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The Village Cafe Restaurant

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159 Waterkant Street | 159 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 3646
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for breakfast and it was delicious! They have eggs on toast, traditional South African breakfast, and pastries, and it was a lovely way to spend a morning. I would highly recommend for a simple breakfast off the beaten path and away from the hubub. Just be aware that there's not much seating.

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Thank Miriam V
Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

With past previous experiences, had another pleasant dining moment. Beautiful people. Good food and juices. Good for people watching, too. Thank you.

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Thank iamjohnny
Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We can only vouch for a great take-away sandwich with avocado, some veggies and bacon. That was crisp, swiftly done and a great pick-up on the way to downtown. The spot on the corner of the street seemed to attract a lot of people for breakfast, too. Service was friendly and quick, which stood out during our SA trip.

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Thank MaloBalo
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you are in De Waterkant village you will know this little venue. It's a place to meet friends and new friends for breakfast, coffee and cakes and light lunches. The staff are lovely and its inexpensive. Dogs are welcome too!

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Thank 23Mikey23
South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went for freshly squeezed juices on a Saturday afternoon. It's admittedly small and could probably get cramped on a busy day but the hideaway location makes a welcoming difference. Parking is also a bit tricky so be prepared to drive around the block a few times.

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Thank gaynorv54
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Thank BiddyNZ
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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?