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cafe Roux Cape Town

74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 61 339 4438
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (17 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

The service at Café Roux in Shortmarket street was quite good. However, they continued to serve food and drinks while the main artist was performing. This was quite disrespectful towards the artists and their craft. The food was ok. When researching this restaurant, you find...More

Thank LiebeB
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We saw Luca Hart (mix of clasical and rock on the violin), fantastic vioce and eclectic mix of songs. Brilliant !!! Got the feeling that all acts will be equally good as most people there seemed to know her music and it felt like this...More

Thank rogerbM7131CI
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a Thursday for some live music. The place is nice but our pizza was kind of cold. The singer of the night was a Spanish guy, pretty average, but the worst part is that he sang 2 of “his” songs, that actually...More

Thank natalias394
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A venue NOT to SKIP or MISS. POT LUCK CLUB provides live music that your "knees quiver". Good food an great folks that meet especially over weekends which our Canadian couples experience. The place to be

Thank APTT49
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Who knew? Right on our doorstep! Great atmosphere. Attentive staff. The food wasn’t bad either. We both had pasta. The butternut ravioli looked great and the fact I wasn’t allowed a taste probably says more than I can. The puttanesca was good. If I have...More

Thank Mphubo
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

On a Social night out within the broad spectrum of Cape Town's 'What to do in Cape Town': I was invited out to Cafe Roux: My expectations were minimal - expecting much less... I arrived early with my friends, and found the atmosphere buzzing, as...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I was so impressed with the the service from staff, as well as the host's. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate and the talent is fantastic! I would highly recommend it for all music lovers, it is such a great gem in the city center.

Thank KellyG3924
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The title says it all. We had a really nice time here during First Thursday. The music was vibey and the atmosphere fun. The pizzas were really tasty. And couldn't believe how fast the service was. All in all a great night, which will definitely...More

Thank TTapp
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Booked to see 3 Tons of Fun at Cafe Roux. What a great night. Cafe Roux is centrally located in Cape Town with safe parking nearby. Service was so good. Waiter even offered (and did) go with me to get a headache tablet around the...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Brilliant little intimate venue with good sound, friendly managers and waiters, simplistic but interesting menu backed by a super fast kitchen. We had a brilliant evening everything was perfect. Well done. I will definitely be visiting again.

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13 August 2018|
Response from MichaelL12181 | Property representative |
Hi! Our financial model means the artist takes the door and the restaurant takes the food & beverage, so it's entirely dependent on who the artist is. I'm not allowed to post a direct link to our website but if you Google... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 61 339 4438
  • E-mail
By night cafe Roux hosts top SA artists and up & coming talent in a uniquely intimate setting. This 100-seater space allows for the audience & the performers to have an up-close & personal experience. By day patrons can enjoy the best pizza's Cape Town has to offer in a relaxed outside area while sipping on gin cocktails or ice cold beer.
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