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Welcome to Dutch Haven Bistro

Experience a touch of Dutch in Bellville, Cape Town.
Try real Dutch krokketen and bitterballen with a Amstel or Heineken beer on tap! Or have a typical Dutch uitsmijter.

Our menu

Our menu

Fantastic food

Ideal for Events

Ideal for Events

Function venue

Cape Town Magazine Review

Cape Town Magazine Review

Baby menu & play area

Baby menu & play area

We cater for kids

Unique Dutch delicacies

Unique Dutch delicacies

Fantastic food

Borreluur @ 4pm

Borreluur @ 4pm

Borreluur!, We welcome sport fanatics

Live sport & cyclists stands

Live sport & cyclists stands

We welcome sport fanatics

About Us

Owned by bubbly Wanda Ligtenberg, Dutch Haven caters for families in a small café-style setting. Dads can watch rugby with a beer in hand and moms can relax while their children play safely on the jungle gym outside.
Find out more

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“ Just enjoyed our lunch at Dutch Haven! Stunning place with beautiful decor and very friendly and helpful staff. I like the variety on the menu. ”

Garth Hewitt (customer)

About Dutch Haven

The venue

Comfortably and conveniently situated in the Durbanville's Highstreet Village courtyard, Dutch Haven Bistro not only serves as a family friendly food haven but also as a social meeting place away from the daily hustle and bustle. The restaurant is cheerful, light and inviting with attention to detail obvious and subtle at the same time. The menu is creative and the waitresses friendly and caring. The intention was to cater for everybody, to create a place for families where the men can watch rugby and drink beer, the kids can play safely on the jungle gym outside and the women can chill and chat.

The food

“You cannot buy happiness, but you can buy bitterballen [a round deep-fried snack], and that’s pretty much the same thing.”

The Dutch feel and flavour is reflected in the menu and the delicious food. It is obvious the meals were carefully selected and are professionally prepared. Besides a wide array of uniquely Dutch meals there are also more standard options.

How can one resist trying items like the Uitsmijter, Frikandel, Bitterballen, Kroketten, Patat speciaal or the Amsterdamse biefstuk? Or for desert there are the pastries and sweet delights that Dutch Haven bakes fresh daily: scones, waffles, pancakes, muffins and fudge to name but a few.

The kids

Besides the extensive children’s menu there are even options for babies such as Purity and finger biscuits. Considering that kids are not always as patient when it comes to waiting for their food or for the parents to finish up, there’s an enclosed play area for the smaller kids but also a jungle gym outside for the older ones to focus their energy on.

The Haven

An eatery like no other boasting in great food, friendliness, energizing vibe, kids friendly with subtle options where you would not expect any, Dutch Haven Bistro lives up to its name in more ways than one.

"Stunning place!! and soooo baby-/child friendly! Looking forward to many more socials here with friends and family :)

Karien du Toit

Functions

Hello
hello

GV is Awesome

GV is Awesome

Seriously

wanda

Wanda Ligtenberg

Founder / Manager

koos

Koos Ligtenberg

Co-founder

Why dutch haven?

• A special baby menu
• 0-3 baby play area
• Jungle Gym
• Take-aways
• Big screens with live sport
• Bicycles welcome
• Borreluur every Friday at 4pm - incl. Beer on tap
• Wi-fi
• Functions - birthday parties, baby showers, kitchen teas etc.

Our Journal

Hello world!
TFP • February 13, 2014

A Post With A Single Image
TFP • April 7, 2014

A Post With an Image Gallery
TFP • April 7, 2014

A Post With Video
TFP • April 7, 2014

We Appreciate Any Kind of Feedback
TFP • March 24, 2014

Contact

First Level, Garden Court,
High Street Shopping Village, Bella Rosa Street
Bellville, South Africa

Email us
+27 (0)21 914 6120

You can also drop us a line by using the contact form.

Contact

First Level, Garden Court,
High Street Shopping Village, Bella Rosa Street
Bellville, South Africa

Email us
+27 (0)21 914 6120

Send a query





Operating hours

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 17:00
Sat & Sun: 09:00 - 15:00