Okkie Calitz, Nicolene Willemse & Monica Coetzee will most definitely welcome you with real karoo hospitallity in an old world-ish and intimate setting.
Highly recommended stop on Route 62!
Among the valiant bunch of souls fighting a brave battle to brighten up the somewhat dismal main road through town, a handful have managed to create two possible Guinness Records: one for the tiniest bar on Earth (seating for two persons max), and the other for the most compacted bookshop (at Lorenzo’s Italian eatery).
A visit to this tiny watering hole comes with the added advantage of being served lunch or dinner by born and bred Calitzdorper, Ockie Calitz and his partner Hennie Booyens. The route to their culinary stronghold leads through the Red Coffee Pot into a shaded courtyard of particular enchantment. What used to be a former synagogue’s inner court, is now a carefully cultivated shambles of Africana, Victorian and classic Karoo décor – complete with pumpkins to hold down the sinkplaat stoepdak. There you can order one of the local ports and wolf down anything from a hefty chunk of finely prepared eland with sweet potato chiplets, to a papadum clam filled with chicken livers, while trying to distinguish the fairy lights from the constellations above. ~ Source
“My second experience of The Red Coffee Pot, the first being dinner in 2012 and this last time brunch. The lamb dinner the first time around was absolutely superb, mouth-wateringly good! And the second time i had a delicious pancake brunch. The charm of the place only adds to the excellent food, and the owners Ockie and Hennie are full of stories to give the establishment life and character.
Highly recommended stop on Route 62!” Roger, The Expedition Project
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The EXPEDITION Project visits The Red Coffee Pot.