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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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“poached eggs” (19 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic eggs benedict and fresh strawberry lemonade! The cake i had was a bit too sweet and too buttery, regardless it is a matter of taste, so ,was probably just not my taste:-) the interior and colors combination is super. They are also selling some...More

Thank Ler K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food (fantastic bread) served in a unique atmosphere - greatest pity it is only open for lunch. I have eaten here several times over the years and never been dissapointed as the menu changes seasonally and new exciting dishes appear all the time.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food part when I plunked down there for a solo breakfast but the place was a bit soulless and sterile otherwise. Staff were not nasty, but just very 'polite' and nothing else. The crowd was mostly families enjoying a lazy weekend breakfast like...More

Thank Michel V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several visits to this exceptional eatery we are still in love with the food, the staff, service, the decor - everything just blends in, you feel the vibe of goodness here. The food, juices, hot drinks and cocktails are just divine. Stylish, unpretentious with...More

Thank SueTravelLots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon at this gem in Cape Town city, celebrating my brother in laws birthday. The food was spectacular, I had the pepper crusted calamari which really was crispy and tasty. Also the range of fruit juices are incredible.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise this turned out to be. The staff are friendly and makes one feel at home immediately. The Vietnamese coffee is out of this world and well worth the trip. Breakfast is served all day and although the menu is fairly small the...More

1  Thank WynaPret
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

come here for creative fusion food with local dishes and ingredients. Exquisite design and personal service. This is an exquisite contemporary bohemian eatery in Cape Town that you will fall in love with.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

HemelHuijs is that rare (for Cape Town) establishment that just gets better and better - a combination of chic casualness with a level of food and service to match. It never (rather hasn’t) ever disappointed, long may that last!

1  Thank Ohjaygeen
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

You can feel the "stuck upedness" as soon as you walk in. The customers, the patrons, the way the food looks all says "expensive". The food, on the other hand, is mediocre at best. In one word - overrated!

Thank Nadav B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went for brunch. The food choices were fancy, fine dining selections. I had the eggs Benedict and they were made nicely, plated well, but could use a little something else to increase the flavors. The flavors were a little bland. Cute place, nice location...More

Thank Jenna D
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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