The suburb of Kloof in KwaZulu-Natal is known for hazy, calmer weather and being part of the annual Comrades Marathon route. There are also some good restaurants, including Bellevue Café, hidden in this cool nook of the Upper Highway Area.
There’s an arty feel to Bellevue Café, a modern, spacious and contemporary eatery that’s consistently lively and a favourite with families and celebratory parties, as it happily caters for groups – and offers, as a breakfast item, “Miss Molly Bubbles” and a pitcher of OJ.
The large-volume space is broken into areas by screens and, curiously, trees that grow from inside the room out for an organic feel, while a blackboard lists wine specials and there are shelves of good beer. There is great al fresco seating too.
Service is alert and owner driven. Breakfasts, until 11:30am are buzzing; Early weekday dinners are very popular too or even stopping by for a quick luncheon during the week with clients, family or friends.