Sometimes you find new places unexpectedly. And those are the best discoveries. That’s my story with Cherry Lane in Malmesbury. This sleepy yet beautiful farmer’s village lies just above Paarl and the Cape Winelands and on your way towards my beloved Paternoster’s West Coast, or Riebeek Kasteel and Darling.
Last autumn on our way back from the West Coast, driving to Franschhoek, we passed Malmesbury and I felt like coffee and cake. The Mr. was complaining as he wanted to go home asap and of course from Malmesbury to Franschhoek isn’t far anymore.. but I convinced him to go for coffee and cake. And he agreed, because… happy wife happy life. He was pleasantly surprised with Cherry Lane, and so was I. In a sleepy and quiet farmer’s village like Malmesbury they know how to brew coffee and bake cake. Today I will tell you more about our experience at Cherry Lane. The courtyard of Cherry Lane is the most idyllic place one can think of. This place on 67 Hugenote Street in Malmesbury for sure is an hidden gem!
How much I love the mosaic tiles in the bathroom? I want them in my kitchen!
OK, this wall deco is a bit old fashioned and retro, but at Cherry Lane it works.
It’s all in the details.
Delicious cappuccino (except for the cacao on top – please people; stop doing that! It shouldn’t be there on a real cappu and it tastes awful).
Shop at Cherry Lane.
Have breakfast, lunch or sweet seductions. Breakfast you can have for example the full English Cherry Lane breakfast (R68) or a croissant with cheese and jam (R36). And what about Classic French Toast (R57). Lunch seems nice and is incredibly cheap. Homemade chicken pie (R72) or Bobotie with yellow rice (R62). Italian fresh pasta with mushrooms and bacon (R65). And the Cherry Lane Burger for R72. If you just go for coffee and cake, like we did on our first visit here, you can choose things like carrot cake, chocolate cake, red velvet, lemon meringue or cheese cake. All R30 per piece. They also do 2 freshly baked scones with jam and cream R25. Not bad at all!
Cherry Lane is located on 67 Hugenote Street in Malmesbury. Click here for road directions.
They are open Monday – Friday from 8h00 until 17h00 and on Saturday from 8h00 until 14h00.
*Note: I have not been asked, payed or invited to write about Cherry Lane. We paid the bill ourselves. All photos are mine, made with a Canon EOS M3 camera.