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“Gorgeous Setting”
Review of Cafe Felix

Cafe Felix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$26
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cafe Felix is a beautiful French Provencal styled restaurant in the picturesque Riebeek Valley. Imagine peaceful, lazy afternoons, sipping ice-cold wine under graceful 200 year old oak trees, eating sumptuous fresh country cuisine with a hint of French country music gently playing in the background. Every now and then, the ever-smiling Host extraordinaire, Malcolm, will check on you to see that everything is as it should be. That is Cafe Felix. A little piece of heaven nestled in the exquisite Riebeek Valley, filled with olive groves and rambling vineyards, and surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains. Only 50 minutes from Cape Town, you could be there and back in a day, but rest assured you will return wonderfully fed, completely relaxed and your life enriched.
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Attended my friend's wedding here; it was a perfect venue.
The food and drinks were great, from being greeted in the courtyard with an array of thirst quenching fruit on a hot day to the superbly managed 3 course lunch; no one could remember what they had ordered months ago, but the staff did, seamlessly.
The staff were bubbly, friendly and tirelessly efficient.
Well done Cafe Felix

1  Thank Denise B
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Bushell2015, Owner at Cafe Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hello Denise,

Many thanks for your kind review. I am so pleased that you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you at Cafe Felix again soon.
Kind regards,
Malcolm

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were traveling and needed a coffee break. We stopped in Riebeek Kasteel and liked the look of Cafe Felix. As we entered, the owner was there and said they were closed. "No matter," he said - "What were you wanting?" - "Just a cup of coffee" we replied. "Well even though we are closed we can help you with that" - we were seated at a table and brought a hot coffee each and a rusk - We looked at the menu while waiting and decided that this will be a sure stopping place for a meal in the future.

1  Thank Barrie T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Claims to be vegetarian friendly but with only a single underwhelming pasta dish for non-meat eaters.

Thank Rob Z
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Very good food in a beautiful court yard garden with friendly and efficient service. I was pleasantly surprised and we had a very enjoyable time. Lets talk about some of the downside issues though. Firstly, those that can be fixed: There is an issue with the temperature of the food as all our serving were just barely warm. We did not return the plates as this would have caused delays, etc, but it does take away from the enjoyment. Secondly, the dessert selections were very limited and by the time that we got there, there was only one option left, being a peanut butter cookie with a serving of ice cream. The cookie was badly burnt at the bottom and did not taste of peanut butter at all. Frankly, it was a very poor cookie overall and the ice cream did not salvage the dish.
Then, and not much that can be done about it, but Café Felix is outside of the main drag of Riebeeck Kasteel and after walking the main area, you need to take a short drive to the restaurant.

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Thank stevebenade
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We came here for our 1 year wedding anniversary and had such a divine evening. I had the beef fillet (so generous and delicious) and hubby was in heaven for the Pork Belly. Will be back soon!

Thank CVH86
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