The Terrace Restaurant is nestled in the most magnificent garden in Bloemfontein, a large section of which is natural vegetation bordering the grounds. A real oasis of calm in the heart of the city, unique in its own way.
The Terrace is a distinctive coffee shop and restaurant which caters for a wide spectrum of the community and out of town visitors. A place where guests are able to experience the same peace that only undisturbed nature could offer and where staffs’ expertise and their passion for their work flow together creating a relaxed, peaceful and enjoyable experience.
The Terrace Restaurant & Coffee Shop is to be found at Oliewenhuis which is a Neo-Dutch style mansion located on Grant’s Hill. It served as residence for the Governor General of the Union of South Africa from 1942.
In 1961 Oliewenhuis became the official residence for the State Presidents of South Africa during their visits to Bloemfontein and in 1972 the building was formally named Oliewenhuis. The name was derived from the abundance of wild olive trees growing on the surrounding hills and in 1089 it was publicly opened as an Art Museum.
Mr. Colin Coetzee the owner of The Terrace Restaurant formally opened its doors to the public on 24 September 2002 and ever since the business has just been expanding.