Founded 1924 - Rebuilt 2003

Open 364 days of the year: 08:30 - 17:00 (Closed Christmas Day)


for breakfast, lunch and tea

  • Please Note:

    • Only Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant food and cakes may be consumed on the premises. Please enjoy your own picnics in the Garden.
    • To preserve the relaxed and tranquil ambiance, we do not allow laptops.
    • Cheques are not accepted.
    • A 10% service charge will be added for groups of 10 or more visitors.
    • All prices include 14% VAT.
  • Important notice

    The Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant is not affected by the change of ownership of the restaurant and coffee shop at
    Gate 1 and continues to run with the usual devoted care of
    Pamela Shippel-Granoth and
    her team.

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Enjoy our famous
breakfasts, lunches and teas

in the most beautiful garden in Africa

  • All food is prepared on the premises under Pamela’s careful supervision using only the best and freshest ingredients.
  • We are proud of our bakery, with Anton at the helm, producing the freshest scones, breads, cakes, cinnamon butter buns and much more throughout the day.
  • The MENU is comprehensive and includes food for all tastes, traditional and adventurous, the health conscious and vegetarians, the hungry and not so hungry, young and old and something for those with allergies.
  • The GARDEN GOURMET PICNIC MENU, in re-usable green bags, to be enjoyed on the lawns and benches in the spectacular Kirstenbosh gardens.
  • NEW PLATTER MENU Choose from our selection of snack and sandwich platters to take home or enjoy in the garden.

The Tea Room is fully licensed.

‘Pamela Shippel’s way is practical, down-to-earth, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and up-to-date. Her cookbooks are trusted friends
in the kitchen’

Prue Leith OBE - award-winning chef, magazine food editor and author.