Sani Lodge is home to the Giant's Cup Café started in 1997 by Simone and is well known for wholesome home-made goodness (see the Getaway review article here) Our policy of local procurement of South African foods, supporting local producers in our district, buying organic / free range, growing as much fruit and vegetables as we can in summer, and having our own source of organic milk means that what you eat / drink in our restaurant directly supports all these producers and healthy motives. “ Tastes good and makes you feel good !”.
The Giants Cup Cafe, Restaurant , art gallery, crafts, Alpine bar (selling Fair Trade wine, beer, cider) ,table tennis table and indigenous plants nursery, iis on site open daily from 0730 hours to 2000 hours, a mere 50 metres from Sani Lodge Backpackers,
As devotees of the great John Seymour’s philosophy of self-sufficiency as laid out in his classic book “The Complete Guide to Self-sufficiency”, we aim to provide home cooked meals with the use of as many home produced products like our fruit and vegetables in season, milk and honey, as possible. We aim to use the best organic and free range quality ingredients such as eggs and chicken in support of local South African producers. We have been breeding happy Jersey cows for the past 16 years for the purpose of providing our own fresh milk ( for guest breakfasts, complimentary milk for self-catering guests tea/coffee at Lodge and cottages) as well as to make healthy probiotic cultured yoghurt , plus cream ( to accompany our homemade continental cakes/desserts) for making butter and real ice cream.
Whilst Sani Lodge does have two fully equipped self- catering kitchens for guest use, why not treat yourself to meals in our cosy African décor restaurant.
Breakfasts: Served from 0730 hours to 0900 hours. Our breakfasts include a cooked or health buffet or combination of both. Only needs to be ordered in advance for big groups . Otherwise just come to the restaurant.
Packed Lunches: Great for long days of hiking ; please order the night before.
Light Lunches: can be ordered off the menu any time and include locally produced specialities.
Mid morning and afternoon teas: offering our favoured chocolate cake and Dutch apple pie with fresh farm cream. We serve unique, quality Fair Trade coffee with our newly acquired ‘bean to coffee’ Swiss beverage machine, that will have your returning for more.
Dinners: Dinner is served at 6.30pm for which guests are summoned to the beat of the Zulu drum. The meals are scrumptious, simple home-cooked , healthy fare prepared by our trained cooks Mbali and Jennett. .Please note that dinner does need to be pre-booked as we prepare food for the exact number of guests ordering . If you arrive on the day and wish to have dinner you may still pre-book before 4pm. Guests arriving later without pre-booking dinner may choose savouries to eat off the Café menu at 6.30pm instead of the 3 course dinner. Vegan, vegetarian, allergen free diets will be accommodated to the best of our ability and sourcing availability.
ORDERING MEALS ; PLEASE ORDER ALL YOUR MEALS IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARE COMING AS A LARGE GROUP . WE ALSO REQUEST THAT YOU PLEASE ORDER DINNER IN ADVANCE IF YOU WISH TO EAT ON THE NIGHT OF YOUR ARRIVAL.
PAYMENT OF MEALS ;Meals and drinks do not go on your tab so please bring payment with you to the restaurant. VISA/MASTERCARD credit cards welcome.
PRICES OF MEALS rates webpage for prices of meals.