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Charly's Bakery

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38 Canterbury Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 461 5181
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 14:00
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many cakes and biscuits to choose from! And all of them are expertly decorated. Such a colourful display when you enter! And they taste great too!

1 Thank Scott R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Charly's bakery after reading many cool reviews. Its nice colourful bakery with yummy cakes. I had a cup cake and it was very nice! If you love cakes i would highly recommend that you visit this bakery.

1 Thank silindilec
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had many cakes from here and to really experience it you have to go there and eat it on there premises.

1 Thank Jodie B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called charleys to make me a custom cake for a friend. I had an idea in mind and wanted them to replicate it as best they could. I liaised with Jennifer and Alexandra and they provided me with different options and ideas. I could attest that organising this with them was a piece of cake (no pun intended). They... More 

2 Thank Hassan A
The Hague, The Netherlands
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a huge piece of cheesecake with coffee and a softdrink. It was not cheep but nice te just sit for a while (130rand) We didn't need lunch anymore afterwards. Around the corner the district6 museum

Thank PetraSuzan
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given short notice when another plan fell apart, Charly's Bakery rallied around and made an amazing 80th Birthday cake overnight. Exceptional service, understanding and friendliness - not to mention a cake that tasted as good as it looked! Thank you Charly's Bakery!

1 Thank Concierge_Angels
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a birthday cake. Beautiful on the outside, like a brick of sludge on the inside. Won't be appreciated by your pocket or palette. Not worth the calories.

Thank mariam m
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wow, what a treasure this place is. I was in Cape Town and went there on a recommendation from another traveler. Great food. More than just the cakes and bake goods they are nationally known for. The people servicing you are so friendly and quirkily nice! They have great coffee, juice and breakfast stuff for you to enjoy, with outdoor... More 

Thank john M
Cape Town, South Africa
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a "must-do" coffee shop experience. The cakes are beautiful, fun and scrumptious. Need to get there early on a Saturday

1 Thank HumptyDumptie4321
Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Cake Boss has nothing on this amazing Afri-sperience! Overwhelming colours and aromas welcome you when entering the colourfully painted store. The variety of mouthwatering cakes, pastries and coffees are too much to handle. Luckily the friendly staff and passionate and experienced enough to accommodate and understand your exact needs

1 Thank Arina P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Canterbury Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 5181

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?