Mantra Cafe

Mantra Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:30 - 22:30
Mon
8:30 - 22:30
Tue
8:30 - 22:30
Wed
8:30 - 22:30
Thu
8:30 - 22:30
Fri
8:30 - 22:30
Sat
8:30 - 22:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

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About
Mantra Cafe offers a sophisticated and stylish dining experience with magnificent seaviews in Camps Bay
CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Beach, Non-smoking restaurants
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles894 reviews
Excellent
602
Very good
175
Average
65
Poor
24
Terrible
28
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Gwen W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We visited Camps Bay for a holiday recdntly. I Loved it ! Full of lovely high quality restaurants, But ! My absolute favourite was Mantra Cafe ! It ticked every box! Immaculately clean , from the pristine candles on the stair as you enter, to the amazing casual but cool & funky decor of the restaurant. The staff are all fabulous! The owner Ian , is friendly , charming & very focused on the best service. I work in hospitality myself & I would have visited this resaurant again & again! We had dinner there three times & also joined friends for lunch there too. Our waiter Christian remembered us from our lunch visit & he was SO good, a lovely guy! Everyone needs a Christian in their restaurant! He made our night! The bar staff were amazing too. I went in just for a coffee one lunchtime & I was made so welcome. The shop attached to the eaterie is gorgeous & has some lovely African treasures there! Last but not least , the iconic floor to ceiling black & white photo of beautiful bodied young men running into the ocean , is a design winner!
Written 31 March 2024
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Andy
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
I would recommend this place to anyone! Our waiter Les provided top notch service. He asked us to trust him to pick our desserts and wine pairing. He didn’t disappoint. All our food was top quality along with the wine and cocktails. Come here if you can.
Written 25 March 2024
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Richard G
Sheffield3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Sophisticated culinary experience set in a relaxed upmarket setting - worthy of a fine dining tag. We’re foodies but hadn’t put a lot of thought into where to grab lunch as we walked off the beach. Mantra took us by pleasant surprise. A varied and interesting South African take on an international menu that packed flavour and attractiveness in equal amounts. This chef is exceptional. Exemplary service (thank you Christian), a great view and perfectly sized portions. One to return to.
Written 18 March 2024
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nickswlon
Teddington477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
The service was first class and we were very well looked after by our waiter. We all had Kingklip and although I thought my fish was overcooked, it wasn’t enough to complain about. The bill was higher than at other restaurants I’ve eaten at with better food but of course you’re paying for the location and a front row seat for the sunset. I wasn’t disappointed but I probably won’t go back.
Written 12 March 2024
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Mal K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Visited for dinner with friends when visiting Camps Bay from Australia. Of our group of eight adults, five had the steak and all commented best steak ever! And you definitely must finish the night wih an Amarula Dom Pedro
Written 12 March 2024
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Jeremy
Cape Town Central1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Lovely location, good food and incredible service. Seriously some of the best service we have experienced in a restaurant. Christian our waitron was brilliant and the entire staffing team was amazing. Would highly recommend.
Written 5 March 2024
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SinBolsillos
Spain100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Been to Mantra for both breakfast and lunch, and both of excellent quality. Nice staff, lovely beachfront setting, good vibe, funky decor. Overall excellent, no issues. Put it on your list.
Written 27 February 2024
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J S
Edingley58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Fabulous meal and service. Beautifully cooked steak and line fish. Lively atmosphere. One of our nicest meals in South Africa.
Written 17 February 2024
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Noelle251
Cape Point169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Not our first time here and it certainly won’t be our last. We just love everything about it. Location, service, ambience and a fine dining experience. Byron was an ace waiter.
Written 14 February 2024
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Lucie P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We ended up in Mantra Café by mistake. Well, never again will it be a mistake. We’ll go as often as possible on purpose, especially if Byron is serving us. Food is absolutely amazing and the service impeccable. What more can I say? Thank you 🤗🙏🏼🩷
Written 10 February 2024
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Erik E
Winchester3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
This place is AMAZING. We were greeted by the sincerity of a staff who genuinely seemed happy to see us. The restaurant is decorated superbly with interesting features and not just some flashy distraction - not at all. These owners know what they are doing, and obviously employ a staff and chefs that are all top notch. Then we were seated, and entertained, by Christian. They should truly name a meal after this gentleman. What a genuinely wonderful man (written by a man, this reviewer). He took care of us to the highest level imaginable, described the succulent food options in a very detailed manner - but he was amazingly just a few steps away and catered to our needs timely and professionally. Not that we are high maintenance, but the art of a wait staff is to be there and then not to be there... He shared some personal stores with us and also shared information about his homeland which we found very interesting. This place is a must visit for the excellent food, the ambiance and last but not least, the STAFF. Forgot to mention the BEACH views.......Ahhhhhhh.
Written 30 January 2024
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Yinka M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 solo
Fantastic service, food and ambience. I tried breakfast, lunch and dinner over my stay and every meal was tasty. Tyrone was my waiter each time who made great recommendations based on what I was in the mood for and how hungry I was. Thank you for a fantastic service Tyrone and compliments to the chef!!!
Written 24 January 2024
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Kerian A
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
We are so glad we got a recommendation to have our final dinner here before leaving Cape Town. The food, the cocktails, the wine, the vibes, the view! We highly recommend, and we will definitely be back on our next visit!
Written 22 January 2024
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Yorkslady7
Penrith18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Stunning setting with fabulous food. Staff are all very friendly but our waiter Christian was fabulous, he made our night very special. He was knowledgeable about the menu and curtious throughout, he's a credit to Mantra. Tried Ostrich and Malva for first time, so so good! Husbands fillet beef was cooked to perfection. Would throughly recommend this restaurant.
Written 14 January 2024
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Claire C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Here for our honeymoon, was so good we visited twice in our week in Cape Town. The views are equally as amazing as the food! Eddie served us both times and he was brilliant such a nice man who gave us recommendations for the food which were perfect and what to do around the area!
Written 9 January 2024
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