Flower Season Langtafel Lekkerte

Some things you can only express perfectly in Afrikaans – right? Words like jol, ja/nee and lekker just have no fitting English equivalent.

This past Sunday we enjoyed the hospitality of Sanita van der Merwe at Oep ve Koep and an amazing langtafel  lunch prepared by the stylish and talented Isabella Niehaus. What a treat…what a LEKKERTE!

It was a perfectly delightful day with wonderful food, wine and company. The restful atmosphere in the Oep ve Koep garden along with the cheerful, colourful art work & hand-painted table cloths by artist Roelie van Heerden provided the backdrop to an all round fabulous & enjoyable Sunday lunch.

The best news is that Isabella will be cooking her amazing Langtafel meals at Oep ve Koep in Paternoster to celebrate the abundant flower season over the next few weeks!

Langtafel at Oep ve Koep dates; 18, 19, 24, 25, 31 August & 2 Sept 2018


Enjoy a great 3-course meal for R450. Limited seating available so booking is essential.

New artwork by Roelie van Heerden will also be exhibited.

Call: 0227522105/ 0829290182

Email: oepvekoep@gmail.com


For more fabulous foodie options in Paternoster please have a look at our Restaurants guide https://www.stayinpaternoster.co.za/eat-shop-enjoy/restaurants/?id=35


New & Delicious in Paternoster

While we all really do love the old world fishing village charm of this little dorpie we are not complaining about some very welcome & delicious additions around town! From fresh baked Ciabatta, Croissants, Sourdough bread daily to locally cured bacon and handmade choriso to delight you on your next visit to Paternoster.

Your first stop should be right across the road from the Stay in Paternoster office at Junk and Disorderly. Locals, Peet and Camilla have created the wonderfully quirky deli and gift shop. They serve delicious Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch from Weds – Sunday under the shady Manatoka trees.  You can also buy fresh farm eggs and Sourdough bread with a wonderful array of charcuterie meats and sausages perfect for a beach picnic or al’fresco dinner. They serve Truth coffee and be warned the freshly baked croissants and Pastéis de Nata sell out early!


Quirky and Rustic, the Junk and Disorderly Chef Peet is on hand to help

Your second stop should definitely  be at the Paternoster Express. Since taking over in July 2016 the new owners Stefan & Ingrid have lightened & brightened it up and, to the delight of locals & visitors, have brought in some wonderful deli-style foods. Fresh baked Ciabatta, to die for Chocolate Cheese Cake, Muffins, Quiche and Pastries can be found in the bakery while in the fridges there is a good variety of fresh veggies, gourmet cheeses, quality meats and much more. The shelves are so well stocked we no longer have to go to Vredenburg and this makes us all very happy! So apart from your basics like ice, coke and niknaks you can also find everything for your braai, potjie or cold meats and salad for Saterday lunch just as you come into town on the left hand side.


Served up at the Paternoster Express with a smile 🙂

Another must stop, for a little more of the family-friendly farm feel, is called Mondvol Coffee Shop. Alex, Charmaine and little Lika relocated just a few kilometres up the road from Trekoskraal where many people knew and loved their picturesque Coffee Shop with a view. They are now situated on the small holdings called Pelgrimsrust just on your left about 100m before you come into Paternoster Village. Everything is homemade and the delicious cakes, breakfasts and lunches can be enjoyed on the farm-style stoep or inside near the fire. Charmaine also has a delightful range of children’s clothes called Likalief for sale, as well as yummy take home treats like nougat, jams and biscuits. If you are lucky enough to be here on a Wednesday it’s Coffee and Cake day for R45 and Fridays are Milkshake day for R25. We guarantee you will enjoy every Mondvol!

You are welcome and tell them we sent you 🙂

Written for Stay in Paternoster by Fran Hepburn

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Just like Ouma used to make…

Do you know what I miss? I miss Sunday Lunch with the whole family around my granny’s dining room table. It was noisy , messy and delicious. We ate wholesome, hearty meals prepared with love and spent hours eating, debating life, teasing, sharing and laughing. It is sad now that this family tradition happens less often due to families living so far apart and the busy pace of modern life.

Now we can’t really solve the problem of family proximity but I can offer a delicious solution to get you some food like Ouma used to make! Right here in Paternoster 🙂 And while you might not have a noisy family around the table you can watch the comings and goings of this always interesting little village from the stoep.


Local sisters, Vanessa Abrahams and Carmen Jordaan have opened a wonderful little eatery at Stone Fish Studio called Ouma se Kombuis. Here you can get the hearty, homemade Weskus Kos that you have been craving.

It is a matter of pride that the local women of Paternoster cook their traditional recipes for Ouma se Kombuis with fresh, local ingredients and a generous pinch of love. There is a homespun cosy style in the friendly welcome, colourful decor right through to the sweet koeksister koebaai. Meals range from simple toasted sarmies and sweet baked treats to traditional Oxtail, Tamatiebredie, Groenboontjiebredie, Pêrevoetpie, Smoorsnoek and Afval specialities.









Lekkkeeerrrr Groenboontjiebredie!                                       Freshly baked sweet goedjies

Dishes are prepared fresh daily based on seasonality and availability. So next time you visit us in Paternoster take some time to kuier, enjoy the food and warm hospitality at Ouma se Kombuis.



* Ouma se Kombuis offers a special service for visitors to pre-order meals that can be put in the fridge in the holiday accommodation booked so there is a delicious home-cooked meal waiting on arrival.

Contact details for Ouma se Kombuis Carmen 082 534 9225 or Vanessa 084 800 1991

Located at Stonefish Studio, St Augustine Road, Paternoster.

Open every day except Thursday. HOURS: Daily 9:30am – 4pm, Sundays 9:30am – 2pm

Written by Fran Hepburn for Stay in Paternoster. Photos by Marina Enslin & Fran Hepburn