Farmer’s Market and Burgundy Restaurant, Hermanus

Breakfasts up the East Coast

A weekend out of Cape Town and up the coast to Onrus / Hermanus – fresh air, open ocean, walks along the coast, jumping southern right whales, and of course, some good food choices!

Fernkloof Farmer's Market

Pumpkin Fritters

Fernkloof Farmer’s Market:
Friends of ours suggested the Fernkloof Farmer’s Market near the Montessori School on the Fernkloof side of Hermanus on the Saturday morning. It was a grey, light rain day, but the market was still well populated with organic and wholesome foods and plants and goodies stores. As the morning progressed, the sky cleared and the crowds came.

View of Walker Bay from Burgundy Restaurant

A coffee and tea stand was well received, and being with my Bavarian boyfriend, we decided on German sausages, sauerkraut (I skipped this one) and onion rolls with mustard for breakfast @ R25 each, they were seriously good! There was a choice of jaffles or vetkoek with various fillings (bacon and cheese, mince meat etc), pumpkin fritters and various other sweet treats. We sat on one of the benches and indulged while listening to a 1 man band. Fantastic.

Burgundy Restaurant:
Another suggestion passed to me, was to visit Burgundy Restaurant in Hermanus, right by the Old Harbour. Before leaving Onrus on Monday, we parked in Hermanus and walked around sussing out the selection. Burgundy was a great choice!

We sat outside and the service was quick and very friendly. The waitress greeted us as if we were regulars and engaged in light conversation. The menu is short, but from the various plates being served around us, looked delicious and generous.

Burgundy Breakfast

Croissant, bacon & eggs

There is a health breakfast for R45 – traditional muesli, yoghurt and fruit. I ventured on the croissant, scrambled eggs and bacon side of things (R45) (with salmon instead is R55). My companion opted for the Burgundy Breakfast @ R55 – 2 eggs (scrambled as his choice), bacon, creamed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and boerewors and toast. I must say that the scrambled eggs we both had were creamy and delicious – the best I have had thus far! One thing I was impressed about was that I asked for some cheese for the rest of my croissant and was not charged. I have been to places in Camps Bay where I was billed for a smidgen of Marmite!

To add to our delite and to round off the weekend, we were treated to 3 southern right whales jumping vigorously in the bay!

Fernkloof Farmer’s Market:
Montessori School

Opening times:
Sat: 9h30 to 13h00

Burgundy Restaurant Contact details:
The Old Harbour
Marine Drive
Tel: 028 312 2800

Opening times:
Not mentioned on the website


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