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Golden Syrup and Ice Cream at La Galerie in Pringle Bay (2021-03-06) Food and Drink | Photo Gallery 03 MAY 2021

Having just completed a day of marching about Betty’s Bay, a day that had seen us strolling along the coastal walk, communicating with the penguins at Stony Point, and striving to see the waterfalls of the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, the girls decided that enough was enough and that it was now definitely time for a well deserved treat.

Of course these days whenever we find ourselves in the Overstrand stretch that is Rooi Els, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay, the choice of treat has pretty much already been made before I’ve even suggested something – all they ever want is waffles with ice cream and Golden Syrup from La Galerie in Pringle Bay!

Situated in the cheekily named Pringle Mingle Centre, La Galerie is a small mix of a restaurant and an art gallery, offering an enjoyably simple menu to be consumed while surrounded by all manner of art from local painters. Its cozy space is filled with friendly staff, books and even a boardgame or two, and is always an absolute pleasure to visit whenever we find ourselves in this diminutive and charming coastal village. As for this particular visit, as luck would have it, the girls managed to snag the VERY last waffles available for the day, meaning that thankfully it was smiles all around!

Banana and Ice Cream at The Waffle Cafe in Gordon’s Bay (2021-03-09) Food and Drink | Photo Gallery 22 MAR 2021

You could of course have waffles and ice cream as a dessert when eating out at Spur – but generally speaking, that is taking away from what the humble waffle truly could be. For the last couple of years now, the Belgian Waffle House in Strand has been delighting us with their light and fluffy Belgian waffle combinations, but pleasingly, Gordon’s Bay too now has its very own local purveyor of all things waffle – and it is situated right here on Beach Road!

Sitting right on the beachfront, The Waffle Cafe has taken over Dock on the Bay’s spot in the Old Cape Mall, transforming the former pub into an explosion of geometric pastel colours and ice cream. Shaded outside tables, a spacious dining room, lounge area by the fireplace, and a quirky gift shop, The Waffle Cafe presents itself as a lighthearted family friendly sweet tooth stop, and pleasingly, that is precisely what it is.

With a menu that takes both waffle and pancake combinations across the spectrum from sweet to savoury, not to mention more conventional breakfast options for those dull people who can’t quite bring themselves to start the day off with waffles and pancakes, The Waffle Cafe understandably has quickly become quite the hit with all our local families with kids – my girls obviously included!

Weekends of Friends, Family and Markets My Life 30 JAN 2013

Last year I didn’t have too many weekends to enjoy, mainly because Chantelle and I were pretty much running market stalls each and every Saturday and Sunday! This year however we’ve cut back on the markets, now only doing Hathersage every second Sunday, which effectively means that once again I have weekends to relax and recharge in – and it would appear that so far I’m doing my best to make up for lost time!

The past two weekends have been completely filled with friends and family, and yes markets, so in other words, so far so good. (And it helped that each Friday work finished up with a drinks session!)

Jessica pushing Logan around in a cart

Two weekends ago I found myself tied up in the Lance Armstrong confession on Oprah, discovered a great new Fish & Chips shop at the Gordon’s Bay Pick ‘n Pay complex, taking in the forgettable Madagascar 3, paying R65 for the privilege of a new debit card which is annoying seeing as ABSA were the ones who gave it an expiry date in the first place, purchasing super expensive kiddies shoes for Jess (R240 is far two much for shoes smaller than my fist!), not to mention an awesome braai with friends which saw me testing out my new gazebo, playing FIFA offline with the boys, and of course teaching their little ones the bad habit of jumping off the lounge table (something which I taught to Jessica and must still showcase here on this site)!

And topping all of that off, Sunday was spent first visiting the pretty cool new Root 44 market that recently opened its doors, as well as ending off with a surprisingly enjoyable stop at the classic Blaauwklippen market, where we ended up buying Jessica a pretty fun toy (Walltrax, yet another thing I still need to get around to showcasing here on this blog!).

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Last weekend on the other hand I found myself enthralled by the Proteas versus New Zealand cricket, taking in the awesome Dark Knight Returns Part 1, purchasing a new sound card for my home desktop machine, entertaining the Montgomery Clan for an awesome Snoek and Yellowtail fish braai, playing offline Blur versus Robert, visiting with Chantelle as she handled the stall at Hathersage Market, and enjoying some Lotter Clan family time by eating waffles at Ryan’s pad in celebration of his 30th birthday.

hathersage market vibe - the marimba band

And from the looks of it, the next couple of weekends should feature more of the same, with at least one friends’ expedition to Stellenbosch confirmed, a possible night market adventure on the cards, as well as a potential day out at the cricket.

Socially busy, busy, busy, just the way that I like it! :)