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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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 Kelly G
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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Thank sharndupreez
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Excellent service and food. Show where good and music fantastic. First time for us but much more to come.

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Thank danathiart
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Small, intimate setting. Food options are pizzas and pastas. Music and interaction with musicians was great.

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Thank 318theo
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We had an awesome and amazing experience at Cafe Roux! Food was on point, service was excellent and the band was on fire and bubbling!!

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Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We absolutely loved Cafe Roux. From the moment we walked through the doors till we paid our bill was a fantastic experience. The floor managers & waiters are eager to assist & the service was out of this world. Their pizzas are a must &...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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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
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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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