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Rambling Rose

165 St Francis Drive, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
+27 42 294 1883
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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165 St Francis Drive, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This quaint, welcoming, cozy, warm and friendly tea garden is nothing short of perfection. The owners Craig and Michelle are a dynamite team. Craig's front of house skills are the best I have ever seen. He manages the crazy festive season St Francis Bay crowd...More

Thank CandiceAnnM
mechelle a, Owner at Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you much appreciated

Reviewed 1 week ago

We go there each year and they never fail to please. No matter how busy, the food is always top notch. The fact that people would rather wait in line than go somewhere else, tells the story. I would think the best milkshakes that I...More

Thank Vossiepotch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a return visit for us. Friday buffet lunch - a healthy variety of fresh vegetables, lamb neck stew, yellowfin tuna, beef lasagne and lentil lasagne, chicken curry. Great iced coffee. Cay is very friendly and is the perfect host. Lovely waitress. Lovely ambiance.

Thank ecsonza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting restaurant, with a nice kiddies play area. The food was very nice and the staff extremely friendly.

Thank Rentia V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great food, nice ambience. And good vfm! Deserves it place as Number 1 in St Francis.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for an excellent breakfast with fast friendly service in a nice setting this is the place! Well managed by a proper restauranteur who knows his stuff!

Thank butlert159
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We always visit Rambling Rose when we’re in the area, and this great place keeps getting better every year. Always friendly staff, great kids play area, nice atmosphere, and food is always fresh and nicely presented. Probably the best kids-friendly restaurant in the whole area....More

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mechelle a, Owner at Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

thank you!!

Reviewed 19 November 2017

It's the sort of restaurant that appeals to everyone - there are play areas for children, different types of comfortable seating, in shade or without, little shops to browse and despite it being so busy the service was good and the cappuccinos and milkshake were...More

Thank Bongitole
mechelle a, Owner at Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

thank you!!!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

I had breakfast here in 2015 and re-visited today. The food a=is as good and the service very friendly and professional. This is undoubtedly THE place to frequent while staying in St Francis Bay!

Thank jhnel
mechelle a, Owner at Rambling Rose, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

thank you !!!!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Rambling Rose is unquestionably the place to dine during the day in St. Francis Bay and the menu range is excellent and extremely well priced. It is obvious that emphasis is on absolute top quality ingredients beautifully prepared under the watchful eye of Michelle whilst...More

Thank John D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 St Francis Drive, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Saint Francis Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 42 294 1883
Garden setting with indoor and outdoor seating
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