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Lemon Tree Bistro

Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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08:30 - 22:00All hours
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful place to visit with the friendliest owners! The food is amazing and you have to try out the chocolate brownies! They're the best!! And their coffee is fantastic too!More

Thank 502silvia
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Silvia for making time to drive from Ixopo to Underberg and finding us for a bite to eat in and a friendly chat. We enjoyed your company immensely and thank you sincerely for giving us a full-marks review. We are far from your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lemon Tree beckons you from the road with its mood setting lights. Once inside you are welcomed as if you've been coming here for years. Just like your highschool crush used to do, the staff gives you a warm feeling that everything is about...More

Thank Stijn V
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much, Stijn V for your personalised and chatty review. All the staff who were privileged to serve you on the evening thank you for your kind words and five star review. For them such an achievement is the greatest compliment. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice Bistro + shop in a nice area with many other shops around it. We ordered 2 different sets so we could have a taste of both. It was not bad. Service was alright. I tried the Beethoven(coffee) however, it was not coffee-ish...More

Thank TissueXiu
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you TissueXiu for your review. Remember, if you want to try the coffee you should order coffee rather than the Beethoven which is a single shot coffee in a a tall mug with lots of milk, bolstered with oodles of cream and honey. Espresso...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the joy of visiting the Lemon Tree today, always a favourite but the service was today was absolutely superb! well done to the entire team .. shine onMore

Thank rowes2017
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much, Rowes2017 for your complimentary review and for awarding the service rendered by team 5-stars. They in turn thank you for noticing and letting the world out there know that they are special. Now we need to ensure that we are...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for several years now and unfortunately the standard seems to have gone done. Roast pork belly was on the menu. When asked if there was crackling, was assured there was. Well I suppose there was crackling, but it...More

Thank Vivienne G
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are distressed to learn, Vivienne G that your recent visit to the Lemon tree was not up to its usual standard. Our manager presented a different version of what you term an argument and the circumstances leading up to it and extends her apologies...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had a chicken mayonnaise sandwich and it was fantastic. It was the biggest and juiciest sandwich that I have ever had.More

Thank Peter D
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Peter D for your big and juicy, 5-star review of our little bistro in the country. The Chicken Mayo sarmy is one of our all-time favourites and we're elated to learn that you were impressed. We'll keep improving on it to ensure that...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Cozy, warm relaxed atmosphere. Excellent food despite the simple looking menu. We were recommended this place by a local and it didn't disappoint. Would definitely return. There are trinkets and items of food for sale at the back of the establishment. I had a fabulous...More

Thank rhiguil
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review, rhiguil of the dinner you enjoyed at our little bistro in the country. Both the items you dined on are on our favourites list and we are elated to learn that you will return. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The mal was delicious and the Service(Zandi) was great. We enjoyed the dinner with our two daughters. We'll come back.More

Thank rosibeuter
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, rosibeuter for making time to dine at our bistro with your family. Awarding us a 5-star review is a great compliment and Zandi says, Thank you! for mentioning her in person. Our entire dinner team wishes you an enjoyable journey and South African...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Love this place.... will go back time and time again. Their food is delicious, service excellent and the fact that we feel special to have found this treasure in the heart of Underberg makes us go back year after year... The gallery in the back...More

Thank Carol D
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Carol D for making time to write a review of our little bistro in the country. We sincerely appreciate your annual custom and your 5-star evaluation gives us reason to make your regular visits even more enjoyable and memorable. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Fantastic coffee and out of this world cheese cake! With an array of gifts also available in store. A definite pit stop when in townMore

Thank JanineRR1
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ahh, you have discovered the cheese cake, JanineRR1. It is rather special in a light and "healthy" kind of way... Your 5-star review drives us to further improve our product and your general experience in our company and we hope that it won't be too...More

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So sorry, we unfortunately do not cater halaal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 701 1589
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Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The hospitality and catering team, guided by owners Huck and Elsabe Orban, has taken what was essentially a coffee shop with a Continental slant to the level where it is one of the best recognised country restaurants in South Africa. Not only is it listed on several international country travel guides as a "Must Visit!" - amongst which the popular Lonely Planet - but it also serves as destination for both foodies and coffee aficionados. Its easy-dining, bistro menu to which special features like Venison Pie, de-boned Rainbow Trout, the incomparable Kudu Fillet and the famous pistachio-crusted Lamb Cutlets have been added, ensures that everyone's taste from essential to eclectic, is catered for. Besides the crisp croissants, baked on the premises every day, the Lemon Tree will serve you the most memorable Prawn Pasta, Prego Roll and hand crafted Toasted Sandwich you have ever had. Finish that off with the oh-so-moreish Beetroot Cake and a cappuccino and you'll be back for more.... time and again. When you walk through the door you enter the Lemon Tree's wonderful world of goodies... an interesting selection of books - both old and new, a range of branded and house coffees, brewing and cookery requisites and a deli filled with a delightful range of wines, imported biscuits, chocolates, jams and condiments. See you there...
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