I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published June 11th 2012
Pretty in pink this gorgeous café is a mixture of shabby chic, vintage and lots and lots of sugar.
Yve's Pudding and Pie is located in Hermanus, famous for its whale watching. The shop has been designed carefully with French décor and allows visitors to enter nostalgia with its design of sweet treats and beverages.
The gorgeous baked goods use the finest ingredients, which can be tasted in the quality of each product. A family affair Yve's Mom, Angie, opened the original Pudding and Pie 2 years ago with delightful recipes no doubt being passed from mother to daughter.
With an amazing selection, Yve's Pudding and Pies promises to satiate every diner's sweet tooth.
The gorgeous hand-designed menu highlights such delights as cakes, scones, puddings, cookies, quiches and pies as well as homemade biscuits, meringues, rusks and jams. Also available is a mouth-watering breakfast menu including Eggs served with mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and jam, Scrambled eggs with salmon on toast or croissant, or Eggs Benedict. A lunch menu has home made pies as the focal point including fillings such as steak, chicken, Cornish, duck and cherry and springbok, while each day has a new inspired meal of the day for R35, a soup of the day and Quiche and salad.
A feature of the café is its high teas served any day of the week between 3 and 5pm at R50 a head, which includes savoury and sweet English style, treats. Or you could enjoy the home made scones with cream and jam.
A range of coffees are also available as well as teas, hot chocolate, soft drinks and juices.
My party of 5 enjoyed several servings of fresh toast with gorgeous home made jams, a steak pie with perfectly flaky pastry served with mash, gravy and salad and a range of lattes and cappuccinos all tasty with creamy froth.
Definitely worth a stop to taste the return of chic French baking with a South African twist.