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Shop 7 Huguenot Square, Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, TEL: 021 876 4135

Essence Restaurant & Coffee Bar

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The Restaurant

Situated on the main road Essence has a beautiful location!
The lovely shaded deck overlooking the tranquil steam and gorgeous mountain views certainly make Al Fresco dining that little bit more appealing.

The inside has a cosy continental ambiance, where you will find comfortable couches for relaxing with the newspaper, and a coffee bar serving the best Illy coffee,

Essence is popular with both locals and tourists alike and is busy from early in the morning until sunset.

On the menu is a huge variety of breakfasts, plus freshly made sandwiches (with either panini, rye, bagel or pita bread) & wholesome fillings such as the rump strips, onions, tomato, rocket and mustard, or an Asian inspired salad like the roast duck with bean thread and peanut sauce.
And for those with a sweet tooth indulge in a slice of heavenly cheesecake or fluffy lemon meringue, or just good old fashioned scones with strawberry jam.
Main courses feature some traditional favourites including Bobotie with yellow rice and a Lamb curry with sambals.






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Offer Details

The Deal:   2-for-1 (on main course only)

Number of cards per table:
2 Cards.( 2 people dine per GDC membership card)

Offer Type:
Unlimited Deal - Get the deal every time you dine at the restaurant and show your GDC membership card.
Offer Type:
Unlimited Deal - Get the deal every time you dine at the restaurant and show your GDC membership card.

For offer to apply:
Minimum purchase of 2 drinks per GDC card used (excludes tap water & cordial)
Call the restaurant to make your reservation:
Mention you are using you GDC card
Show your GDC card on arrival.

Offer Excludes:
Drinks (drinks are full price) - Takeaways - Set Menu’s,
Combo’s - Platters - Side orders,
No Corkage or BYO.

Public Holidays:
Due to high demand on Public Holidays, Valentines/Mothers/Fathers day, New Years Eve & the Christmas period; members must check with the restaurant for Grand Dining Club Availability
Public Holidays:
Due to high demand on Public Holidays, Valentines/Mothers/Fathers Day, New Years Eve & the Christmas period; members must check with the restaurant for Grand Dining Club Availability

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Reviews

17.07.11 - Louise
My friends and I had a lovely lunch at Essence. We were in Franschhoek for the Bastille Festival and as we were walked past noticed the Grand Dining Club sticker in the Window. We were looking for somewhere reasonably priced for a light lunch and this seemed like the perfect place. We were seated on the outside decking area under the trees and alongside the stream which was so pretty. We all enjoyed a very nice lunch and with one Grand Dining Club card between us we got the cheapest meal free. I will definitely be back next time I’m in Franschhoek.
13.03.16 - Barry C
Discovered Essence because of our Grand Dining card. We enjoyed our visit and were able to order babotie which from experience is not on many restaurant menus and happens to be a favorite meal. The babotie did not disappoint and we also benefited from using our Grand Dining card with a great saving. We would certainly revisit and probably have babotie again!

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