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205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly La Vie Café & Bar)
+27 21 433 1530
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends for a quick lunch. Great atmosphere with friendly waiters. Our waiter Olly was amazing. She recommend us the popular dishes and even went out of her way to organize our dinner reservations for another restaurant we needed to book. The food was fast and delicious. I ordered the chicken salad. Highly recommend

Thank Benji B
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I ate here on the terrace after a hike. You can see the ocean from the outdoor seating, though you're along the busy waterfront road. The menu had a good selection of fresh, healthy fare. The grilled chicken salad was as expected --good, but nothing mind blowing. The tab came to over 600 rand (including gratuity) for... More 

Thank Arielle T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and nice atmosphere. Close to the sea front. Staff are friendly and efficient. You can tell a good place as it's always packed.

Thank Garry D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reliable stop off during a walk on the promenade. Excellent pizza, good burgers, a staid but well priced wine list and interesting milkshake options. Reasonably priced. Somewhat slow and confused service. Very uncomfortable seats. A buzzy crowd.

Thank AndieChisholm
Vienna, Austria
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we were welcomed in a very friendly way. Wonderful location! Tasty salads and good steak! Will def. come back!

Thank caban2343
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a great relaxed vibe at Rockpool. We dropped in for a light lunch on a Sunday and enjoyed great salads: delicious and colourful and full of great flavour. A great Sea Point location and fantastic friendly staff make this a great place for a top quality mid budget lunch.

Thank LavantRichard
Cape Town, South Africa
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and great waiters. Great they upgraded the venue. Close to walk and good view towards the ocean over the promenade

Thank nicvanzyl
Chico, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

we were staying in Sea Point and found this great spot. Great view. Outdoor seating with smoking. Good food. Burger was great, underwhelmed with the pizza. nice place to stop to grab a burger and a beer by the beach :)

Thank Julie K
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the beautifully located Rockpool on several occasions during the daytime. A perfect place to spend time with my family to escape from the heat whilst still being able to glance at the beautiful sea views. With a vast drink selection, upon each visit, myself and my family enjoyed something different to drink. My personal favourite was the Don... More 

Thank Peterg3005
Pretoria, South Africa
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The service was friendly but slow. The menu choices are fine but on the expensive side for what you get. My daughters burger was very raw and when she asked for it to be done a bit more a runner brought it back on a takeaway box. The place is very popular for cocktails with the younger holiday crowd. I... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly La Vie Café & Bar)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 1530
La Vie boasts one of the best views of any restaurant in Cape Town and is situated mere meters from the Atlantic Ocean. The reasonably priced cocktails and great food makes La Vie a favourite amongst locals.

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