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Birds Boutique Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary
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127 Bree Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Breakfast at Birds was great, the location is perfect. The prices are steep, but the food was good! The restaurant is small and people shares tables. The staff are lovely :) Would go back

Thank LauraMay22
Cape Town
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This restaurant was called Bird cafe, and then changed its name to Mink and Trout under the same ownership. What a food disappointment! Our table of 4, all are in the food and wine industry, and we were so let down by tonight's performance by a chef, who we know can do better, but we unfortunately never experienced his talent.... More 

Thank baren
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122 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of our local host. A not too big place serving a limited but nicely composed menu. My choice was a risotto with herring and a mild curry sauce. It turned out to be a well prepared and tasty dish. Worth to mention: The restaurant was warm due to some gas heater while it... More 

Thank Dietmar W
South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I ordered the bacon, egg and tomato. The bacon was made up of FAT and a tiny sliver of edible bacon. I sent it back and got my plate back with watery egg and no apology. The service was terrible, we had our coffee cups on the table (empty) for about 30 minute and we had to get up and... More 

Thank kit576
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Went for early dinner after work. No one else in restaurant ...even though we left at 8pm. Small portions that are quiet pricy. If you don't like fish not many options to choose from. Not for picky people.

Thank StarfishCPT
Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

ordered the mussels for starter and got 1 mussel with what looked like 2 or 3 microwave peas and some sauce in a tiny bowl. the mains was the steak and it seemed to mostly be sinew and very little solid meat. seated outside and the staff was a bit lax with service but we were a large table.

Thank Chris F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you wanna keep a place just to your own because it s so special and cosy. I go there almost every week and if i could every day. It s healthy. Fresh. Looks beautiful in the plate and you can change every day. There are specials and i love the inside. Outside it s also nice under the eucalyptus... More 

Thank CTandyou
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

An address that I already regret to disclose...lol...trendy, delicious, friendly....always a great pleasure....watch out no liquor licence BUT you can bring your own wine.

Thank TrixDuCap
Ballinrobe, Ireland
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

First visit to Birds which is opposite the very popular Charango which was jammed on Bree St. The restaurant is bright and airy with high ceilings and minimalistic furniture. It was surprisingly quiet with only 2 other couples present during our stay. The food is limited with a choice of 4 starters and 4 main courses. For example the 4... More 

Thank John J
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This was utterly unexpected while on vacation in Cape Town. We decided with friends to try this place; the restaurant was quite busy, as it was "first Thursday" celebration in the city. The staff managed to find a table for us (cheers for that!). Beyond the welcoming attitude of the staff, the food was very good, well cooked, very balanced... More 

Thank MikeBob1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Bree Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Long-established cafe in a heritage Dutch building under the trees in Bree Street (Cape Town).Our menu has a focus on healthy seasonal produce. Relaxed environment - a few things you might not find elsewhere. We also provide outside catering.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?