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Brownies & downieS

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2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 0459
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brownie” (70 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say,these are definitely the best brownies in Cape Town. It’s my weekend treat! You must to try

Thank Andrew_85NewYork
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Andrew_85NewYork for your support, and for your high praise! If you haven't already, try our white chocolate blondies, and vegan brownies with no egg or butter products in.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

A delightful café serving Truth coffee and excellent homemade brownies. A good menu with a variety of snacks and main meals.

Thank NickyBat
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks for your review NickyBat! See you again soon for a yummy meal!

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I just had the best blueberry cheese cake that I've ever had in my life! Heard it was done by one of the trainees and I hope my feedback went to her/him. I also took a sandwich and coffee and all was delicious! The servings...More

Thank Johanna N
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you so much Johanna for your rating and awesome review! We really appreciate your support and recommendations. More than that, she did receive your feedback and we are very happy that you enjoyed the food and drink! The cheesecake is to die for, I...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I went there at first alone to try their brownies, but I ended up liking their eggs and coffee also.. I took my sister the other day and she bought all Kind of brownies they have.. the staff are soooo friendly and lovable... 😍

Thank Zozo A
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for your awesome review Zozo! We're happy that you enjoyed yourself, and hope your sister was in brownie heaven after she left our cafe! See you again soon!

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Visited Brownies & Downies for breakfast twice. The concept is great - giving down's syndrome youngsters skills in the workplace. The food and drink were equally great. The first time, I had a latte (the coffee was tasty) whereas my wife had a chai latte...More

Thank DMSCAD
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for your indepth review and rating DMSCAD! We really appreciate your feedback to help us to make our offering even better! Thank you for supporting our cause! We have a double pleasure of serving awesome patrons like you and at the same time...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today and really enjoyed the reccomendation of the bacon and brie burger. The service was great and saved space for the renowned brownies...really tasty. Good cause giving young adults a responsibility in society and making them independent. Great chat with Wendy....More

Thank Shoza
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your support Shoza! We're glad you popped in, and hope to see you again when you next visit SA again! See you soon!

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Visited a few times now and the brownies are the best they even have gluten free ones. The food and coffee is ok not as good as other coffee places but the brownies and service make up for it

Thank Ben S
WadeChinChilla, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your review Ben! We really appreciate it, hope you come back soon for the yummy vegan brownies.

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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$4 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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