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Africa Cafe

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108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0221
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It will be hard to top this. We may have peaked on our first day! Top quality food, drink and ambiance. Staff so friendly, and talented singers. I imagine it's always full, so worth booking.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location is worth a visit. It‘s authentic African food and entertainment in one place. After a short introduction you get served a rich selection of dishes from different African countries. It‘s really delicious and I think nobody will remain hungry. During the dinner a...More

Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only one 13-course menu for everyone. It was great but it was too much for me infortunately. I can recommend it, though.

Thank gillesjmartin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Capetown on a family vacation last summer and stumbled upon this amazing restaurant. We had never really experienced African food before and it was so good. Portions were large but even the kids cleaned their plates. If yo are ever in Capetown...More

Thank halifaxtraveller2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All great dishes, which had the look, smell and taste of authentic food. Lovely smiley staff, who looked to be enjoying what they do. Highly recommend, but, a word of warning, eat all the dishes before you order more, it`s very filling

1  Thank davidcrews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place to get a taste of African food. The food was really good, you get like 14 dishes, all from different countries. Very cheerful place with live singing.

Thank marjoleinUtrecht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friends visited South Africa in May because one of us is native from there and we chosed Cape Town because we saw a lot of beautiful videos and photos about it. We had a dinner reservation at Africa Cafe on our second...More

Thank Raul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A marvellous place to experience the tastes of several African countries.The meal consists of 14 dishes and after tasting them all , we were able to order more of what we enjoyed.A very pleasant evening was spent and we also heard some local songs and...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our one week stay in the Mother City, eating diner at the Africa Café was the best choice we made. Obviously the food was very good. But the complete atmosphere makes us remember this evening: We started with a drink at the bar, because...More

Thank u_hunn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had no idea of african food, this was an absolut highlight of our trip to Capetown, unique place, fantastic food, we keep it in our hearts!

Thank BeneAperdannier
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Maabena G
16 June 2016|
Response from Ellen S | Reviewed this property |
I do not Know, We were there with a group andre the meal was prepaid.
13 April 2016|
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Response from Ann1943 | Reviewed this property |
The dinner was a set menu and it cost AU$38 per head. I would have found this to be a reasonable price in Australia, but it is expensive for Cape town. Having said that, one pays for the total experience - fantastic... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 0221
  • E-mail
The Africa Café offers a multi-cultural dining experience. Since 1992, chef Portia has been creating food infused with African soul and passion. Experience an exotic tapestry of flavours that will take you on a journey from North to South. Housed in an historic national monument, the restaurant is divided over 3 levels and 7 richly decorated dining rooms.
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