Lime Tree Tea Garden, Centurion



Coffee Shop CafΓ©
Middle Eastern


Muslim Owned

Price Range (p/p)

Cheap | Under R100

Child Friendly
Children’s menu
Coffee Shop
Light Meals
Play Area
Parking - Car Park
Credit Cards Accepted
Waiter Service
Child Friendly -Yes
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Updated: 12-10-2023

As the days warm up, al fresco eating becomes more an more popular. Personally I love eating outdoors. Picnics in the park, breakfast in my garden, braai on the patio, everything except the beach… I hate sand in my food, so there it’s al fresco snacking at the most.

But I do love a restaurant with a relaxing outdoor setting. Lime Tree Garden in Centurion was a lucky find on Instagram. This hidden gem has been around for 3 years and I just came across it about a month ago. It is Muslim owned and situated behind ππžπ«π π¦πšπ§β€™π¬ π†πšπ«ππžπ§ π‚πžπ§π­π«πž in Centurion.

We headed there for breakfast on a Sunday morning. You turn into the Nursery parking and can walk through the Nursery to find the restaurant at the back or you can take your car down the side of the property where there is plenty of parking at the back and a quick entrance to the restaurant.

Part of the restaurant has inside seating which is shaded and cooler in summer, but the larger seating area is outside. Wooden garden tables and benches offer casual seating amidst plants and trees fruiting mulberries and limes as the name implies. The tables are sheltered but depending on the time of day some tables will still be in full sun.

They were quiet for a warm Sunday morning and we had our pick of the tables. Menus were swiftly brought to the table and we ordered some drinks while we decided what to order. The menu offers a variety of Middle Eastern dishes, All-day Breakfast, Toasties, Pizza, and a small kids menu. They also have a Vegan and Vegetarian menu.

While we sipped our freshly squeezed pineapple juices we ordered the Shakshuka for me, Syrian Chef Kofta for Zulfi, the BBQ Chicken Syrian wrap for Taufeeq and the Cajun Chicken Syrian Tramezzini for my cousin who shared it with her mom. While waiting for our meals we walked around and explored the garden a bit. It’s a tranquil setting. All the music you need is the tinkling of the water feature and the birds in the trees. There is a large play area for smaller kids that will keep them entertained while you just soak up the peaceful vibes. Further back there is more seating and areas that can be used for small functions and events.

The food took a while to come but they were carefully presented. The portions were large, particularly the Tramezzini was enough for 2 people. I had ordered some extra sausage with my shakshuka and it was brought on a sideplate on a bed of chopped greens. I liked that even though this was a casual venue such care was taken with presentation of the food.

We all enjoyed everything we ordered. The sausage and kofta’s were good quality and tasty. Just my egg in my shakshuka was over-cooked and I was not asked how I preferred it. Note, the tramezzini is not in a yeast bread but served in a syrian wrap. I spite of the heat we enjoyed some Turkish mint tea afterwards which is served in a pot for 2.

Service from our waitress was good but it would have been nice if the owner who was about, had come to check on the tables during the time we were there as well. Prices are very reasonable and our bill for 5 people came to about R550. By Joburg standards that’s a steal. They even have a 200g Beef fillet on the menu for R110.

After breakfast we took a walk through the nursery. If you’re a gardener or hobbyist you’ll love the little eclectic spaces and quirky garden humour peppered throughout. There’s even a small shed with interesting antique looking glassware and ceramics that you can purchase. It’s a relaxing morning out that I look forward to enjoying again.

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