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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Bit of a fail today. Arrived at 1020 order taken at 1050 eggs Benedict delivered to the table at 1140. Rossi cold and soggy, crispy bacon floppy and Luke warm, used three serviettes to mop up water on the plate, still waiting for the Tabasco sauce. At least the coffee was hot.

2 Thank Ant R
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Our first night in South Africa, we came here as it had been recommended and is close by. Couldn't have been more delighted. Excellent and very friendly service and delicious food. Love the relaxed ambience and slightly quirky decor. We will be back for breakfast!

1 Thank SevenoaksShooby
Ballinrobe, Ireland
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

A small bustling restaurant with outside tables on the sidewalk. It has a young clientele. Small menu fish And chips excellent. Only disappointment was that the calamari bruschetta was actually a calamari with a slice of toast on the side.

Thank John J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a bustling place, with interesting, fun decor, giving it a cozy and comfortable feel. With near gale force winds that night, we could not enjoy the sidewalk seating experience, but the atmosphere in side was very inviting and relaxed. The service was very friendly although not always timeous or complete as to what was ordered. But the waitress... More 

Thank Affirmation333
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We live not far from this Restaurant under Madame Zingara management. A joyful place with a lot of young people and a few older couples like us. We were so well taken care of by the young waitress and had an exciting meal - not super, super - but very good and price worthy. Excellent service.

1 Thank Claude and Anna L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Few things are as amazing as sipping on a half-price cocktail and tucking into a delicious chocolate brownie whilst gazing out at the incredible views of Cape Town from the Side Walk Cafe! I love all of Madame Zingara's restaurants but this one remains my favourite for its neighbourhood charm, fast service and excellent food. It sure puts the magic... More 

1 Thank Fazielah W
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Love this little place, ended up visiting it quite a few times as we were staying locally. The food was very good, our favourite being the Smoked Salmon sandwich. The fresh juices were top notch as well! Manager was very nice, we had an issue with a gift card that was given as a present to us, he sorted it... More 

Thank Jarred P
Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2016

$ of us had diner on 8th January. The menu loos a bit plain but comes alive when the specials and the meals are explained. Great service by the waitresses who are extremely knowledgeable. Our waitress Deva was a gem We had French Onion soup (ordinary) Calamari (out of this world with subtle flavor from tasty sauce).Rice paper spring rolls... More 

Thank chrisbosie
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We go to this cute cafe often. Great lunch, great supper, and always laid back and friendly staff. Sure hit every time, and affordable!

Thank Hemmi85209
Cape Town
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

One of the Madam Zingara chain's better establishments. Not contrived and easy to settle down in over a coffee or lunch. Smoking tables on sidewalk below restaurant can lead to wafts of cigarette smoke at times.

Thank Judge404

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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?