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159 Waterkant Street | 159 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 3646
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stay in De Waterkant and this is our pick of brunch spots in that suburb. I don't think it is a destination cafe if you are staying in another part of town, but if you are local, this is a great brunch choice. Maybe 10 outdoor tables and three inside, you can eat in sun or shade. The menu... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a self catering house in the Waterkant area just around the corner from this corner cafe, so had breakfast here twice. They have a nice varied menu with choices ranging from healthy options and omelettes to hearty sandwiches and yummy muffins. A selection of freshly squeezed fruit juices (loved the carrot, ginger and apple juice) and hot... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent fresh juices. A decent coffee (get the double shotted). Good omelettes (good choice too) and the muesli, yogurt combo combined with pleasant service - it's an excellent start to the day.

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Thank alecw222
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My spot to go when I don't want to think about where to go for a breakfast or a quick lunch. Fresh juices, good breakfast and most of the times a nice special for lunch. A mixture between locals and tourists. Best to be visited on a good day as inside seating is limited. The special nights with a small,... More 

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Thank RobertCpt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended - please stay cute and local. Perfect for a quiet breakfast or little lunch. Intimate and casual.

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Thank Simon W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice little cafe. Service is good. Food was limited but good. Other patrons were friendly too. It's worth a visit.

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Thank Rayan R
Cormeilles, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wether for breakfast or lunch it's always very nice to stop to the Village Cafe. Waiters are alwayd friendly and very good food. all the meals are made on dite, wich exllakn a very short menu.

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Thank ClaudePhilippe
Accrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were staying at The Charles hotel on the De Waterkant complex and had been spoilt by the breakfasts offered there. When it was closed on the Monday, we walked down to the Village Cafe as our alternative. Service was very lacklustre, as was the food. Orange juice was meant to be included in with the breakfast but they had... More 

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Thank MissHolders
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Expected more. Great setting, but menu is outdated - had to change my order three times because of changes on the menu of certain products not being available. When my order arrived it was, well...bland. Thought I discovered a new favourite location, but indeed won't be back.

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Thank Therealwitjak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had a quick breakfast to start the day, and it really was quick. We ordered and we received almost immediately and no corners were cut on the quality of the breakfast and coffee. Very pleasant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Waterkant Street | 159 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 3646

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