If you have a love for bubbly and are looking for a venue for a Champagne Breakfast celebration at a child friendly wine estate, here are my favourites:
Stables at Vergelegen
Stables at Vergelegen is a lovely, relaxed child friendly restaurant and perfect for a champagne breakfast with breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. The restaurant has modern décor with beautiful furniture and solid wood tables. The restaurant serves a contemporary breakfast menu with a delicious selection of gourmet breakfasts, health breakfast, smoothies and bakery fare. There is a little VIP’s menu for kids. The service is exceptional and the staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and professional and assist with any requests. I recommend to book a table outside if your children are young, so they can play on the lawn in front of the tables while you are eating as the play area is a little distance away. The play area is still in view of the outside tables, if your children are older and do not need to be supervised while playing.
The play area is lovely, one of the best I’ve seen. They have definitely taken pride in constructing this for our little ones, all specially handcrafted with a large custom designed jungle gym, slide, swings and beautifully handcrafted wooden animals. Safety is of top priority at Vergelegen with spongy flooring around the play area and even the small trickle of water is purified, ideal for kids to get cool in the summer heat. It really is lovely with beautiful mountains in the background it almost feels tranquil, if that’s possible with kids 🙂 After our meal we always enjoy spending time here with the kids, they love it.
Open Daily: 9:30am – 5pm | Breakfast: 9:30am – 11:30am
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | Tel: 021 – 847 2156 | www.vergelegen.co.za
Millhouse Kitchen at Lourensord Wine Estate
The Millhouse Kitchen is located on the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate nestled at the foot of the majestic Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountains. This charming, child-friendly restaurant is very welcoming and accommodating to families, and is ideal for small children with plenty of space to roam and play. This eatery is ideal for a champagne breakfast or lunch celebration, with or without kids. The breakfast menu has a vast selection from egg dishes, flapjacks, croissants and health options, and it is well priced.
The restaurant has a modern interior with a fresh appeal. There is seating inside and outside on both sides. On one side there is a deck overlooking the estate ponds and on the other side is the secure garden with jungle gyms (so ensure when booking to request a table near the kids play area if you are taking the kids).
There is a large, secure garden for the kids to run wild and three natural wood jungle gyms for them to play on and burn off all that energy. There are high chairs if required and they provide colouring in pages and crayons if you little ones prefers to sit with you. This is a great restaurant to relax with kids while enjoying your celebration and the kids are having fun.
Millhouse Kitchen is open Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30am – 10pm and Sundays 8:30am – 5pm.
Breakfast: 8:30am – 10:30am | Lunch: 12pm – 3pm | Dinner: 6:30pm – 10pm | Sundays: 8:30am – 5pm
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | Tel: 021 – 847 0030 | www.lo5pmurensford.co.za
This charming child friendly Deli is located on the beautiful Tokara Wine Estate, just outside of Stellenbosch, with scenic views of the Simonsberg Mountains, olive groves and vineyards make this a beautiful setting for a casual champagne breakfast celebration with family or friends. The deli has a spacious feel to it with high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass walls with views of the surrounding valley and vineyards. Tables are located inside and outside on the deck all with a view. The Deli is suitable for for kids of all ages. For the younger little ones they have baskets of toys for them to play with and for older kids they have a wooden jungle gym, sandpit and space for them to play on the lawn in front of the restaurant, in view of the tables. There is also a giant birds nest for the good climbers mounted in a tree.
On the breakfast menu you will find all the usual’s as well as homemade muesli, a healthy breakfast, freshly baked muffins, croissants and coconut bread.
Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 5pm | Breakfast: 9am – 12pm
Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 808 5950 | www.tokara.co.za
One of my favourite restaurants is the exquisite Mont Marie in Stellenbosch. This lovely, child friendly restaurant was an absolute gem to discover and definitely worth a visit. It’s rare to find such a stylish child friendly restaurant. Set in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the restaurant overlooks a dam. From the moment you arrive you will feel the magnificence of this outstanding venue. There is a relaxed atmosphere to this superb, modern fine dining restaurant serving delicious, well presented gourmet food.
They have an amazing enclosed kids play area. It is beautifully set up with wooden swings, jungle gyms and a sandpit with sand toys. This is not your usual play area with great attention to detail and even a custom built secure wooden swing for babies. You can feel the extra care and thought that has been put in in the design of the play area to blend in with the surrounding area and it is nice to know they care about families and our little people. There are dining tables inside the play area as well so you can keep an eye on your little ones and they even have adorable wooden kiddies tables. If you have taking the little ones request a table in the kids play area when booking.
Breakfast and Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 8:30am – 3pm | Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 6:30pm – 9pm
Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 880 0777 | www.montmarie.co.za