Tantilise your tastebuds with some of the best restaurants Port Alfred has to offer!

The Paper Nautilus at The Royal St Andrews Hotel

Where breakfast is a lavish, long, lazy and indulgent affair.

“Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life.” – A. A. Gill

Wake up to superb, lovingly-brewed coffee and delectable breakfasts in the sun-filled and spacious Paper Nautilus that has picturesque views of the lush extended courtyard garden. Our sumptuous continental breakfast buffet includes freshly prepared pastries, and a selection of fresh fruits, cheese, cereals and juices to accompany our à la carte breakfast menu.


Midweek Breakfast

Includes the cold buffet, unlimited filter coffee, five roses & rooibos tea & juice, as well as a dish from the a la carte breakfast menu


Weekend Breakfast

(Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)

Includes the cold buffet, sparkling wine, unlimited filter coffee, five roses & rooibos tea & juice, as well as a dish from the a la carte breakfast menu. Please place hot breakfast order with your waitron.


Address: 19 St Andrews Rd, Port Alfred



Monday               7–10 am

Tuesday                7–10 am

Wednesday        7–10 am

Thursday             7–10 am

Friday                    7–10 am

Saturday              7–11 am

Sunday                 7–11 am

The Highlander Pub at Royal St. Andrews Hotel

The Friendly Heart of Port Alfred

Relax and indulge in exquisite food, ice-cold beer and your favourite wines while soaking in the warm atmosphere of Gracious Hospitality. A warm and welcoming place to catch-up with old friends over a pint and chat about life. Our menu is a tribute to classic flavour with modern flair. All of our ingredients are locally and ethically sourced and of the highest standard.

Our carefully curated wine list is a passionate celebration of over 50 individually selected local & international wines of the highest standard.

Our legendary Highlander Lager, as well as Highlander Light and Highlander Heavy, are locally brewed with care and pride by Port Alfred’s own Little Brewery on the River.

Highlander Light

This clean, crisp beer is crystal clear and the colour of pale straw. Very mildly fruity on the taste, this excellent beer has a dry and refreshing finish.

Highlander Lager

This traditional lager style beer blends together the perfect marriage of the sweetness of pale and roasted malt with the bitterness of local and imported hops.

Highlander Heavy

With a rich and opulent amber hue, subtle caramel flavour, this fine beer is slightly sweeter and full-bodied with a smooth finish.


Address: 19 St Andrews Rd, Port Alfred


Monday               10 am–11 pm

Tuesday                10 am–11 pm

Wednesday        10 am–11 pm

Thursday             10 am–11 pm

Friday                    10 am–11 pm

Saturday              10 am–11 pm

Sunday                 10 am–11 pm

The Thistle at The Royal St. Andrews Hotel

Step into The Thistle, where fine dining meets intimate relaxation in the heart of our coastal town. Enjoy a touch of class with a memorable dining experience and Gracious Hospitality at our signature restaurant. Enjoy our welcoming space, where every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure a memorable dining experience.

Indulge in our exquisite cuisine, where each dish is thoughtfully prepared using carefully chosen ingredients, resulting in flavours that delight the senses with every bite.

Let our knowledgeable Food and Beverage Manager, Robin Hyde, guide you through our well-curated wine list, offering insights and recommendations to perfectly complement your meal.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life without having to journey to the city – at The Thistle, you’ll find a serene oasis of culinary excellence that transports you to a world of refined dining right here in our coastal paradise.



Address: 19 St Andrews Rd, Port Alfred


Monday               7–9 pm

Tuesday                7–9 pm

Wednesday        7–9 pm

Thursday             7–9 pm

Friday                    7–9 pm

Saturday              7–9 pm

Sunday Closed


Discover Burksies: Your Perfect Breakfast and Lunch Spot!

Situated in town, close to the heritage mall, with charming views of a duck pond, Burksies is your go-to destination for delicious meals, some of the best coffee in town, and a comfortable setting. From scrumptious breakfasts to satisfying lunches, every dish is crafted with care. Plus, with your coffee, enjoy a homemade square of shortbread, adding a sweet touch to your visit.

Bring along your furry friend as we’re dog-friendly too! The setting is perfect for family meals or catch-ups with friends. Come experience the warmth of our staff and the beauty of our surroundings. Join us at Burksies, where every meal is a treat!


Address: Gluckman Rd, Port Alfred, 6170


Friday                8 am–4 pm

Saturday           8 am–2 pm

Sunday             Closed

Monday            8 am–4 pm

Tuesday            8 am–4 pm

Wednesday     8 am–4 pm

Thursday          8 am–4 pm

Guido’s Restaurant

Guido’s is a beloved culinary institution since 1985, serving up hearty hospitality and delicious fare to patrons in the Border and Eastern Cape regions. For over two decades, our wood-fired oven has been the heart of our kitchen, infusing our handcrafted pizzas with a smoky flavour that keeps guests coming back for more. Each pizza is a masterpiece, topped with unique cheeses lovingly shredded by hand over our homemade bases.

But our menu extends far beyond pizza, offering a diverse selection of pasta, steaks, seafood, and more to satisfy every palate. Families are welcomed with open arms, with a special menu for the little ones and play centres to keep them entertained while parents dine.

Perched overlooking the river mouth, Guido’s boasts breathtaking views of both the east and west bank beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience. Join us at Guido’s and discover why generations of customers have made us their favourite destination for great food and stunning vistas.

Address: West Beach Drive, Beach Front



Monday               12–8:30 pm

Tuesday                12–8:30 pm

Wednesday        11 am–8:30 pm

Thursday             12–8:30 pm

Friday                    10 am–9 pm

Saturday              10 am–9 pm

Sunday                 10 am–8 pm


Discover Delicious: Welcome to Eighteen26, where flavours come alive on historic Wharf Street in Port Alfred. Delight in our diverse and delicious menu featuring mouthwatering pork belly, artisan pizzas, vibrant salads, and fresh seafood that will leave you craving more. Whether you’re seeking a romantic evening or a gathering with loved ones, our inviting atmosphere sets the stage for memorable dining experiences. With friendly service, consistently delicious food, and great value for your money, eighteen26 is your go-to destination for satisfying meals in Port Alfred.


Address: 6 Wharf Street, Port Alfred


Sunday             09:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday            09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday            09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday       09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Thursday           09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday               09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday           09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friend House


We run specials every day on selected Sushi,  Chinese and Thai food dishes.

Our Sushi Menu includes Salmon, Tuna, Prawn, Crab and Veg Sushi. Choose from California Roll, Fashion Sandwich, Nigiri, Maki, Hand Roll, Sashimi (seared and spicy), Special Roll, and Salads.

Our Chinese Menu includes Soups, Starters, Chow Mein, Fried Rice, Sweet & Sour, Chop Suey, and Fuyong (Omelette)

Our Thai Menu includes Curry, Pad Thai … with the variety of being mild ,medium and hot.

Address: 39 Van Der Riet St, Port Alfred, 6170


Contact: 060 375 4753


Monday        10:30 am–8:30 pm

Tuesday        10:30 am–8:30 pm

Wednesday 10:30 am–8:30 pm

Thursday      10:30 am–8:30 pm

Friday            10:30 am–8:30 pm

Saturday       10:30 am–8:30 pm

Sunday          11 am–7 pm

Graze by the River

A charming coffee bar and restaurant situated within the walls of one of Port Alfred’s original 1820 settler’s homes, overlooking the serene banks of the Kowie River. Escape the hustle and bustle of Van der Riet street as you step into our oasis, complete with a tranquil private garden where you can unwind with freshly roasted coffee or indulge in our homemade culinary creations.

Owned and helmed by Chef Nick Howard, Graze by the River is a testament to his passion for wholesome, flavourful fare. Drawing inspiration from his global travels, Nick infuses our menu with diverse culinary influences, ensuring every dish is a culinary adventure waiting to be savoured.

But Graze by the River offers more than just exceptional food and coffee—it’s a destination in its own right. Explore our shop, brimming with locally sourced treasures and unique souvenirs that capture the spirit of our community, perfect for both residents and visitors alike. Whether you’re catching up with a friend over coffee or gathering the family for a memorable dinner, Graze by the River promises a warm welcome and an unforgettable dining experience.



Sunday             12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Monday            09:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Tuesday            09:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Wednesday       09:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Thursday           09:00 AM – 2:30 PM      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday               09:00 AM – 2:30 PM      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday           09:00 AM – 2:30 PM       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Address: 38 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa

Bike Coffee Bake: Mm COFFEE LAB

Bike Shop with Coffee & Bakery inside. Life’s essentials in one place.

Discover Port Alfred’s one-of-a-kind coffee shop, where you can fuel up, gear up, and indulge in delicious treats all under one roof. Pedal in for a bike tune-up, pick up some freshly baked goodies, or simply savour the finest coffee in town, available for sit-down enjoyment or takeaway. Our friendly service ensures a warm welcome every time.

Treat your taste buds to our renowned chocolate croissants and bagels, perfectly paired with a freshly brewed cup of joe. Looking for something on the healthier side? We’ve got you covered with a range of nutritious options and snacks. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, a cycling enthusiast, or simply in need of a tasty pick-me-up, our coffee shop has something for everyone.

Address: 13 Van Riebeek Street, Port Alfred



Monday            7 am–4 pm

Tuesday            7 am–4 pm

Wednesday       7 am–4 pm

Thursday          7 am–4 pm

Friday               7 am–4 pm

Saturday           7 am–4 pm

Sunday             8 am–2 pm

Kenny’s Sports Bar

Welcome to Kenny’s Sports Bar: Your Home Away From Home!

Step into Kenny’s, a cherished family-owned pub where every visit feels like a reunion. Savor our mouthwatering lunch and dinner offerings, crafted with care using fresh, local ingredients. With our friendly staff, a pool table, lively music, and live sports action on our big screens, Kenny’s is the ultimate destination for good times with great company. Join us and discover why Kenny’s is the heartbeat of the community!


Address: 32 Campbell Street, Port Alfred


Friday               11 am–2 am

Saturday           10 am–2 am

Sunday             Closed

Monday            11 am–12 am

Tuesday            11 am–12 am

Wednesday       11 am–12 am

Thursday          11 am–12 am

Tash’s Restaurant and Craft Beer

Welcome to Tash’s

Tash’s Restaurant & Craft Bar in Port Alfred is a vibrant culinary destination that offers a unique dining experience. With its charming atmosphere and friendly staff, it has become a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike. The restaurant prides itself on serving delicious, freshly prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients. From mouthwatering steaks to delectable seafood dishes, our menu caters to all taste buds. Complementing the scrumptious food is an extensive selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch or a memorable dinner, Tash’s Restaurant & Craft Bar is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you with an unforgettable dining experience.


Address: Sports Rd, Port Alfred, 6170


Monday            11 am–11 pm

Tuesday            11 am–11 pm

Wednesday       11 am–11 pm

Thursday          11 am–11 pm

Friday               11 am–11 pm

Saturday           10 am–11 pm

Sunday             10 am–11 pm


11 am–9 pm

Ocean Basket

Welcome to Ocean Basket Port Alfred, where the freshest seafood meets breathtaking views along the banks of the Kowie River. Dive into our delectable array of seafood dishes, expertly prepared and served with a touch of coastal charm. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely meal with loved ones or simply soaking in the serene riverside setting, Ocean Basket Port Alfred promises a seafood dining experience that’s as unforgettable as the views.

Address: Shop 2, Port Francis Centre, 34-36 Van der Riet Street



11:30 – 21:00 (Monay – Thursday)

11:30 – 22:00 (Friday – Saturday)

11:30 – 20:00 (Sunday)

Rise Courtyard Café

Welcome to our charming café settled in the heart of Van Der Riet Street, right across from the My Pond Hotel, within the iconic Port Alfred Courtyard. Here at our charming establishment, it’s all about sharing experiences over great food and the finest coffee.

Led by the charismatic owner, Andre, and his dedicated team, our personalized service adds an extra layer of warmth to your dining experience. With a focus on artisanal goods and locally sourced ingredients, our chefs craft a diverse menu that promises to tantalize your taste buds.

From freshly baked bread to handpicked produce, every dish is a labour of love aimed at exceeding your expectations. So whether you’re stopping by for a leisurely brunch or a cozy dinner, sit back, relax, and let us take care of the rest. We look forward to welcoming you and creating memorable moments together.

Address: 48 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred



Monday            9 am–6 pm

Tuesday            9 am–6 pm

Wednesday       9 am–6 pm

Thursday          9 am–6 pm

Friday               9 am–6 pm

Saturday           9 am–6 pm

Sunday Closed

The Penny Farthing Café and Bistro

 Penny Farthing Cafe and Bistro is where good food meets peaceful surroundings right in the heart of town. Situated near a charming duckpond, our café offers a variety of tasty dishes and great coffee. Enjoy your meal while taking in the view of the pond, providing a nice break from the busyness of the town centre. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite or lingering over a meal, Penny Farthing Cafe and Bistro is the perfect spot to relax and refuel.

Address: 9 Gluckman Road Shop 5, Anchorage Centre, Port Alfred



Monday            8 am–6 pm

Tuesday            8 am–6 pm

Wednesday       8 am–6 pm

Thursday          8 am–6 pm

Friday               8 am–6 pm

Saturday           8 am–6 pm

Sunday             8 am–3 pm



Welcome to Niche: your go-to spot for all things delicious and delightful.

 Located right in the heart of town, Niche offers a unique blend of restaurant, bakery, café, and deli experiences. Sink your teeth into our mouthwatering baked goods, savor the best sushi in town, and sip on quality coffee in our cozy courtyard, surrounded by blooming flowers. Don’t forget to browse our small shop for jams, baked treats, and a selection of trendy clothing items. At Niche, every visit promises a perfect blend of flavors and a laid-back atmosphere you won’t want to leave.


Address: 46 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred


Friday               8:30 am–6 pm

Saturday           8:30 am–1:30 pm

Sunday             Closed

Monday            9:30 am–3:30 pm

Tuesday            8 am–6 pm

Wednesday       8:30 am–4:30 pm

Thursday          8:30 am–4:30 pm

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