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The Charles Cafe

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137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
+27 87 743 2359
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We discovered this unassuming place last Wednesday. The waiter outside greeted us friendly and mentioned that they are serving local Cape Malay dishes. It's a tiny place but the flavours of the local dishes and personal service were great. Highly recommended.

1  Thank marcolombardifirenze
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for breakfast on a very busy morning after a popular running race . We were pre warned that the food would be longer than usual and that they were a little understaffed , but headed in anyway. Sat on the rooftop ( yes...More

1  Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious veggie curry on a Wednesday, it was Cape Malay menu evening. Wonderful friendly service and a superb atmosphere with lovely French cafe music in the background, lights in the trees on the terrace. I thought I was in Paris and then tasted...More

1  Thank Krista N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time at The Charles cafe. The staff immediately greeted us friendly when we arrived. Then did their best in finding us convenient seating. The service was 5 star. We had some cappuccino and breakfast. Presentation as well as taste was great ....More

1  Thank tastebuds101insta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a rainy Wednesday evening when strictly Cape Malay dishes were being served. It was a cold evening so we sat at a cozy corner by the fireplace. Our waiter was extremely professional and great at explaining the menu to us. I...More

1  Thank Sibahle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are april 2018 and its raining like hell (thank god!) just leaving my spa and oh no forgot to order uber! And im hungry! Just saw a nice tree and restaurant door told myself lets have a coffee till it stops raining A nice...More

1  Thank Adeline B
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awww that’s so great to hear! Thank you for the kind words. It was lovely to have you join us! And yes, the fireplace is just perfect on these rainy days. Hope to see you again soon... and don’t forget your book!

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were in the area and we’re looking for an early evening meal. Per chance, we parked right outside The Charles and the waiters outside asked us if we wanted to look at the menu... we had thought to look around the Cape Quarter so...More

2  Thank Anne L
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! I’ll be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. We’re happy you ended up dining with us and hope to have you back in the near future. Very pleased to know you enjoyed the ostrich fillet,...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We went there on one of our last days in Cape Town for breakfast. The staff was super friendly and very uplifting. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Cape Town. Down by the streets you have nice tables in the shade....More

1  Thank Hubert P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We tried this cafe for breakfast one morning after a visit to the Yoga Life studio across the street and what a find. In fact we ended up there on another 2 occasions because it was so good. The location in the Waterkant was ideal...More

1  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I ate breakfast here under the trees and it was really good. I had the smoked Haddock Eggs Benedict. It sounds strange but I really enjoyed it. The service was very friendly and attentive. I came back and had a salad for lunch. Thoroughly recommend...More

Thank nickswlon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
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 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 87 743 2359
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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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