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21 Derry Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 7274
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07:00 - 17:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though there's a health craze, I struggle to find restaurants that make good salad. But all those struggles just melted away when I visited Red Sofa Cafe. Their 'Build Your Own Salad' option is DELECTABLE. I 'built' mine something like this: Pan-fried spiced chicken, tomato, avo, feta and flaked almonds (picture attached). It was so good that I went... More 

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Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Cape Town, South Africa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

New menu, new experience and newly pleased. This quaint cafe delivers with craft beers to boot. Also easy to pop in anytime for a quick bite. Coffees are great as well.

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Thank NouGaanOnsBraai
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When majority of nice cafes are very centralised in the centre of the city it's very nice to have a local cafe which is vibey, serves delicious food, has a friendly and relaxed staff and gives more character to the area. Veggie wrap is amazing! Always ordering that as nothing is just as good and tasty!

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Thank Vikavei
Paarl, South Africa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the make-your-own-salad: superb, and the chicken wrap - very filling. Carrot cake was good too, service good and venue great. Would definitely go there again - prices reasonable as well.

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Thank Heidi T
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for yummy breakfast and fab coffee! Portions are large and tasty... staff are friendly, switched on and engaging. Love it!

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Thank Rikidick
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Cosy little corner cafe vibe that serves the best french toast and coffee. The breakfasts were also hearty and beautifully presented.

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Thank Mollipops
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous breakfasts highly recommend the muesli with fruit, croissants are huge and the wrap is the best ever!! Amazing service, extremely friendly and the waitresses and manager remember what you like to order x this is only our third visit this week!! X Would highly recommend

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Thank Rachel E R
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch. Service staff friendly. Food was ok. Would go again if in the area but not make a special effort.

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Thank acquireit
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for coffee and croissant. The coffee was really awesome but the croissant was like cardboard. I asked for the croissant to be warmed and this was done with the cheese still on - it ended up like a burger!! I did not eat it.

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Thank Hans K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great little spot for breakfast and coffee with friendly staff and free WiFi. Try the "build your own" breakfast. Only docking one star as my poached eggs were a little overdone and cold but I'm being picky.

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Thank Ric M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Derry Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 7274

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