Sagewood Cafe

  • Sagewood Cafe Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal
  • Bakery / Patisserie, Banting, Breakfast, Health, Light Meals, Pizza, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
  • Blackwood's Home of Gardening Centre
    97 Chatterton Road

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Passion on a Plate

Sagewood Café is an Artisan-style café in Pietermaritzburg where harmony, service and a passion for quality food come together through locally sourced seasonal and fresh produce, and a highly skilled chef - Gregg Oosthuizen.

The café is situated within Blackwood’s Home of Gardening and Touchwood Interiors, forming a Lifestyle Centre that incorporates food, nature and design.

The deck and veranda along the Dorpspruit River offer a tranquil setting for families and friends to enjoy a break from the daily bustle of ‘Maritzburg life. There is a safe and well maintained children’s playground in full view of the dining area so that the whole family get to relax and enjoy their surroundings and meals.

The café was launched by Gregg, Con and Sue Malherbe in May 2015.

Sagewood Cafe subscribes to a simple and sustainable lifestyle of real food in which everything we serve is made from scratch, always using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

We avoid preservatives, artificial sweeteners and colourants wherever possible, instead using real butter, farm-fresh dairy, free-range eggs and chicken, the highest quality meat and seafood, artisan cheeses and home-grown fruits and vegetables. Even our flour is grown, harvested and milled by traditional stone-ground methods right here in the Midlands.

From our daily Bakers Table, Wood Fired Pizza oven, Specials Board and menu, you can expect to find a sensory experience second to none.



If you’re looking for a beautiful cake to suit any occasion, Sagewood Café offers a number of cake options, which can all be customized to your unique requirements.

To view pricing and options click HERE or visit our website.



Pop in and stock up your pantry, or visit our online shop HERE

Who's Cooking?

Chef Gregg Oosthuizen Photo

Chef Gregg Oosthuizen

Gregg's love affair with food started in 1994 when he had the privilege of working for famous chef, Anton Mossiman, in Knightsbridge, London. After this, he began a 3-Year Apprenticeship at the Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg.

Gregg was voted the Top Junior Chef in SA for three years running and was placed 2nd in the 1997 World Junior Chef Challenge. These accomplishments gave him the opportunity to return overseas to work for Marco Pierre White in London, considered to be one of the best chefs of all time. Gregg has also had the privilege and experience of being a ‘preferred caterer’ to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Barloworld, Ernst & Young and a number of other profiled people and companies over the years.

Gregg’s passion has ultimately led him back to the KZN Midlands where his heart belongs. Here, together with business partners, Con and Sue Malherbe, Gregg has a fresh new canvas to splash with love, honesty, passion and creativity - Sagewood Café. Food for the heart and soul.


  • Cuisine : Bakery / Patisserie, Banting, Breakfast, Health, Light Meals, Pizza, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Family, Relaxed
  • Dress : Casual
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu