Places to eat in Kleinmond
Unpretentious, laid back and delicious are the defining points for most of the places to eat in Kleinmond. Although many restaurants have incorporated modern flairs and some imaginative recipes the food is overall well portioned and hearty. The added pleasure of dining out in Kleinmond is that views over the ocean or river mouth accompany meals set to take advantage of the scenery. To top it off there is that small town atmosphere were regulars are greeted warmly by the owners and new-comers will no doubt receive similar treatment.
Of the handful of restaurants in Kleinmond, most of the eateries line the cobbled Harbour Road. Between the art galleries and curio shops there are restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. The coffee shops have cappuccinos that leave frothy moustaches and home-made cakes that are heavenly. However, there are healthy options like gourmet sandwiches and superfood smoothies. Some coffee shops also have an art gallery or curio shop attached that is perfect for whetting the appetite before taking a seat.
Due to the proximity to the ocean, seafood restaurants in Kleinmond are plenty in number. Terms like 'catch of the day' and 'fresh fish' are often seen lining the menu boards. Since Kleinmond began as a small fishing town you can expect the simple yet timeless recipes, perhaps with a slight modern twist here and there. Sushi is normally thought to be prevalent in cosmopolitan cities but Kleinmond has caught onto the trend and there are a selection of places that serve the Japanese delicacy, as those with a fetish for the raw fish and rice ensemble will be happy to know. There is also vegetarian sushi for those that are eating consciously or have never quite acquired a taste for raw fish.
During the day one can sip on cocktails on wooden decks and at night there are several pubs in Kleinmond that ring with local merriment. The community is friendly to newcomers and they require little encouragement to share the ongoings and gems of Kleinmond. Those with children on the other hand can find family friendly restaurants that will leave everyone smiling. The all-time favourite wood-fired pizzas or sticky ribs are available while some other restaurants offer a kiddies menu separately to the more refined tastes of the adult menu.
Traditional South African cuisine, wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, sushi, tapas, Italian inspirations and more can all be enjoyed in Kleinmond. Whether you are looking for something quick and delicious to take away or sit down to a leisurely meal you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite.