Looking for a picturesque and quiet atmosphere where you can just relax with close mates and sip on some tea? Arbour Café & Courtyard in Birdhaven offers an exceptional French-inspired menu that is bound to complement any event – be it a high tea or a regular get together … small enough to have an intimate experience, it makes for easy and attentive service. The great thing about this venue is that you can hire it out for your private events and, if fortunate enough, you can do that on an evening when live music is being played … talk about a great night out!
Arbour is known for their French specialties, like their classic crepes, which are a favourite, and an absolute perfect pick for a high-tea event, but there’s more to their menu – their buckwheat pancakes are delicious and gluten-free, and you can build your own breakfast ranging from traditional galettes to omelettes and more.
Sitting in the outside courtyard is great but, I must admit that there isn’t much of a view from here, apart from a hair salon, jewellery store and gift shop (let your eyes wander while you eat – nothing like fuelling up for a shopping spree!), however, they create an aura that is homely and one that locals believe forms part of the Birdhaven community.
All in all, the restaurant’s aura is nothing short of a good vibe, a cap for good conversation as well as a stunningly healthy yet affordable menu. Leave your full tummy at home and treat your taste buds at this small yet intimate French haven!
By Muvhuya Mamidze