The cheery canopied exterior of the bistro is a bright spark along Main Road, Hermanus and you simply know when you step inside that you are entering a happy space. The white and natural wood interior is complemented by beautiful hand-painted Moroccan floor tiles, whimsical Parisian wallpaper, splashes of blue and buttercup yellow ceramics and plant holders. The décor and the food are equally colour-coded to create a friendly and welcoming ambience. And the new owner since May this year, Diane Rynhoud, exudes the same sparkling hospitality as its previous owners, Celia and Ryno Rabie. Since taking over, Diane has made subtle changes such as adding house wines (carafe or bottle) and craft gin and vodka cocktails to the drinks menu. And you can now have breakfast (and lunch) all day every day. Along with generous breakfasts, freshly squeezed juices and to-die-for milkshakes are creative sandwiches, soups, burgers, classic fish and chips, fish tacos and a special steak stack. But as regular patrons will know – the ‘pancake obsession’ is the big attraction. Try a folded pancake topped with Eggs Benedict; or salmon trout, pea cream cheese and pickled red onion; or bacon baked into a flapjack with figs and Brie.Then there’s the sweet stuff, pancakes with decadent fillings like peppermint crisp, caramelized apple crumble, milk tart. And yes, there are banting and gluten free choices on the menu too along with Betty’s Rainbow Salads combining seasonal fruit and veg.
126 Main Road, Hermanus
Tel: +27 28 125 0037
OPEN: Mon to Sat: 08h00 – 17h00
Sun: 08h00 – 15h00
Betty Blue – IS BEAUTIFUL