Our own Gypsy Caravan Café is a popular and favourite meeting place on the exhilarating escarpments’ edge between the Highveld and the Lowveld.
The Café draws regular visitors from Kaapsehoop and Mbombela / Nelspruit, also from as far afield as Gauteng, Maputo, Cape Town and Sweden to name but a few. These are merely some of the distant destinations that our regulars travel from to visit us.
Far off the beaten path, thankfully, this is where to enjoy quality refreshments amidst the wonders of Nature. Eccentric Café-keeper and chef, Mike Kay, has many years of hands-on hospitality industry experience. He also has a faithful following from his ownership of and collusion with some of the Lowveld’s most awesome culinary establishments.
Mike’s literally famous for his ability to conjure up different foods, what he calls his ‘exciting nibbles’.
“I’m passionate about smaller but exciting little bits of foods, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, especially since the current trend is for people moving away from larger, heavier traditional meals into an exciting realm of varying flavours and textures.”
He’ll also not hesitate to remind you that Nibbles is a naughty small horse’s name (naughty as in always putting its head down to nibble).
If you’re fortunate enough to catch him between meals there’s a good chance he’ll join you at your table and recount some lovely stories in his baritone voice from his years’ of culinary-life experience.
Other than for its sumptuous fare, long views over the mountains and forest, Gypsy Caravan Café is especially renowned for its great Illy coffee, which provides an ideal opportunity to percolate your precious time away from the big smoke. This is a space to let your mind, like the finest coffee, slowly percolate. Yes, the patio is known as a place of conversation and laughter, irrespective of the time of day.
Gypsy Caravan Café is an extraordinary real space dedicated to life’s passions: food, drink, laughter, friendship and companionship, especially since superficiality is the curse of our age.
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
We offer illy coffee, refreshing beverages, nibbles, platters, breakfasts and more.