Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, a laid-back vibe and generous small-town hospitality await you at Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe in Betty’s Bay. There is a choice between indoor and outdoor seating where breakfasts, light lunches, daily specials and Saturday night dinners are served. Speciality breads and buttery croissants are freshly baked at the cafe on a Saturday morning and can be ordered by prior arrangement. Best known for their succulent slow-cooked ribs, Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe has become a favourite gathering spot for locals and visitors to this quaint seaside village. Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe is unlicensed and you are invited to bring your own wine with no corkage fee charged. The venue seats a total of 35 guests and is perfect for small, informal functions.

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After living in Botswana for almost thirty years, Tara and Chris Peinke returned to South Africa and settled in Betty’s Bay. They have a deep passion for this popular seaside village and are totally in love with the people they meet on a daily basis. This love can be tasted in the wholesome cooking and felt in their warm hospitality. Tara and Chris are inspired by new challenges and by the exciting adventure of owning Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe.


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Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe is available for your next private function and is perfect for small, catered-for gatherings that include:

  • Corporate events
  • Weddings
  • Birthday parties

There is seating available for a total of 35 guests. Contact Smile & Wave Courtyard Cafe directly for more details.


“The food is great value for money the portions are just enough. The coffee and teas are also well priced. Great service at this little place and we try and go there once a week.” renetdm, Tripadvisor

“Enjoyed a simple but tasty Sunday breakfast. Great coffee and awesome chocolate brownie in a mug! Friendly service. Thank you!” Brian M, Tripadvisor

“Had the yummiest ham, cheese and cress ciabatta toastie at Smile and Wave Courtyard Cafe - it was delicious! The chocolate cake was divine too, and the coffee was very moreish. Totally worth the drive from Blouberg.” Roween Taylor, Facebook

“Best coffee · Free Wifi · Relaxing atmosphere · Cosy atmosphere”  Alet Debeer, Facebook

“Not only are their freshly baked croissants, rolls and ciabattas delicious in-house, but you can also order them in bulk for your own special occasions. Personally, I find there is nothing as mouthwatering as freshly baked croissants and they are a must for those large Sunday family breakfasts.” Danya G, Tripadvisor



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