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The Sidewalk Cafe Restaurant

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Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Feldkirch, Austria
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The restaurant is very nice decorated and has has a very cool atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and efficient, the food is very tasty. There are also some tables outside with view over Capetown. A good place for a good lunch or dinner or only to have a drink and meet some nice people.

Thank Grabher K
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I was very happy to be invited to lunch at the Sidewalk Cafe by my business associate. I had the pleasure of enjoying a coffee there previously, and found the atmosphere pleasant and welcoming. It was no different this time, as there is a warm and friendly feel as soon as you walk through the door. The menu is varied... More 

Thank James K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Firstly, a reservation would be a good idea as locals pop in all day - and stay all day! Happy hour is particularly enchanting if one manages to have a stool at the counter overlooking the city. A real fun, happy and tasty place to meet and eat.

Thank LanaDavies
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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258 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Have always loved Vredehoek and the independent spirits there. Sidewalk Cafe captures this in its quirky yet welcoming way. We were well looked after by a wonderful waitron who kept us smiling with her sense of humor. The coffee was great and the omelette with four cheese and mushroom is a great breakfast treat. Left feeling that little bit happier.

Thank Jasonleg
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I love this restaurant. Despit madame zingara group having taken over many places, sidewalk retains its neighbourhood charm. The prices are well within budget, the staff always friendly, and the food delicious. A great unpretentious ambiance, even in loadshedding :). My favourite in the city bowl at the moment

1 Thank Natts123
Cape Town
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

My first visit to this vibey restaurant - and what a terrible disappointment to be served deboned oxtail (not more than 40 gram) for R130! I felt truly ripped off!

Thank RayneCapeTown
Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Having dinner here was an amazing experience. The place is nice and cozy and the stuff really care. I really suggest the cheescake! I'd say it's a cheap-medium restaurant for an European.

Thank MartinaDell29
Heinola, Finland
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Madame Zingara has done it again. The total package is just simply perfect. The food is great but the atmosphere is even better.

Thank Fred D
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Dropped in on a Saturday after flying in from Joburg. What a treat! The staff are young, attentive, and fun. Very chill place with a good menu at affordable prices.

Thank Hemmi85209
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We had a lovely dinner at The Sidewalk Café on Friday night and were very well cared for by our waiter who showed interest in us, and was very chatty. I had the mussels to start which were in a delicious creamy sauce, and then had a chicken curry which was absolutely fantastic. Both meals were well priced and we... More 

Thank Kirsty S

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?