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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great buzzing vibe
1. Great buzzing vibe
"Loved it here - brilliant vibe and a buzz."
78Lizzy
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2. Best Carpaccio & Prawns
2. Best Carpaccio & Prawns
"most incredible best dining experiences we have had in Cape Town"
montegrandon
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3. Cool cafe
3. Cool cafe
"The food was beautifully presented, fresh and delicious."
Kate G
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About
Relaxed Cafe dining on the waters edge, a blend of Mediterranean influences with an African heart serving breakfast, lunch and diner
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the ocean, the food and music was nice. The service was excellent, i enjoyed every minute of being there

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

One of our favourite local spots - good atmosphere, beautiful food and great views. But the last couple of times the staff has been a miserable bunch of people. To a point where we actually just got up and left because of the rude waiter...at our table. Pity that places with great food gets dragged down in this way by some staff members.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021

Burger served with stale rolls sent back. Ordered burnt prawns zero seasoning... Because i came at night i was expecting more than the view. Employees started sweeping before we left causing us sinus reaction. Poor poor service.... Ate coz i was tired of complaining and...i was hungry...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

A good place. Pleasant atmosphere! It's nice to sit outside in the evening with a heater and a blanket.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Being a group of 8 it’s always difficult to meet expectations. Especially during COVID-19 regulations you can’t be to critical on Hospitality. Nevertheless the team and especially Chaka went above and beyond. Whenever our travel takes us back to Cape Town we will return. Great...atmosphere, great food and great staff. I can only imagine how this place rocks when times are normal again. We were there for late lunch and spent whole afternoon with sushi, pizza, oysters and platters.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 February 2021

I enjoyed my visit at life grand and the food was amazing and service was awesome jus got off a bit about how rude was 1 of the manager(Ashwell) even to the staff and other guests else well.the place deserve a lil bit of professionalism.i...will definately come back thoughMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

Wow, where to start? Beautiful view, gorgeous café with amazing vibe, awesome staff and incredible food!! Life Grand Cafe is highly recommended to anyone wanting to dine at the V&A Waterfront. Don't even go anywhere else - just head straight to Life Grand Cafe for...an unforgettable meal!! Follow @heloisetravels on IG for more reviews and photos.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2020 via mobile

Nice spot to sit and watch the boats go past. I had a steak and veg. Was okay not tough. My daughter had the chicken on brioche- but the chicken was raw inside And we had a lot of tears. I also ordered a gin...- served without much style. So possible only for tourists ? Not for localsMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

We used to be big fans of this restaurant. Sitting by the harbor with a glass of wine, good and not overpriced food, friendly service and relaxed music. All gone. Every time we visit, it's getting worse. When we went today, there was nobody at...the entrance to take our temperature, offer sanitizer or take our details for Covid tracking. Inside, nobody said hello or cared about us, walking up and down, looking for the best place to sit. The waiters were not busy, as the restaurant was almost completely empty, they just didn''t feel like helping us. Fine. When we got a menu, we only received one to share. I asked the waiter if we could get a second one, he said it's against the law to give each guest his/her own menu. Oh.My.Word. Which law might that be? - Is it really better that 2 guests who might not even know each other stick their heads together to read the same menu? - Ridiculous. As we have a restaurant ourselves, we know the protocols very well. And what we would urgently recommend is: Replace your filthy paper menus by laminated menus which get sanitized after each guest. This place pretends to follow the protocols, but one must certainly not take a close look at the details. Food was below par, mussels sold out at 12h30 already (despite restaurant being empty). Music used to be chilled, now more like on a teeny birthday party. What remains beautiful is the location, but that is not the merit of the restaurant. Wouldn't be surprised if this restaurant will get new owners, soon.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

Was there for brunch, so it wasn’t peak hour and not busy at all. However, the staff are extremely slow and because the restaurant is so big it’s hard to call them. Also many people have said that the food is over priced but it’s...really not, it’s standard western food prices so pretty reasonable. I love the entire interior design of the restaurant which gives off a luxurious vibe and the outside view overlooks the boats and yachts which makes it so lovely! I definitely preferred this one over the one in Mall of Africa.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5