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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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08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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158 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I have often gone to.sidewalk cafe , and i enjoy the vibe. I have never thought the food is anything too great, but its been decent enough. On my last visit I ate the primavera pasta and I was really dissapointed. The portion left me hungry, and was really not all that tasty. I let th waiter know this, and... More 

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Thank Deborah C
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Sidewalk Cafe is a great casual neighborhood eatery. We locals love it. The service is always with a smile and the food is good and so are the coffee & teas. Great for breakfast too.

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Thank RinskeS
Naas, Ireland
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent, brilliant, just great. This is a super little local eatery located in Vredehook area of Capetown. It has a great homely feel to it on entering. The owner & staff were excellent, attentive helpful and there but not in your face. The food was just beautiful and the value for money was brilliant. All in all, well worth the... More 

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Thank decdeasy
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Delicious food and coffee. Love the cold pressed juices that you can compose yourself by choosing 4 ingredients from the list. Great vibe, and usually quite good service. Calamari pitta is delicious! But one piece of advice, try to go on a weekday rather than weekend. Weekends get super busy and the service fails. I had to walk out once... More 

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Thank Irmina S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just moved to the area and stumbled across this absolute GEM!!! Staff are awesome and super friendly!! Food is amazing. Simone, Kim, Eduardo and Vava are just so fun and vibey that we always come back for more. Highly recommended!

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Thank Peter H

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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?