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Reviewed 12 December 2023

I paid gourmet prices for a completely inedible sandwich. It was chicken mayo. I could not detect a hint of mayo. There were some shredded bits of chicken scraped into the dry bread. Even Checkers would have done it better. The toaster they were using...had visible chunks of blackness on it. I wouldn't trust their hygiene standards.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

We had breakfast in this delicious bakery which has the workshop on the corner of the street and the cafeteria on the other corner. Excellent brioches and other products and a fantastic cappuccino. They also make eggs with bacon and sandwiches.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

Great French style bakery. Absolutely the best pastries, bread and coffee in Fish Hoek. Pity they no longer have seating inside, the outside seating can be cold on a windy day. Open from 7:30 - 12:00 only

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

My first time there and I got a very arrogant, unfriendly response from a lady who I perceive to be the owner.. All I wanted was a breakfast roll but the sort of welcome I got had been going back the direction I came from.....almost like ‘if you don’t know what we are about get going and don’t waste my time’More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

OMG, I love this place. Excellent food, attentive service, amazing coffee and inviting atmosphere. Highly recommend breakfast, which we love from here.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019

Freshly baked bread every day. The cinnamon sticks best Early morning, as are the banana-choc muffins. The barista Job makes the best lattes. Join owner Jo's bread making class. Grace's salads in summer is amazing, her soup in winter hitting the right spot on a...cold day.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Fantastic hospitality with great coffee and food. Had many of the artisan pastries and recommend them to anyone visiting Fish Hoek.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Definitely the best coffee, great service and the bread is just fantastic, love the breadsticks. It’s a very busy local spot right close to the beach - highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

The ambiance, variety, aromas and people at this tiny restaurant are absolutely Devine . We will be back many times over . The breakfast menus are simple and varied, all offering a taste of their varied cuisine. A pleasure to spend time here in the...morning.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

The smell of bakery was a great way to wake up, the selection and quality of pastries are absolutely great. They even make a tasty bread as well. If I want to be difficult, the espresso (italian style) and it could have been done better...especially considering they use Illy caffè. Really recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

The bakery, the bakery, the bakery! There are this formation of absolutely lovely ladies that is just taking care of you in the most fantastic thoughtful way. The man behind the coffee machine is making magic as well as the women in the kitchen. Then...there is the bakery- they baking bread, and bread they’re baking!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Really good coffee. Absolutely the best salads, bread and sandwiches. Closed on Mondays and short working hours in general.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The Cafe ist great with all the coffee and sandwiches. Unfortunately right outside people wait to take your credit card away. Does not seem to be a very safe area for tourists at least. They claim that you need to pay parking fees on a...machine. Cash not possible in this area. Be really careful.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Well located 3 minutes from the beach. Only open during mornings. Coffee excellent. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Most mornings we go for coffee and bread sticks or breakfast. Amazing quality and service. Never changes.

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4