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Garden Route Guide - Marilyn's 60's Diner

BY Martin Hatchuel

Martin Hatchuel, author for the Garden Route Guide, has written a beautiful article about his experience at Marilyn’s 60’s Diner.


He introduces the article by describing his love for a pink, American V-8, left-hand-drive Cadillac he had driven while visiting a friend in the area:


“It belonged to a fellow who owned the Tsitsikamma Village Inn for many years, and who collected and loved everything about Elvis, James, Marilyn, and the 50s and 60s, and he let me play in it for a few glorious minutes because I was writing an article about his collection of old cars. Jan was also the guy who rebuilt the hotel’s rooms after they were razed by fire some years ago, and who had the genius idea to build them in the various architectural styles of the Karoo – and also to renovate a row of shops along the hotel’s street-front in Storms River Village in the style of (you guessed it) the 50s – which is where Marilyn’s is situated.”


The article goes into detail about many of the other facilities in the Tsitsikamma Village, and mentions Café Bucchus, De Oude Martha restaurant and the Tsitsikamma Microbrewery. He then makes special mention of the diner, and how he felt being surrounded by the Elvis and Marilyn Monroe memorabilia:


“I was transported right back to my childhood, and my meal was so un-PC, too: carb-filled and dripping sweet. I *SO* could not resist drinking a Fruity Sundae (fresh fruit, fruit syrup, vanilla ice cream), and ordering a stack of Love Nest Flapjacks from the all-day breakfast menu (four flapjacks with syrup and blueberries. I had mine with whipped cream).”

 

You can read through Martin’s full article http://www.gardenroute-guide.co.za/marilyns-diner-restaurant-tsitsikamma/.
 
Let us know about your experiences at Marilyn’s 60’s diner!

 January 12, 2016
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