Fig Tree Café and Deli Ilala Weavers Hluhluwe KwaZulu Natal

The café is owned by Suzy and Pippa who have managed to create something quite unique in their cooking. It must be passion and a love of good food because things seem to taste better, fresher and wholesome.

Fig Tree Cafe is spacious and visitors can sit on the veranda or under the very wise and old English Fig Tree which canopies the patio. The tree is really something to behold and provides much needed shade on hot Zululand days.

The menu varies and changes every six months. This location is very different from most of the coffee shops and cafes that we frequent on a regular basis. It is a good thing to be different and offer meals which are not served all the time. Same old meals are kind of boring and not very appetising or exciting for the taste buds.

The egg and bacon butty (home-made bread bun) is simply divine and one can make a meal of the butty alone. For those who like a simple home-made bun it is worth trying the butty. A hamburger at the Fig Tree Café is not a standard burger, but rather a burger with a bit of finesse and a very tasty dollop of magic marinated sweet red onions. Good stuff.

Daily specials range from Mkhulu’s Curry to Quiche and salad. Wraps and paninis stuffed with fillet steak, grilled vegetables, pulled chicken and smoky pancetta. Different indeed!

Options are available for children as they generally like something simple. The café will also cater for those who prefer something more standard and those banting.

Delight in the “Incredible Frozen Pecan and Lemon tart”, a slice of cake or simply opt for ice-cream and Bar-One sauce.

The Fig Tree Café is open for breakfast and light lunches and offers full bar facilities. Reservations are a must for large groups.

The café and deli is worth a visit and offers something unconventional in northern Zululand. Not much is better than a shaded peaceful area in which to relax and enjoy a good meal.