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The Sidewalk Cafe

33 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 2839
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
33 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant/cafe located in a small town just outside of the main city. We had a lovely little breakfast with a coffee and it was delicious. It’s best to go outside of busy times as some seating is on the road side, so any traffic...More

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This unassuming restaurant has really fantastic friendly service! Unbelievably interesting combination of foods that tingling your tastes! What a joyful experience and really tasty eating!

Thank KevinGF
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Sidewalk is always packed and had delicious food. I used to visit very often, but then they changed their menu. I still go for drinks, but without vegan options, I'm afraid they've lost me as a food customer :( It's a great pity because I...More

Thank Heidi L
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Brilliant food, super relaxed and charming service, lovely view, very cosy and cute place. Will definitely go there again!

Thank jokifu
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My husband and I stayed in an AirBnB right around the corner from The Sidewalk Cafe in Vrederhoek, so we decided to stop in on our first day in Cape Town as we waited for check-in. Needless to say, we fell in love and made...More

Thank Mary B
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...More

Thank limericklin
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...More

Thank HHH666Y
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
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
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...More

2  Thank Fathima D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Derry Street, Vredehoek 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Vredehoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 2839
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.
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