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Empire Cafe Restaurant

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11 York Road, Muizenberg 7945, South Africa
+27 21 788 1250
07:00 - 16:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Empire is a long standing institution serving locals and visitors to the deep south of Cape Town. The breakfasts are always excellent but the almond croissants are without doubt amongst the very best in the Western Cape, Friendly staff and a fair price makes this a really good place to visit.

Thank 2david1947
Knysna, South Africa
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Empire Cafe and enjoyed a really good breakfast and excellent coffee. Views are lovely with hundreds of surfers out. Would definitely return again. Staff very attentive. Bathrooms not great location off kitchen.

Thank Kirsty45
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and food was delicious. Friendly staff. The chef has excellent skills and really food is 5 ⭐️ quality.

Thank Ane B
Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Empire Cafe in Muizenberg for a breakfast. Lovely little place. The breakfast was AMAZING, tasteful and we'll prepared. The croissant I had was not good......Still a bit raw and not fluffy as I thought it would be. The view from upstairs was wonderful and the clients seemed all happy and laid back.........As life is in Muizenberg. The feeling... More 

Thank all4you2be
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff and milkshakes great. Food ok. Not bad but not the best you'll ever have. Typical seaside town cafe fare.

Thank MissySJBee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a good vibe at the Empire! Good breakfasts, burgers and coffee and a great bunch of regulars. Love going there!

Thank Stuart T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

nice place to go to an enjoy the view of the ocean and have some good food, mussels in white wine are very bice and so are the burgers....

Thank Ismail K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I do pop in at the Empire Cafe on a not so regular basis and mostly for lunch. Being a banter I have always avoided the burger option as the standard chips with the burger is a no-no. I should have studied the menu in more detail... There is a option to replace the bun with a butternut routine. The... More 

Thank Jaco L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a delicious sandwich on homebaked bread. Liked the table on the terrace. Good coffee and friendly service. Great oatmeal cookies.

Thank mirjamreis
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We went for a quick lunch. The view over False Bay, especially from the upper level was just something else. The service was prompt, but a little confusing as the waiters didn't seem to have coordinated, so more than one would try and take your order and say the other shouldn't. The food was ok. Wouldn't rush back but for... More 

Thank Peter D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 York Road, Muizenberg 7945, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Muizenberg
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 1250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?