A Brief Introduction
Welcome To Smitten
Born out of a shared passion for food, Smitten is the love child of veteran TV anchor and broadcaster, Imraan Vagar, and chef and host of “Geure Uit Die Vallei” on SABC2, Chris Smit.
Located at The Yard, a picturesque and charming oasis of tranquility in the centre of Franschhoek town, Smitten uniquely encompasses a restaurant, deli shop, bakery and bar. Regional produce, seasonal ingredients and unpretentious food at affordable prices all form part of the daily dining experience at this destination restaurant and popular village hangout.
Open from 8am to 5pm every day of the week except Tuesdays, Smitten offers an appetizing selection of hot and cold breakfasts, deliciously varied lunch offerings – and afternoon tea and cocktails, aperitifs and bite-sized nibbles. We are currently not open for dinners.
Kindly note that we do not take reservations. Walk-ins are welcome and service is on a first come, first served basis.
Love At First Bite
Simply Good Food
As Franschhoek locals ourselves, we’ve long since lamented the absence of an informal everyday eatery that offers both quality and value in a stylish package, with warm and attentive service as the proverbial cherry on the cake. So we created our own!
What People Are Saying
“Smitten offers the very best breakfast and lunch options in Franschhoek”
An elegant setting in the heart of Franschhoek makes this a must. Prices are good, service is exceptional and the owners are hands-on in running their business, bringing care and attention to every detail.
“Wow, a really beautiful experience”
“The interior, the music, the lighting, uniforms, the cleanliness, the service and every single detail is done at the highest standard possible. The food is delicious and very well priced. I would honestly give 10 stars but Google only allows 5. Whenever I’ll come back to Franshhoek, I’ll definitely eat by Smitten.“
“An experience you simply must not miss out on”
“This beautifully decorated restaurant is in The Yard – a quiet alley with fountains and a beautiful ambience makes your visit to Franschhoek something special. The menu offers breakfast/brunch delights until 12h00 and an unbelievably delicious lunch range in the afternoon. The owners, Chris Smit and Imraan Vagar, ensure personal and professional service, together with their friendly, efficient staff.“
“Veni Vidi Amavi : We came. We saw. We loved!“
“Our visit to Smitten was truly delightful. The Elysian ambience made us feel spoilt. The food was flavorful and worth exploring more with our next visit. I will definitely recommend this exquisite charm to everyone.“
The Smitten Blog
Smitten Scenes & Stories
Chronicling the Smitten journey
If you’re unfamiliar with Smitten’s backstory you would be forgiven for thinking that we’re a brand new venture, but in truth Smitten’s journey from inception to fully fledged restaurant, bakery, deli and bar has been over 10 years in the making. In fact, Smitten had...
Hours of Operation
WED – MON
8:00am – 5:00pm
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH ORDERS
8:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm
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