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“Great venue, good food”

Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront
Ranked #425 of 2 860 Restaurants in Cape Town
Price range: US$4 - US$20
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 29 July 2017

We chose the restaurant because of location directly on the waterfront. While waiting more than 8 minutes for menus, we witnessed 2 tables leave due to no service.

After menus arrived and gave a drink order waited another 10 minutes for them to arrive. They weren't overly busy either. We also overheard 2 other tables inquiring about wifi (which they don't have) because so much time was needed between visits from the service staff.

When the dinner finally did arrive (could make a joke and say breakfast, but alas) it actually was quite good.

The service was a killer, and it wasn't just our server. We weren't in any rush, but this was way over the top.

There are too many selections within walking distance where service was much better, hopefully they'll get it right.

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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 24 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing place , beautiful food , fabulous decor and a super duper amazing bar is what Life grand cafe offers you...had an amazing pasta with Jack Daniels !!! And Belgian waffles with ice cream !!!

Thank abhi_newalkar
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Trendy great place for breakfast. The service was good, the food was delicious, well presented. Friendly staff. The Cuppacino was very nice and creamy. I had the eggs Benedict with salmon and it was divine. Will definitely go back.

Thank Tracy N
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