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The Sidewalk Cafe Restaurant

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Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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Today
08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I read about it in a Bloomberg article. The restaurant is cute and intimate. It's great for a first date or an ordinary one. Our meal was delicious and our server, Vava, was so sweet and energetic!

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Thank rpmolina
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cutest little gem on the side of the mountain. It's tiny but doesn't dynamite come in small packages! I could never recommend just one thing here, you won't go wrong with whatever it is you choose! A hidden gem very much frequented by the locals of the area. Love it

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Thank Tara O
Ballinrobe, Ireland
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family of 5 and were impressed with the charm friendliness and value for money. Had a variety from fish and chips to burgers, spaghetti primavera calamari and chicken curry. All were pleased with the service and twinkle twinkle our waitress.

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Thank John J
Harare, Zimbabwe
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Small but classy breakfast and lunches served at this little local eatery ... nothing fancy but has a very local vibe to it -

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Thank Martin L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ate dinner here a while ago but not a really memorable experience. Well situated above the city with a buzzy vibe with tables on the pavement and lots more tucked around the inside. It's, I think pricey, because it forms part of the Madame Zingara Group. Staff were friendly and attentive. I don't think we'll come back here or make... More 

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Thank Frenske O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This cafe was recommended to us by some locals during our stay in Cape Town. It's fairly small inside but also warm and welcoming. My Vegetarian Moussaka was delicious and my partner's Risotto was equally tasty. We found the staff friendly and the food reasonably priced. Two for one cocktails in the afternoon are an added bonus. We would, however,... More 

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Thank Traveller581
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A very small and cozy place, a lot of locals eating. Good vibe and friendly staff. I choose the granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit. I loved it so much! Does someone knows how to make the granola or where to buy it? Need to know..

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Thank Nicole F
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We have booked to eat here in a few days' time but have already popped in for cocktails on 2 occasions. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. They have happy 'hour' every day from 3 to 6 and the cocktails on offer were excellent. Waiting to see if the food is as good........watch this space!

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Thank Aswefindit
Cape Town, South Africa
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152 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's hidden high up in Vredehoek. The locals obviously know about it. To be sure to get a table, make a booking. Try to sit outside on a good evening, watch the sunset. Super. Food is fresh and great.

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Thank Manya-ct
Manchester
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great local spot in Vredhoek. Excellent service. Fresh delicious food. Great decor. I ordered a granola and fresh fruit combo and wasn't dissappointed. I'd happily come back. Recommend to people in the area.

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Thank Suzie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Vredehoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 2839

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?