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205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 1530
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (45 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“grilled hake” (2 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner in winter so we didn't sit outside, but I can imagine it is lovely during the day as the view is great from the terrace. Friendly service, not intrusive, and good filling food. I had chicken and salad and my husband had...More

Thank CobaltMicks
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe/bar for some food or drinks after the beach or for the evening. Very lively place, with music and great atmosphere.

1  Thank MiguelLuisFerreira
Reviewed 21 April 2018

My family stopped coming to this location under the previous management, I won't list all of the reasons we did! But we gave it one more go because of it's perfect location, and I am so glad that we did. Everything is top class! Friendly...More

Thank TheNewMichaelLewis
Reviewed 29 March 2018

A good place for casual dining at reasonable prices, service was excellent as was the food, staff nice and friendly and happy to chat, would recommend a visit

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing friendly staff, great pizza and the best milkshake (I’ve tried the berry’s one and ended up having two cause I loved it!).

Thank Adriana A
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful location from our hotel and a very popular local place to just sit and people watch. Frozen drinks are fantastic and the tapas is high quality. Attentive and friendly service.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy but very well run bar/eatery that’s on the main coastal road to Sea Point + Clifton. Ideal sunset drinks & eating spot with the waterfront across the road. Service is efficient and pleasant and this place is jumping with a happy vibe. It’s...More

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I frequent Rockpool for various reasons, but one is definitely their ‘Cape Town G&T’ cocktail! They make the best pizza’s, I love their thin, crispy bases and you can always count on service with a smile! If there is one thing I can mention, it’s...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

On Saturday morning, 10 March, I took a party of friends for brunch to Rockpool. The service was amazing with very friendly, motivated and caring waitrons paying attention to our needs without being in our faces the whole time. The food was, as usual, super...More

Thank Donovan100
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Rockpool has so much potential it had the location and it had the views. However they did have the service or the food to support it. I decided to meet a friend at the Rockpool for a drink and small lunch. I ordered a...More

Thank Jay1072
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly La Vie Café & Bar)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 1530
  • E-mail
Rockpool boasts one of the best views of any restaurant in Cape Town and is situated mere meters from the Atlantic Ocean. The reasonably priced cocktails and great food makes Rockpool a favourite amongst locals.
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