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Cafe Charles

137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 87 743 2359
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“angel fish” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights just around the corner from this wonderful venue and had breakfast there every morning, as well as dinner one night. The dinner was the Cape Malay Monday and it was great. We could have had just the tasting plate to share...More

Thank BMW1150Steve
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a early breakfast here last Saturday. Beautiful building with outside seating options as well. I had the almond croissant which is amazing with some good cappucinos. Friendly waiter. Good place to spend some time. The menu for other meals also look very good.

Thank lindafrompotch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chance would have it that we arrived at this amazing places. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. We had a the courgette-omlette and the homemade scones - such delicious dishes!! From the rooftop you have an beautiful view. We highly recommend this place!

Thank trawelbird
Reviewed 9 August 2018

they sit on the corner of Dixon and Waterkant street and have a fire place which makes for cosy dining out. Their menu changes always and they use good quality ingredients. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. The owner Justine is...More

Thank Tempoboy
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Cozy place, serving from morning til night - especially convenient when staying in De Waterkant. Dinner was delicious, though limited menu. We had the lamb samosas and the bobotie, a local dish, a comfort food of ground meat, curry and other spices, custard, eggs and...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I love this place. Everything about it. The simple menu (packed with delicious options), service, location. I have been for breakfast and lunch. My only regret is that I discovered the rooftop patio on my last day!! I will definitely be back again many times!!

Thank Candice M
LadyJay80, Owner at Cafe Charles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It’s a pleasure to know that we made you smile. We hope to have to back again soon!

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Good basic selection of well cooked fresh food. If you like cats you can sit and have Nelson on your lap.

Thank Malcolm D
LadyJay80, Owner at Cafe Charles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for letting us be your “new favourite”. A sweet and simple review - perfect and much appreciated. Happy you got to enjoy a visit from Nelson!

Reviewed 12 June 2018

We walked by this place multiple times a day, barely noticing until one warm night coming back we saw the nice waiter, the white table under the tree, and the lights... and couldn't pass up the chance for a night cap. It was a slow...More

Thank apmpplus1
LadyJay80, Owner at Cafe Charles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for such great feedback! We had a great time chatting to you guys, and your daughter is just the sweetest! We’re pleased we could contribute a special Cape Town experience for you, even if it was only in the last 24hrs of your...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We discovered this unassuming place last Wednesday. The waiter outside greeted us friendly and mentioned that they are serving local Cape Malay dishes. It's a tiny place but the flavours of the local dishes and personal service were great. Highly recommended.

Thank marcolombardifirenze
LadyJay80, Owner at Cafe Charles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your review and incredible compliment on our Cape Malay food! Very much appreciated. We’re super pleased you enjoyed the evening with us!

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast on a very busy morning after a popular running race . We were pre warned that the food would be longer than usual and that they were a little understaffed , but headed in anyway. Sat on the rooftop ( yes...More

Thank DanielleJ1653
LadyJay80, Owner at Cafe Charles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you so much for your honest review and positive feedback! Always appreciated! Look forward to having you visit again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 87 743 2359
  • E-mail
Description
A quaint café situated in the heart of De Waterkant. The Charles Café serves up breakfast, light lunch, dinner, artisan coffee, loose-leaf tea, homemade preserves and sweet treats. Our dining room is perfect for coffee dates or quick business meet-ups. On warmer days put on your sunnies and SPF and enjoy the city views (and people watching) from the roof deck.
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