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Reviewed 13 December 2022

What a great surprise to find this lovely spot away from the touristy path... The real place for locals. Lovely garden to sit under the trees. The tables are set in such a way that you feel on your own world. The food is fresh...and healthy. Will definitely come back...More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Stopped by for a midweek lunch, and we were blown away. A unique menu, friendly staff and a brilliant atmosphere to be found outside in the garden. A lovely spot to visit during summer time in the Cape.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022

We have experienced many wonderful breakfasts and lunches at this special venue. Always friendly and always good food. Thank you for creating a space for us to feel welcome. We always recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

No, no, avoid!! I went for lunch. There was a pasta special. It was not good....I could have easily made it at home...and the sauce was unpleasant. The dish had the minimum parmesan cheese!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

Unfortunately our brunch experience wasn't pleasant at all. My husband and I both had the Eggs Benedict - the portion was small (not filling at all!!), the bread was hard (I really struggled to cut it with a knife!) and it was over priced for...what we got. The wind was blowing slightly and the fruit tree we sat under was bearing fruit, one of the fruit actually hit my husband's head when it fell. However, the waiter was amazing!! We won't be going back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

We sat under the pest three and enyoned our delicious lunch with salad & wraps at the cosy garden. Nice place and friendly service.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2022

hidden gem been around for a while. Arrived for breakfast, excellent choice on offer, good service. Liked how you can just have scrambled eggs on toast or you can add bacon, avo and build your own. Food arrived all superbly cooked, great eggs, crispy bacon....Good service, great atmosphere and good price.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

What can I say, this is an amazing place. We have been here many times and never had a dud meal. It is small and a little cramped inside but the food and menu options make up for it. Quality at reasonable prices, and that...is why a reservation is advised to avoid disappointment. Service has always been good.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

Beautiful little hidden gem - the space is beautiful (would love to see how it is in winter), it was spotless, the food was Wonderful, waiter Thulani was top notch! So happy to have found this - I hope they have many, many more years!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2020 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and have never been disappointed. Seating is limited and a little compressed, but there is a great atmosphere. The seating outside is lovely in the garden but really only with good weather. Comprehensive menu with creative variety at reasonable...prices. The service is efficient.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

What a secret little gem. Food service and venue take a lot of beating, used mostly by locals, and well worth the search. There is a small parking area but failing that parking can be found in local streets.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

I used to live just down the road from this Gem! Lunch and conversation... Cake and TEA COFFEE and MUSIC It is best vibes in the last hour before closing time. NO ALCOHOL AS IT IS NOT NECESSARY... ❤

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

Came here for lunch with a friend. Beautiful little spot. Menu was quite small, so not great for a fussy eater but the food was nice. Service was quick and waiters were friendly.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Starlingscafe, Agency / Consultant at Starlings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is in a busy area of Cape Town, but it feels quiet and relaxed. Lots of trees with a beautiful garden and some private tables under the trees. Definitely worth a visit - very quick service and food generally very good. I did...not book and found a table for 2 without a problem.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Starlingscafe, Owner at Starlings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

Thank for for a lovely review of Starlings, glad you enjoyed relaxing here

Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. You know you are onto a good wicket when the waitress can take an order for a table for 8 without writing a single thing down and nothing gets forgotten. I had a tuna sandwich; basic but tasty. Good coffee with...a latte at the perfect temperature. The others sampled a range of dishes including aubergine bake and chicken curry; well made and full of flavour. We had a Vegan with us was also allergic to nuts. Several vegan options available without having to make any special request. Well worth a visit wherever you a staying in Cape Town. We’re going back to try breakfast tomorrow.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Starlingscafe, Owner at Starlings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

What a lovely review! We are so happy you had a good time at starlings

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5