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126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe

126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3700
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
4 weeks ago
“Cape malay flavour...”
10 May 2018
“Excellent food, inexpensive prices....what's not to love?”
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Late night dinner (only one in the restaurant, except the waiters). Decided on a indian lamb curry and I asked the waiter to ensure that it is medium. The curry was accompanied by a roti, sambal, basmati rice and yoghurt. Good tasting curry, but my...More

Thank itguyjhb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food but governed by Moslem principles so you can't have a wine with your meal or bacon with your breakfast.

Thank Fred d
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Awesome staff in the restaurant and cafe, Polite, attentive, knowledgeable and just overall great people. We enjoyed dinner one night in the restaurant and everything was very tasty. We often got coffee and lattes from the cafe on our way out in the morning which...More

Thank Mucka10
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Our occasionally get together saw us visiting 126 for the first time a few evenings ago and we were left quite disappointed. My rating is based mainly on the meals. Hosting skills are good, the decor extremely appealing, cleanliness is tops and the atmosphere is...More

Thank Tasada
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Located within the Hilton hotel in downtown Cape Town, a delightful respite from city traffic in a transquil environment. Food is fresh and delicious, with locally-sourced ingredients. Prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent.

Thank TravelingWoman001
Reviewed March 17, 2018

My wife and I were looking forward to a great steak and bottle of South African red. We were horrified to discover that this restaurant does not serve alcohol, although alcohol is offered in the Executive Lounge and Signal Hill Bar. For a hotel chain...More

Thank 80_phileas_fogg
Reviewed November 28, 2017

It was a good place to eat the food was very fresh full of flavours, if we came back we would give it a trial.

Thank libertyj606
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited this Cafe last night. The place is clean and neat. Good deco, however we were disappointed by the variety of desserts to choose from considering that my husband and I planned on just having dessert. There were only 2 options on the menu....More

Thank TaskeenH6
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Was disappointed that the indian restaurant had closed but tried the new lobby one. Interesting food and mixes cape and SA cuisine with eastern techniques. I tried the bobotie dim sum and was surprised. The chicken tikka was not great as not done in a...More

Thank tnick48
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting with good food and a friendly atmosphere. Child friendly. Thank you Jully Awiduhaye for making our visit extra special😘

Thank marisaanndutoit
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 481 3700
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The culinary team of 126 Cape Kitchen & Café is delighted to invite you to a fun dining experience. Start your day off with our international breakfast buffet which offers a variety of delicious foods and beverages to kick start the day. Lunch and dinner a la carte in a convivial, friendly and interactive setting. The menu is created with flavours from traditional South African, Cape Malay, and Asian cooking. The fusions are unexpected and exceptional. The flavours are playful, innovative, and explorative. The experience is designed to satisfy all the senses and leaves you with a whole new way of thinking about the flavour combination and food pairing. The global fusion of flavours is created with local, seasonal ingredients and a healthy dose of imagination. The restaurant is categorised as Fun Dining. Don’t let that title fool you; it is fun world-class dining experience in an opulent setting. The restaurant is halaal certified and therefore offers teas from around the world will be at the heart of our signature dishes, a pairing experience that unlocks flavours in a way you have never experienced before. Complimentary parking is available to all non-overnight staying guests. Taste the imagination. It's fine dining done playfully; we call it fun dining. From the uniquely designed, locally handcrafted crockery and glassware to our engaging Master Classes, Chefs tables & Baking classes. Every touchpoint of the restaurant will delight the senses and create a feeling of fun, playfulness and superior quality.
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