Much loved for its quirky trinket shops, cool cafés, historic tidal pools and charming cobblestone streets, the sleepy seaside suburb of Kalk Bay is a popular destination for Capetonians looking to unwind over the weekend. It’s true that locals and visitors to the suburb are indeed spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a great place to eat but now you can add one more must-visit spot to your Kalk Bay list because a brand-new poolside eatery has just opened its doors. Located opposite the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool, Dalebrook Café, is sure to become your new-favourite spot for a weekend wind down.
Located in the landmark building Dalebrook Place, the eatery is the brainchild of Charmaine Lilje of Chardonnay Deli fame. The seaside sibling of Constantia-based Chardonnay Deli, Dalebrook Café pays homage to its historical roots and owner Charmaine has ensured that the 120-year-old building has been carefully and lovingly renovated to reflect its rich history.
Charmaine has a passion for authentic, seasonal food, often with a rustic touch and this is especially evident in her menu development for Dalebrook Café. Serving an uncomplicated and delicious menu, the café offers hearty breakfasts and wholesome lunches made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes include an avocado smash breakfast with salmon and poached eggs, seafood risotto, grilled fresh line fish, and a selection of homemade pies and quiches.
For those looking for something to munch on the beach, the café also offers a selection of freshly baked artisanal baked breads and deli goods for customers to take home with them or enjoy as a quick on-the-go meal as they laze on the beach.
Dalebrook Café is open daily for breakfast and lunch from 07:00 to 18:00 as well as dinner, three nights a week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) until 21:00. For more information visit the Dalebrook Café website.