Review: Two Acres

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Two Acres Tearoom

1 Country Lane, Assagay, Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal

031 768 1957

Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm

Sometimes, you just need a quiet place to relax with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake – and Two Acres Tearoom is that place. It’s worth the drive to Assagay (about 25 minutes outside of Durban) to indulge in a fresh homemade meal and relaxing country setting under the shade of the trees. Whether you’re with family, meeting up with friends, of hosting a party, this garden café is a feast for the senses. 

The café is known for its ethical ‘garden to table’ philosophy and focus on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Most of the herbs, lettuces and some vegetables are grown on-site, and 90% of their meat and chicken is hormone and antibiotic free. The eggs are free range and the artisan bread is always freshly baked.

For lunch, try the Aubergine Melanzane with parmesan and garden salad, or the Roast Chicken artisan toastie with herb mayo and fresh tomato. The menu features a wide range of sweet and savoury items, as well as many vegetarian options. For afternoon tea though, you can’t go wrong with the New York baked cheesecake and the gluten free Chocolate and Orange cake. Served on slate tile plates, both are delicious and pair perfectly with a Cappuccino and Americano on a cold winter’s day.

The garden setting is pure tranquility, and seems far removed from the hustle and bustle of Hillcrest. Service is friendly and fast, and it’s the kind of place where you want to while away the time. Also on site is The Bird House – a place to unwind and get pampered, with an open-air setup for manis and pedis. The café also has a shop where patrons can browse through furniture, jewellery, home décor, preserves and more. 

If coffee and cake aren’t what you need on a Saturday afternoon, the Two Acres Tearoom also has an outdoor gin bar, with the garden setting creating a beautiful backdrop to the experience. Let stress become a foreign concept and take time out to visit this garden café – it’s worth it!

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