The Old Gaol is located in a historical house on Church Square, opposite the Dutch Reformed Church on the edge of the Old Quarter. The restaurant is renowned for serving traditional South African cuisine, moer koffie and award winning wines from the country. While the building comes alive with its history, it’s the food itself that will make you a fan for life – with South African favourites like ‘Melktert’ and ’Roosterkoek’.
This coffee shop/restaurant is in a beautiful setting with seating indoors or under the trees on a wooden deck with a glorious view of Swellendam’s breathtaking Langeberg mountains. In the backyard they have tables next to a jungle gym. The Old Gaol is bicycle friendly and this is a good place to get together for a coffee after a bicycle ride.