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71 Waterkant Street | City Bowl, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 418 2042
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Things we liked: - Great selection of juices, interesting combinations, and freshly made - Not your average breakfast menu, we were able to try unique creations beyond the typical bacon and eggs Things we did not like: - Average service

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SATraveller25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you mix stunning interior design with incredible food... you get Hemelhuijs. A gem right in the middle of the bustling city, this interior-designer's restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. Brilliant menu that changes seasonally. Delicious with delicious decor! Just wonderful!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Toescream
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Decided to take my husband as he had never been there before. Saturday morning. Very windy day. Walked in to ask for a table. We had not booked. Was many empty booked tables. Was told to wait 30 minutes or so, chose to sit outside...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shirls45
Reviewed 20 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tomerg801
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank muttas
Reviewed 26 August 2018 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Thierry T
Reviewed 26 August 2018 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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!!

Date of visit: January 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank simplyZi
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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