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Dalebrook Café has Opened its Doors in Kalk Bay

Located near the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool, Dalebrook Café is a casual restaurant and deli that's serving up baked goods and rustic seasonal meals.

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Located near the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool, Dalebrook Café is a casual restaurant and deli that's serving up baked goods and rustic seasonal meals | House and Leisure

With freshly baked goods, rustic meals and picturesque sea views, Dalebrook Café has all the ingredients for a charming casual dining experience. Located opposite the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool in Kalk Bay, Dalebrook Café opened its doors in December 2018 and is headed up by Charmaine Lilje of Chardonnay Deli fame. 

Like  Chardonnay Deli, Dalebrook Café operates as a resturant and deli. The restaurant serves up breakfast and lunch, while the deli is stocked with artisanal breads and delicious deli goods. Soon, they will be adding meals-to-go to their offerings and from Thursday to Saturday, you can also enjoy dinner at the café.

The Location 

Located near the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool, Dalebrook Café is a casual restaurant and deli that's serving up baked goods and rustic seasonal meals | House and Leisure

Dalebrook Café is located in the landmark building Dalebrook Place and has been carefully renovated to respect the heritage space it is in. Dalebrook Place is over 120 years old and has almost always been home to both businesses at street level and residences above.

It was important for Lilje to honour the history of the building. 'We wanted to reclaim that sense of place and history with the café, which is why we’ve left the beautiful original brickwork exposed and why we worked so hard with local craftsmen to build a space that has integrity from the woodwork up,' she explains.

The Food 

Located near the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool, Dalebrook Café is a casual restaurant and deli that's serving up baked goods and rustic seasonal meals | House and LeisureLocated near the iconic Dalebrook tidal pool, Dalebrook Café is a casual restaurant and deli that's serving up baked goods and rustic seasonal meals | House and Leisure

Whether you want to grab a coffee after a morning swim in the tidal pool or are looking for relaxed place to enjoy some lunch, Dalebrook Café has it all. Lilje's passion for authentic, seasonal food with a rustic touch is immediately apparent in the simple meals served up at the café. 'I really believe that people are moving back to basics with a wish for simple, uncomplicated food and good vibes,' she says.

Signature dishes on the menu include an avocado smash breakfast served with salmon and poached eggs, a raw energy bowl, seafood risotto, grilled linefish, and homemade pies and quiches, along with a coffee menu fuelled by Uber Coffee.

Find Dalebrook Café at Dalebrook Place, 20 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. For more information, visit their website.