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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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“lamb wrap” (2 reviews)
“muesli” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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

Reviewed 19 December 2017

When we first walked in here I felt my heart sink a tad. Seemed like a typical tourist trap type of joint. After the food came all doubts melted away. The chef is superb. Each dish is poetry to the palette, with sauces, cheeses and...More

Thank realsc00p
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious scrambled eggs, lots of vegetarian options, and a friendly mellow vibe. Cappuccino also great, and free wifi.

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch and enjoyed great chicken thighs with a superb side dish. I say dish, but it was big too. I then had a fine coffee. The place has a nice vibe too with helpful staff.

Thank Stufest
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The food, service, space and just everything is unbelievable. The chef puts so much love into everything. We come here for breakfast often and love it. Herb dream omelet and the Muesli dish are out of this world.

Thank DevorahPerkel
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The food here was so good that I went back three times during a 5 day stay in the area. I went there based on my wifi finder app telling me this would be a good place to drink coffee and use wifi for an...More

Thank expanderly
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Had some meals and breakfast there because I was in a nearby hotel. The portions and the presentation are below average. Convenient but overpriced for the average quality served.

Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very good food and cosy place. the brownie was really delicious. Worth a visit if you are walking along Long Stress.

Thank Monica P
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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, Highchairs Available
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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