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Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar

2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (42 reviews)
“tapas platter” (15 reviews)
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Moroccan, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rick's Cafe Americain - Restaurant and Bar
1. Huge Beer & Spirits Selection
" Great food also with a great selection of beer and wine."
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2. Great wholesome food
"Best lamb shank and tagine we've ever had"
Sanlie S
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3. Roofdeck with a view
"The roof terrace is fantastic but you may have to reserve a table"
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391 - 400 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2012

Well, almost everyone, as it is a touch difficult to find. But once inside the atmosphere is pleasant and Casablanca-ish, with photos of the movie's stars around the dining rooms. Bar service is friendly and smiling, table service also good (until I tried to pay,...More

Thank Teachrman
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We were twice there during our stay in CPT, enjoyed the fresh and delicious food, great choice of local wine, lively atmosphere, perfect and attentive service (Jean-Paul!) and after all a very reasonable bill!

1  Thank Stefanie K
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Good food, great value and good quality. Service could have been better though.

Thank AndyDi
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Rick's Cafe is a great venue for chilly winter nights spent by the fire with warm comforting food. It's also nice in summer where you can sit on the veranda on comfy cushions. The food is decent, and the service is good. But mostly it's...More

Thank Willow C
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Quirky Casablanca-themed restaurant and bar in the happening Kloof Street area. Great interior with Maroccan touches and a good bar. Busy on weekends, less so during the week as it's probably not quite as on-trend as it was a few years ago in style-concious Cape...More

2  Thank captaintrash
Reviewed 7 February 2012

I love hanging out at Rick's! The service is excellent and the vibe is relaxed. They have various seating areas to cater to whatever mood you're in - for the diners, formal seating indoors and outdoors; for the drinkers, a fantastic Moroccan themed lounge area...More

2  Thank YesJourney
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Was at Ricks Cafe on Friday evening, sat in the roof garden! Waiters were brillaint, food tasty! Drinks were good, cocktails even better - your guaranteed a great evening!

Thank Fiona65_11
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We ate here in Jan 2012. Extensive menu which includes Afro Asian fusion food, Moroccon and well kept steaks. It has a good wine list. The interior is divided into a number of rooms both inside and outside .It has a Victorian theme with Moroccan...More

Thank finian29
Reviewed 26 January 2012

The food is similar to a group of chain restaurants. Saucy ribs etc but they like to squeeze you in.

Thank grant s
Reviewed 20 January 2012

For a really fun evening out whether it be pre drinks, dinner or drinks after, Ricks Caffe is a great place. The food is outstanding as the owner is a world wide experienced chef. Because of his hands on approch the resturant offers exeptional service...More

2  Thank Lesley E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Park Road | Gardens - off Kloeff Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1100
  • E-mail
Walking into Rick's Cafe has the same feeling as walking into a friend's home for dinner. The ambiance is comfortable to say the least with decor reminiscent of the movie classic "Casablanca" with its stylish colonial Moroccan tones accompanied by lounge music filtering through the 100 year old Victorian building,Immerse yourself in warm ambiance and eclectic decor in our 80 seater restaurant with its 3 fireplaces and bar, or enjoy the relaxed, vibey loft lounge and cocktail bar spilling out onto a roof deck with breathtaking views of the mountains.Our award winning selection of wines is sure to suit all tastes and features a wide selection by the carafe, we also offer a wide variety of local and imported Beers (now over 40!), Mexican and local Tequilas, Vodkas,Single Malts, Bourbons and Liquors. The menu presents a seasonal selection of Global tapas and a wide variety of dishesranging from mouth watering salads, Gourmet burgers, fresh seafood, matured Steaks and Moroccan and Mediterranean specialties - "we serve Comfort food" So come relax and enjoy yourself with either lunching on the veranda, sipping sundownerson the roof deck or enjoy a delicious meal inside this historical cottage, and we will guarantee you'll want to "play it again" We all look for that place to recommend as being "my favourite place", well in this case you might just have found it."So... Here is looking at you kid."
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