Food & Wine
Breakfasts at Acorn House
At Acorn House we looove food.
It all starts with our breakfast, people say "it has been the best on their journey through South Africa".
Or, as the Greenwood Guide puts it: "Acorn House is serving the 2nd best breakfast in Cape Town." Who is serving the best? We don't know :-)
We serve a wide variety of cold cuts, cheeses, fruit and fresh vegetables, not to forget all our exciting hot dishes. Try our signature dish, Janine's Cape Malay Pancake, or Stewart's famous bobotije.
Discover what else is available and have a phantastic start into the day!
Bernd & Beate’s Restaurant Recommendations
Cape Town has just been named the 3rd best destination for eating-out in the world! We strongly agree to this accolade. Also, considering the low price tag, Cape Town is THE place to dine out! From fresh fish over gor-geous steaks to fine dining - there is a lot for you to discover!
There is a restaurant for every liking, and this is just a small list of who we recommend (Many more from us as soon as you are here!)
Aubergine, Gardens (www.aubergine.co.za). Fine dining with Harald Bresselschmidt.
Ocean Blue, Camps Bay. Something fishy.
The Foodbarn, Noordhoek (www.thefoodbarn.co.za). The drive is very much worth it.
Societi Bistro, Gardens (www.societi.co.za). Nice and easy.
La Mouette, Sea Point (www.lamouette-restaurant.co.za). Enjoy the journey through a 5-course-dinner with wine pairing.
Acorn House’ "House Wine" Selection
At Acorn House we are also mad about fine wines. We, Beate & Bernd, own Acorn House for over 15 years. Leaving Hamburg we also had to lea-ve an interesting wine cellar behind. But this is long back. In the Cape, the challenge is storage. We agreed to establish our new cellar on the far end of the garage, as this probably would be the coolest place around. It is neither perfect nor fashionable at all, but it does its job and holds a couple of hundred bottles now. Interested visitors are invited to share a bottle of excellent wine with us.
For all winelovers staying with us, we every year select an affordable range of great affordable wines:
Miles Mossop The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2012
Windmeul Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay 2014
Windmeul Pinotage 2012
Mullineux Swartland Rouge 2012
Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Bernd & Beate suggest the following 1 day wine tour
Leave Cape Town on the N1 and exit at the Stellenbosch via R304 sign. Follow the R304 to Stellenbosch and enjoy the winefarms en route. We recommend:
Villiera (http://www.villiera.com) : A wide range of wonderful whites and bubblies.
Beyerskloof ( http://www.beyerskloof.co.za ): Succesfully focussing on Pinotage, South Africa's home grape.
Lunch: Cuvée @ Simonsig
Waterford ( http://www.waterfordestate.co.za ): Great wines with Kevin Arnold Shiraz as a benchmark. Red wine and chocolate tasting!
Rust en Vrede ( http://www.rustenvrede.com ): One of SA's best winefarms. Expensive reds.
Return on the N2 to Cape Town. Enjoy your day!
And, if you don't want to drive yourself, Beate offers to take you to the winelands and do a personalized tour with you. Please refer to the Beate's Tours page.
Bernd & Beate suggest a visit of the following winefarms
Morgenster ( www.morgenster.co.za ): Italian owned. Great reds and arguably the best olives in the country.
Fairview (www.fairview.co.za) Huge wine and cheese farm. Touristic, not the Reserve Wine - tasting! Lunch.
Glen Carlou (www.glencarlou.co.za) Swiss owned. Exclusive winefarm with great views. Art exhibition. Lunch.
Boschkloof (http://www.boschkloof.co.za): An underdog in the winelands. Taste his Shiraz!
Jordan (www.jordanwines.com): We prefer the range of Chardonnays. And some reds: Cobblers Hill and Merlot. Hmmm. Exquisite cuisine by George Jardine.
Overgaauw (www.overgaauw.co.za): Our long time favourite Merlot in the Cape. And the first one, too.
Thelema (www.thelema.co.za): Over 25 years of outstanding Cabernets. Their flagship is a Merlot Reserve though.
Tokara (www.tokara.co.za): Stunning whites and reds. Expensive. Art exhibition. Views.