A few weeks back we decided to take a drive towards Noordhoek via Chapmans Peak. It had been years since I was last in the area & anywhere with fresh air & a place for Ash to run about (toddlers are exhausting!) is where we want to be. Nic wanted to see what the all the fuss was about at the The Farm Village, as well as sample Cafe Roux’s food. We always hope that these child-friendly spots come along with great food.
Clearly, The Farm Village is the place to be on a Sunday – the spot was buzzing by the time we got there. We managed to secure a table outside Cafe Roux, right alongside the outdoor play area, which was really rather lovely – an old tractor, ample wooden jungle gyms, as well as a painted wooden shed meant the kids would be kept busy in the fresh air. A brutally cold wind was blustering & eventually we were forced indoors (I could see a lot of getting up from the table in our future…). Onto the food, Nic opted for the Osso Bucco & I went with something I wouldn’t usually order, a chicken fillet burger with a pineapple jam & Camembert (it might have been Brie – either way, it was a soft cheese). I’m usually not a fan of combining chicken with cheese & I NEVER throw fruit into my main meals. It was tasty but not something I would order again. Nic enjoyed his meal & Ash grabbed a few chips while on the run – my prediction had come true, the playground was far more exciting than sitting indoors & Nic & I were constantly hopping up to take turns running outside to watch him (outdoor tables are definitely the way to go with little ones, weather permitting).
After lunch we took a quick walk about. There are a variety of stores selling all sorts of curios, an ice cream shop named Kristen’s sits pretty in the centre of it all (the ice cream looked good), the Village Roast which did a good job of luring me in via the gorgeous scent of roasting coffee beans. Of course, The Farm Village is also home to The Food Barn Restaurant, as well as The FoodBarn, Bakery, Deli & Tapas, Franck Dangereux’s establishments. We poked our head into the deli & Nic couldn’t resist purchasing a bar of Afrikoa chocolate.
Ash was running back & forth between the playground & we made a note to return for a staycation at the De Noordhoek Lifestyle Hotel (it looks darling).
So that was our Sunday afternoon in Noordhoek. Lots to see, plenty to do & it tired our little guy out – we’ll definitely be back!
Happy Village Visiting x