We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Africa Cafe Restaurant

Is this your business?
108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0221
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fixed menu” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
DETAILS
108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
Write a Review
Reviews (703)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 703 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I read a guide book review of this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great place to taste a wide range of dishes and get great service. Cocktails to start with were not really my thing, but worth a try. A very different experience to...More

Thank Martin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as much an experience as a restaurant. They have a fixed menu comprised of 16 small plates representing food from different part of Southern Africa. We enjoyed everything they put before us. The wine list represented many South African wineries. Each dining...More

Thank chrijoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with a variety of dishes from various African cuisines. The "finger food" starters came first followed by a few more substantial dishes and all topped off with a great "international" dessert. Yes - it's aimed at tourists but so what?...More

Thank MargateRu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there twice within a month and both times were just great. The atmosphere, the food, the friendly service in short just everything. Forget Mama Africa and enjoy Africa Cafe

Thank GermanEgyptfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes you have to ask the people you are with how they liked a place not just your own tastes. Personally I did not like the food but the people I was with did. I don't think they were that excited about it as no...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance and food was spectacular. Every dish was unique and full of flavor. My favorite dishes were curry patties, chicken legs, broccoli salad and the dipping sauces were amazing. The community style serving was great and you can re-order your favorite dishes throughout the...More

Thank AriXoXo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outstanding opportunity to sample the cuisine of Africa. A bit hokey in some ways but you do get a chance to try a variety of dishes and have more of nthose you like best (at no extra cost). It's a large venue...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third time in 7 years. I love this place. Always a great vibe, and delicious feast! Love the music from the staff.

Thank cfkam
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best enjoyed in a group as you work your way through the extensive set menu of fabulous food that is best described as a communal feast. During the evening the staff members in their bright attire sing and entertain the diners.It is a FULL evening...More

Thank JoySmith
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

An African feast, similar to Dutch rijsttafel, where 16 dishes are presented to the diner. A nice variety of dishes, and flavored from all over Africa. I was a little disappointed that umngqusho - a traditional Xhosa dish was not one of the dishes.

Thank Kevin J
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Chefs Warehouse
853 reviews
.07 km away
Savoy Cabbage
986 reviews
.07 km away
Bizerca Bistro
688 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Go That Way Tourist Info Centre
23 reviews
.19 km away
Iziko Bo Kaap Museum
54 reviews
.25 km away
Honest Chocolate
21 reviews
.25 km away
Signal Hill Winery
11 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Maabena G
How much a meal
16 June 2016|
Answer
Response from Ellen S | Reviewed this property |
I do not Know, We were there with a group andre the meal was prepaid.
-1
Votes
88532016
I would like to know the average prices of lunches in Cafe's and dinners in Restaurants in Cape Town South Africa
13 April 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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
1
Vote
Julia W
Is a there any vegetarian dishes?
9 January 2016|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.