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Lola's Restaurant

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228 Long Street | Cnr Long St & Buiten St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 4230885
07:30 - 16:30
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Windhoek, Namibia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place on Long, they have great food and it is so much fun just chilling there in a nice setting and watching the hustle and bustle on Long Street!

Thank Gabi W
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never received slower service or a longer wait for food! Yes, the restaurant was almost full, yes they were possibly understaffed, but waiting an hour for a falafel sandwich is unacceptable! I also asked for still water twice but never got it. The juice itself took 20 minutes. And the bill another 20! So in total my lunchtime visit... More 

Thank winniesuns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning breakfasts mixed with great service, this place was perfect for everyone in our group. The eggs benedict with bacon is something special but everything from scrambled eggs in a croissant to omelettes was so good we ate there every morning.

Thank bryn19682017
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for breakfast before work in this cute little place with friendly waitresses and warm ambience.They have wifi and the food is fresh and really good. Had the best, tastiest fresh croissants that were still warm.

Thank Wayne and Mari K
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to lolas for a quick solo breakfast after gym. I have the sweet corn fritters with bacon and......WOW they are amazing. Amazing breakfast made by Zuki... And the coffee was not half bad either. Will be back.

Thank Geoffrey M
Tzaneen, South Africa
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us looking for a place to eat for lunch. Unexpectedly well prepared food. Imaginative menu. Pork belly delicious! Would love to try for dinner!

Thank aldor737
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Cape Town twice and have made a point of visiting Lola's on both occasions after it was recommended to me by a friend. It is a quirky, fun little restaurant with amazing food and fantastic prices. Please make sure you visit when you are in Cape Town!!!!

Thank Emily M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were directed here as an alternative as the restaurant we wanted was closed , was not dissapointed . Wanted vegan and only one meal available but was not dissapointed, it was lovely and staff were very helpful...

Thank Linda W
Pissouri, Cyprus
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A lovely spot to start you day in Cape Town. This cafe serves up a great breakfast menu and is value for money, well worth a visit and the service was very good as well.

Thank RobPissouri_Cyprus
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A charming little find near my apartment. I had their French toast croissant with banana and honey which was heavenly. V chilled out and would happily go back there.

Thank Franjelica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Long Street | Cnr Long St & Buiten St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 4230885
Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it has returned under new management with a gorgeous makeover, new Chefs, and amazing food!Situated at the corner of Long and Buiten Streets in the heart of Cape Town, Lola's is an airy, vibey, beautiful, yet unpretentious venue offering a variety of gourmet meals prepared by inspired Chefs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?