For some strange reason the owners of the Getafix Garden Cafe at the entrance of the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George have absolutely no qualms (or fear of copyright lawyers) around using Asterix and Obelix material for both their name and marketing material. I mean sure, ‘Getafix’ works for me in the ‘Get a fix of coffee’ like the lovely new owner duly explained to me on the day, but the Asterix and Obelix link?
Anyway, moving swiftly along, the little garden cafe is actually pretty great. It sits on the grounds of the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George, right next to the main entrance/info house and right in front of the nursery.
This then of course means that it is perfectly positioned to feed and hydrate all those who enter and exit the gardens, from hikers to dog walkers and of course all those Park Run enthusiasts that descend upon the botanical garden each and every Saturday morning.
Despite the very small kitchen space, the restaurant churns out some pretty exciting food, with the artisan touches of the owners on full display with pretty much every dish. The coffee is particularly good, and the space, as you might expect from being part of a botanical garden, pretty tranquil.
There is a lovely stretch of lawn out in front of the outdoor dining tables, complete with kids playpark equipment scattered about and a little hidden fairy grove as well.
(And yes, they do apparently cater for kids parties as well).
Back in March this year (during a Pinnacle Point long weekend break away), we found ourselves having a late lunch at Getafix, following the botanical garden walkabout that my dad and I had just completed.
Pleasingly, it was pretty good.
The new owners have definitely turned this old place around, making Getafix now well worth the refreshments stop if you find yourself in the area – definitely a plus for George!