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Brownies & downieS

2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 0459
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (78 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
“brie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic cafe for what they provide in food and drink. But even more importantly for what they are doing for local persons with special needs. Absolutely outstanding work.

Thank SeanKennaway
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review and rating SeanKennaway! It was awesome to have you with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the cafe for a bite to eat again. Thank you for supporting our initiative!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this cafe for breakfast. The omelette was delicious. Coffee was perfect. Service was prompt. Great idea!

Thank Jess P
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Jess! It was amazing to have you with us, and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must go to if you're in Cape Town! Great service and awesome personel who really loved what they're doing. Very good prices so you can tip your waiter even more 😉

Thank 401niklasj
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Good day Niklas J. Thank you for reviewing our cafe! We're happy you were able to visit, and we're humbled by your rating and review! Hope to see you again soon for some more yummyness!

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Wow what a lovely place. So welcoming and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. We popped in for breakfast on our first day in Cape Town and the food and service was so good that we went back again (even though our hotel had breakfast...More

Thank Megan C
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you Megan, it was our pleasure to have you with us and we're happy you had a good stay & conference in Cape Town! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The Staff is very nice and the Food is out of this world the Coffee is Super good for the Coffee lovers out there!!!

Thank Bertie K
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your review Bertie! We were happy to have you and look forward to serving you again soon for more amazing food!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

they show why they deserve our support! Because they deserve it! Finally someone cared to teach them a trade. And they are reaaly good executing their trade

Thank Bent_Ove
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for supporting our special adults at the cafe Bent_Ove! Every day is a blessing and they teach us how to be humble and caring more often than not! Hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I ordered the brownie and a coffee and both were excellent. Other people’s sandwiches and savoury food looked amazing too! The service was brilliant and it’s such a lovely idea! Will be back for lunch!

Thank MJG6197
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for visiting MJG6197! Next time I can highly recommend the chef's dish of the week, or one of our amazing burgers - we bake our own buns and bread too! Stop by for something delectable soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Homemade brownies beautifully presented with chocolate and a good dollop of cream. They were so good we ate them before we took a picture! Service was excellent. This place is well worth a visit and it’s good to support their ethos of enablement and empowerment...More

Thank Annemarie W
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks for dining with us Annemarie! Looking forward to welcoming you back to have one of our other delicious brownies - salted caramel or blondie! I highly recommend the chefs dish which changes every week, or the basil mushrooms for a gorgeous breakfast!

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, amazing brownies. Wonderful concept, so please make a visit and support the great team!

Thank freeb00ter
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for dining with us! Hope you enjoyed your mini freebr0wnie with your coffee ;)

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We had burgers, pasta, and dessert. All were very good. The service and concept were also good. The overall ambience is very relaxed and informal.

Thank malujerry
Wade_Schultz, General Manager at Brownies & downieS, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for the visit malujerry! It was awesome to relax with chill with you, and we hope to see you back again! Stop by for our butter chicken with roti sometime ;)

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Gerda M
9 May 2017|
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Response from Wade_Schultz | Property representative |
Hi Gerda and Augi. There's underground parking at Thibault Square directly opposite our shop which you can access. Otherwise there is also street parking, or like you said, close to the CTICC. Unfortunately that is the one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Long Street | Shop 7, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 0459
  • E-mail
Description
Contemporary home-style food, full of flavour and prepared with our own unique flare. Proud brewers of Truth Coffee. We are a non-profit cafe nestled at the bottom of Long Street, who train people with intellectual disabilities and find jobs for them. If you're wanting an atmosphere full of love, quality fresh food and drink...you've found us! Come and be part of our unique dining experience.
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