We host a number of birthdays, kitchen teas, baby showers and intimate celebrations in our beautiful backyard and always love the festivities of helping you plan your special day and bringing it to life!
We offer an array of delicious sweet & savoury eats options for brunch or lunch, depending on the size and type of function. For bookings of 15-24 pax, we offer a cafe-style set menu of 1, 2, or 3 courses. For bookings of 25+pax, we offer an incredible high tea selection, or a harvest table-of-dreams. We will do our best to accommodate most dietary requirements of you & your guests.
For events of 15 or more, we offer the following functions menus:
We'd love to host you!
Booking for these events is essential and we warn you that our calendar does fill up fast, so please move quickly to secure your date!
For more information, or to book your event, please contact us at
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS
♡ A cafe-style set menu of 1, 2, or 3 courses applies to bookings of 15 to 24 people
♡ Booking of 25+ will choose between our high tea or harvest table option
♡ One chosen menu will apply to the entire function.
♡ If you are more than 30 minutes late to your booked time, we reserve the right to give away your tables and cancel the reservation. The deposit will become non-refundable.
♡ Only the high tea menu includes one hot beverage per person. All beverages will be added to your bill. Beverages are able to be pre-ordered.
♡ We offer the option to order cakes & bakes for your special occasion.
♡ A 'cakeage' fee of R185 per item will be charged for any baked good brought in from elsewhere that is cut and/or eaten in our backyard.
♡ You are welcome to bring your own wine/champagne on the day. We will provide a range bowl, ice and glassware at R50 per bottle corkage fee. Any glassware breakages will be charged for.
♡ You are welcome to bring in your own decorations. We do however require that you keep it eco-friendly. (no confetti, sequins, or plastic straws.)
♡ For functions, take away boxes are limited and will be charged at R5 per box.
♡ Final numbers, menus, and details must be confirmed 3days before the event date. This is the head count that the event will be charged for. No numbers can be subtracted from the final headcount. We will email you in order to confirm.
♡ A 15% service fee will be charged and added onto your final bill
♡ A refundable deposit of R1000 is charged for every booking over 15 people
♡ For functions of 25 or more, a non-refundable function charge of R850 will be payable
♡ The balance of your total bill is payable on the day, and the deposit will be deducted from the total bill.
♡ Please note the terms of our cancellation policy:
- If cancelled 3 weeks or more before date, deposit will be refunded
- If cancelled 2 weeks before date, 50% of deposit will be refunded
- If cancelled a week or less before the date, there will be no refund of deposit
The Nitty Gritty
Wedding Bells at
The Backyard Cafe
"Do you do weddings?!"
We get asked this a lot, but the answer isn't a clean cut 'yes' or 'no'.
We love the festivities that come with planning a wedding and helping our bridal couples create their perfect day. It's not something that we take lightly and our full team is always committed to bringing their dream wedding to life.
With that, we will only take on a wedding if we feel that the vision for the big day is a fit with what we can offer.
Feel free to email us for more info and a quotation.
(please include your event date, time, estimated number of guests, catering requests and any other event details that you can provide us with that will help us create an accurate quote)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring in my own decor?
YES, absolutely! However, we are an eco-conscious venue and ask you to love our garden and treat it with kindness. Confetti is a NO GO and, if you are wanting to use balloons or straws, please make sure that they are biodegradable.
Can I come earlier to set-up and decorate?
Yes, but setup time is limited to the hour prior to your event start time. Please give us a heads up if you are coming in early to set up for your event.
Can I bring in alcohol?
Yes, you may. We will supply a range bowl, glassware ice and bottle service and a corkage charge of R50/bottle opened will apply.
Can I book the cafe for exclusive use?
We do, on occasion, hire out our space for exclusive use. The exclusive use charge will depend on the time of year and type of function.
We do not allow external catering.
What is the capacity of the cafe?
The cafe can seat 105, however for bookings over 60, you are required to hire the space for exclusive use.
Are you Halaal and Kosher friendly?
We are not Halaal certified, however, our kitchen is happy to
accommodate Halaal catering requests if pre-arranged.
Our kitchen is not Kosher.