I’ve always felt that the museum at the Old Gaol has been underutilized. It’s a fantastic flashback to the history of Knysna and is bolstered by the presence of the Knysna Art Gallery and coffee shop. The latter, the Old Gaol Café, has recently come under new ownership.
The friendly husband and wife team of Stephen and Blanche have fulfilled their dream of opening a restaurant. Stephen is originally from Kenya and was a missionary in Uganda for 4 years. His wife is a local lass from Hornlee who met him in Worcester as part of Youth With a Mission.
Vegetarians will be delighted that their affordable menu offers stuffed zucchinis, vegetable curry, wraps, stir-fry, chicken-pea burgers and chilli beans. Other menu items include hake, burgers and meaty wraps. For the sweet tooth, there’s berry & honey flapjacks, apple pie and banana & butterscotch pancakes. Supporting local, coffee is that fab Sedgefield blend, Rouvières.
PS: After you coffee or meal, pop into the art gallery (here are examples of what’s currently on display) –