Eat your heart out in Port Alfred

  • Graze by the River

This eccentric spot at the back of a curio shop serves slow food, organic veg and ethically produced meat, fish and dairy products. They also roast coffee beans and smoke meat and fish. Daily dinner specials include line-caught cob, fresh tuna steaks and 30-day matured rump steaks.

Phone to make a dinner booking; homemade cakes and toasted sandwiches are served during the day.

Address: 38 Van der Riet Street, Port Alfred
Contact +27 46 624 8095


  • The Penny Farthing

A delightful café situated on the water’s edge in Port Alfred, the Penny Farthing has a great menu with a large selection of cakes and desserts as well as scrumptious breakfast and brunch options, overseen by café owner, Angie, who imparts her personal touch to all dishes. With its relaxed vibe, friendly staff and quaint décor, this is a lovely spot to spend a Sunday morning.

Address: Shop 5, Anchorage Centre, Gluckman Road, Port Alfred
Contact: +27 466241073


  • Zest Café

This friendly little Mediterranean-style refuge occupies a flowery courtyard scattered with pastel furniture. Besides good ol’ pizzas, try one of the more inventive dishes like spicy seafood, red pepper and almond tagine or vegetable rösti stack.

Address: 48 Van Der Riet St, Port Alfred
Contact: 046 624 5783


  • Wharf Street Brew Pub

Try beers from the neighbouring Little Brewery on the River in this 19th-century building on the old wharf, with a handsome dining room of exposed stone and brick, wood floors and poster-sized photos. The menu features steaks, crumbed calamari, prawn curry, schnitzel and prego rolls

Address: 18 Wharf Street, Port Alfred
Contact: +27 46 624 4947



With a lovely riverside setting, this popular watering hole’s pub-grub menu features gourmet burgers and beer-battered fish. Two-for-one cocktails on Sundays and, in season, daily live music and DJs attract the crowds.

Address: 23 Van der Riet Street, Port Alfred
Contact: +27 46 624 8659

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