Take A Bite

Seabiscuit coffee shop and lunchtime bistro is situated along Betty’s Bay’s scenic Clarence Drive. Open for breakfast, light meals, blackboard specials and homemade cakes, Seabiscuit has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the area. Owner Lydia Baumker, radiates kindness and her warm yet gentle attitude will have you instantly feel at home (as will the aroma of her freshly baked bread). Furthermore, Seabiscuit stocks a selection of tasty deli products that includes crunchy pickled gherkins, bottled ‘rotebeeten’ and imported sweet treats. A range of stylish homeware items in which to present your own foodie favourites is on sale. Seabiscuit is unlicensed but welcomes you to bring your own with no corkage fee charged. Please note that the kitchen closes at 14:30 after which cakes and drinks are served until closing time at 15:00. Seabiscuit seats a total of 27 people inside and eight out on the deck.

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The a la carte menu at Seabiscuit lists a delicious selection of breakfasts, salads and toasted sandwiches. The bread used in the breakfasts and for the toasted sandwiches is freshly baked by Lydia each day and is all the more reason to visit. Please note that the kitchen closes at 14:30 after which the menu is limited to cakes and drinks until 15:00.


  • Mexican sweet-corn and jalapeño fritters, grilled baby tomatoes and crème fraìche 60
  • Buttermilk flapjacks, bacon, mixed berry coulis, crème fraìche 60
  • Butter croissant with preserves and cheese 35
  • French toast, bacon, tomato, cheese, preserves 60
  • Sweet French toast, fresh fruit, crème fraìche, toasted almonds and maple syrup 65
  • Smoked kipper and grilled tomatoes on toast 65

Captain’s breakfast, two fried eggs, bacon, baked beans, tomato, fries, pork sausage, toast and preserves 75

  • Scrambled (three eggs) 78

Mini breakfast, two fried eggs, bacon, tomato, fries, toast and preserves 50

  • Scrambled (three eggs) 53

Butter croissant with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon 75


  • Cold roast chicken, feta, olives, tomato and cucumber 80
  • Pear, beetroot, feta and toasted almonds 80

Toasted Sandwiches

  • Chicken, jalapeños and spicy mayonnaise 60
  • Tuna, apple, onion and mayonnaise 58
  • Irish cheddar and tomato 45


  • Cajun chicken burger, pineapple, mayonnaise, onion rings and fries 85
  • Beef burger, bacon, cheddar, pickles, onion rings and fries 90
  • Gourmet beef burger, brie, bacon, chutney onion jam, onion rings and fries 105


  • Scones, jam and cream 25
  • Apple crumble, cream or ice cream 40
  • Waffle, vanilla ice cream and maple syrup 40
  • Waffle, mango vanilla ice cream and maple syrup 45
  • Cake of the day - see blackboard


  • Banana split with marshmallows 40
  • Caramel and apple 35
  • Chocolate chip cookie and coffee 35
  • Fresh mixed berries 35

Hot Drinks

  • Coffee 20
  • Cappuccino 24
  • Americano 20
  • Espresso 16
  • Double espresso 18
  • Flat white 22
  • Latte 25
  • Chai latte 25
  • Dirty chai 25 Chai tea 25
  • Hot chocolate 25
  • Rooibos tea 20
  • Ceylon tea 20
  • Earl Grey tea 20
  • Peppermint tea 20
  • Chamomile tea 20
  • Green tea 20

Cold Drinks

  • Coke, Coke lite, Cream Soda, Fanta Orange 20 Appletiser, Grapetiser 24
  • Water (still, sparkling) 16
  • Liquifruit 20
  • Fruit juice
Blackboard Specials

An example of Lydia’s daily specials board is as follows:

  • Stewed fruit, yoghurt, muesli and honey 40
  • Roast, butternut, broccoli and feta soup with ciabatta 45
  • Bockwurst and bratkartoffeln 55
  • Ham, mushroom and cheese omelette with grilled tomato 75
  • Chicken livers peri-peri on bruschetta 65
  • Kassler chops, fried eggs, tomato, bratkartoffeln, toast and preserves 65
  • Pancakes, cinnamon sugar and lemon 28
  • Lemon meringue pie 38
  • Carrot cake 40


  • Cajun chicken burger, pineapple, mayo, onion rings and fries 85
  • Beef Burger, bacon, cheddar, mozzarella, onion rings and fries 90


  • Toasted bacon, egg and cheese fritters 55
  • Toasted bacon, cheese, tomato and fries 50
  • Toasted cheese, tomato and fries 45

“I always love coming here for meals! A real family place run by Lydia, Johan and their children, and welcoming of every generation too. The food is delicious, creative and generous, with a big breakfast menu to suit everyone and lots of tasty lunch, tea and coffee options too. The cooking is exceptional, and evidently a source of pride. Lots of the food is available as takeaways. They also sell homemade ciabattas in season and other baked goods. It's the perfect neighbourhood spot in Betty's Bay, and also a great stop off for a bite or some takeaways for travellers on Clarence Drive. Friendly, warm and always excellent. Thanks to Lydia and Johan for many great meals and warm company!” Megan, Tripadvisor

“If you are looking for a good cup of coffee, then this is by far the best espresso in Betty's bay, The scone was excellent too.” David, Tripadvisor

“Had to visit after finding out the owners used to own Tides. We had a lovely lunch there. Large portions and good food. A small coffee shop but definitely worth a visit.” Roz, Tripadvisor



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