great N2 Coffee Shops along the scenic Garden Route.
Fun Fact: Globally people consume about 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
1. DIE SKEERHOK PADSTAL / FARM STALL
This farm stall is a unique venue eclectically decorated with charming vintage furniture, lights, chandeliers, and exquisite wall art and is located about 8 kilometers from the entrance of Heidelberg, directly along the N2 highway. The farm stall serves a selection of delicious meals, including hearty breakfasts, lunch and pastries. The coffee at Die Skeerhok Padstal is purely happiness in a cup and ideal for explorers of the scenic Garden Route.
Tel: 071 690 8421 l Website: Die Skeerhok Padstal l Facebook: Die Skeerhok Padstal
2. IKIGAI COFFEE BAR & DELI
The Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli is located directly along the N2 – Riversdale, with the option of down-stairs and up-stairs seating. The venue has a very relaxed and modern layout and comfortably furnished to allow visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and tasty meals.
The quote “coffee is the best thing in life because it brings people together” is so fitting at Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli.
Tel: 028 713 1260 l Website: Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli l Facebook: Ikigai Coffee Bar & Deli
3. OUMEUL BAKERY & FARM STALL
The award-winning Oumeul Bakery & Farm Stall is located along the N2 highway at the entrance of Riversdale, serving travellers and locals with mouthwatering meals, pastries, and delicious coffee.
The venue offers comfortable seating, excellent service and the ideal location with dedicated parking areas. If you love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning, visit the Oumeul Bakery & Farm Stall in Riversdale.
Tel: 028 713 4065 l Website: Oumeul Bakery & Farm Stall l Facebook: Oumeul Bakery & Farm Stall
Fun Fact: During the 17th century Ottoman Empire, it was believed that coffee contained mind-altering effects. The ruler of this period believed it to be a type of narcotic and banned it from public consumption.
4. GIANT ALOE COFFEE SHOP
The Giant Aloe Coffee Shop is located along the N2 highway in Albertinia and is part of the Alcare Aloe facility. This facility serves delicious meals ranging from breakfast and lunch to sweet and savory treats. The Giant Aloe Coffee Shop also serves delicious coffee.
When thinking of the coffee of The Giant Aloe Coffee Shop the following quote comes to mind “behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee”.
Tel: 028 735 1454 l Website: Giant Aloe Coffee Shop l Facebook: Giant Aloe Coffee Shop
5. FIRE ROASTED COFFEE
The Fire Roasted Coffee Café is located on the premises of Aloe Ferox, along the N2 highway in Albertinia. This facility uses its fire roasted homestead blend as basis for their creamy cappuccino.
In addition to the coffee, the facility also serves delicious light meals and the Aloe Ferox shop is just around the corner. We have a saying, “you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee, and that’s pretty close”.
Tel: 028 050 2352 l Website: Fire Roasted Coffee l Facebook: Fire Roasted Coffee