I treat Facebook as an useful platform where I can get different kind of inspiration from my friends every day. For example, I got to know about a nice restaurant – Postcard Café from one of my high school friend when she posted about this during her business trip to Cape Town last year. While I were in Cape Town 2 weeks ago, I took the chance to dig out this old post and found out Postcard Café is actually located at Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is just one hour drive from Cape Town and is an old elegant historical town with Dutch and Victorian architecture along with oak lined street. I did not wait further to plan out the trip to go Stellenbosh.
It was easy to find the location of Stellenbosch through GPS but the problem was the GPS could not locate the road – Jonkershoek, where Postcard café located. Later on, we found out from Stellenbosch tourism office the café is in one of the wineries – Stark-Conde. After a long but interesting search along a beautiful country road, we found Stark-Conde and the café.
Postcard café may not be the No. 1 restaurant in Stellenbosch based on TripAdvisor’s list but the scenery there is simply breathtaking and definitely is like a postcard. I think the owner is proud on this and named the cafe as Postcard Café confidently. This is one of the unexpected highlight of our trip especially when you know you finally found the place where one of your high school mate has visited and praised about it before.
I am sharing the story here and so to give you the inspiration in case you also plan to visit Cape Town one day.
Tips: Go afternoon. The mountain are facing west so the colour will be nicer in the afternoon with brighter reflection on the pond. We reached there at 3pm. The kitchen was closed but we still managed to get some nice sandwiches and salad. The place is still quite full at 3pm but the atmosphere still very peaceful.
The café itself look quite ordinary but the scenery right opposite is 5 stars out of 5. Most people just sit outside the café and at the garden.
The cafe was posted by one of my high school mate Ma Lay Yen in Facebook on year 2013. Thanks to her.
Date visited: Early May 2014
Postcard Café Menu: http://www.zomato.com/capetown/postcard-cafe-stellenbosch/menu
Contact: 021 8617703
Stark-Conde Wines, Oude Nektar Wine Estate, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch
South Africa (around 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town)
4.5 out of 5 because of the view. 4 out of 5 for the food because I like the simple, generous and tasty sandwich and salad. You can have wine tasting there but we did not try during our visit.