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Brownies & downieS

2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 0459
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (77 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
Closed
06:30 - 16:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best dark chocolate brownie I think I’ve ever had! And you get to support amazingly beautiful people with Down Syndrome who clearly love this place! ❤️

Thank bwade2013
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much bwade2013! Special trainees love to work, serve and learn at the cafe and they have so much fun doing it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't miss the opportunity to visit this place during my trip to Cape Town. It has a great corner position with large windows making the space light and bright. All the staff and trainees are warm and welcoming and it is lovely to be able...More

Thank sarzit11
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your shining review sarzit11! We really appreciate your support and pride ourselves in the opportunity to help customers and reach out to show exactly how much awesome work the special-needs young adults in our programme can do! We're very proud...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Brownies & downieS with a group of friends expecting it to be a small coffee shop. The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, the staff are extremely friendly and the brownies are amazing! Although the brownies are quite rich, the blondies are just...More

Thank ingridr611
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and rating Ingrid! We're happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again - and next time come hungry to try our homemade burgers, risotto, or yummy breakfasts like our fruit-filled breakfast...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place for a coffee, a meal and a friendly smile in downtown Cape Town. I ordered a brownie with my coffee, then got a small complementary brownie as well! The staff are in training, and if they lack experience they more...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dave. Thank you for your amazing review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Our special trainees are so excited and enthusiastic to help their awesome customers, and are always excited to see both new faces and our champion customers who...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Ive been wanting to pop in since they opened, but work always got in the way!!! What a lovely welcome greeting we recieved when coming in. I am a real coffee boffin but this experience tops it off. Early morning croissant was amazing. The brownie...More

Thank Kimberley950
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Kimberley! We're glad that you enjoyed your early morning breakfast! We hope to see you back for some more yummy-ness. Please feel free to leave a message on our Chalk Pillar next time you are with us, and you can...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I was overwhelmed by the sheer willingness of these individuals who against all odds prove that they can overcome anything. Working like "normal" able beings they are simply amazing. The founder of the establishment was a true gem taking time out from manning the kitchen...More

Thank joshcsamuels
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your review Josh! We're all so privileged to be able to help and train people and teach them practical skills to uplift them. They are all incredible and are a sheer joy to work with! Thank you for your support and for...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Didnt know why the cafe's name was brownies and downies what an amazing surprise to sit down at our table and being greeted with a friendly face and learning about this great initiative. Will definitely be coming back in the near future. I recommend this...More

Thank karel1996
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for your review Karel! Yes, we train people with intellectual disabilities such as down syndrome, and at the end of their training we find work for them and integrate them, as well as perform sensisation training. Thank you for visiting our cafe! We...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this place ! For a beautiful cause and they serve great coffee with very tasty brownies ! Great food too.

Thank Eline' E
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review Eline! Glad to have you with us, and hope you join us again soon for a lunch or breakfast!

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Went for breakfast, convenient location, Nice coffee and a tasty omelette and toast, very reasonably priced

Thank Gavin T
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to rate us Gavin! We hope to see you for a lunch sometime soon!

Reviewed 5 April 2018

This cafe was very conveniently located just opposite our holiday apartment. Coffee was excellent, my husband enjoyed the basil mushroom and I had the salmon and egg croissant which was excellent. All served in a nice environment and very reasonably priced. I wholeheartedly support what...More

Thank Familiasinclair
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your support Familiasinclair! Happy that you were able to join us! Hope to see you again before you head back home! Enjoy your holiday in Cape Town!

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Gerda M
8 May 2017|
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Response from Wade_Schultz | Property representative |
Hi Gerda and Augi. There's underground parking at Thibault Square directly opposite our shop which you can access. Otherwise there is also street parking, or like you said, close to the CTICC. Unfortunately that is the one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 16:00
Thursday
06:30 - 16:00
Friday
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 0459
  • E-mail
Description
Contemporary home-style food, full of flavour and prepared with our own unique flare. Proud brewers of Truth Coffee. We are a non-profit cafe nestled at the bottom of Long Street, who train people with intellectual disabilities and find jobs for them. If you're wanting an atmosphere full of love, quality fresh food and drink...you've found us! Come and be part of our unique dining experience.
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