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“Average food”
Review of The Sidewalk Cafe

The Sidewalk Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Vredehoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: This much-loved neighbourhood café offers guests a relaxing beach-house feel and sweeping views from the stadium to the harbour and beyond. Bright and sunny by day and warm and intimate by night, The Sidewalk Café has a wonderfully diverse clientele and many loyal regulars. Perfect for lazy breakfasts, leisurely lunches, sundowners or romantic dinners, this charming venue is disarmingly casual with just a dollop of sophistication. A place to take your mom on the weekend, your pooch after a sunset walk, your kid for a morning chino and your mistress on a Thursday night. With plug points throughout the store and free wireless during the day, the Sidewalk is the ideal place for that casual business breakfast or lunch. With several eateries on this popular neighbourhood strip, at night The Sidewalk Café becomes awash with locals and urban travellers alike. The menu is an eclectic mix of firm Cape Town favourites with something for even the most jaded palates.
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I was attracted to the hip decor of this place. However, the food was rather disappointing.

I ordered the Line fish of the day, which I was told was seared tuna with Asian style noodles. The tuna was pretty good but the noodles were so bad that I probably ate only two tablespoons of the noodles. I am not sure if they had some misconception that Asian styled noodles are very salty, but these noodles were drenched in some extremely salty sauce. I tried to pour some water into my noodles but it couldn't dilute that saltiness.

We also ordered an Apple Berry Crumble. It fared better than the noodles but was lacking the crunch of the crumble.

That said, my husband enjoyed his Green Goddess Sandwich.

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Thank limericklin
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Sat on a corner with great views, this place has a superb range of dishes

We all went for seafood with three lots of crispy calamari (like popcorn!), prawns in string pastry, and the line fish of the day, a succulent tuna steak with a zingy beetroot couscous

All very tasty and they also have a decent wine selection too

Server was great, and very engaging. Recommended

Thank HHH666Y
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We came here for breakfast during the week. The breakfast was excellent. Try the fresh juices. They are superb. Staff is super friendly and the whole place has a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Christian P
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Great funky place with consistently good food and really friendly and relaxed service - one of the best in Cape Town.

Thank Les055
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The Sidewalk Cafe in Cape Town is owned by the Madame Zingara group.

Quaint and cozy, it offers great coffee and quite acceptable, healthy and fresh food.

A nice place to meet friends or for business during the day, it becomes really lovely at night with its fairy lights and lovely atmosphere.

Worth a visit.
VERY friendly staff.

2  Thank Fathima D
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