Artists Charl and Andrea Fourie welcome you to the Bohemian Groove Café in Kaapsche Hoop, where home cooked food, great friends and creative art meet! The Restaurant offers a feast to the senses, with delicious food, vibey music, creative people and beautiful interiors. The gallery restaurant opened its doors in April 2011, and moved to the current new venue at the entrance of the village in May 2014. Both Charl and Andrea studied Art at the Pretoria Technicon, and opened the funky Zeederberg Coach House Restaurant in Sabie in 1995. After a 10 year stint in Hazyview in the hospitality trade and metal furniture factory workshops, they decided to settle in the sleepy village of Kaapsehoop.The restaurant is an artpiece in itself, with fine art displayed on the walls, handmade furniture and lightfittings created by Charl. Charl’s blacksmith workshop creates custom design furniture, light fittings or objects d’art per client’s specifications – chat to Charl about this, he loves a design challenge!
Andrea is the creative chef in the kitchen, and all salads and herbs are picked from the vegetable garden on the premises. The menu consists of local ingredients, including fresh and smoked trout, salads and herbs, grills, freshly baked waffles, freshly brewed coffee and cocktails. Other specialities include our famous homemade chicken liver pate, lamb curry, burgers, prego and grills. We also cater for Vegetarians and Banters, and serve a kickass espresso with our homemade lemon meringue pie or variety of waffles. Sip a cocktail on our verandah with a view over the mountains and the wild horses, or warm up in our misty weather with some homemade gluhwein and soup in front of our cosy coalstoves.
Bohemian Groove Cafe has been a supporter of the South African Arts and Live Music since its opening day, and live music performances are a regular item on the weekly menu. Musicians – local and from afar - perform every Sunday lunch, from 12h00 – 15h00. On long weekends, public holidays or special functions we have occasional live music too. We charge a cover fee per person when there is a live performance, which gets added to your bill. The total amount of the cover charge gets given to the musicians, so the establishment does not gain from your generous support. Before you decline to pay the cover charge please take into consideration that most of the musicians perform to earn their daily bread, at the cost of one beer your support in paying the cover charge will be greatly appreciated. They spend hours and hours rehearsing and improving their passion, and the equipment does not come cheap either! So please support the local musicians and artists – they form an integral part of our society. Our cover charge changes per event, but we always try to keep it as affordable as possible for you to enjoy!If you want to stay updated on the artists performing here you can subscribe to our events page on Facebook.
All meals at Bohemian Groove Café are prepared freshly on order by the chefs in our kitchen. We pride ourselves that we support local and all our lettuces, leafy vegetables, edible flowers and herbs are grown in our own vegetable gardens.
Our menu changes seasonally - we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and also cater for vegans and vegetarians.
Breakfast offers traditional English breakfast, waffles and health dishes, freshly ground espresso and a selection of teas, juices and fruity smoothies.
Lunch can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the Blue Swallow Reserve or on the verandah if the mist rolls in. We offer fresh salads, wraps, burgers, smoked trout- and Bockwurst mini platters. A large Ploughman’s Platter can be shared between friends and consists of cold meats, cheeses, pickles, salads, pate, fruits, breads and crackers. Enjoy a glass of our freshly brewed local ginger beer with your meal, or enjoy a glass of ice cold craft beer with a pretzel.
Afternoons are set aside for cakes, waffles and sunset cocktails: enjoy a slice of our house speciality Lemon Meringue cake with a freshly ground coffee or tea. Our cake display is packed with our fresh home baked cakes – have a look at what is on offer for the cakes of the day. We bake our waffles fresh to order – you choose your own toppings to accompany your sweet treat!
Our cocktail list includes the classic favourites and we use fresh seasonal fruits in our blends. Choose between a Margherita, Daiquiri, Jam Jar, Local R&R or Pina Colada. Non – alcoholic cocktails are included on our cocktail list, so no reason not to enjoy that sunset with cocktail in hand!
Dinner can be enjoyed inside at the fireplace or outside on the veranda. Our house speciality is our delicious Lamb Curry or a pan fried fresh Escarpment Trout. We also offer fish & chips, chicken schnitzels, pork chops and rump steak. Main meals are served with complimentary starch and fresh vegetables or a side greek salad.
Round your meal off with our home baked Malva Pudding served with homemade custard and vanilla ice cream, or a creamy Amarula Dom Pedro. More dessert options are on offer on our menu.
Kiddies have their own menu and smaller dishes and shakes are made specially for them. A kids play area and dress up corner is a firm favourite.
Our house speciality shooter is our homemade Chocolate Vodka – divine is the word! We also brew our own Glühwein on our coalstoves in the restaurant, perfect for the cold and misty weather Kaapsehoop is known for.
Sunday lunch is a slow affair and is legendary at Bohemian: live music, good food, great atmosphere and happy people. We always offer a special meal on Sundays – Roast Lamb with rosemary gravy, roast potatoes, rice and 3 vegetable is our favourite. Our homebuilt smoker gets lit in good weather and we smoke mussels, mushrooms and chickens in the smoker, it is real food cooked low and slow – it’s delicious! The smokers are built by Charl Fourie in his workshop and are for sale.
We support local with as many products we can source:
- Local Mhoba Rum of Malelane.
- Handcrafted Gin from Dolly Gin in White River.
- Craft Beer from Sabie Brewing Co. in Sabie.
- German Bockwurst and meats from our local German Butcher: Meat Delights.
- Smoked and Fresh Trout from Lydenburg.
- All our herbs, lettuces and flowers from our own garden.
- All our firewood is sourced locally and forms part of a job creation project.
To see our latest menu download it here here.
We also cater for weddings, birthday parties, year-end parties, ladies lunches, book club parties, stokvel, stork tea, kitchen teas and any other reason to host a gathering – contact Andrea for a custom made menu and event! Watch the press for our special themed events for Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and any other special day!
Please book your table in advance for special occasions, long weekends and public holidays – we are a small restaurant and could be fully booked soon. We look forward to meeting you!
Come visit us! Bohemian Groove Cafe is a vibey restaurant and art gallery situated in the picturesque village of Kaapsehoop, 27 km from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. Self catering cottages offered.
please call us to make a reservation. We accept visa and mastercard.
Five delightful and tastefully decorated self-catering units are situated in a garden setting in the village of Kaapsehoop. The garden cottages are situated in the front part of the village and meals can be enjoyed in the Bohemian Groove Café Restaurant and Art Gallery next door. The Bohemian Garden Cottages is an ideal venue for large groups who wish to share special group occasions, but all be accommodated in separate units.
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Sleeps two persons (1x Queen) with one extra sleeper couch for a child.
bathroom en suite with shower, basin and toilet. A small kitchenette and lounge with a fridge, microwave, kettle and basin, with basic cutlery, crockery and glasses.
Miner’s Cottage shares a communal lounge with fireplace.
Braai facilities are in the garden.
Sleeps 6 persons (1x Queen 4x Single) in three separate bedrooms.
1 Bathroom with bath and shower, fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, kettle, microwave, crockery, cutlery and glasses.
Braai facilities, lounge / dining area with SABC TV. Safe parking.
Sleeps 6 persons, two queen bed and one twin bedded room.
1 Bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, kettle, microwave, crockery, cutlery and glasses.
Braai facilities, lounge with SABC TV. Large verandah with dining area. Safe parking.
Sleeps 2 persons (2x Single).
1 Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. Coffee corner with mini fridge, kettle, microwave, crockery, cutlery and glasses.
TV in bedroom with SABC TV. Braai facilities on patio. Large verandah with seating area. Safe parking.
Sleeps 2 persons (2x single beds)
Tv in bedroom with SABC TV. Braai facilities on patio. Outside verandah with seating area. Safe parking.