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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Let's preface this by saying the restaurant atmosphere is quaint and peaceful... perfect for a breakfast or quick lunch, the staff were lovely, and they make phenomenal iced coffees. I mean honestly, some of the best I've ever had. Our issue was the food. We...both had the Arnold Benedict going for 185 bucks a pop and given that it's by far their most expensive breakfast and by my logic should be their flagship, that a lot of thought would go into making it stand out, especially in a foodaholic city like Cape Town. This was not the case unfortunately. When it arrived, it was 2 tiny hashbrowns, a small slice of salmon on each and an overcooked poached egg that was no longer runny despite asking for soft-medium. In my mind and at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, that is blasphemous and defeats the entire point of a benedict. I think somewhere on there was some tomato and cheese as well but given the fact that it added nothing to the look or flavour, it's hard to recall for sure. The hollandaise sauce was also under seasoned with virtually no tang to it. No rocket, garnish or anything to give the breakfast some depth or character. It was just all the ingredients stated on the menu slapped on top of each other and served on a plate. Again, this wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't outpricing some of the best rated and most beautiful benedicts in Cape Town. In conclusion, the best-case scenario is that the kitchen just had a bad day and that this is not usually how they cook and serve their breakfasts. The worst being that given the lack of competition in the village, there may just not be enough incentive make something special to match the exorbitant price.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Brendon Taylor, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Good day Thank you so much for taking the time and the compliments on service. I am so sorry about your meal. We do strive to make sure that we have completely happy customers and do hope you give us another try. If possible, please...More

Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful people make a wonderful place! Salads, omeletts, coffee, sweets and the very friendly staff: Everything to our very best satisfaction.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Brendon Taylor, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2023

Wow. Thank you so much for the appreciation. I’ll make sure to pass onto our team. We all do love a compliment. 😉 Wish you and yours all the best over the festive and new year.

Reviewed 29 October 2023

Had a really good lunch here, I had the Cheeseburger and my partner the Crispy Fried Hake and chips. Both excellent. I had 2 Americanos which were the best coffee I have had in quite a while. A nice quiet location and friendly service. All...good.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Brendon Taylor, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2023

Thank you so much and apologies for the slow response. We really appreciate the love and hope you have the best Festive season. 🏄 ☕️

Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

After two weeks travelling the Western Cape and enjoying good Flat White coffees in most places on our final day we visited Espresso in Kommetjie and their barista Emanuel excelled and produced the best flat white of the trip!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Brendon Taylor, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2023

Thank you so much. I will make sure Emmanuel get the compliment. Apologies for the slow response but we really, really do appreciate it. All the best over the festive season. 🏄 ☕️

Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

We had some children with us and we were thirsty. So there is nice play garden and and we had a cappuccino, the children some limonades. We didn’t eat but saw pass by nice dishes. So, when we in Kommetjie near Slangkop, we will try...the other things they serveMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2022

Ah, Komme cafè ..always our 'go to' breakfast retreat whenever staying in Kommetjie. As good as ever, home cooked food to order and it's all so scrummy! Owner & staff always friendly with a sense of humour (even with our unconventional ordering ..coffee to be...served at a certain point of the meal etc.) Always busy, not hard to see why. A great start to the day .. and our host loves the loyalty points! :-)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Brendon T, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2022

Thank you so much for the lovely review and appreciation of humour too. Look forward to having you back soon. Going to be a fun festive season. All the best for you and yours.

Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Nice place for a short stop over between Cape Town and the cape park, directly at the Chapman drive. Good salad bowl, cake and coffee on a small terrace

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Friendly waitress, slightly below-average breakfast fare. We both ordered a breakfast that had toast included. When the meals came, we were a little surprised and disappointed to see that we each received only ONE piece of toast! We asked for over easy eggs with a...soft centre and basically received two fried eggs. Another issue was with the infamous South African load shedding (regular shutdown of electricity). As a result of this, the food was not cooked as well as it could have been and the couple next to us waited at least 45 minutes for their “Sunday Roast.” It would seem that Espresso may have been using gas power as a backup during load shedding instead of a generator…? Either way, average experience at best.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Brendon T, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2022

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review. We strive to try our best and all notes are taken with the hope that we can improve. We do unfortunately struggle a little during load shedding and have been waiting on spares. I have...More

Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely café with excellent and very friendly service. Been there for coffee - the cappocino is excellent ! Came back for lunch and was not disappointed !

Date of visit: April 2022
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Brendon T, Owner at Espresso Kommetjie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2022

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again. Have the best weekend. Brendon and the Espresso family

Reviewed 19 December 2021

We sat outside and enjoyed breakfast consisting of Eggs Benedict and it was pleasant. Rather pricey but fine. We ordered Cafe latte, but far enjoyed the cappuccino.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Good coffee, loved the pancake with orange sauce. My wife also loved the waffel with banana and ice cream. A good place to stop on your way to Cape Poinr

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

Tucked away on quiet side street off Kommetjie main road. Good breakfasts and usually fresh croissant. Friendly staff and dog friendly with water dishes. Evening meals and lunch. Well priced and worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2019

Friendly staff, great service, great food, THE BEST coffee, choice of indoors oroutdoors, play area for small people, dogs welcome, it seems to have everything 😊

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere Always a good veggie or vegan option on the menu Lovely place to relax and watch the world go by

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019

Such a warm and friendly resurtant, nothing is too much trouble, Fabulous food and great value for money. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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