Nestled in La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm, an absolute delight to the eye, the setting for this restaurant is beautiful with its stunning decor. Surrounded by bountiful nature, Cafe Bon Bon exhibits a hard to describe farm or rustic style with their pet Hendrich the Rooster and a vintage wooden piano and paintings, yet it is still modern and clean with its beautiful terraces and outdoor venue.
Hendrich (above) and the inside of one of the Bon Bon dining rooms (below)
The result is a very comfortable, intimate and gorgeous place. Although, typically Cafe Bon Bon is not our go-to favorite restaurant as we find the service to be quite slow, the food to be expensive for South African standards, and also not the tastiest we’ve ever had (don’t get me wrong though, I know of countless people who have fallen in love with it). This day however was a very pleasant surprise to us and our taste buds.
Today they were offering a budget-friendly special: a delicious home-made chicken and mushroom pie served in a soup bowl, with perfectly cooked kale and fresh vegetables on the side, as well as a salad from their garden with a sublime citrus dressing.
For dessert we had average coffees (because nothing beats Yours Truly and Molten Toffee) and a fantastic piece of carrot cake to share (because their slices are massive). The carrot cake was moist and filled with raisins and nuts, but in now way was it overpowering. And of course it was covered in a lovely creamy icing.