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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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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot with lots of tables both in and out. The coffee and the freshly made fruit juices are really good. I have had the eggs Benedict and chicken salad from sidewalk which were both not bad. Only downside being the wait but the food. I would however eat here again.

Thank 101Rachael_Holly
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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262 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We read such great reviews and my daughter had been previously so she wanted to go back for her birthday dinner. Great service and a really quaint setting. Alas, not sure if this was just a bad night. calamari was swimming in oil. I had the classic fish and chips which was overcooked and the fish was dry and the... More 

Thank ecsonza
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Whenever I need a place that allows me to get some work done on my own time or relax with friends or just enjoy to enjoy some exquisitely prepared meals... Sidewalk... it's a verb... "what are you doing today bud?" "meh, I think I'm gonna sidewalk"... EXACTLY Simone [waitress] is awesome! Mimi is fun and never lets you down... and... More 

1 Thank Lincoln H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I love this local cafe, food is always good, my favorite on the menu is the calamari. Staff are friendly, and I enjoy the chilled vibe, very relaxed. Always full during sun downers especially in summer. I would suggest you make a booking as it is a small, quaint restaurant and does have limited space. During summer it's a great... More 

Thank MaineTaylor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to sidewalk several times and it's quirkyness coupled with an awesome and thoughtfully designed menu has yet to disappoint. Great service and a great vibe set this as a top performer in the restaurant scene especially at night. I was rather disappointed in the quality of the coffee, serious barista training is required as coffee sets the... More 

Thank Yorke L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We spotted this delightful little eatery by chance when viewing property in the area. It was mid afternoon and a coffee seemed like a great idea. It was well worth the slight battle to find parking! The service was welcoming, friendly and funky. The coffee, rich and delicious, we paired with an absolutely scrumptious apple berry crumble. Attention to detail... More 

Thank Sandiman7
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I've becoming here since as the expression goes "pa fell off the bus". It's "the" funky neighbourhood hangout which serves breakfast, lunch and most nights, dinner. Once again off the back, there's no attitude and whether you've just come from a film shoot or three grannies wanting an afternoon glass of wine, nobody blinks an eye. After all, this is... More 

1 Thank WalterCPT
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We recently came across this cafe and being owned by Madame Zingara I suspected the food would be good although I was wrong as the food was amazing! I had the chicken and bacon club sandwich with the chunky chips and all washed down with one of their 2 for 1 cocktails served between 3-6pm and i left feeling full... More 

Thank Bgboarder82
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to have lunch at Sidewalk - I really love the feel of the restaurant - we felt welcome and comfortable immediately as we walked in. The service is authentic (no one fawns over you but everyone is efficient and friendly) My husband had the fish and chips - a... More 

Thank Lindsay_CB
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Always buzzing with locals enjoying good coffee, excellent brunch or a post work beer. Tables outside for when the wind isn't blowing and your dog may get a bowl of water on the house.

Thank Nicola B

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?