Delicious coffee and delectable eats

The Eatery is a landmark coffee shop destination in the heart of Hermanus and is open for breakfast and lunch and special events on booking. Serving unpretentious, uncomplicated food prepared by a small team of dedicated chefs who use seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to create delicious meals. The Eatery is fully-licensed and the venue is available for your private function. There is seating for 45 patrons inside and 27 outside.

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The Eatery first open its kitchen in 1991 and in 2019 Rebecca Matthysen took ownership of this landmark establishment. 

Rebecca is known for her contradictory cheffing-style where she challenges the norm by combining fine dining and authentic wholesome country foods. Her talents have been recognised and she was the first winner of the Hermanus FynArts Chef Award.

Together with Ingrid Fourie, who is The Eatery’s renowned house chef, Rebecca passionately continues with an ethos that focusses on using locally sourced produce wherever possible. 

Á La Carte Menu

Á La Carte Menu 

The Eatery has a full à la carte menu and is well-known for its delicious selection of breakfast menu items that include their signature dish, Eggs Benedict. 

The lunch menu includes wholesome favourites as well as daily specials.

Take-Home Menu

Take-Home Menu

Experience the delicious flavours of The Eatery in your own home by stocking up on their delicious range of:

  • Pre-packaged, ready made-meals
  • Freshly baked bread and cakes 
  • Homemade condiments
  • Handmade rusks and biscuits 
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Delivery or Pick-up

Have your favourite meals delivered to your home. Delicious, freshly prepared wholesome meals made passionately with locally sourced, organic ingredients where possible. 

Heat and eat or freeze for later.

Please send us a WhatsApp on 0822619442 to find out what we have in stock and ready to go, alternatively, give us a day or two to make your desired dish.  

Join our Whatsapp group to find out what the chef is cooking up today.

Delivery is cash or EFT only.

Delivery Times:

  • Monday - Friday: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 13:00

Delivery Areas and Cost:

  • Hermanus - Free
  • Other areas - call for more information

All COVID safety protocols are in place.   

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The Eatery is perfect for informal daytime private functions and will also extend their hours to accommodate your evening event. Rebecca will tailor a package to suit your requirements and budget with a choice of an à la carte or a set menu. The fully-licensed venue is perfect for:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Celebrations 
  • Corporate Functions
  • Club Get-Togethers

For more information and to start planning your special event contact The Eatery directly.



“We went to The Eatery during a quick stop in Hermanus. Super fresh food and great service. Thank you for the hospitality we experienced! There should be more places like this.” Emelie, TripAdvisor
“The staff are extremely friendly, we met the owner, such a lovely and friendly lady she is, we will pop in soon again.” Demitri Theron, Facebook
“My family and I often visit The Eatery for breakfast when we stay in Hermanus and always love the friendly staff and buzzing atmosphere. The food is healthy and the menu has a great selection to suit all tastes. They serve delicious artisan coffee and very good freshly-squeezed juices. There are tables outside which is the perfect spot for a lovely day. I highly recommend it as a breakfast spot.” Julia, TripAdvisor
“We loved our lazy brunch at The Eatery, we loved the freshness of the food and the great coffee, whilst lapping up the sunshine sitting outside. This is a real gem!” Trumpies, TripAdvisor
“Soldier Breakfast Surprise! Eggs and Soldiers with extra crispy bacon soldiers, not what I expected but what a pleasant surprise and fun dish to eat! I can’t recall when last I had so much fun eating soft boiled eggs.” Russel, Facebook



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