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“Great venue, good food”
Review of Life Grand Cafe

Life Grand Cafe
Ranked #533 of 2 663 Restaurants in Cape Town
Price range: US$5 - US$24
Description: Relaxed Cafe dining on the waters edge, a blend of Mediterranean influences with an African heart serving breakfast, lunch and diner
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Description: Relaxed Cafe dining on the waters edge, a blend of Mediterranean influences with an African heart serving breakfast, lunch and diner
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A fabulous spot right on the busy waterfront - hard to beat for location on a warm, sunny winter day. Food is good enough- not fantastic and quite small portions (we had paella, uninspiring fish and chips and a burger so we're hardly adventurous) it was all perfectly edible but nothing to write home about. Always disappointing when ordering bottled water (one of each) the waitron automatically foists the expensive European option on to you without offering or pointing out other options (it's not about the cost but rather that when in Africa we'd rather do the local thing not pay for Italian water! Not apply about the global footprint of that!!). The desserts were delicious and presented in a fun way! All of that said we had a lovely lunch, in a beautiful setting (our teenage boys loved the bathroom!!), our waitron was very attentive- would definitely return!!

Thank 661debs
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We recently took our party of 10 to Life Grand Cafe. The service was good and they were happy to accommodate us even though we didn't have a reservation. We enjoyed our meal as well. I had the grilled line fish and it was quite tasty. The menu is large with lots of variety & prices were reasonable for the V&A Waterfront.

Thank Becki P
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Menu is extensive & international with creative twists. ie crab sushi with cream cheese in black rice...tasty clam liguine and a layered deconstructed lemon meringue served in an iced silver trophy cup!! Friendly service with a smile!

Thank dycch1955
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Despite all the dire warnings about the Cape in winter, we even sat outside the one evening. The two Linguini dishes were exemplary and the soft crab is still being mentioned in culinary circles. Efficient watrons, exhausted Front-of-house and an overall great vibe. The restaurant was about 80% full which was a very good indicator on its own, other V&A establishments were no way near as full. We went back and will be back again!

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I loved this place from the moment we saw the bottles of Veuve growing on trees at the entrance.

The atmosphere was bustling as all the tables were full. Although the restaurant was busy, the staff worked like clockwork, with smiles on their faces and made my wife and I feel special as I could see they made everyone feel special.

Two of the staff in particular made the night perfect; Helen, who served us all night long with perfection and happiness; and Sheperd, who poured our champagne like a professional who knows how champagne should be served

Definitely going back before our holiday ends in Cape Town

Thank blackie124
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