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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“poached eggs” (21 reviews)
“smoked trout” (9 reviews)
09:00 - 15:00 Hours
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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TheHotelGuru10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful lunch experience we had with friends at this small but fabulous restaurant in 71 Waterkant Street central Capetown; walking distance from Long Street. If travelling on the Hop On Hop Off bus, it's only a 5 minute walk from stop 5 on...More

Thank Trisstie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great lunch with refreshing cocktails and a unique menu. In particular the lamb and veal dishes were splendid. The menu is pretty diverse so there is something for everyone here. Highly recommend!

Thank Rakhi D
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This fabulous restaurant on the Cape Town walkway just off Bree Street never disappoints. Fabulous food, great staff and a great selection of both non and alcoholic home made cocktails. Whether breakfast, brunch or lunch it always makes us smile.

Thank emmashortt1
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The is an amazing restaurant!!! The exquisite cocktails are a feast. The quality of the food and genius food paring are magical. Professional service with a smile. I cannot wait to return and sample the rest of the menu!!

Thank DemyanCpt
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We have been to Hemelhijs on a few occasions we have had to visit central Cape Town and have enjoyed each visit. A casual, clean modern atmosphere where one can look out onto a cobbled street lined with old houses converted into businesses. Good service...More

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We just had a perfect lunch at Hemelhuijs. We shared the bibb lettuc salad and, once we saw it, realized it was a delightful take on a Caesar Salad. The warm poached egg on top was perfectly done, the crisp bibb lettuce, creamy anchovie dressing...More

Thank PeterBrink
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

All the dishes were poorly executed and over seasoned. The eggs were drenched in butter and the toast sweet. The veal smelled off and was totally drenched in lemon juice. The chicken was over cooked. Overall it was an expensive and pretentious lunch really not...More

Thank Andys105
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Knowing how popular this spot is, I made a breakfast reservation in advance to ensure we have a table. As soon as we had a seat, I was taken away by the beauty of the setting. I could not get over the crockery pieces on...More

Thank Sibahle M
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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