• Take a gourmet gander through a few of the must-try culinary destinations we found in the Eastern Cape. We love these Eastern Cape restaurants:

    Haricot’s Deli & Bistro, Grahamstown

    A welcome addition to the university town, Jenny Gird provides great cakes, good coffee and delicious bistro fare for lunch and dinner in a convivial atmosphere with a great buzz. 32 New Street; 046-622-2150; haricots.co.za

    Polka, Graaff-Reinet

    On a peaceful street in this historic town, close to the legendary Drostdy Hotel, seek out Polka – a stylish bakery, café and deli for breakfast, lunch and dinner with great pastries and a shaded courtyard for outdoor dining. 52 Somerset Street; 087 550 1363; polkacafe.co.za

    Dessie’s Fine Food & Wines, Port Elizabeth

    Accomplished chef Dessie Price runs her established breakfast, brunch, and lunch venue, Dessie’s Restaurant, within Bloomingdales Lifestyle Village in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Pay them a visit for delicious offerings using the finest ingredients with ever-changing daily specials. Dessie’s Restaurant is one of the notable restaurants in Port Elizabeth. Located at 145 Main Road, Walmer; you can contact them at 041-581-3113 or visit their website at dessies.co.za.

    Nanaga Farm Stall, Alexandria

    This iconic landmark incorporates a restaurant and a vast selection of freshly sourced produce, with innovative offerings and a loyal following. Their lamb pie is justly renowned. Just off the N2 between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Addo; 041-468-0353; nanaga.co.za

    Le Chameleon, Humansdorp

    A completely unique dining and shopping experience in this unassuming town, which attracts a huge following – and deservedly so – to its witty, extravagant interior. Probably the Eastern Cape’s most hidden secret, this is absolutely worth the detour, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, coffee or a glass of wine. And you won’t be able to resist the gift shop and deli! 53 Voortrekker Road; 042-291-0262; lechameleon.co.za