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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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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Wellington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Charlotte S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

As a Cape Town local - loading bay is always a consistent excellent brunch spot - owner JP Bolus with partner Nicole have created an international blend of culinary excellence with an amazing retail store stocking bespoke brands like Aesop and Norse project - so you can eat and shop . All the food is great but the scrambled egg... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Considered interiors, small but good menu and good coffee. Perfect spot for a lunch meeting in town. Love the menswear store and Aesop store on the 2 higher levels.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

What a wonderful breakfast we had Sunday The coffee was good and tasteful so was the eggs and mushrooms A bit overpriced. Would have prefered a free top up or less expensive second cup Lovely atmosphere.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I really like going to this place because it is beautiful inside and vibey and the food is now very delicious with an interesting variety of tastes and combinations. The juices are also really nice and the desserts are delicious. So why 2 stars only because of that new policy of adding gratuity and absolutely never telling the customer. So... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The coffee, the eggs, the cake... Nothing had a strong flavour. I had ordered mushroom ragout with egg. Although the composition was yummy, it didn't deliver in taste. I felt bloated the whole afternoon, but I have no proof it was about this food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
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?