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The Charles Cafe

137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
+27 87 743 2359
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“angel fish” (3 reviews)
“rosti” (2 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00 Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb place. Beautiful fresh food served with love. Outside seating under the shade of a tree, waited on by brilliant staff. Iced almond coffee is well recommended . They have a selection of foods for all tastes including GF ,vegan , pescatarians,...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most delicious salad and my husband had his favourite, burger and chips! They were all lovingly prepared and tasted fantastic. The coffee was great too. We will definitely be back!

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Great location and the food was lovely. However, I don't appreciate being told by a waiter that my tip was insufficient. I shall not be returning.

Thank russ_brighton
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely weekday lunch here and enjoyed some good service and good food. My super salad was generous and my husband loved his beef burger. The rooibos ginger tea was great too. For such a small meal we ended up surprisingly full. The...More

Thank Zara K
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great brunch served with a big beaming smile and a warm welcome. Smoked haddock Benedict was lovely and the rosti crispy and delicious. Coffee great too.

1  Thank Sal721
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I really lovely setting for a meal with family and friends. The staff were very welcoming and attentive

1  Thank Charlie O
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had two vegetarian meals and both were delicious. Really delicious. The service was quick. I had an almond milk chai tea. It was perfect. The owner spent some time with us welcoming us to Cape Town and educating us on the area. We really...More

1  Thank Victoriatraveller_9
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A Burger is a burger is a burger, but every now and then you stumble across one that was made with passion. This is not an eat and run kinda place. Great to relax under the old Pepper tree, read the paper and watch life...More

1  Thank kingkris22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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 87 743 2359
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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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