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Posted on: Monday, 13 September 2010

Café Roux in Noordhoek, perfect for families or a leisurely luncheon

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Café Roux

Café Roux

Sarah’s birthday (see my post from Friday) continued into Sunday because she had no idea that her wonderful friends had organised an entire treat of a day on Saturday!  So, she’d arranged lunch at Café Roux in Noordhoek for the wider circle of chums and for the husbands who’d patiently watched the children while their wives were sipping a chilled glass of vino while having their toes painted!

Shamefully I hadn’t been to Café Roux for well over a year and it was lovely to lunch there again.  I can see why it’s such a winner of a venue for parents – the large playground, close enough to watch the cherubs but far enough away to have a decent conversation with the adults makes it the ideal family-friendly restaurant.  Sarah had booked a table for our large party of 12 adults and a smattering of children but not all of the tables were taken – perhaps the moody weather (freezing one minute and warm the next) had something to do with it.

The food at Café Roux is delicious, fresh, always beautifully presented and the portions are big enough to feed a small army.  I had the calamari topped with peppadews, fresh coriander, rocket, bean sprouts and served with a honey-mustard and lemon dressing.  A small bucket of fries accompany the meal.  My husband had the Durban mutton curry (you can take the Durbanite out of Durban but not, necessarily, Durban out of the Durbanite!) – served with savoury rice he declared it very good indeed and I was lucky to get a taste of it!

Other meals are pastas of the day, huge, juicy burgers and a selection of enormous salads.  There is a separate kiddies menu with the normal options of toasted sarmies, chicken and chips, calamari and chips etc.


Café Roux


The service at Café Roux is excellent; as mentioned we were a fairly large party of people and although we didn’t order three course meals we kept our waitron on his toes and he did a fantastic job.  I was also impressed that they had no quibble with giving my husband and I a separate bill when we wanted to leave before the main bill had been called for.

Café Roux is not open for dinner but there is more than enough to choose from whether you visit for breakfast, lunch or for a gigantic piece of lemon meringue pie.  A live band entertains punters on a Sunday afternoon so one really could settle in quite nicely for a Sunday Session!

Contact Details:
Café Roux, Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0)21 789-2538

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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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