Can you see yourself there?


Franck Dangereux’ treasure, The Food Barn in Noordhoek  has undergone some changes brought on by you know what . He has wisely combined the eating arrangement at The Deli and the Food Barn into one congenial –and very popular –setting. The “fine “ dining aspect has been toned-down but the menu still has that very special touch that Franck brings to all his cooking. A recent visit there –in mid-week mind you–found the place buzzing with bonhomie and plenty of delighted diners. We sat outside on the porch overlooking the Farm Village and relaxed in the country manner.

Country charm

The menu has many egg options including one called The Whole Goose, which is eggs either scrambled or poached, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, porkies, sauteed potatoes , served with juice , toast and preserves, a substantial meal indeed. Delicious and irresistible, it took some doing.

The Whole Goose!

I had the Toasted Moroccan Tram, packed with free range chicken, harissa mayo, mozzarella cheese, served with candied onions– a knockout. The time was about 11. 30 as I am sure you have gathered– brunch time. There are many vegetarian options like the roasted veg tram with basil and hummus, very country fare.   The French crepes with cinnamon and syrup looked divine going to the table next to ours.


Moroccan tram

Service is great from a polished crew, and Franck himself can be seen keeping an eye on things. Get there and unwind –let your belt out just a little–breathe a sigh of relief that this place still exists–to make you happy. Excellent coffee served in Le Creuset is the perfect touch.


You can still buy the best bread in the Cape at The Deli–sour dough, ciabattas, crisp and superb, pies to talk about for days and all the deli products to take home, so make sure you pop in there before leaving.