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205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 1530
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (46 reviews)
“grilled hake” (3 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Open Now
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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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 2018

You can sit in- or out-doors, so if it's winter time that's good news. TV screens for the big games, or sometimes I just sit with my laptop and sip coffee. I've never felt rushed. It's a popular place to go, but even dropping by...More

Thank ClarityCC
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

There was a great atmosphere and attentive service. The restaurant isn’t particularly big but spills over outside with lovely views of the Atlantic. Food was simple - burgers, pizzas etc - but extremely tasty.

Thank N D
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a family breakfast later in the morning. The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was great the croissant melts and Avo Smash were particularly good. The milkshake wasn’t bad either!

Thank Austin S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We as a family of four had a lovely Sunday afternoon lunch. Excellent location, we awere able to find parking in the street opposite the restaurant, friendly helpful waiter AP. Food delicious. I had a grilled hake and salad will definitely have it again.

Thank IlzeMoller
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We own an apartment opposite this little restaurant so get to pop in from time to time. Their pizza’s are really awesome and the service is quick & friendly. Get there just before sunset and enjoy the view over Rocklands beach.

Thank fundionafrica
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here one afternoon for a few cocktails. Nice venue with a great view and good spot for watching the World Cup. We had already eaten but they have a great special running from June to August on pizzas and burgers. But one get one...More

Thank TravellerJ007
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Pleasant ambience and for once not too crowded. Service was impeccable and food arrived quickly and with a smile. Recommend the ribs. Great place to relax and watch sports events with great service and ease of getting refreshments.

Thank WilliamJ2387
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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