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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A little gem close to the ocean. Excellent food, great service, friendly staff. Will definitely see me again.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was introduced to this little gem this week and will definatey go back! Super friendly staff and owners and great decor to appreciate. Interesting menu with a great variety and personal touch as to how each dish is prepared, one can appreciate the uniqueness of...how every dish is designed! Very affordable and Thank you for a great evening and good food!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it is easy to underestimate this restaurant in an old historic building a stone's throw away from the old harbour in Hermanus. Do take the trouble to enter and have a look at the menu and ambience inside. We shared fresh oysters...and bubbly for starters. The oysters were very fresh, quite large and very reasonably priced. My wife had the seafood platter for one and I had peri-peri Portuguese prawns. Everything deliciously fresh and deliciously done. I actually wanted the prawns with lemon butter (an available option), but forgot to order it like that. Am I glad I forgot! The peri-peri sauce was fantastic - not too hot but spicy and delicious. The prawns were fresh and firm. My wife was equally impressed with her choice. The wine list has a good varioety of local Hemel-en-Aarde and Walker Bay wines and the prices are quite reasonable. I will definitely be back when in the vicinity next.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my husband and I are in Hermanus, we always have a meal at Cafe 1904. The owners are super and the meals fantastic. Not to forget the beautiful decor and ambiance. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 14 March 2021

Cafe 1904 is on my list of favourite restaurants ever; everytime I find myself in Hermanus I make time to have at least one meal in this wonderful restaurant! I simply love owner operated restuarents! I measure the peformance of a good plate of food...with one simple consideration; when you take a bite off of your plate; it is when you cannot wait to take the next bite that you know you have found a gem. Moreover, when you eat slowly and purposefully in the hope that the meal will never end; it becomes an experience one carries with you until the next time you visit. The staff are super friendly, effecient and exercise both customer service along with customer care (and there is a difference). Blessing to Chef and his beautiful wife and I would be remiss not to mention that Molly is the bomb. Thank you so much Cafe 1904 - until we see each other again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021

I honestly do not have the words to describe this wonderful place. The service was amazing. Omgee the fish and chips was to die for. It’s like a little heaven on earth. My daughter enjoyed herself and it is child friendly as well. Hubby and...I could enjoy our meal and even have her running around. The hostess and owners are so friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be coming back for some more fantastic food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021 via mobile

Great little restaurant. We had the snails starter and mussel starter, both were delicious, the sauce was very tasty. For mains we had the seafood curry and seafood pasta, again both beautifully cooked and tasty. I didn’t want mussels in the curry which the kitchen...gladly made the dish without. The service and owner were great and engaging.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Endria P, Owner at Cafe 1904 Restaurant Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Thank you for taking time to review on Cafe 1904. Hope to see you back soon. Johan & Endria (owners)

Reviewed 21 February 2021

Had the best seafood platter ever!! And the service was even better! If you are looking for a bite of the ocean and excellent service please go and enjoy the platter for one. We highly recommend cafe 1904!!!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

What a lovely surprise tucked away in a cute corner of Hermanus.We had a beautiful lunch in the peaceful courtyard of 1904.The Hostess and staff are heart people...the fish and chips off the scale.Probably the top tastiest I have had the privilege of eating in...my 51 years-and beautifully presented to boot:)Loved the setting-the atmosphere and the always welcome- value for money.The inside of the restaurant is beautiful too...a romantic eclectic ambience-perfect for a date night...Well done for keeping your heads so graciously above the waves during a very tough year for the world and particularly hospitality industry!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Endria P, Owner at Cafe 1904 Restaurant Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021

Thank you Thank you Thank you Heidi . tears of joy is our answer on this review. Love and blessings from Johan & Endria

Reviewed 23 December 2020

This little gem is definitely a force to be reckoned with...Coming from Cape Town, after a long day of exploring, all we wanted was good food and a warm restaurant and boy were we surprised. John and Endria and the ladies of this amazing establishment...took the time out of their evening to come have a chat with us and chat about our lives and our holiday and even chatting to my daughter about unicorns and fairies. From us, we would like to say thank you to the amazing staff of Cafe 1904. This was definitely a perfect end to our day with amazing food and amazing service. We most definitely will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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  • Cafè 1904 Restaurant Hermanus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5