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The Sidewalk Cafe

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33 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:30 Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
33 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001, South Africa
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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...More

Thank decdeasy
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...More

Thank Irmina S
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!

Thank Peter H
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
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
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...More

Thank AndyAAG
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
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
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...More

Thank lianehaig
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...More

Thank Abe L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
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: 33 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Vredehoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 2839
This much-loved neighbourhood café offers guests a relaxing beach-house feel and sweeping views from the stadium to the harbour and beyond. Bright and sunny by day and warm and intimate by night, The Sidewalk Café has a wonderfully diverse clientele and many loyal regulars. Perfect for lazy breakfasts, leisurely lunches, sundowners or romantic dinners, this charming venue is disarmingly casual with just a dollop of sophistication. A place to take your mom on the weekend, your pooch after a sunset walk, your kid for a morning chino and your mistress on a Thursday night. With plug points throughout the store and free wireless during the day, the Sidewalk is the ideal place for that casual business breakfast or lunch. With several eateries on this popular neighbourhood strip, at night The Sidewalk Café becomes awash with locals and urban travellers alike. The menu is an eclectic mix of firm Cape Town favourites with something for even the most jaded palates.
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