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74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

right next to La Petit Tarte is this restaurant bar, and we ended up eating here quite a few times. The designer burgers are good value for money and delicious. Service is very informal and friendly and the waiters (all guys) are good eye candy ;-)

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Thank MaryfromConnecticut
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went there tonight. Place was filling up and had 2 my 2 kids with me. The only 2 kids in the restaurant. Great staff. Very attentive. Food is amazing. Very chilled vibe.

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Thank Chavonn J
Accrington, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This bar was opposite our hotel, so we called in for a drink. It was always busy but service was quick and friendly. My only complaint would be the noise level on a Saturday night (which went on until the early hours), but that's only because we arrived that night and needed sleep!

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2 Thank MissHolders
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A very good restaurante and pub. Good ambience, nice people working, beautiful working on the tables. It's not a good restaurant only, it's also a pleasant pub. Nice decoration.

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Thank Thomaswillh
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

apparantly this is Cape Town's oldest gay bar, but everyone is welcome and has a very mixed crowd. We ended up eating here quite a few times. Loved their artisan burgers and steaks. Great service and location

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Thank ulfsneider
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Wouldn't eat here when the corkage went up to 100 rand but they seem to have listened. The corkage now is a reasonable 50 rand. The burgers are great here, so I had missed them by my boycott, but now I'm back and enjoying a very delicious meal. The staff are brilliant and I must compliment Thando on a very... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Again this was a recommendation by the owners of Baraka Gifts, and we were not disappointed! Their burger and steaks are super! Friendly staff and lovely sitting outside watching all the cool people of Cape Town walk by! Great cocktails!

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Thank colleenbrdl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A girl from work referred Cafe Manhattan to me (they had her sister's bachelorette there) and all my expectations were exceeded from the get go. We checked the venue out during happy hour and met with the manager, Tas, to discuss the menu (which he was very flexible about and customised for our group). The staff was also super friendly... More 

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Thank beachbums302
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Happy hour happens just before the sun begins to say good bye, Awesome mixes to try, the atmosphere pushes you to think you are somewhere in amsterdam.

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Thank E9837BUjohnl
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place is trendy and buzzing. I has all those niche'es that provide both private and cosy yet somewhat exposed. The crowd is great, mix of all ages and the atmosphere is approachable. The drink list is good, its really easy to fall onto the cocktail trap of 'good and reasonably price' just to find yourself 3 drinks later completely... More 

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Thank Tomer H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?