Along the N2, on the scenic route between the Garden Route and Cape Town, is the welcome pit stop and favourite diner, Delish. Perched in the gorgeous countryside of the Western Cape, this eatery is a great stop for the family and hungry travellers needing an invigorating cup of coffee, a tasty meal, and a chance to recharge.
The menu is filled with homemade delights that are as tasty as they are comforting. Wood-fired breads and hearty pies are par for the course, as are homemade preserves and sauces. These make for awesome take-aways and gifts for those back home.
The menu has a great selection of breakfasts, ranging from the traditional bacon and eggs to the creamed spinach and bacon with poached eggs, or the smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers on rye.
Lunch favourites include a range of wood-fired pizzas, a lamb burger with minted Greek yoghurt, chicken burger with brie and sweet chilli, peri-peri chicken liver salad, halloumi salad, and roast chicken sandwich. Dinners are heartier, and just as delicious.
Choose from the 500 gram T-bone steak, the springbok shank, pan-fried kob, or the chicken and basil pesto pasta. There are some Banting meals on offer too. Delish is open for breakfast and lunch every day, as well as for dinners from Wednesday to Saturday. The Sunday lunches are hearty and beautifully presented.
The wine shop’s stock is comprehensive, with a selection of local labels to impress the winos, as well as craft beers and some rather special spirits.
Heidelberg is just over 270 kilometres from Cape Town, and is known for its pretty landscapes. There are a number of hiking and cycling trails around it, and the area is great for bird watchers that want to combine their love for birds with the peace and tranquillity of this gorgeous part of the Western Cape.
Delish Restaurant, Kloof Street (N2), Heidelberg, Western Cape, 6665
Telephone: +27 (0) 28 722 185