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NOT-YOUR-AVERAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD CAFE BAKERY Celebrating cafe-style classics with a contemporary twist, Sonny and Irene brings a new kind of pizazz to Sea Point, opening in the spring of 2022. Nestled between urban seaside and the city of Cape Town, sweet sophistication is the order of the day. Set in a perfect palette of organic greens with pops of soft pink and gold, finished in natural timber, marble and plush velvet with Art Deco accents, this is classic with a kick.
PRICE RANGE
R 250 - R 10 000
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
FEATURES
Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For Breakfast, it was expensive, then food came, partners was great, my fried Sunnyside eggs was hard boiled? Not good.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at Sonny And Irene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Eddie, we are disappointed to hear that our offering was not to your liking. Thank you for feeding back to us, we have relayed your concerns to our management and kitchen team. We do hope you will join us again soon. Kind regards, the...More

Reviewed 19 March 2024

We went here on recommendation from the owner of our holiday apartment for brunch/lunch. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and laid out however the food was a disappointment. My husband had the breakfast sandwich and I had the ham and cheese panini. What I got...was not a panini it was a rock hard roll filled with ham and cheese the cheese not even melted. Now every other panini I have had has been made in a panini press and cheese melted. The roll was that hard I couldn’t cut it and gad to just break bits off. We had tea (which was weak and cold) and orange juice which came to R600 (£30 in our money) really disappointing and would not recommend at all.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at Sonny And Irene, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Dear guest, we are deeply disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us. Thank you for brining your concerns to our attention. We want to apologise for the sub-par food you received, this is not synonymous with the standard of food we serve in...More

Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

We went to this place for breakfast. A lot of very delicious options for food and drinks. Also, the service was very professional. Would recommend going to this place.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at Sonny And Irene, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Dear Bastiaan, we are delighted to hear our service and offering was to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, the Sonny and Irene team

Reviewed 18 November 2023

We were looking forward to dining out at Sonny and Irene last night. Alas, it was a most awkward meal. I announced our booking upon entering which was disregarded then 10 minutes later asked if we had a booking. We ordered a glass of wine...and were told to upgrade to a carafe in case we wanted more. I explained to Charles we were driving, please don’t upsell we know our limits!!! I asked Charles should I have Sole or Grillled chicken, described on menu as GRILLED WITH OLIVE OIL AND FRESH GARDEN HERBS. It arrived yellow and stunk of curry, I asked why it was yellow, Charles has to refer to menu. I asked him for a doggie bag and told him it was awful. The manager appeared and handled the situation very well agreeing that it was grilled with curry it should say so on menu as it’s a strong flavour, however, all his guests loved the curry, I DO NOT and would have preferred to have a choice. He made a new plate of chicken which I doggie boxed. I ordered French fries and only one bowl arrived with my husbands Mussels. When I asked Charles he said it thought one bowl was enough for us both?????? The EtonMess dessert needs a re look what Eton Mess is or be renamed. I counted in our short stay we were asked eight times by different staff if our meal was OK. This was invasive. Sadly we won’t be back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at Sonny And Irene, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Sonny and Irene. We appreciate your detailed feedback and apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your visit. Please could you email marketing@kovecollection.co.za so that we may investigate further. Please detail the date, name and...More

Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Breakfast is INCREDIBLE!! So fresh, unusual and utterly delicious. Staff are lovely and service very attentive. Loads of choices and seasonal specials. Decor is chic and wonderful. LOVED it!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at Sonny And Irene, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

Dear guest, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. regards, the Sonny and Irene team.

Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Amazing service, food, ambiance fantastic. The team from this group have got the formula right I have not eaten at 4 of there different restaurants. Consistency of service and quality of food is wonderful and worth every penny spent. Management on the floor engaging

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Lovely interior, relaxing designs, lively atmosphere and wonderful servers. Food and drink are great too. We have been for breakfast, brunch and dinner and enjoy it every time. Does not pretend to be something it is not. Good food and a great place to be...in the cold weather. Very comfortable place.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023 via mobile

A magical flamingo’s place… super cool ambiance, delicious food and kind staff! We had Dave taking care of our table, and everything was impeccable. Our favorite brunch place in Sea Point. Thank you guys for having us!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023 via mobile

Brillant place for breakfast ! Vibey atmosphere. Sat at the bar on plush chairs. Excellent servers - Ryan needs to be promoted to server. Outstanding young man with brillant manner working behind the bar. Pea pancake was world class. Generous portions

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023 via mobile

Loved the ambiance, the food and the staff (special shout out to Lwazi for being so nice to me). Definitely go for a breakfast or lunch!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023

We had heard of this place and thought we would give it a try and it certainly didn't disappoint. We were made to feel very welcome and looked after very well. We ordered Eggs Benedict, Omelette and a breakfast. Food tasted amazing and was hot....Nothing was too much trouble when we asked for another coffee and a pastry. Great value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

So 2nd time after friends said we should try it. 1st visit fish & chips, Beef stroganoff. Double cooked almost burn batter that tasted of nothing but oil, chips cold. Stroganoff served in with pasta noodles, that in its self is a no no in...my books… gloopy and tasteless. (My partner fancied it so that’s why is was ordered. 2nd attempt, 2 classic 40’s burger. Asked for both medium rare but came over cooked. The meat was tough because it’s not minced fine enough, chunky & chewy. (I actually think double cooked) The bun was soggy & chips were all small. At the bottom of the bowel was tons of salt. (Frozen chips… ummm really… I mean you are a Restaurant and I know many that make their own fry’s and potato wedges) Asked for mayonnaise… guess what… yep SALAD CREAM… again it’s a simple thing to make so why not? The place always looks clean and fresh, staff are incredibly friendly and the place flows… but I just want simple food with finesse.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

We found this place completely by accident while looking for breakfast between stays at different hotels. We LOVED it. Not only was the breakfast food very good -- everything from traditional breakfast meals like Eggs Benedict or pancakes to different healthy alternatives to some creations...unique to this location -- but also the staff was amazing. We came back three times during our stay in Cape Town and really enjoyed our interactions with both Simba and Talent who were our servers. Good coffee, nice (breakfast) cocktails, creative menu, tasty food, and a team where no request was too difficult. We will definitely be back when in CT again!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Had breakfast here after a run/ walk along the Promenade. Beautiful decor. Limited menu- not in a bad way. Excellent service. Food well presented and delicious. They should use bigger coffee cups though. A lot of vegetarian options.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023

This place is awesome. Extra neat. Loved the shop set up and the food obviously. Phils was the waiter and he was great. Talent and the barman Brian were also very helpful. Would love to visit this place more often

Date of visit: February 2023
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