Mama Joan’s Farm Kitchen at DelVera

Mama Jones at DelVera

While visiting DelVera we discovered a gem of the Stellenbosch winelands, Mama Joan's Farm Kitchen. When one is away on business or vacation, the novelty of eating out at restaurants wears off pretty quickly. For me this is roughly after the second day. :) Kerry-Anne and I were delighted to happen upon Mama Joan's at DelVera - a restaurant where you can still buy "homemade" meals.

Although we only stopped in for a cup or two of vanilla tea, we couldn't help but notice how good and wholesome the meals passing by our table looked. I also noticed that the menu indicated that some of the dishes on offer were made from organically-grown produce only... a sure plus in today's GM-driven world!

We'll certainly go back for a meal some time, and we'll be sure to report back.

Heading in the direction of Stellenbosch, DelVera is located about 10KM from the N1 highway, along the R44 towards Stellenbosch.

7 thoughts on “Mama Joan’s Farm Kitchen at DelVera

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  2. joy smith

    We came across Mama Joan’s little restaurant and wool shop quite by chance as it is hidden away at the end of a number of farm buildings (behind the main Delvera restaurant). These buildings have been revamped into outlets for local crafts and farm industries. The mom and daughter owners are the friendliest, most accommodating people ever ( We wanted a quiet, out-of-the-way corner to play bridge and they were so obliging!) It is all very informal and rustic with tables and benches outside providing SPECTACULAR views out over the lesser travelled parts of the Stellenbosch area. It is like a secret place and on a beautiful day the view is quite awesome. Inside the shop that sells homespun wool and jerseys, etc there are also a few tables. The food is homemade and DELICIOUS – good farm food and generous helpings; two of us had bobotie, one had homemade chicken pie, and another had salad, and the prices are very reasonable. While we were there a group of cyclists dropped in for tea and coffee.

  3. Paul

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    Joy, thanks so much for reminding me of this Mama Joan’s! We had intended to go back from one of their “home-cooked” meals… but it just slipped my mind. Thanks for the comprehensive feedback!

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    Having seen Mama Joan’s on your site decided to visit on 5/2/13 only to find that she and The Little Woolen Shop hhad closed TWO YEARS ago What a waste of petrol..

  6. Paul

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    Thanks for the update GIBSON. So that would mean that they closed down two years after the date on this article. I guess there’s some merit in the saying that all good things come to an end eventually.

    From DelVera’s website it looks like Simonsberg Cafe replaced Mama Joan’s. I guess they don’t have the little hand-made goods section. Did you have lunch there at least?

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