Café Felix, Riebeeck Kasteel, Western Cape
During my recent trip to Riebeeck Kasteel, I came across a quaint laid-back restaurant called Café Felix. This rustic eatery is a great place to enjoy some quality food while admiring the beauty of the surroundings.
I was fortunate enough to pop in and discover why this restaurant is on many people’s to-do-lists.
The town of Riebeeck Kasteel is located 80km north-east of Cape Town. The town is home to several top wineries and olive oil producing companies.
Upon my arrival, I immediately noticed the overall beauty of this establishment. I was eager to see what they had to offer. It is fair to say that their food is as good as the surroundings.
Café Felix is more than just a restaurant; they also offer accommodation and serve as a wedding venue.
What to expect at Café Felix?
Visitors can expect a laid back visit at this rustic restaurant. Their wooden tables add further character to this charming establishment. The wonderful assortments of colours that are created by a combination of the restaurants’ branding as well as the flowers that are found throughout, is truly a sight for sore eyes.
A large number of overhanging trees adorn the restaurant. This was a relief to me as that particular day was a scorcher.
Visible to patrons, a blackboard displayed their daily specials – a pleasant variety of tasty meals that I was eager to try. After a brief discussion with the owner, Malcolm Bushell, I opted for their salmon steak. It is fair to say that I was well-advised as the meal was delicious!
A great selection of wines is found on the menu as well. Visitors can expect to choose from a number of wines that are made nearby within the Cape.
Accommodation and Weddings at Café Felix
Café Felix also serves as a wedding venue as well as a guest house, named the Old Oak Manor. The Old Oak Manor is a four-star rated accommodation in Riebeeck Kasteel. The interior of the guest house is of French Provençal styling.
Four en-suite bedrooms are found at the Old Oak Manor and they are all named after the owner’s cats; Tara, Julius, Misty and Felix.
The Loft Room is located above the restaurant and has a spectacular aerial view of the outside area of the restaurant. Breakfasts are served at the Café Felix for those staying in one of their rooms.
Café Felix can host weddings of up to 120 people. The tranquil setting is the ideal place for happy couples to declare their love for one another.
Their team is able to relieve some of the stresses when it comes to preparation as their wedding packages include the church, the priest, the music, the flowers, the photographer, the food, the wine, the dance and the party can be arranged.
The town has a history of hosting intimate weddings thanks to the peaceful nature it contains – the same can be said of the Café Felix.
Top reasons for eating out at the Café Felix:
- Quality food and great scenery.
- An ideal place to host weddings of up to 120 people.
- The accommodation is stylish and elegant.
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