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Lemon Tree Bistro

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Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 08:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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Kempton Park, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. From the pesto to the steak. And the ice cream and chocolate sauce for my daughter was excellent. Try the yummy flapjacks, you won't be sorry.

Thank MelissaClint
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I could spend hours here! The food is amazing, cappuccinos are a treasure, the deli-style shop is full of delicious treats and useful kitchen tools. The back of the restaurant holds a gallery and framing shop with beautiful photos of the Underberg area which are exquisite. Such a cosy meeting place for old friends. Perfect for the country!

Thank CathLan
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch menu was varied but we only wanted a snack so we had soup,and a salad. In the evening we returned for a more substantial meal and the steak was very good, and the choice of lovely desserts was very tempting. We returned the next night to try different dishes. The staff and chef are very professional and go out... More 

Thank JCsuperstar2014
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in a friendly little shopping centre (where shop owners are ready to go out of their wsa to assist you and make you feel welcone). Inviting atmosphere with blankets for those who feel chilly and flavoured water for while you are paging through the diverse menu. We had a steak and chicken bunny chow. Both delicious and exceeded our... More 

Thank Swaeltjie
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee is pretty good but not as good as we expected. They do claim to have the best coffee after all. But the breakfast ahhhh it was delicious. I can't quite remember if it was pancakes exactly, but something like a stack of banana pancakes with nuts and creme fraiche. if you see it on the menu, order it!... More 

Thank MiesLelle
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good food and very friendly owners and personnel! We will come back tomorrow morning for a fresh cup of coffee.

Thank JoostMK
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, delicious food and a great atmosphere. Options to sit inside or outside as well. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Brad N
Port Shepstone, South Africa
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We revisited the Bistro last month, but were a bit disappointed. The pork neck dish was served without any starch and uninteresting veggies. The pork was very tough. The Eggs Florelle was good, but cold on a cold plate. Apparently the plate warmer was broken!! However, the coffee is the best ever and well worth a visit to have.

Thank hgvandermerwe
Northcliff, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WiFi, great coffee, quiet environment, excellent food and great service. Top notch cappuccino, almost didn't have lunch as I could have had cappuccino all afternoon. Halloumi salad was fresh and perfectly seasoned. We enjoyed the cheesecake for dessert. The staff were very attentive. The music was captivating, excellent selection. I had a lovely afternoon and my business meeting ended well.

Thank Jozi_Family
Centurion, South Africa
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208 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered a burger which was delicious, my wife beef curry, sorry ( stew) , no taste of curry or any spicy flavour. Managements excuse, that is how they prepare it My advice, curry is curry not a stew, catch a wakeup Service commendable Venue not very appealing, typical rural town.

Thank GielCillie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Fusion, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 701 1589
Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The hospitality and catering team, guided by owners Huck and Elsabe Orban, has taken what was essentially a coffee shop with a Continental slant to the level where it is one of the best recognised country restaurants in South Africa. Not only is it listed on several international country travel guides as a "Must Visit!" - amongst which the popular Lonely Planet - but it also serves as destination for both foodies and coffee aficionados. Its easy-dining, bistro menu to which special features like Venison Pie, de-boned Rainbow Trout, the incomparable Kudu Fillet and the famous pistachio-crusted Lamb Cutlets have been added, ensures that everyone's taste from essential to eclectic, is catered for. Besides the crisp croissants, baked on the premises every day, the Lemon Tree will serve you the most memorable Prawn Pasta, Prego Roll and hand crafted Toasted Sandwich you have ever had. Finish that off with the oh-so-moreish Beetroot Cake and a cappuccino and you'll be back for more.... time and again. When you walk through the door you enter the Lemon Tree's wonderful world of goodies... an interesting selection of books - both old and new, a range of branded and house coffees, brewing and cookery requisites and a deli filled with a delightful range of wines, imported biscuits, chocolates, jams and condiments. See you there...

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