Please note that Mez will be closed from the 30th May till the 4 th June for a mini break. We will reopen on the 5th of June with our Monthly Morning Market and evening service.

Mez Karoo Kitchen reopens its doors for it's 7th season on the 4th September 2019, for evening service and weekend lunch service. Please check trading days and hours for exact details. We look forward to hosting you.

Please note that Mez Karoo Kitchen is closed for its annual holiday and reopens start of September.


2 months ago
Lovely decor, interesting dishes, delicious food and flavours. Exceptional. Run by mother and son, with passion and love, which can be tasted in each dish served. Personal friendly service, great ambiance. The chocolate pot dessert was out of this world! We'll definately come back to Barrydale, specifically for this restaurant. Simply wonderful. What a find.
- Myrthe B
4 months ago
Popped by for dinner at Mez on the recommendation of some locals and what a gastronomic delight. Everything from the welcome at the door by Kyle, to the beautiful decor, and down to every delicious morsel was like being in another time and place. I really appreciated the thought and art behind the space and food. Michelle and her team have crafted a gem in the Karoo where as soon as you step into the restaurant you feel a merging of all the places that inspire the dishes - Mediterannean, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Italian and not forgetting the local Cape Malay traditions. Not a fan of courgettes so decided to be adventurous and try the fritters. Excellent and perfect balance of the cheese and courgette, a bonus that it was Gluten Free. Tried the Malay Curry and the lamb was cooked perfectly, paired with home-made chutney. Whilst the veggies were meant to be a side, they were flavoured just right to star on their own. I have been on many travels outside SA and only one other dinin...
- Mandy W
a month ago
Absolutely one of the best restaurants along the entire route 62! Their meals are unique and exciting whilst their deserts are to die for!! Small and intimate, and in high demand, better book a table early! We tried to phone ahead and book but they were full. Yet 30 mins later they phoned us back to tell us there was a space available! 😁
- Alberto F

About us

Mez Karoo Kitchen offers Mediterranean, Mexican, African and South African dishes.

The blackboard menu changes frequently. There is always a vegan option and also a lamb dish made with locally sourced lamb.Β 

Mez is well known for its Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Klein Karoo Kleftiko and Rose ice cream with Moroccan crunch.

This is an intimate restaurant with inside and outside seating. The "Mez Terranea" gardens feature rose bushes, vegetable planters and flowering borders.

We hope you will pay us a visit!Β 

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24 Van Riebeeck Street
South Africa

Opening Hours

Wed:6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thu:12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fri:12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sat:12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sun:12:00 – 2:00 pm
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