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The Sidewalk Cafe

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Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:30 Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

This a great little place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu is varied, food tasty and well presented, and the staff are efficient, yet laid-back, and very friendly. Whether it is a business meeting, catching up with friends, a romantic dinner or...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 October 2012

I love this place and visit often. Over the past years have never failed to be pleased with the food, the service and the price. This is a gem of a local restaurant, perfect for locals and holiday makers alike. It's a little of the...More

Thank Sioni R
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This is one of the great Cape Town breakfast spots...great coffee, delicious food, friendly service, fun decor and lovely vibe make for a really charming little spot!

Thank Sarah_CapeTown
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.

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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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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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