I recently visited the Spice Route Paarl and I loved it! I had a delicious brunch, saw African arts and crafts, tasted chocolate and ice cream and enjoyed beer and wine.
If you are a foodie, you are not only you are going to be amazed by the incredible variety of food and drinks in this place; but you are also going to relax by eating while experiencing the scenic beauty of the South African landscape.
1. The Place
Spice Route Paarl is amazing, it is big and has several buildings with all the restaurantes and stores. The atmosphere is nice, there is a kids area and the views of the mountains are amazing!
2. What can you find at Spice Route Paarl?
This place is a popular tourist destination. The name Spice Route dates back to the historical mariners who used to trade Eastern spices to Europe along the “Spice Route” for spice trade in the 15th century. Today, it offers a variety to discover: typical South African delicacies like local wines, draft beer and dark chocolates.
Visitors can go on a journey on that traditional route, which takes them to the following 15 destinations to explore the culture, art and taste of South Africa:
- Barley & Biltong Emporium: gourmet burgers, biltong and craft beer.
- La Grapperia Bistro & Pizzeria: German / Italian Bistro food – Pizza, Eisbein, G&T’s, beer and wine on tap with the most incredible view.
- Bertus Basson: traditional South African Cooking.
- Cape Brewing Company (CBC): produces and offers a wide range of beers using only the finest ingredients.
- Spice Route Wines: artisan, small batch wines from Swartland.
- Wilderer Destillery: making award-winning grappa and eau de vie (schnaps) since 1995.
- De Villiers Chocolate: chocolate made from cocoa bean developing unique flavour profiles.
- Richard Bosman quality curated meats: pasture-reared, hand cured Italian and Spanish style charcuterie.
- DV Café: freshly roasted coffee, gluten free cakes and homemade ice cream.
- Brenda’s Deli: glazes, jams, preserves, cordials, condiments, olives & oils, chutneys, and spices.
- Red Hot Glass: contemporary style glass blowing studio & gallery.
- The Trading company: an eclectic mix of old and new.
- Sirenia: diamond jewellery store.
- Hero Adventure Trails: get active with Paarl Mountain Trails.
- Pilates for life: Pilates for life, move, breathe, connect.
For me, the highlights were:
a. De Villiers Chocolate
When we arrived we went directly to taste chocolate at De Villiers Chocolate. I liked that they had all kinds of chocolate, some with some flavors added.
b. CBC Beer
You can see the beer making process and taste a variety of delicious beer.
c. Red Hot Glass
We saw live glass making process and several finished pieces that looked modern and trendy.
d. La Grapperia
We had brunch at the La Grapperia which is now one of my favorite restaurants in Cape Town. We had antipasti salumi (Italian cold meat platter), a fairview cheese platter and Margherita pizza and it was absolutely delicious. Perfect to start the day and move on to our next destination.
3. Opening hours and location
The Spice Route is open 09:00 ~ 17:00 hrs, Monday ~ Sunday
Open ALL Public Holidays except Christmas & New Years Day
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I saw a live glass making process and several finished pieces that looked modern and trendy. I had brunch at the La Grapperia which is now one of my favorite restaurants in Cape Town. Perfect to start the day and move on to our next destination.
Hi, I liked that they had all kinds of chocolate, some with some flavors added. The atmosphere is nice, there is a kid’s area and the views of the mountains are amazing. Visitors can go on a journey on that traditional route, which takes them to the following 10 destinations to explore the culture.