Thyme to Relish Palinggat Coffee Shop

Thyme to Relish Palinggat Tee Garden

Thyme to Relish Palinggat Coffee Shop in Stilbaai

Restaurant, tea garden or coffee shop offering breakfast, light lunches, cakes and sweets as well as something to drink. Find Thyme to Relish Coffee Shop at the back of the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau which also houses the Blombos Museum of Archaeology. Overlooking the fenced-in rock fountain or palinggat where they hand feed the freshwater eels every day at 11:00. When the old Palinggat farmstead was built in 1811, the eels were already there.

A large lawn surrounds the building where one can spot the odd tortoise feeding on the lawn. There are indigenous trees such as the coral and the melkhout trees and the lawn is bordered by a green area of fynbos. This area is the habitat of various species of birds such as the kingfisher as well as bush buck, steenbok and duiker. You might see them come out of the bush to browse because they are not bothered and therefore not afraid. They live in green areas all over the town and are a familiar sight in and around town.

Seating is sprinkled around the lawn under umbrellas and trees as well as on the covered veranda which can be completely closed in the event of bad weather. Nothing pretentious, but the atmosphere is warm, homely and peaceful what with the quiet music in the background and the constant birdsong in the trees. Personal service, delicious creatively presented food, what more do you want? Be on the look-out for the specials of the day as announced on a black board which you pass on the way in.

Thyme to Relish is also a beautiful and popular venue for functions such as birthday celebrations and year end functions.

Where to Eat Breakfast in Still Bay

Thyme to Relish Coffee Shop at the Stilbaai Tourism offers a variety of breakfast choices starting with the traditional breakfast of egg, bacon, fried tomato and toast. Also omelettes, croissants with scrambled egg, French toast as well as a really large breakfast for the very hungry. Of course there are extras that you can add onto any of the choices on the menu at extra cost. This way you could change your breakfast into a brunch, keeping the hunger at bay until late.

Delicious Light Lunches in Still Bay

Sample their spring rolls, burgers, quiches or toasted sandwiches with various delicious fillings. Also fish or steak with chips and salad, soup of the day, chicken salad or pies, lasagne, or chicken livers. Try their savoury pancakes with one of their delectable fillings or a chicken mayo pizza. There is a special choice for kids as well. All at unbelievably reasonable prices.

Tea and Cake with the Freshwater Eels in Stilbaai

Drink a lovely cup of tea in one of their beautiful bone china cups with a slice of cake such as cheesecake, Mozart, lemon meringue or apple crumble. Have a cappuccino with a scone, sweet pancake or waffle or ice cream with chocolate sauce. Ice cream cones are also available for the kids among us. If you prefer something cold to drink, they have all kinds of cool-drink in cans as well as a variety of milkshakes.

Stilbaai Elephants

Two centuries ago there were elephants in the area where Still Bay is today. A slanting wall was built at the corners of the old homestead to prevent the elephants from rubbing and scratching their bodies against the house. Skeletal remains as well as a piece of elephant skin are on display behind glass for protection in a case mounted on one of the walls in the coffee shop. These elephant bones were dug up in the area around the house.

Still Bay History and Slave Art

The coffee shop is at the back of the building housing the Museum. Apart from the elephant remains, Slave Art from the area is also on display. The rest of the walls are decorated with large posters offering information on highlights from the history of Stilbaai, various historical buildings as well as historical sites in the area. All of which are worth visiting and witnessing.

Feeding of the Eels at 11:00

One of the main attractions in Still Bay, is the daily feeding of the freshwater eels in the rock fountain next to the building. The name Palinggat, comes from this rock fountain. It is the Afrikaans word for eel fountain or directly translated – ‘eel-hole’. You simply have to experience feeding the eels as well as learn the interesting facts about these eels. What can be better after such an experience than to have a lovely lunch or tea and cake right there next to the old farm house.

Thyme to Relish in a Nutshell

  • Breakfast and lunches
  • Child friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Free parking
  • No reservations needed
  • Reasonable prices
  • Regular specials
  • Venue for small functions (e.g. birthdays)
  • Waiting service

Thyme to Relish – Koffiewinkel by Palinggat in Stilbaai

Restaurant, teetuin of koffiewinkel. Hulle bied ontbyt, ligte etes, koek en tee en ander drinkgoed aan. Die koffiewinkel is aan die agterkant van die Stilbaai Toerisme Buro en kyk uit oor die Palinggat waar die palings daagliks met die hand gevoer word. Toe die plek ontdek is en die huis gebou is in 1811, was die paling reeds daar.

Sitplek is verspreid oor die groot grasperk onder bome en sambrele en so ook op die onderdak stoep. Die atmosfeer is huislik, gemoedelik en vredig met sagte musiek en die sang van so baie voëls in die bome en fynbos digby die gebou. Kyk uit vir die spesiale aanbiedings op die swartbord op die pad na die stoep.

Die koffiewinkel is ook ‘n gewilde plek vir die hou van klein funksies soos verjaarsdagvierings en jaareindfunksies.

Waar om Ontbyt te Eet in Stilbaai

Hierdie restaurant bied ‘n verskeidenheid ontbytkeuses, beginnende met die tradisionele ontbyt van eier, spek, gebraaide tamatie en ‘n snytjie brood. So ook omelette, croissants met roereier, Franse braaibrood en ‘n regtig groot ontbyt vir ernstig honger mense. Verder is daar heelwat ekstras wat by enige ontbyt bygevoeg kan word teen ekstra koste, so jy kan jou ontbyt in ‘n noenbyt omskakel wat jou lank versadig kan hou.

Heerlike Ligte Middagetes in Stilbaai

Proe hulle heerlike groente rolletjies, burgers, soutterte of geroosterde toebroodjies met verskillende vulsels. So ook vis of biefstuk met skyfies en slaai, sop van die dag, hoenderslaai, pasteie, lasagne of hoenderlewertjies. Probeer hulle pannekoek met verskillende soutvulsels of hulle hoender mayo pizza. Daar is ook spesiale keuses vir kinders, alles teen baie billike pryse.

Tee en Koek by die Palinggat

Drink ‘n lekker koppie tee in die fyn koppies met ‘n snytjie kaaskoek, Mozart, suurlemoentert of appelkrummeltert. Of kies ‘n cappuccino met ‘n botterbroodjie, of ‘n soet pannekoek of wafel, of dalk roomys met sjokoladesous. Vir die kinders onder ons is daar ook roomyshorinkies. So ook is daar koue drankies soos blikkies koeldrank, vrugtesappe en melkskommels.

Die Stilbaai Olifante

Twee eeue gelede was daar olifante waar Stilbaai nou is. Op die hoeke van die ou opstal is skuinsmure gebou om te keer dat die olifante hulleself teen die mure skuur en so die huis beskadig. Brokstukke van olifantgebeentes en so ook ‘n stuk vel word agter glas teen een muur uitgestal. Hierdie gebeentes is in die gebied om die huis uitgegrawe.

Stilbaai Geskiedenis en Slawekuns

Die koffiewinkel is agter die gebou waarin die Museum is. Behalwe vir die uitstalling oor die olifante, is daar ook Slawekuns van die area en so ook groot muurkaarte wat hoogtepunte van die Stilbaaigeskiedenis uiteensit. So ook vertel dit van historiese geboue en geskiedkundige plekke wat beslis die moeite werd is om te besoek.

Voer die Palings Daagliks om 11:00

Een van die groot aantrekkingskragte van Stilbaai, is die daaglikse voer van die varswater palings in Palinggat. Jy moet dit eenvoudig beleef en die feite oor die palings hoor. Wat is beter na so ‘n ervaring as ‘n lekker ete of tee en koek sommer net daar langs die Palinggat by Thyme to Relish.

Thyme to Relish in ‘n Neutedop

  • Billike pryse
  • Geen bespreking nodig
  • Gereelde spesiale aanbiedings
  • Gratis parkering
  • Hondevriendelik
  • Kelnerdiens
  • Kindervriendelik
  • Ontbyt en ligte middagetes
  • Venue vir klein funksies

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