Set in a historical building at Melkbos Beach Die Damhuis is the perfect beach café and family restaurant. If you are looking for a child friendly restaurant with scenic ocean views and tasty food next to the beach this is the one. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere and beach feel to this café.
For the kids there is a well themed wooden lighthouse with a slide and a wooden sailboat for them to play on set in sand, with a marquee over the boat for shade and protection from the sun, making this a great play area for kids. There are plenty of beach toys for them to play with in the sand.
The tables outside at the back of the restaurant near the play area are in the sand so they can play right next to you. I find it tricky finding a great restaurant for my busy one year old who is too young to tackle some of the jungle gyms but this was a perfect choice for both my boys.
There are lots of different seating options inside and out, depending if you want to be near the kids area, or not. If you like the sea view you can sit on the terrace or if you prefer to be inside you can sit in their fisherman’s tent or inside the historic restaurant. This is a great location to enjoy sunset.
They menu is extensive including a great selection of salads, delicious seafood dishes, poultry, meat dishes including tasty lamb shanks and a good selection of vegetarian dishes. They have a good kiddies menu too. The cheesecake is delicious and definitely worth a taste, it is heaven.
Once lunch is done you can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach with the kids. My family and I really loved Die Damhuis restaurant and my little ones had a great time playing. We will definitely be back.
32 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand | Tel: 021 – 553 0093 | www.diedamhuis.co.za