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Loading Bay Cafe

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30 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 6321
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“truffle fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
30 Hudson Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Loading Bay many times over the years - alone, with friends and with colleagues. Sometimes the service is amazing, sometimes dismal. Today, I popped in for brunch. I had just eaten my last morsel of food and the waiter gave me...More

Thank Zahira A
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience. Ate the Mushroom Ragout with Oyster mushrooms and pasture raises eggs. Flippen delicious.

Thank Ingrid V
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This venue is an interesting well designed and very chic space. I ordered a chai latte which I sent back because it was too watery but it came back just perfect. I ordered the wilted spinach with mixed mushrooms,pesto with a poached egg on a...More

Thank InezzPatel
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Loading Bay is consistently a great place for a quick bite. My hamburger and chips was excellent today, friendly service as well. Very cool restaurant!

Thank Hooggenoeg
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Another one of my favourite upmarket venues to have brunch. The trendy modern decor, excellent natural light and buzzing ambience has me returning over and over for many years. My favourite dishes include the mushroom ragout and the fried chicken with truffle fries. It is...More

Thank JosephOu
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This place was great. The food was fresh and delicious. It was an interesting combo of a shop and restaurant. The coffee was fresh. The staff kind and helpful and very welcoming. It was one of the places we wanted to return to.

Thank Indiegoddess
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here at least half a dozen times in 2 weeks. Service is excellent, food is so delicious, and just a fun environment. So much creativity goes into the food and such great energy in all the staff members!

Thank winniesuns
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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