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Cafe, European, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Carefully crafted breakfasts in a serene spot. Staff is helpful and friendly. If you are looking to treat yourself and your group, look no further.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

The food is always good - every time I have been there. Wanted to meet a guest for breakfast at 08:15 but was unable to do so as they open at 09:00 Really?? If you advertise yourself as serving 'breakfast' then you should be open...at least by 08h00. Disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Hemelhuijs came highly recommended as one of the best breakfast restaurants in Cape Town, but we were still pleasantly surprised. It was indeed a heavenly experience; from the stylish decor and intimate atmosphere, to the professional service and gourmet all day breakfasts. The freshly crafted...juices and blended coffees were right up there among the best we ever had. We therefore highly recommend going to Hemelhuijs for a truly unforgettable experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

Quirky and comfy. The menu is quite extensive and the plates beautifully presented. In terms of taste it’s a bit hit and miss. The meatball/burger options are not my favourite and the pricing of main dishes has increased significantly, What I do love about this...place though is that the menu options and the restaurant decor get changed regularly so that it’s never stale.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

Burger insane. Stunning food. Nice vibe. Feels European. Cool crowd. Friendly service. Intimate. Good wines. Nice touches Coming again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2022 via mobile

Another FANTASTIC meal !! Everything was perfect - food service and ambience - this is a must visit in Cape Town We had veal, bone broth soup and the tongue - unbelievably good !! A must visit !!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

I loved this place. From the stylish design, to the super friendly waiting staff to the creative and delicious food. Its one of those restaurants where you want to order almost everything from the menu, it sounds so good. I started with the white asparagus...soup, really outstanding, with an intense flavour and rich body of lemon and cream. The bead was also delicious. For main I took the veal with artichokes, pine nuts, rocket and lemon. This needed a bit more seasoning but was a beautiful dish. The side order of honey roasted sweet potatoes were to die for. Due to the large portions I couldn't manage a dessert, but they have some nice choices. Excellent quality wines and good coffee. A place to come back to. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

Underwhelmed. The scallops did not taste fresh, and were too tough. They add sugar to the olive oil mixture they serve with bread?! I have to question the judgment of a chef who would ruin a good olive oil with sugar at a time everyone...is trying to stay away from added sugar.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Uncluttered, modernistic atmosphere with an imaginative menu where you can have breakfast all day. We had a starter to share and a mains each. The food was well presented and the ingredients cleverly combined. Attention to detail is evident. Flavours were to our liking and...we really enjoyed ourselves. The pre-dinner bread offering with dip was Devine. Service very pleasant and attentive. Only problem was to find parking during the week.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021

Hemelhuijs was on my to do list for a while and I finally went there this last weekend. The service was a bit pushy : I had the feeling the waiter wanted me to order more food that I can actually eat, and also that...I had to rush (they close at 3pm - I was there at 1:45pm). Re the food, the scallops were good, but I didn'et really understant the brown butter powder. Less of it (and the creamy sauce), would have made a more delicate course. The mesclun salad was a mistake. I think I picked the wrong dish on that one. The apple and nougat tart was potentially a good choice, but I don't like micro wave warmed up food, as all the crushy of the home made dough just disapeared. Happy to have tried it, but don't think I'll come again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Friendly female waitress. Small menu but trout was sold out. Ordered grilled cauliflower. It was cold and drenched in olive oil. Next was veal. It came in thin slices, way overcooked, tough, oily and sour. Grilled chicken was super dry and tough. Left all on...the table. Manager nor chef didn’t bother to come to the table. The friendly waitress apologized instead and forfeit payment. Left a tip for the service. Absolutely do not understand the positive reviews of this place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Food was excellent highly recommend, decor and ambiance was outstanding. The service was fast and professional. Great experience!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

We went there for breakfast. First customers in the morning. Service was slow. The food was nothing more than ordinary: Benedict eggs and sausage with toast and tomate sauce. Good coffee though. Nice ambience.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Yummmmsss! This a must when in capetown. Want a delicious & organic food with a homemade style feel ? This is it! Wonderful staff, friendly and accommodating! Their decor & atmosphere is as warming as their food. The delicious & beautifully decorated dishes leave your...palate wanting more. A colorful explosion of an organic soul! Highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

We visited the restaurant just today. Nice place and the food looked amazing. We just ordered some fresh juices. It took them more than 20 minutes serving the drinks. After we had finished the drinks the waiter came up to us and told us: “I...don’t know if anyone told you but I need the table in 5 minutes”. We actually wanted to have breakfast their tomorrow but we are now skipping that due to the very rude waiter!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5