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137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
+27 82 455 3933
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed diner at Charles Cafe. On the menu was Angel Fish and Ostrich. Really nice. Good value for money in Cape Town. Roof terrace is nice and quiet. Friendly staff. Look forward to having lunch here one day.

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Thank Vanamstel
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your evening with us! The Charles Café team look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Everything was 10/10, from service to food to location. The venue was beautiful from the furniture to the views, and I felt that every member of staff cared deeply about the experience. I ate the gnocchi which was one of the best meals I have had in 6 months in Cape Town. My friend had... More 

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2 Thank Siân H
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our team aspires to create the best experience possible, so it's great to know you had an enjoyable time with us. See you again soon for dinner! More 

cape town
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I came across this quaint cafe on a sunny day in Cape Town. Shady chairs were waiting under a beautiful old tree with a fountain tinkling softly in the background. We were served delicious food...stunning coffee and will definitely be back.

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1 Thank lianeCapeTown
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this review

Sunny days are the best! And nothing makes us smile more than when a guest delights in our coffee and food as much as we do! Thank you for the sweet review. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem got recommended to us by the owner of Baraka Gifts. They are right accross Manhattans. We were not disappointed. We had a good and very tasty lunch outside under trees. It was a good spot to check out all the beautiful people walking by ;-) The service was very friendly.

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1 Thank andrefromthecity2017
LadyJay80, Owner at The Charles Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your joining us under the trees, the most relaxing spot, and you're right, perfect for people watching.. good food and good vibes is what it's all about! More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend for lunch. It was a wet miserable day so there was a small fire in the area where we were sitting. There is an outside area too. Simple menu. Not pages and pages. Great food, my friend had the burger, I had fishcakes. We both had sweet potato fries ... good took a while... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Charles Cafe is now open in the evenings as well. They have a menu which is a delight! My partner had the angel fish and I had the vegetarian rissoto. We both loved our dishes. Each bite was absolutely amazing. The cheff knows his stuff for sure. The two owners Justine and Mark, are hands on and have a... More 

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1 Thank Gavin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We skipped the hotel breakfast and took a short stroll to this great cafe. Good prices great food and very good service. We sat in the shade under the big tree and watched the world go by.

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2 Thank NorthcoteAntiqu e
Dedemsvaart, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Everything tastes good! Takes a while before food arrives, but it's worth the wait. Nice terrace aswel, underneath the trees or overlooking the city. Order coffee while the food is served, it'll arrive when your finished. We went here because it's part of the B&B we were staying in, 10/10 would go again!

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3 Thank W0ut3rz
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The best gnocchi (w special vegan sauce) and delicious veg soups. Extremely friendly and helpful staff and service. Excellent food, excellent service, great ambience. So great I returned for another meal in the few days in cape town. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 82 455 3933
Description
A quaint café situated in the heart of De Waterkant. The Charles Café serves up all-day breakfasts, light lunches, excellent coffee, loose-leaf teas, 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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