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Loading Bay Cafe Restaurant

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30 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 6321
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I randomly happened upon this cozy yet trendy little spot on Hudson street after a last-minute escape from Tanzania and only after my Avis rental car wasn't ready for another day...I walked around the corner to find a place to start searching for a hotel...and what a serendipitous encounter it was! JP and Nicole are great- even gave great recs... More 

1 Thank Kayla G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The standard of the service has gone down. We had to ask multiple times for an item that was forgotten on our order. Not impressed with the food.

Thank Imraan_moolla
Milan, Italy
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1 326 reviews
877 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

we were a group of 5 and everyone had different orders. all dishes were very good and some of our friends had special requests, attended to with a smile . lovely lunch we will be back

Thank nicolas s
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've only eaten at this restaurant once but if the burgers are anything to go by then this place is a winner. Delicious burger with rosemary fries and truffle sauce. One of the best burgers in Cape Town.

Thank Amy J
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Visited recently... unfortunately my first choice was out (slow roasted short rib sandwich). but settled for what looked good at the table next door! The pan con tomate... a deconstructed caprese if you will... there was no need to add rock salt to the serrano which was beautiful enough. .. but ok.. it must look pretty for the pictures I... More 

Thank caliTOcape
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Came here by chance and had a lovely meal. I had the mushroom Rouget and my partner had the beef burger. Both meals were super tasty and well presented. We also got coffees, ginger shots and smoothies. The smoothies were very raw and the ginger shot was a slap in the face, in a good way! The décor is really... More 

Thank kellybenj
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary in Cape Town and we were referred to the Loading Bay by a friend. Was told it was a great breakfast spot, and man, was he right or what? The detail they go into to get everything super fresh from sustainable sources and serving the food and coffee to... More 

1 Thank NeilBuchner
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Wow, yummy food - awesome coffee and such cool atmosphere. Went here for breakfast with a group of 6 friends on a Sunday and we were really impressed. Will definitely go back the next time we are in Cape Town.

Thank Charlotte S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I had lunch here when we explored the beautiful De Waterkant area. It has a very contempory interiour and you can also buy good upmarket cloting. The coffee was great and the lunch too. So was the service! Thank you

Thank freddysakkies
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What really stood out to me was the service. The waiters are really friendly, I'm sorry I didn't get the guys name who served us today as he deserves a personal mention. Coffee is amazing. Had the seared tuna and it was delicious. Definitely worth a try. My daughter had the chicken strips, these where disappointing and need to be... More 

Thank kerryjm123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 6321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?