Blouberg certainly has it all, and whether you like a quaint coffee shop (Petite Fours), a pumping beach bar (Pakololo) or a great family restaurant (Doodles) – this neighbourhood has something for every taste!
Petite Fours on Stadler Road
This delightfully unique deli offers an interesting mix of French-style bistro-food and typical West-coast cuisine. There are wonderfully interesting dishes like savoury chicken cheesecake on the menu, as well a whole host lovingly prepared pastries, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, quiches, pies, croissants and moreish muffins – and treats like pears poached in aromatic syrup with pecan nuts and mixed baby leaves, beetroots chips and bruschetta topped with melted Brie cheese. Nestled in a picture-perfect heritage site that dates back from 200 years ago, Petit Fours is all about atmosphere and merges lovely oceanfront views with the kind of coffee shop-fare that truly soothes the soul.
Pakalolo on Beach Boulevard
Spectacular views, sublime cocktails, yummy food and an enviable location right on the beachfront in Table View/Blouberg – this heady mix is nothing short of a winner, which explains why Pakalolo is such a winner with locals and visitors to the area alike. Added to that, their 2 flat screen TVs are a total hit – airing sports events and chill-out music. The relaxed vibe is totally suited to the Oceanside setting and the Pakalolo is open 7 days a week, from 9am. Highlights on the menu include their Old School Hamburger and Chilli Poppers. Oh and the freshly pressed juices are just about the best possible way to start the day!
Doodles on Beach Boulevard
Outside dining is an absolute treat at Doodles, come rain or shine, thanks to their enclosed bottom deck. Coupled with that, their mouth-watering menu, great service, live music and fantastic ensure that every visit to this gem of a restaurant is a memorable one. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and supper, they also cater for private functions – and boast and a la carte menu as well as platters and set menus, as well as a pizza oven. Their hearty breakfasts include a buffet option that packs quite a punch and when it comes to their menu combos, the pork rib and prawn combo is a treat. And since it’s a seaside restaurant, the Doodles Ocean Platter, which is perfect to share, is well worth a try…