PHOTOS Marike Willems PRODUCTION Klara Van Wyngaarden WORDS Ted Botha
In an unassuming 150-year-old dorpshuis and its stables in Richmond, Klaradyn and Nicol Grobler have created an oasis of delectable food, warm interiors, a carefully tended garden, hospitality and taste galore.
It should be in a city. The kind of outrageously stylish place that would quickly excite word-of-mouth, become a brunch favourite or the go-to café for a perfect latte, have bookings months in advance for its glorious but understated boutique hotel. Yet The Richmond Café & Rooms is not in any city – far from it – but it’s in the very heart of the Karoo, slightly off the N1, almost halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Be warned, you might not want to leave.
Contact The Richmond Café and Rooms on 079 755 8285.