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Leipoldt’s is a beautiful corner cafe, deli and restaurant in the heart of Waterkloof. The white-washed wooden furniture and colourful splashes give it that family-home charm. It’s like enjoying a meal, or a cup of coffee in your grandparents’ kitchen.

How it all began

Leipoldt’s opened its doors almost seven years ago, but has been under new management since June 2016. Even though the new owner, Lizette Lategan, has been working in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, it has always been her dream to manage her own restaurant where she would be able to play around with creative food combinations and flavours. She also dreamed of a place that would be small enough for her to get to know her team and clients really well.


Lizette has managed to do exactly this by creating an intimate, cosy and relaxed cafe with a stylish personal touch. As Leipoldt’s can only accommodate a maximum of 50 people at any given time, it has the luxury of catering for most dietary requirements and providing guests with customised meals upon request, even with items not on the menu if need be. Its key focus, however, is to create an environment which feels like a home away from home.

What’s on the menu?

It serves those meals that everyone loves to eat. It’s food that takes longer to prepare but makes you nostalgic for your childhood. For mains, try the Cape Malay Curry served with savoury rice, a sweet banana relish and desiccated coconut. For dessert, the milk tart latte and the lemon meringue are favourites.

Magnificent extras

Leipoldt’s offers unlimited free Wi-Fi, making it the perfect spot for businessmen and women wanting to work away from the office. It also hosts many private functions after hours as well, if you are in need of a venue and they also offer a catering service with a good selection of home-cooked meals.


If you’re looking to eat more healthily, but don’t have the time to cook Leipoldt’s now delivers a selection of fresh and frozen healthy home-cooked meals to your doorstep.


012 346 3407
083 654 9502

Healthy meal delivery: 084 581 2631

Words: Zena le Roux
Images: Supplied

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