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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

Reviewed 22 December 2019

Well cooked classic favourites. Garden setting is beautiful. Food is superbly cooked - from breakfasts to desserts

Date of visit: November 2019
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Starlingscafe, Manager at Starlings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

Thank you Megan, we appreciate your review!

Reviewed 11 December 2019

We had our 1st lunch yesterday at Starling Cafe in Claremont. I got a bit lost as there is no signage in front of this restaurant and I trusted my GPS to bring me there. The power went off just before I arrived, however, it...didn't affect us too much as we decided to try the chicken curry and aubergine fritters. The garden/court yard is pretty and comfortable. I didn't check the website before our lunch and I discovered that the restaurant has no liquor licence. I better make sure next time as my guest was wishing for a glass of wine. The chicken curry is very generous and served with cauliflower rice + sambals; the aubergine fritters looked a bit dry and I was so happy to have selected the curry. Friendly service. Well priced. I'll pop in soon or later but for breakfast or coffee this time. By the way, the macchiato was delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Starlingscafe, Manager at Starlings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

Thank you!

Reviewed 10 December 2019

sweet. can be busy. parking can be difficult. garden setting nice. nice local in the southern suburbs

Date of visit: November 2019
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Starlingscafe, Manager at Starlings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2020

Thank you for the review!

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  • Starlings Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5