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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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153 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's hidden high up in Vredehoek. The locals obviously know about it. To be sure to get a table, make a booking. Try to sit outside on a good evening, watch the sunset. Super. Food is fresh and great.

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Thank Manya-ct
Manchester
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local spot in Vredhoek. Excellent service. Fresh delicious food. Great decor. I ordered a granola and fresh fruit combo and wasn't dissappointed. I'd happily come back. Recommend to people in the area.

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Thank Suzie K
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have often gone to.sidewalk cafe , and i enjoy the vibe. I have never thought the food is anything too great, but its been decent enough. On my last visit I ate the primavera pasta and I was really dissapointed. The portion left me hungry, and was really not all that tasty. I let th waiter know this, and... More 

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Thank Deborah C
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sidewalk Cafe is a great casual neighborhood eatery. We locals love it. The service is always with a smile and the food is good and so are the coffee & teas. Great for breakfast too.

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Thank RinskeS
Naas, Ireland
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190 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, brilliant, just great. This is a super little local eatery located in Vredehook area of Capetown. It has a great homely feel to it on entering. The owner & staff were excellent, attentive helpful and there but not in your face. The food was just beautiful and the value for money was brilliant. All in all, well worth the... More 

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Thank decdeasy
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious food and coffee. Love the cold pressed juices that you can compose yourself by choosing 4 ingredients from the list. Great vibe, and usually quite good service. Calamari pitta is delicious! But one piece of advice, try to go on a weekday rather than weekend. Weekends get super busy and the service fails. I had to walk out once... More 

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Thank Irmina S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just moved to the area and stumbled across this absolute GEM!!! Staff are awesome and super friendly!! Food is amazing. Simone, Kim, Eduardo and Vava are just so fun and vibey that we always come back for more. Highly recommended!

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Thank Peter H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice local venue. Friendly staff, efficient service and fresh n tasty food. Cappuccino's are great. Caesar salad fresh, bacon nice and fatty and done perfectly. I like the poached egg on top instead of the usual cold hard boiled egg.

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Thank Bobs_OnTheMove
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered rooibos tea which arrived after asking twice where it was. The cake arrived 30 min later also after enquiring a few times. Getting the bill was the same effort. Disappointing service and not deserving of a tip.  

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Thank natalkasew
Cape t
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I don't like it when you get told you've got five minutes to order. Rather don't allow me in. Then get recommended food that was was really below par and pretty grim. I got home irritated and out of pocket as well as stinking of cooking. Avoid it

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Thank AndyAAG

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?