We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

cafe Roux Cape Town

74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 61 339 4438
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (143)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good, we went 2 more evenings. If you want an evening of great service, excellent food and amazing live music, Cafe Roux is definitely the place to go.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 196petav
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The service at Café Roux in Shortmarket street was quite good. However, they continued to serve food and drinks while the main artist was performing. This was quite disrespectful towards the artists and their craft. The food was ok. When researching this restaurant, you find...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LiebeB
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We saw Luca Hart (mix of clasical and rock on the violin), fantastic vioce and eclectic mix of songs. Brilliant !!! Got the feeling that all acts will be equally good as most people there seemed to know her music and it felt like this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rogerbM7131CI
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a Thursday for some live music. The place is nice but our pizza was kind of cold. The singer of the night was a Spanish guy, pretty average, but the worst part is that he sang 2 of “his” songs, that actually...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank natalias394
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A venue NOT to SKIP or MISS. POT LUCK CLUB provides live music that your "knees quiver". Good food an great folks that meet especially over weekends which our Canadian couples experience. The place to be

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank APTT49
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Who knew? Right on our doorstep! Great atmosphere. Attentive staff. The food wasn’t bad either. We both had pasta. The butternut ravioli looked great and the fact I wasn’t allowed a taste probably says more than I can. The puttanesca was good. If I have...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mphubo
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

On a Social night out within the broad spectrum of Cape Town's 'What to do in Cape Town': I was invited out to Cafe Roux: My expectations were minimal - expecting much less... I arrived early with my friends, and found the atmosphere buzzing, as...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Martin F
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I was so impressed with the the service from staff, as well as the host's. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate and the talent is fantastic! I would highly recommend it for all music lovers, it is such a great gem in the city center.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank KellyG3924
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The title says it all. We had a really nice time here during First Thursday. The music was vibey and the atmosphere fun. The pizzas were really tasty. And couldn't believe how fast the service was. All in all a great night, which will definitely...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank TTapp
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Booked to see 3 Tons of Fun at Cafe Roux. What a great night. Cafe Roux is centrally located in Cape Town with safe parking nearby. Service was so good. Waiter even offered (and did) go with me to get a headache tablet around the...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank ebthecat
Nearby HotelsSee all 114 hotels in Cape Town Central
Tudor Hotel
118 reviews
.06 miles away
ONOMO Hotel Cape Town - Inn On The Square
183 reviews
.07 miles away
Grand Daddy Hotel
416 reviews
.08 miles away
Cape Heritage Hotel
1,514 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
madam taitou
232 reviews
.02 miles away
Fork Restaurant
1,918 reviews
.04 miles away
The Shortmarket Club
436 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Go That Way Tourist Info Centre
38 reviews
.02 miles away
Greenmarket Square
1,210 reviews
.07 miles away
Green Point Market
59 reviews
.08 miles away
Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House
5 reviews
.04 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 August 2018|
Response from MichaelL12181 | Property representative |
Hi! Our financial model means the artist takes the door and the restaurant takes the food & beverage, so it's entirely dependent on who the artist is. I'm not allowed to post a direct link to our website but if you Google... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 61 339 4438
  • E-mail
By night cafe Roux hosts top SA artists and up & coming talent in a uniquely intimate setting. This 100-seater space allows for the audience & the performers to have an up-close & personal experience. By day patrons can enjoy the best pizza's Cape Town has to offer in a relaxed outside area while sipping on gin cocktails or ice cold beer.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing