Something Good, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Something Good, PE

Eating at Something Good with Kids


Something Good has to be one of the best places to eat out as a family with kids. Not only does it have great sea views but it has plenty of parking and a playground. Two things every family needs!


Something Good is so close to the beach you can hear the waves and smell the sea air. It really has a fantastic location.

Where is Something Good

Something Good lies alongside Pollock Beach parking lot.


The easiest way to find it is to find the Marine Drive and 8th Avenue Summerstrand intersection and when then turn towards the sea.


As you drive towards the sea you will come across a large parking lot with the beach on the left and Something Good on the right. Easy as pie. If that doesn’t make sense I’ve included a map below.


Something Good, Port Elizabeth


Something Good Features

The Playground

The minute we arrived we were ushered to the outdoor seating that overlooks the playground. That is a good start. It’s on the other side of the restaurant that looks out onto the lawn and go-karting race track. On a midday morning outside of school holidays we were one of the few families that were there. At first my son had the jumping castle, swings, bicycles and slides all to himself.


The play area has a great selection of things to keep the kids under 12 years old entertained:

  • Go karts come out at 11am which you can hire to go around the track.
  • Balancing bicycles for little kids to ride.
  • Four swings.
  • Climbing frame with two slides.
  • A small sandpit.
  • Tyres lined up for balancing.


Something Good Playground

Something Good Food


As with any normal activity I immediately needed coffee. I ordered the biggest one they hadand it was good, very good. I was very impressed with the service – they young guy who was assigned to us was attentive and helpful.

There is a designated kids menu called “Little Surfers Menu” which includes a hot dog, burger, chicken strips, mac and cheese and pizza which are approximately R30 each. For R14 you can add a juice box.


We were there around brunch so I just ordered off the breakfast menu for the kids – as it was their first outing in PE they were allowed waffles as a treat.


One had the sweet waffles which meant the waffle was topped with ice cream and berries while the other had a savoury waffle which included ice cream, bacon and maple syrup (a slightly weird combination). While the breakfast menu had all the usual suspects (and burgers to boot) I just opted for rye toast with bacon.


Something Good food


Something Good Facilities

Something Good is wheelchair accessible which makes it also pram accessible and there is enough space to park your pram at the outside tables if you want to keep your eye on the kids.

There isn’t much shade in the playground so be sure to pack hats, sunscreen and water bottles for the kids. There is however shade on the deck which overlooks the playground so babes in arms should be shielded from the sun.

Something Good is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but it doesn’t take bookings during peak season or over the weekends so you’ve just got to get their early to get a seat.

If you live in the area then make sure to sign up for their Family Card which gives you 5% of your meal back in points.


Something Good without Kids

Something Good is also good for outings without the kids, they have a lovely long bar and with the sea view, wine selection and craft beer on tap it could make for a nice early evening dinner. If I get the chance I think I may like to try out their pizza with a nice cold pear cider – maybe next holiday when the kids are a bit older.


Something Good in PE

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