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71 Waterkant Street | City Bowl, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 418 2042
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“smoked trout” (9 reviews)
“veal” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 Waterkant Street | City Bowl, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I sat down for an unplanned brunch at Hemelhiujs. After a few minutes of staring at the admittedly beautiful menu, we settled for a salad and two breakfast dishes; my partner received the wrong dish, hence the less-than-perfect score, otherwise everything was...More

Thank Tomer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our elderly Aunt to lunch for her Birthday. The lady who attended to us was outstanding and caring. Especially to our Aunt. Very kind and patient. The food was excellent. The menu is unusual which is an attraction in itself. The mossbolljie bread...More

Thank muttas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was on my own in the area and decided to stop by for a quick drink and lunch; turned out to be a fantastic experience to be repeated very soon. Very welcoming and friendly staff who did guide through the menu with much enthusiasm. Keep...More

Thank Thierry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a magical place in the heart of Cape Town. The magic refers to the unique combinations of flavours, textures and colour. I loved the calamari and will go back for the gin cocktail. Highly recommend.

Thank LaarQ
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We had breakfast at Hemelhuijs earlier this week. What an absolutely fabulous little restaurant hidden away in Waterkant Street. The decor and ambiance was lovely and very different - beautifully set up with lovely plants/pictures/pottery/glasses around. It is only a small restaurant and so I...More

Thank 996christinen
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Highly recommend this gem off Bree Street in Cape Town. Our breakfast was amazing as was the service. Presentation is really good as were the flavours & ingredients of all the dishes we ate. Ambience is great too!!

Thank BullaW
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This restaurant gets 10/10 for food, service and ambiance. Would recommend it if you are looking for an unpretentious place that serves delicious food in the heart of the city.

Thank simplyZi
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We went to Hemelhujs on Saturday and promptly turned again on Monday because we loved it so much. Firstly, the space is strikingly gorgeous, a lovely mix of African and European accents: flowers, bowls, glass jars, and other touches adorn the walls. Most importantly, the...More

1  Thank clevelander07
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic breakfast spot. They have a menu filled with beautiful and unusual combinations of flavours. And the food is artfully presented. I would definitely recommend this as a breakfast spot.

Thank Lara A
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Well deserving of it's fame this restaurant delivers interesting food in a charming setting. Wish Johannesburg had some of these gems.

Thank TheHotelGuru10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Waterkant Street | City Bowl, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 2042
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