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With a fair selection of contemporary and classic dining options and plenty of international and local dishes to go around, Pretoria offers options for everyone. At lunchtime, a light and simple meal is probably best, and among the top choices of many visitors is the +27 Design Café, which offers a cool atmosphere with a variety of contemporary croissant dishes to choose from. Try the sun-dried tomato and olive croissant or the gorgonzola and pear croissant. For bigger appetites and a modest price, try the three mini-hamburger dish, which will keep you satisfied for hours.
Another ideal lunch option, where hungry travelers can enjoy the view of the centrally located Church Square, is Café Riche, a classic bistro first opened in 1905 that has been given a contemporary touch after being remodeled in 1994. Enjoy Belgian beers, fresh baguettes and delicious Mediterranean-themed salads to help you cool off during Pretoria's scorching summers. Dotting the square are numerous other café options frequented by South Africans and tourists alike.
For a more classically gourmet dining experience, the established La Madeleine has attracted food enthusiasts for more than three decades, with its commitment to classical French and Belgian tastes. Having moved from central Pretoria to the more tranquil suburb of Lynwood Ridge, its owners pride themselves in timeless flavors as the culinary world becomes obsessed by fusion. Welcoming service and generous portions are complemented by affordable prices.
Looking for something a bit more homey and representative of South African tastes? Look no further than Leipoldt's Restaurant, a small staple choice located in the heart of Brooklyn, Pretoria. Using fresh local ingredients and priding itself in the commitment to slow cooking and hearty meals, Leipoldt's is an ideal choice. Offering quiches, pies and traditional South African dishes, the aromas and local spices of this hometown favorite will leave you walking away satisfied.