You will be forgiven for believing the Scone Shack is a little crooked house out of a fairytale book, especially in the winter months when the fogs encases the building and it peeps out playfully.
It’s a treasure many stumble on during a visit to Cape Point in the Western Cape, and if you haven’t heard of it yet, then make sure you bookmark it now.
The crooked café is adorned with repurposed window frames and surrounded by lush green grass and potted plants which form part of Lalaphanzi Succulent Nursery.
There are bits and bobs scattered around the property and it adds to the aesthetic of everything goes and grows here.
The smell of freshly baked scones made in the wood-fired oven lingers in the air coaxing you in. More than the desserts and drinks both hot and cold, it is the spirit of nature and freedom that draws you closer.
The Scone Shack was created to let people enjoy a treat while having a treat
There are chickens, pigs, dogs and bunnies roaming the gardens freely – making it a kiddies paradise. The owners are Karl and Cara Odendaal admit they created the space to let people enjoy a treat while having a treat. It’s all about the experience in nature.
The small farm’s main attraction, outside of the little shack, is the dam – where you can skip rocks to your heart’s content or swing in the tyre until you’re dizzy. If you don’t have children, you become the child and it’s hard not to in such a relaxing atmosphere.
The scones are light and crumbly, perfect with a hot cup of java and a dollop of fresh cream and jam. The menu changes often, depending on what sweet treats they have on the day you arrive, but the scones are a blackboard staple.
It’s the perfect place to lose yourself for a few hours, because here time doesn’t matter.
The Scone Shack has wormed itself into the hearts of parents and children across the country – and if you don’t understand what the fuss is about then best you visit. You’re guaranteed a great time and a sweet treat, every single time.
Social media users who visited the property had this to say:
“Absolutely delightful! secret seating nooks all around the indigenous garden/nursery; piglets running past; yummy scones & plunger coffee; super friendly staff; kids can play/roam freely in natural surroundings ….”
“Lovely relaxed atmosphere – friendly waitresses and delicious coffee , milkshakes and of course scones – great family outing or post beach catch up with friends.”
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