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The Charles Cafe Restaurant

137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8000, South Africa
+27 87 743 2359
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“angel fish” (3 reviews)
“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8000, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been at this adorable Café with another couple. The service team was always attentive and flexible due to order changes. The atmosphere was totally relaxing. I love breakfast. Unfortunately you often only get just the "normal" breakfast menus everywhere. But here at The Charles...More

Thank die_kleine_Hexe
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

At The Charles Café we really enjoy our food, whether it be planning, prepping or eating! So nothing makes us more happy than knowing our guests have enjoyed our food too. Thank you so much for joining us and appreciating our efforts. We look forward...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Love this little place. We had 3 breakfast and once evening meal over 3 days. Cannot fault anything. Lovely people. Incredible food. Thanks. X

Thank Georgina M
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You're very welcome! Thank you so much for joining us!

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I had some time to kill so I came to Waterkant Street where my Great Grand Father Pieter Wenning used to paint 100 years ago and lo and behold stumbled across this wonderful restaurant It was drizzling and would love to have sat under the...More

1  Thank Markie-Post
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review! I'm currently sitting at the spot by the window where you sat while you enjoyed your lunch with us.. Nelson hasn't been around today, surprisingly, but I'm sure he'll pop round at dinner time! Please pop in whenever...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice evening meal, yummy desserts and roof top views over the city... Great for all occasions in a nice area of the Cape Quarter.

Thank ROSLYN D
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review! Much appreciated. Super happy you had a lovely evening with us!

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! The small calmed street, relaxed fountain, lovely waiters and delicious brunch! We will come back for sure!More

1  Thank Maria P
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

A lot of thought and care goes into our dishes and making our guests feel welcome, so nothing makes us happier than knowing we've made someone's day by offering them a good, tasty meal accompanied by friendly service. Thank you for your review. We look...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing little spot, with great atmosphere from top to bottom. Visit regularly for amazing coffee and love the special care Justine has for all her clients. Highly recommended!!More

Thank Michele D
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review! There is so much love and energy that goes into the cafe, and the coffee, and the food! It's really warming to know that our efforts are recognised which results in me and the team to keep going...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

with a nice view of the City. We met with friends and family for lunch and everybody enjoyed it. A good place to sit and chat

Thank hanns b
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review. Very happy you had an enjoyable time with us! See you again soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful service all around and a very comfortable stay in one of the guest rooms upstairs. Great spot. Couldn't have asked for a better introduction to South Africa!!!

1  Thank etuffy
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Super chuffed you enjoyed your time spent with us!! Thank you for choosing US as your introduction to a our beautiful country. Safe travels!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Such a cute spot, quiet and different! Lovely old building with a courtyard and upstairs terrace. Service was very good. Food superb. And the coffee was excellent!

Thank Alexis S
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

We aim to please! The greatest reward is in knowing you enjoyed the three main attributes we strive towards in our café.. excellent coffee (because coffee always comes first!), delicious food, and quality service. We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Between the Charles Café, and the De Waterkant Village guesthouse that hosts it, my wife and I couldn't have felt more at home. The owners are welcoming, the staff is professional and truly courteous, and the chefs even whipped up some delicious custom-made food for...More

Thank geoffreygreene
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

You'll always have the reserved spot at the corner balcony table.. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your wife spend time with us. Looking forward to having you back, anytime!

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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 87 743 2359
Description
A quaint café situated in the heart of De Waterkant. The Charles Café serves up breakfast, light lunch, dinner, artisan coffee, loose-leaf tea, homemade preserves and sweet treats. Our dining room is perfect for coffee dates or quick business meet-ups. On warmer days put on your sunnies and SPF and enjoy the city views (and people watching) from the roof deck.
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