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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

This is a place decorated with the inspiration that artists yearn for and are inspired by. A succulent selection of South African traditional dishes and a well stocked bar that encourages the quart.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Great home cooked food with plenty for vegetarians. Great ambiance. Lots of students and local artists. Check for live music beforehand. Loved it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Good friendly crowd. The atmosphere is very relaxed and slighlty bohemian. Good healthy cheap food and drinks. Place to enjoy

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Good vegetarian and gluten-free options. Big portions. Great prices and friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Non-smoking section in the back.

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nice alternative/ student visited bar in observatory. Sometimes with drumsessions upstairs. Prices average (ZAR 28 for big black label)

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We love going to Ganesh. The food is hearty, delicious and great value for money. Always a lovely vibe and authentic, "non-pretentious" homely feel. Service not the fastest as there is usually one or two people waiting tables but the staff is warm and friendly....One of my favourite places to eat in obs, especially when I'm in the mood for home cooked food. I would recommend it to anyone, just a heads up that you may have to be patient with the service, although not always the case but it's worth keeping in mind.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to get your vegetarian fix. The aubergine dish is the best! This dish creates food envy amongst friends, absolutely mouth watering! Great music, good food and friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I loved being here! Why? Delicious food (be aware: big portions!), laid back atmosphere and a lot of locals, made me feel very comfortable and I enjoyed it every time I' ve been here. Why 4 out of 5? 3,5/5 SERVICE Fast and efficient, not...the funniest and friendliest EVER, but totally fine. 4,5/5 ATMOSPHERE and FACILITIES The mixture of students, general locals and some visitors, makes the area in Obs quite special. In Cafe Ganesh they all meet togehter for great drinks and food in an internatiinal vibe. In addition to that it is beautifully decorated, little hard to find in a small street in Obs. 4/5 PRICES Very fine, especially regarding the big portions. 4/5 FOOD AND DRINKS Tasty and very authentic! Especially for vegetarians, there is a lot to choose from.More

Date of visit: February 2016
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Easy going laid back eatery in Obs - student suburb of Cape Town. Crayfish samoosa's are the best. Mainly student and art crowd. Unpretentious food. Good time garaunteed

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed 26 May 2016

One of Obs hidden gems. I love the tomato soup starter and the falafel pita. Very affordable and with an interesting menu.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Cafe Ganesh is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5