Tolbos Country Shop and Restaurant
Last Updated: June 2014
Fred Ferreira, Patensie, Eastern Cape, 6335
- Longitude: 24.815081
- Latitude: -33.758809
About Tolbos Country Shop and Restaurant
The best shop in Patensie. Tolbos (est. 1988) Country Shop and Restaurant is "old school quality, plain and simple". We offer the best coffee and light meals fresh with friendly service. Tolbos is the first building on your right hand side as you enter the town of Patensie from the Hankey side – you cannot miss it.
Tolbos Country Shop and Restaurant, set right at the foot of the beautiful Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, offers you a superb country break-away to the Citrus Valley of Patensie.
A boutique coffee shop and daytime restaurant, Tolbos first opened its doors in 1988 where tourists and locals could sit in the shade of a tree, enjoy the surrounding beauty and take in the intoxicating smells of the citrus blossoms. Over the years, Tolbos has quadrupled in size and has become the towns landmark and is the official tourism and information centre for the entire Gamtoos Valley and the Greater Baviaans Mega Reserve. It has become ‘The’ stopover for most of the tourists travelling through Baviaans, and the owners, Toska or Hetsie, themselves avid outdoor people, can provide any advice necessary prior to your camping or hiking trip.
Only an hours’ drive from PE it has become a popular breakfast destination for those wanting a break from the city. In true farm style the menu is substantial for both breakfast and lunches – and the cappuccino’s are every bit as good as the coffees offered in the cities! They even offer a red cappuccino, which is made with tea.
Entering our shop, you get the overwhelming smell of freshly baked bread, cakes, tarts and pies which is totally irresistable. Ideally we also have a curios and gift shop filled with beautiful ornaments, clothing, jewelry, kitchenware, candles, handmade pottery, kid’s toys and much, much more. Take a trip down memory-lane and buy some of our old fashioned sweets, or choose from our huge variety of homemade preserves(made of fresh local farm produce). All the comforts of Grandma’s cupboard that will fill your pantry in a flash. We also stock a variety of home furnishings which range from Country Chic to French flair.
We take pride in giving you only the best quality food and service, whilst enjoying a nice refreshment of a fantastic cup of coffee made from freshly ground beans. Take a Sunday drive into the country and enjoy our special Sunday roast. We also have a safe playground and jungle gym to keep the kiddies busy.
A perfect place to be.