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R Cafe

$$ - $$$
African, Delicatessen, Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
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138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 424 1124
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 15:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best breakfast ever, almond milk for cappuccinos & low carb cakes. Hello banting! Nice vibe, great service and very good value for money. Can't ask for more. What a gem!

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Thank luciaharpershouse
Valenca, Portugal
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Service was long, the order didn't come out right and then they made a mistake in the bill. Twice. The breakfast was ok but nothing special. Looks better than it tastes. The smoothies and the coffee were good. I would not recommend. Will not go back.

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Thank Rupre
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went to this place. Looked good. The table service doesn't really exist, we had to ask to order. The order was taken. A table of 6 and a further table of two joined after us. They revived their food. After a query as to what is going on it turns out that our order had not... More 

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Thank Marcus G
Graz
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If it is your first time in Rcaffee, you will find it fantastic! Really tasty food. I have been there twice and the second time I have thought all the food taste the same. They have a signature sauce that they put on everything so i think thats why all (croissant sandwich to burgers) exactly have the same taste. Prices... More 

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Thank polgaraa
Pretoria, South Africa
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Top service and great food at very reasonable prices. Central location. Great atmosphere and decor. Fitting for family or business visits.

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Thank Bart S
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The service was bad - waited for 45 min for sandwiches! This restaurant does not know anything about customer service - sorry about this because the food was ok

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Thank Jaanamaija H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

So happy I found this place :) Wonderful coffee place to start the day with. Great food, great atmosphere, great service

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Thank Carmit M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome place, great people and stunning atmosphere. Serice was promp and friendly. Lamb wrap was devine...and if you have to do banting....do it all here!!!

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Thank rudi30
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Nice friendly people, great service. do not have scrambled eggs, over flavoured. rather choose croissant and muesli with fruit and yoghurt. cheesecake or brownies even

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Thank 807suzen
Dresden, Germany
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had entered the café around 5 pm on a rainy afternoon. We waited for ten minutes to get the menu and ordered a coffee. As soon as we got the coffee we were asked to pay, cause they are closing at 5pm. They told us in a way as we should know about their opening hours. But there was... More 

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Thank CynthiarellaTravels
SharonSegall, Owner at R Cafe, responded to this review

hi there, firstly i want to apologize for the miscommunication that had caused you to feel that you had expressed in your review. although we do have a sign on the door which state the trading hours i do agree that we should have communicated better the fact the the shop closes at 5pm. without excusing anything i feel i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Delicatessen, Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 17:00
Friday
06:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1124
Description
About the restaurant: Established in 2004, Rcaffe on Long Street has stood the test of time. Our excellent coffee has always been our biggest selling point, and our passionate belief in excellent food and impeccable service has certainly made Rcaffe a Cape Town institution. Recently voted as one of the Top 10 coffee shops in cape town by Cape Town Magazine. We are proud, and thankful to our regular, and new, clientele for the support over the years. Philosophy: "Home is where friendly paths cross, and for that brief moment in time, the whole world looks like home." - Hermann Hesse The Rcaffe experience permeates all your senses: sight, smell, flavor, sound and atmosphere stirring a romantically familiar sense of deja vu. Have you ever been drawn to a place, not quite certain what pulled you in, finding yourself giving in to the urge of exploring it further, only to discover that your expectation has been exceeded? That's the charm of Rcaffe. Funky, creative, quirky, vibrant, unique, social, friendly, hip, fresh, sophisticated, decadent....Rcaffe is a theatrical experience which would create a personal stage for each and every one of its visitors. Decor: The decor is a creative expression of the Rcaffe philosophy. It has a romantic, bohemian feel to it, modeled by the creative flare of designer and artist, Brigitte Dewberry ("Spred");"I wanted to create a quirky fun but layered experience. Something that would engage the customers but leave them with a taste of nostalgia" The art features made from "R"ecycled magazines and "R"ead books, "R"ecords, vintage tennis "R"ackets, tape "R"ecorders etc is what brings the "R" to life. Food: We have a divers menu using only the freshest ingredients. Quality, consistency and well-balanced flavors are what we have become known for since opening in 2004. Flavors are well thought through and every bite is complex, with multiple layers of taste awakening your senses and evoking memories. Mediterranean simplicity is combined with the interesting notion that nothing is quite what it seems, continuously discovering a new flavor element with every bite, making the experience unforgettable.

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