Welcome to Polka
Graaff Reinet – Eastern Cape
Bakery // Cafe // Deli
– Polka Story –
One Often stumble upon wonderful surprises in small towns…
Born out of the love of beautiful things, girly things, doylies, birdies, dots, tea cups, porcelain….Out of a hunger for tasty things, home made things, artisan bread, deli finds, jams, flowers, wine, tarts, cakes, home bakes, is Polka restaurant. We inspire, we love ,we do life in the Karoo
I grew up on a Karoo farm where people could never pass by, simply because they knew, from experience and tradition that there was always fresh bread in the Aga stove with delicious jams brewing in old black “platboom-potjies” and the cookies and biscuits always seemed to give life to the tins on the kitchen counters.
Farm holidays was all about food and family at the river under the poplar trees or next to the farm dam. We were six children …. so every meal was a function and Birthdays, Christmas or any family gathering was a feast. To us, the flavours and aroma that makes the kitchen come alive, is just a part of life – as it ought to be!
Food’s flavors do not simply come in a fast pan, long preparation is needed to bring life to the plate, and every drop of love can be tasted. Most people today are focused on eating healthy, so we here at Polka believe that when eating something sweet, it has to be absolutely memorable.
– Our Team –
Hestie + Hansie
At Polka, we truly are a family. We are made up of a team of wonderful individuals who compliment one-another and share in life’s experiences. We work together like a well-oiled machine and everyone is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We feel so privileged to have a top-quality team in the small, beautiful Karoo town – Graaff Reinet.
– Visit Polka –
If you happen to find yourself in the beautiful and picturesque town of Graaff-Reinet, pay us a visit for a delicious meal or just a cup of coffee
– Our Gallery –
Keen to see what is happening at Polka, we have provided a gallery of photos or our venue, food and amazing atmosphere. If you want to see more, visit at in Graaff-Reinet
“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”