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Obz Cafe Restaurant

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115 Lower Main Road | Cape Town, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
+27 21448555
12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can one operate a restaurant No vegetarian hamburger No porcine mushrooms No avo Pizza oven broken What a way to run a restaurant. No explanation from waitron. Apologies NOT good enough. Suffice to say. We will not be returning.

Thank N7larry
Hannah M, Owner at Obz Cafe, responded to this review

Hi There Thank you very much for your feed back. I am sorry you feel that the way you do. I do my utmost best to run Obz cafe as best I can, unfortunately now and then the domino effect gets the better of us, and we cannot serve certain items. Since you were not offered a satisfactory explanation from... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a superb place to entertain ,food, staff, selection, quality ambiance , cannot be faulted . a MUST on Bohemia Street as I call it One small thing though which I thought I would have handled differently is that at one of three meals we were there for Lunch , I asked for a dish that required mozzarella and... More 

1 Thank Christine K
South Africa
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obz Café in Observatory is a trendy restaurant that offers a good range of delicious food and drinks. We visited for a quick lunch and enjoyed a toasted ham cheese and tomato on health bread with a fresh dressed salad and a portion of coleslaw, and a pulled pork and slaw ciabatta roll with chips and coleslaw. Generous portions, reasonable... More 

1 Thank MatthewJHB
Velenje, Slovenia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we came here by coincidence, and we like it a lot ... very friendly staff, excellent burgers and nice ambient ... and it seems it's located in a local lively street with many restautants and bars ... definitely recoomend it :)

Thank DrejcaZ
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Obz Cafe is a great place to relax for a meal. Was a little disappointed that the peri peri chicken was not available. The burger were great and the pizza I had was very big, thin based and tasty. The Monday burger special is worth while. Will return one day to try the peri peri chicken.

Thank Andrew d
Cape Town, South Africa
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342 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here in the middle of a week as it was the only name I recognised....it has been here forever! Busy area with many students and quaint bars and eateries with parking a nightmare. We both had cuppucinos which were a little weak. Good toasted sandwiches on great seed loaf (which were cold but tasty) think they were... More 

Thank Sue53_11
Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is the first place we visited for a meal in Cape Town, as it was a few blocks down from where we were staying. The food was excellent (my wife got the half chicken, I got the fish and chips. Great atmosphere as with most places on Lower Main. The waitstaff was very friendly, the only negative was that... More 

Thank Daniel S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Although very understaffed on a Sunday evening, we had a very pleasant revisit to our old student haunt, OBZ Cafe in Observatory. Our waitress was exceptional, the calamari starter was great and the pizza and sticky spare ribs were fantastic. The atmosphere was typified by cosmopolitan young students from around the globe. The Kahlua Dom Pedro, was tasty but the... More 

1 Thank steve w
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Waiters were excellent (but short staffed). Food was excellent as well and the music and interior was perfect. The cocktails looked really nice but we didnt have one.

Thank Geert O
Cape Town, South Africa
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We wanted to have a quick, uncomplicated, early dinner before we went to a show at the Baxter Theatre. As we sat down we were a tad critical about the dated and rather dirty furniture. Starting off on a negative, we all expected a bad experience. Then the staff started to ask what we wanted to drink and we reluctantly... More 

Thank BethJacobsFerreira

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Lower Main Road | Cape Town, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +27 21448555
Upbeat and urban, the new Obz Cafe restaurant is situated in the heart of Observatory. So come for a visit, sit down, enjoy the friendly vibe and great food and become part of the Obz Cafe family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?