When Dave and I moved to Gordons Bay in 2001 our holiday destination was always Sedgefield. This was close enough for us to go away for a long weekend. And there were two resorts we could stay at which offered great activities for the boys. Mark first told us about Ou Meul (Old Mill) when he and James went to Port Elizabeth on a bus journey. They stopped there for pies and waxed lyrical about them. From a small farm stall selling puff pastry pies, to a growing enterprise, Ou Meul in Riviersonderend is the place we always stop for breakfast when we are on a road trip.
The original bakkery (bakery) is on the N2 as you enter Riviersonderend from Cape Town. Everything is made on site from their amazing pies to their sourdough bread. They also stock local produce and products and have teamed up with Bootlegger Coffee Company. We get take away treats for our road trip – the pecan nut pie is a must as well as the melktert. On the savoury side I love the meat pies and try and choose something different each time.
Dave and I have a single espresso each to go with our breakfast. If we get there late enough the croissants will be fresh out of the oven. Those mornings we have the breakfast croissant (R75). However, we are usually there just after 7am which means bread baking is still in progress. Then our choice is the bacon, egg and cheese on sourdough bread (R45). Service is quick which is imperative in my opinion when on a long road trip.
Contact them on +27 28 261 1568