A quick look at our favourites – those recommended on our destination pages – plus “one-offs” that are definitely worth a try if you’re in the area! Links to websites (where available) for easy booking.



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Seven on Kellner

Fabulous food and ambience in a lovely old building decorated in a Moroccan style. Worth a trip to Bloemfontein just to eat here! Opens midday until late.




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The Artist’s Cafe

Coffee and eatery situated in the Windmill Centre in a lovely stone building under corrugated roof. Good coffee and breakfasts!



278 on main


278 on Main

Slightly off the square but worth finding. Charming building with “lounge” area on stoep complete with chandeliers hanging from the corrugated roof. Comfort food all day is their credo.



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Clarens Brewery

6 different home-brews to choose from or taste. Great building and basic menu of sausages and rolls or cheese/meat platters. Open 7 days a week.






Rosa Restaurant

In the centre of the village on the main road. Comfortably furnished with squashy sofas and scrubbed wooden tables they serve good meals utilising local, seasonal produce. Open Thursday – Sunday.






The Laughing Likkewaan

The owner is the chef and changes the menu daily. His food is delicious and inspired by flavours of the Middle and Far East. Booking essential and bring your own wine.