What ‘Bed and Breakfast’ means to us
At Mont d’Or Franschhoek, we believe that running a B&B is about more than just those two words, ‘bed’ and ‘breakfast’. It’s about making our guests feel at home. As a small boutique guesthouse, we try to create this homely feeling through personal attention and fresh, wholesome food – from the heart.
Our general manager, Hanli has always had a passion for making hearty food. She lives out that passion every day at Mont d’Or. Hanli has a knack for sourcing only the finest and freshest local ingredients – something she learned while living on a farm for many years. She then thinks of creative ways to combine them to make something absolutely delectable.
All of the piping hot quiches, soft and crispy croissants and wholesome muffins that you will find at the breakfast table are thoughtfully made by Hanli. The trained kitchen staff assist Hanli in making everything from scones and rusks to sweet and tangy citrus marmalade – all for the pleasure of our guests.
So, what’s on the table?
At breakfast time, you will be met with a heavenly buffet of smoked salmon, yoghurt and muesli, fresh fruit and fruit juice, baked goods like quiches, muffins, scones and croissants and an assortment of the finest local cheeses. If you are already imagining the delicious combinations that you will make, hold on… there’s more to come.
For the main event, Hanli and her team will prepare a mouthwatering hot breakfast of your choice. This means you can have eggs any way you want them, yummy bacon, sausages, mushrooms or any other fresh ingredients Hanli would’ve been able to source. For anything else, just ask.
We pride ourselves in the personal attention we give our guests. So, if there is anything that you would prefer for breakfast, please just ask Hanli in advance and she will do her best to make it for you. Also, feel free to ask her any food-related questions. Her knowledge of traditional South African cuisine is commendable and she will gladly share some recipes – and even bake some traditional rusks for you to take home.
A little something extra
When it comes to creating a welcome, homely environment we like to add that little something extra to make it special. Expect traditional, freshly baked rusks as part of your coffee and tea making facilities in your room. Enjoy every cup with a crunchy piece of homemade goodness as a gift from us, made with care by Hanli.
Hanli’s passion doesn’t stop there. She also uses her years of experience, to make other delicious goodies that can be bought to take home. Depending on the season and what is available fresh, Hanli’s creations can be anything from her famous sweet (and healthy) date balls to all kinds of mouthwatering marmalades. Have a look at the basket in the lounge area to see what Hanli has been busy with in the kitchen.
Not staying with us? No problem!
If you’re not staying with us but you’d still like to come and experience our delicious breakfast and the homemade goodies that come with it – just give us a shout. We’ll always try to accommodate you. We know that there’s nothing like a good wholesome breakfast to get you ready for the day – especially if the day has some wine tasting in store!
Get in touch now to book your spot for breakfast. Give us a call at +27 21 876 2293 or click here for email. Alternatively, just drop by. We are in the centre of town, so it's easy to pop in. Also, have a look at some of our amazing accommodation specials in the special offers tab to find out what the full experience of ‘Bed and Breakfast’ means to us.