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The Sidewalk Cafe Restaurant

Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“primavera” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
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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 WalterCPT
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...More

Thank Bgboarder82
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...More

Thank Lindsay_CB
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
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...More

2  Thank Ant R
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
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
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...More

Thank Affirmation333
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...More

1  Thank Claude and Anna L
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...More

1  Thank Fazielah W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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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