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The Sidewalk Cafe

Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Having been to this charming and trendy restaurant a number of times, on the last occasion it was rather disappointing. We went for breakfast and I ordered the smoked salmon hollandaise on a toasted croissant. The croissant was over-done to the point of being hard...More

Thank jsn_chiaro
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Sidewalk is an affordable, cute cornerstone of Vredehoek's Derry street that drew us back time and time again. The food is pretty good and cheap enough for one or two spontaneous dinners a week (if you can get a table!) or a quick lunch. The...More

Thank Hodiurnal
Reviewed 8 May 2012

quirky, urban, fun and friendly - the menu is fairly small, but everything is delicious and the staff are very helpful. Its also great on a witers night when the wind is howling and the fire is lit

1  Thank Nick L
Reviewed 28 April 2012

I took my wife there mainly because I knew she would love the decor. You know, little air plants growing in glass bubbles, beautiful chandeliers and candlelight, the [--] that women love. It was a rainy night, the wind howling in Vredehoek aka Windhoek. Inside...More

Thank Shynola
Reviewed 4 April 2012

This is the ultimate late morning breakfast restaurant, especially after a night out. The food is excellent and value for money to boot, they poach eggs exactly as you ask and the cosy around-the-corner feel is hard to beat. A highly recommended very Captonian cafe.

1  Thank LMVDW
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Really enjoyed this little restaurant perched at the top of High Cape. Owned by the same guys that brought us Madame Zingara and Bombay Bicycle Club, it has a warm, cosy, quaint atmosphere. Service is intelligent, yet unobtrusive. Food was well-priced, clean, tasty and generous....More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 22 December 2011

First time to this well known local hang out. The food was very good. Wine prices reasonable, the atmosphere was brilliant. Highly recommend an evening out at Sidewalk Cafe.

Thank TeamThomasCapeTown
Reviewed 19 December 2011

We are locals and keep on returning to The Sidewalk Cafe. One of the best in Cape Town.Food is always fantastic. Small but cozy. You have to book well in advance for dinner.

Thank ChelsieBun
Reviewed 23 November 2011

We have been there before and will go there again on our next trip.Very simple decor and cosy with a slightly cramped dining area. Outside seating is available on pleasant evenings. The food is just super and the service so casual and friendly. Parking can...More

Reviewed 17 October 2011

This very popular cafe up in wildest Vredehoek is a bit of an effort to find if you don't know the area, but worth the effort (tip: book ahead: the place is quite small and gets crowded). Once inside, the welcome is warm: friendly young...More

Thank Nicholas6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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