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Banana Jam Cafe

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157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
+27 21 674 0186
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 17:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Always such a treat to pop in to Banana Jam for cocktails and a bite to eat, simple well prepared dishes at reasonable prices , amazing cocktail selection as well as an impressive craft beer offering. It is always buzzing but the service is quick and friendly , highly recommended for the mid 20s to mid 30s age group looking... More 

Thank tastebuds_unleashed
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great choice of food ,great atmosphere.Staff really helpful,and cheerful We visited 4 times in 2 weeks ,and every time was good .Music. Brilliant

Thank Mark F
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I'll never forget: the Chilli Mussel Pot has been the most delicious dish I've had since my husband's Zesty Shrimp Stir-fry a couple of months ago! I'd seriously like to get that recipe - the flavour is just so amazing; I came so close to finishing and then was reminded that it's part of a sharing platter. Banana Jam will... More 

Thank Archenita F
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2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome vibe, the best craft beer selection. The pizzas are crazy good. Great place to chill. Great service

Thank Jean-pierre c
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was take to this place by my son and his girlfriend. At first I thought it might be a little over the top, until we walked in and saw what it had to offer. Craft beer on tap (my favorite) and the food menu made up for the rest of the décor and vibe. A must for a good night... More 

Thank Leoncoe
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant had a great selection of beer, including several they brew in house! They had some unique beers, such as "Bacon and Chili draft". The food was also really good and flavorful. We stopped in for lunch but from pictures on the wall it looks like it would have been a fun place to go for drinks in the... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Amazed with gluten free options and vegetarian variety. Had the walnut burger which was delectable. Lovely craft beer selection. Service was fantastic. Lovely inside candlelit lighting with a fireplace for the cozy and romantic. Also outside bench seating available. Very cool place indeed.

Thank 69tarrynb
Cape Town
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is an awesome spot for after work drinks if you want to relax after a hectic day. They do amazing cocktails and their chilli poppers are some of the best in Cape Town! Take friends and just enjoy the vibe.

Thank Caitlin T
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, ambience and amazing place for a get together with friends and family. A must for all food lovers that need a fix for a hunger.

Thank onejacja
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This little popular social buzz cafe with reggae vibe and decor is situated in Harfield Village, Southern Suburbs. Fiĺled with young adults on weekends. Food is quite tasty and fresh. Serves good drinks and proper coffee even though drinks are the reason it is frequented. Enjoyed the vegetarian options such as chilli poppers and asparagus spinach bake. Please try the... More 

Thank Leila021

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kenilworth
  • Phone Number: +27 21 674 0186

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