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Orphanage

$$ - $$$, International,
227 Bree Street | Corner Bree & Orphan Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2004
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (5 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, International, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
227 Bree Street | Corner Bree & Orphan Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is very nice and the cocktails are awesome. Special mention du the orphanage martini, the child catcher and the duchess of passion.

Thank Romain T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great space, love the décor and the intimacy of the venue. Just popped in for a drink and I was pleasantly surprised how cosy this Cocktail lounge / Bar is. I was happy to wait out the rain in such a cool inner...More

Thank CazVan70
Raymond E, Owner at Orphanage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey There Thank you so much for the review hope to see you back soon Regards Ray

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing bar, has a really unique feel and look to it, great cocktails. Definitely one of those places you could spend an evening.

Thank TrevorBurchell
Reviewed 7 July 2017

amazing drinks here! very cool and interesting. Got the gin and tonic in a fish back and the "crematorium" both excellent. service was excellent as well

Thank steven e
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Turned up late with a large party - Waitress (small with dark hair) was super efficient and got us a number of rounds of Old Fashioned - some with american whiskey and some with scotch. All lovely

Thank tangleWoody
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I honestly don't know how the waitors/waitresses do it there. This bar is small and gets full very quickly. There is a lot of commotion and people going in and out but yet they still manage to identify the new customers? ..i would be so...More

1  Thank my_chie_d
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

My friend said this was a great bar but then she never went till 12 am when she was out of it lol, it's a small bar no beer on draught just some bottles clientele quite young staff ok though

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great service, great cocktails. Can't understand why I don't hang out here more often! The fries are addictive, and the tapas very generous. Drinks a tad pricier than most places but well worth it.

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great venue with interesting cocktails. Service has always been good and they always try to accommodate. Great for pre-drinks. Music is vibey and spending time in the Sin bin is a must, especially in summer☺ parking is always easy to find and that's a plus...More

Thank traceXD
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting cocktails, great underground house music and up to beat atmosphere with dancing. Good place to visit when in Cape town and most bars are closed.

Thank Best4thebest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Bree Street | Corner Bree & Orphan Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2004
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Description
Orphanage takes its unconventional name from its location on Orphan Street, so named as the orphan children of Cape Town used to gather there in the early 1900’s. The low-key brown doorway with a key-shaped spy-hole is an ‘Alice through the looking glass’ entrance into a beautifully detailed, quirky cocktail club which opened rather unusually, with a blessing by the Archdeacon and a drink on the menu is dedicated to the present day Children’s Home that was founded as a result of his predecessors efforts. Harking back to the drinking dens of the early 1900’s; Orphanage offers an extraordinary theater of cocktail alchemy, an unpretentious, top-quality sharing food menu of which the star is the signature crayfish rolls & truffle chips & a remarkable and rich history from the vibrant Mother City. Expect a laid back vibe, DJ's spinning deep-house & dancing until 2am.
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