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138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1124
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

During our two weeks stay in this beautiful country it was the best breakfast ever. Cool location. Simple unbelievable.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank OnAir828015
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

What a decivious overrated over-priced cafe with mediocre dishes. Why should we be forced to pay a tip for rubbish which is included in the bill specifically designed for the customer to unknowingly add another tip on top of that.... shameless.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank augidefreitas
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Only had time to visit twice in my short journey to Cape Town. Great coffee, great WiFi, great service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 May 2018 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.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Sweet_NK
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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

Date of visit: December 2017
1  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).

Date of visit: April 2018
1  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.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank H3782CZmikeh
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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!

Date of visit: March 2018
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!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 80madelainec
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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
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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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