Empire Cafe

Empire Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:00 - 16:00
Tue
7:00 - 16:00
Wed
7:00 - 16:00
Thu
7:00 - 16:00
Fri
7:00 - 16:00
Sat
7:00 - 16:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant offer highchairs for toddlers?
CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Waterfront
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles162 reviews
Excellent
77
Very good
53
Average
17
Poor
7
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

gwyneth v
Cooroy84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
Great atmosphere and so accommodating. There were alot of us all female, conversation was lively. We had a big table taking up a large area. Started with coffee and cake zn hour later onto lunch. Later still more coffees. Never felt rushed or in the way. Good service, friendly accommodating staff Will go there again Well presented hot delicious food. All of us were happy with food and service No complaints from waitress about separate bills. I will be back
Written 18 December 2022
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jburme559858
Hamburg4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
The best spot in Muizenberg for food and coffee. We had the fish of the day and seafood pasta. Both were great and perfect. The view upstairs in nice and the stuff is more than friendly. The chef is speaking to the guest and recommended the freshest food. Also the coffee has a high quality! Don’t go to Starbucks! ;) We‘ll be back for a few times while our stay here. Thanx!
Written 14 March 2024
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Michelle J
Noordhoek36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
In today’s world it’s Hard to believe that things only get better - Empire restaurant under new ownership only gets better. The nostalgia iof the original Empire is respected and then some more. Love love love the new updated vibe, menu, chef’s flair and experience. I have had the steak, eggs and chips 3 x this year already. Smitten. Treat yourselves. FYI - the menu caters for non carnivores as well.
Written 9 January 2022
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Louise v
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We love lunch at the Empire Café. Chef/owner Clayton makes the best Spaghetti Vongole that I have ever eaten. We discovered it one afternoon when another chef was there for lunch and told us to order it. We keep going back for it. Excellent top quality food prepared with great care. Very friendly and welcoming service. Buy some of their delicious crackers and cheese straws on your way out.
Written 29 June 2024
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CliveV - The Galloping Glutton.
Cape Town Central471 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
A few of us went to Empire Cafe for lunch. The lentil pie and 'sauce' were really delicious, as was the steak pie, although the 'sauce' could have been better. Their fresh fruit juices are just that, unlike a number of other establishments that offer fresh juice which tends to be from a can, and really enjoyable. The coffee was good as well. Then owner Clayton, is always ready to help, and ready to sort out any hassles in the unlikely event that there may be some.
Written 18 August 2023
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ecsonza
Cape Town1779 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 family
Cross the rail track for a quieter spot at Muizenberg beach. Great Tribe coffee served here. We sat downstairs to enjoy afternoon treats. The chocolate triangle was good and the pastei de nade was something to write home about. The almond croissant was average - I was expecting a lighter pastry. Friendly service. Will definitely go back to try breakfast.
Written 4 April 2021
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Jody D
Kimberley2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Horrible Restaurant, not welcoming to people of colour. Wasn't able to get a seat or even get acknowledged by the X3 waiters or even the barista in the 3mins we were there. We rather left to go to The Shed which was WAY more welcoming. I would never recommend anyone going there. Didn't even have the opportunity to look at the menu or taste the food. Looks very inviting but I will never set foot there again.
Written 18 November 2022
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1Daubs1
Cape Town Central3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We visited Empire Cafe during loadshedding for breakfast. 1st time visit. Friendly staff. Prior to ordering we were not informed that the only coffee available was filter coffee that had been made and kept in a flask. The filter coffee was tasty enough though. Even though the table we sat down at was completely vacant, (they have long tables that can shared) the table was sticky and needed a wipe down. At bill time, they did not have a credit card machine that connects wirelessly. These machine are available and vital to all retailers during loadshedding. They arranged for us to make our EFT from home once the power returned. Hugely trusting, but not ideal.
Written 9 February 2020
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declas
Harpenden15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
I have recently discovered Empire Cafe. It is really lovely. Cosy, great atmosphere, amazing views and really good food and coffee!! Had lovely lemon meringue cheesecake and wonderful pasta lunch, and brilliant breakfasts. Thank you will be coming back
Written 7 March 2023
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Mark R
Cape Town Central3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
Spoilt food (egg that was off), arrogant management. Unwilling to consider a patrons experience and unaware of simple experience dynamic. Great spot in the past, will be tough to be back.
Written 5 July 2024
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ChristineC_831
Santa Cruz311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 solo
Kombucha and non alcoholic options a nice touch. Casual dining in a beautiful setting overlooking ocean fantastic food solid service can't wait to return here
Written 14 February 2024
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Veronique
Cape Town713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
nice vibey local spot not far from the beach... I enjoyed my brunch watching people from the window... fresh juice and nice butternut roasties with eggs... Fresh and healthy!
Written 24 October 2022
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Shaheed Edries
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
A wonderful venue for a family or friends gathering. Polite friendly staff serving good food. View of rhe beach and surfers to boot.
Written 22 July 2022
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Glasair
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 friends
Excellent breakfast spot. Our booking for 12 motorcyclists was somehow confused and they were not expecting our arrival however they immediately made us welcome, got coffees going and in a very short time delivered delicious breakfasts to the whole group. A excellent service.
Written 31 May 2022
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Jackalcam2
Brisbane69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
Beautiful views upstairs, very attentive and friendly service. Coffee was great and so was the scrambled eggs with croissant. I liked the energy of the place. I’ll definitely be back.
Written 21 March 2022
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