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138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1124
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“muesli” (5 reviews)
“lamb wrap” (2 reviews)
“quiche” (4 reviews)
08:00 - 15:00 Hours
Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was my absolute favourite spot in Cape Town for breakfast. Was so amazing we visited twice. The place is just beautiful, the service is excellent and the food is the best thing about any visit here.

Thank Sweet_NK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Capetown in December, 2017 and stayed in Loop street . Rcaffe is a perfect place to start your day with a nice filling breakfast . The ambiance is very cool - I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience - to add its not just...More

Thank itztanmoy
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Their coffee is one of the best we drank in SA, and we can recommend the Eggs Benedict (both versions).

Thank avichays2018
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This might be the best veggie burger that I have ever had! It had so much flavor and a simple bun to compliment it.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stumbled upon this café and we were so pleased we did! The iced coffees we had were unbelievably good and they even did a dairy-free Almond milk version for me. We also had lunch at Rcaffe and it was hard to choose what to...More

Thank Mireille W
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe with a lovely atmosphere and staff. The menu has a great choice and the breakfast is amazing, very tasty. Highly recommend a visit here for either breakfast lunch or dinner or even a coffee stop during your city tour!

Thank mightypink6
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Tastes exploding in your mouth. Amazingly presented! Opens very early in the morning before city buzz starts and bonus of a cosy fireplace! Awesomeness!

Thank 80madelainec
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Good small café. Very cosy and has a nice selection of food including sugar free desserts. We had lasagna, pasta, quiche and a salad with good coffee and homemade biscuits, everything was very tasty. The cafe has WiFi and I highly recommend

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

By coincidence we found the Rcaffe while walking in the are and had a nice, fresh and very delicious late breakfast. The interior is decorated with unique African art and the service is “African style”.

Thank Ann-Kathrin B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Right.. first off they automatically charge a service fee on your bill - in my opinion to take advantage of tourists. This is wrong. Secondly, we had Apple Strudel with no apple in it ..nothing classic about that and I asked the waiter what the...More

Thank Carlo S
SharonSegall, Owner at Rcaffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear CARLO, Firstly I Would Have Liked to mention that we at RCAFFE take the quality of our food very seriously and if you had taken time to go through our menu before deciding to sit down and order, which you obviously didn't, (As you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1124
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About the restaurant: Established in 2004, Rcaffe on Long Street has stood the test of time. Our excellent coffee has always been our biggest selling point, and our passionate belief in excellent food and impeccable service has certainly made Rcaffe a Cape Town institution. Recently voted as one of the Top 10 coffee shops in cape town by Cape Town Magazine. We are proud, and thankful to our regular, and new, clientele for the support over the years. Philosophy: "Home is where friendly paths cross, and for that brief moment in time, the whole world looks like home." - Hermann Hesse The Rcaffe experience permeates all your senses: sight, smell, flavor, sound and atmosphere stirring a romantically familiar sense of deja vu. Have you ever been drawn to a place, not quite certain what pulled you in, finding yourself giving in to the urge of exploring it further, only to discover that your expectation has been exceeded? That's the charm of Rcaffe. Funky, creative, quirky, vibrant, unique, social, friendly, hip, fresh, sophisticated, decadent....Rcaffe is a theatrical experience which would create a personal stage for each and every one of its visitors. Decor: The decor is a creative expression of the Rcaffe philosophy. It has a romantic, bohemian feel to it, modeled by the creative flare of designer and artist, Brigitte Dewberry ("Spred");"I wanted to create a quirky fun but layered experience. Something that would engage the customers but leave them with a taste of nostalgia" The art features made from "R"ecycled magazines and "R"ead books, "R"ecords, vintage tennis "R"ackets, tape "R"ecorders etc is what brings the "R" to life. Food: We have a divers menu using only the freshest ingredients. Quality, consistency and well-balanced flavors are what we have become known for since opening in 2004. Flavors are well thought through and every bite is complex, with multiple layers of taste awakening your senses and evoking memories. Mediterranean simplicity is combined with the interesting notion that nothing is quite what it seems, continuously discovering a new flavor element with every bite, making the experience unforgettable.
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