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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 4230885
07:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still one of best eating places in Cape Town. Lots of charm and great menu. Great for people watching.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming Lola... still going strong. Pleasent, fresh newspapers, excellent service, kitchen is sincerely performing, also take away. Oooo sooo nice, when ever visiting.

Thank Ann-SofieM66
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I were staying at the hotel across the street and came here for breakfast a few times. The food always tasted fresh and the coffee was excellent. Not too expensive either. We would recommend it.

Thank BearBunny2016
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered the scrumbled eggs on croissant & the famous eggs benedict both were so good! We also tried the french toast 👌🏻👌🏻 I highly recommend this place!

Thank Sarah A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

AMAZING. Service is great! Everyone is nice! Great atmosphere. Wifi was top notch. And the food was delicious. I recommend it for breakfast--and get the french toasted croissant with bananas.

Thank Pilar A
Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely the place for a good breakfast! The croissant French toast and the eggs Benedict are to die for! Would also recommend getting the three egg omelette and one of their smoothies, especially their banana smoothie.

Thank Rafael T
New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stayed nearby and tried Lola's because it was super convenient and went back because the food was so good. Had eggs benedict and the corn fritters which were outstanding - all reasonably priced and remarkably quiet for being right on a Long Street corner. Highly recommend.

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Granada, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Found our way here by de-fault really. My wife and I were unable find the restaurant we had intended to visit that day. Apart from the tardy service with drinks not appearing, the overall dining experience was good. We both chose the Chicken Laska which turned out to be extremely tasty and filling. Good place to try if you have... More 

Thank david w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious. Such a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of Long St. The smoothie I had was unbeatable, best one I've had in ages. They had an extensive menu - it was delicious. They had home made cakes and a really great specials board. I need to come back. Great service. Free wifi. Very chilled.

Thank Suzie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I had no idea I had to travel halfway across the world to get the best eggs Benedict of my life. They were fantastic :) service was amazing and super friendly. If I lived here, it would be a regular spot for me

Thank Angie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 4230885
Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it has returned under new management with a gorgeous makeover, new Chefs, and amazing food!Situated at the corner of Long and Buiten Streets in the heart of Cape Town, Lola's is an airy, vibey, beautiful, yet unpretentious venue offering a variety of gourmet meals prepared by inspired Chefs.

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