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The Sidewalk Cafe Restaurant

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Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice local venue. Friendly staff, efficient service and fresh n tasty food. Cappuccino's are great. Caesar salad fresh, bacon nice and fatty and done perfectly. I like the poached egg on top instead of the usual cold hard boiled egg.

Thank Bobs_OnTheMove
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered rooibos tea which arrived after asking twice where it was. The cake arrived 30 min later also after enquiring a few times. Getting the bill was the same effort. Disappointing service and not deserving of a tip.  

Thank natalkasew
Cape t
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I don't like it when you get told you've got five minutes to order. Rather don't allow me in. Then get recommended food that was was really below par and pretty grim. I got home irritated and out of pocket as well as stinking of cooking. Avoid it

Thank AndyAAG
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A cosy, coastal cafe with friendly staff and delicious food. A trendy spot to meet and chat in Vredehoek

Thank Medford T
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fantastic food great ambience healthy but interesting food. The 2 for 1 cocktail special makes it fantastic for after work drinks with friends. Best soup in Cape Town.

Thank dianewW6211ON
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Disappointing meal at Sidewalk Cafe last night. The service was really poor and we kept having to call our waitress to tend to us. The fish was overdone and dry and instead of asparagus was served some sort of deep-fried potatoe wedge. A far cry from my first visit to Sidewalk last year when I was blown away. Perhaps just... More 

Thank lianehaig
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

As summer beckons from behind winter's horrible wet cloak, Capetonians will be on the look out for a solid setting to enjoy a good ol' cocktail. Sidewalks two-for-one special is a cornerstone menu item in the Vredehoek community that gets many individuals through Cape Town's spitty side-raining excuse for a winter. Arrive early and grab a spot outside in the... More 

Thank Abe L
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Have lived in City Bowl for 18years and have regularly frequented Sidewalk Cafe for early suppers about 5.00pm with friends from all over South Africa. I have always booked to ensure that we have a table reserved. All of a sudden I tried to book for 5 people today but have been told that you cannot book for dinner before... More 

Thank Graeme L
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went for breakfast . The menu very impressive, the staff friendly , the food very very nice . A lovely way to kick of your weekend . Just such a lovely restaurant .

Thank Lutia2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Loved the food, interesting and diverse menu, prices reasonable and a good vibe. We recommend the Asian Beef Salad, Calamari and the Burger.

Thank Mick2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?