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The Sidewalk Cafe

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 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...More

Thank Graeme L
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
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
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....More

Thank 101Rachael_Holly
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...More

Thank ecsonza
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...More

1  Thank Lincoln H
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...More

Thank MaineTaylor
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...More

Thank Yorke L
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,...More

Thank Sandiman7
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...More

1  Thank WCPT
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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