Breakfast at Groot Contstantia

We had a late breakfast on Sunday at the Jonkershuis restaurant at Groot Constantia wine farm. Groot Constantia dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel.

It is still a very active wine farm, and also a big tourist attraction. The restaurant has a lovely outside seating area, and children and dogs are welcome to go along as well and enjoy the shade under the oak trees. There are also a few nice walking paths around the farm.

While my breakfast was very tasty, I was did find the portions very small (Lois had scrambled egg & toast, and only got 1 piece of toast), and I still had lunch when I got home. I did think that at R60+ for breakfast they could be a little more generous.

Having said all that, the view from the restaurant is wonderful, it is the oldest wine farm in South Africa, and it was a wonderful morning.


  1. Steffi said:

    Your trip to Groot Constsantia sounds really good and I hope you enjoyed it.I wish I could be there too.My daughter was there too… and she booked her flight to CT now…She canĀ“t wait to see everyone and everything again!
    Have a nice day!

    March 25, 2011
  2. Craig said:

    Yes it was good, the portions were just a little small. Hope your daughter has a good trip.

    March 25, 2011
  3. Steffi said:

    Thank you,…she must still wait to end of september…

    March 26, 2011
  4. Stephen said:

    Try the portions at the Kirstenbosch tea room for size. More generous than Jonkershuis IMHO and also a lovely setting. Costs more if you’re not a member of the Botanical Society of course as the entry fee to the Gardens must be taken into account if you’re not already a member. And there are many, better reasons for membership than the breakfast, or waffle, milkshakes, fish ‘n’ chips etc [rumble rumble]…

    March 29, 2011
  5. Craig said:

    That is a good point Stephen; perhaps we will go there next time. I have not eaten there in years, and sure you pay entrance fees, but then go for a walk afterwards and work off some of it :-)

    March 30, 2011

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