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The Sidewalk Cafe

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Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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Today
08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the sidewalk cafe for a meal, I had the risotto with prawns. The staff were friendly and smiling, the food was very nice but the portion wasn't that good, I always give a tip but I was a bit shocked when I saw the bill written how much shall I tip, not too much , it ended... More 

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Thank Al C
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a charming experience. Lovely staff hustling atmosphere. Lovely food. Location is on street with easy access. Good spot to walk to and drop in with easy parking also within range. Good views on two sides. Inside and outside options.

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Thank Mario C
Cape Town
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a little time to kill and a little peckish too, popped into this popular vibey spot for a snack and drink. The waiters were good although the food and drink took forever. The price to portion size isn't great, it's an expensive outlet, but trendy and quaint, so you'll pay for that rather than the food, which was fine... More 

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Thank NaughtyCatCapeTown
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorites in Cape Town. Its a very small restaurant in Vredehoek, but the vibe makes this place great, the food and drinks is also amazing! This is a great place for one on one dates!!

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Thank Marquerite03
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I read about it in a Bloomberg article. The restaurant is cute and intimate. It's great for a first date or an ordinary one. Our meal was delicious and our server, Vava, was so sweet and energetic!

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Thank rpmolina
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The cutest little gem on the side of the mountain. It's tiny but doesn't dynamite come in small packages! I could never recommend just one thing here, you won't go wrong with whatever it is you choose! A hidden gem very much frequented by the locals of the area. Love it

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Thank Tara O
Ballinrobe, Ireland
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family of 5 and were impressed with the charm friendliness and value for money. Had a variety from fish and chips to burgers, spaghetti primavera calamari and chicken curry. All were pleased with the service and twinkle twinkle our waitress.

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Thank John J
Harare, Zimbabwe
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Small but classy breakfast and lunches served at this little local eatery ... nothing fancy but has a very local vibe to it -

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Thank Martin L
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ate dinner here a while ago but not a really memorable experience. Well situated above the city with a buzzy vibe with tables on the pavement and lots more tucked around the inside. It's, I think pricey, because it forms part of the Madame Zingara Group. Staff were friendly and attentive. I don't think we'll come back here or make... More 

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Thank Frenske O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This cafe was recommended to us by some locals during our stay in Cape Town. It's fairly small inside but also warm and welcoming. My Vegetarian Moussaka was delicious and my partner's Risotto was equally tasty. We found the staff friendly and the food reasonably priced. Two for one cocktails in the afternoon are an added bonus. We would, however,... More 

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Thank Traveller581

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derry Street, Vredehoek, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Vredehoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 2839

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