Places to eat in Caledon
Caledon provides a fair range of different restaurants, farm stalls and pubs for visitors to choose from. In the town itself you’ll notice a few pub ‘n grills offering traditional South African cuisine. This is usually farm-style grub served with ice-cold beer on tap. In general, places to eat and drink in Caledon offer anything from ribs and steak to pastas and roasts. You’ll also be able to enjoy delicious locally-sourced ingredients in salads and of course local wines. Being an agricultural centre, these pubs all generally provide big portions of food and don’t skimp on any of the trimmings which include gravy to home-made chutneys.
There are two pizza outlets in Caledon too, both offering delicious pastas as well. While one is purely takeaway the other provides sit down amenities and also has a liquor license. If you’re looking for familiar franchises, there is a Wimpy at the shopping centre which is a favourite South African breakfast spot. There are also several coffee shops featuring delicious confectionaries and beverages like white hot chocolate and Chai tea. Most of these traditional cafes offer a variety of breakfasts ranging from traditional English farm-style spreads to Eggs Benedict and even scrambled eggs with croissants.
If you’re looking for some fine dining restaurants in Caledon, there is a renowned establishment at the hotel. You can enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine and afterwards even stop in at the casino to try your luck. There is also a family-style restaurant at the hotel catering to the whole family!
If you’re interested in getting the freshest food possible in the Overberg, then definitely take a short drive out to Dassiesfontein. This farm stall and restaurant literally sees neighbouring farmers and their families queued out of the door for a chance to eat the incredible cuisine. From rich venison dishes to vegetarian spreads, it impresses even the fussiest foodies. You can also buy biltong and droëwors, as well as pies right out of the wood-fired ovens. This is a wonderful spot to buy local wines, have a cold beer or simply get some coffee and pudding. You’ll also find a wide selection of local artisanal cheese which is made fresh by nearby farms, as well as yoghurt and milk.
From fine dining to casual meals, Caledon has everything on offer in terms of places to eat and drink, including leisurely Sunday lunches and buffet dinners. There are also bars and even bar lounges at the hotel for mingling with guests and locals alike. These also provide light meals and snacks with a range of cocktails and drinks. You can kick back and relax with log fires in winter and even the coolness of garden cuisine during the warm summers. It’s a charming feast either way!