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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 4230885
07:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
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7 reviews
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Fairly unusual and delicious interpretations of traditional breakfast items on a rotating basis -- great for kids as well.

1 Thank webtraveler99
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I like it big time. Great food🌯Lovely people👍nice space✌️good music🎸. Will come back whenever i'm in Cape Town🇿🇦

Thank Christophe A
Kenner, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were looking for some veggie options and had heard about Lola's so decided to check it out. Overall, the food is decent but the service is poor and there are long wait times for tables. People can just linger at the table without ordering, and the place is very small thus limiting the number of tables available. The service... More 

Thank 0504Traveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely colourful place coffee shop on the corner in Long Street. Delicious cappuccinos & freshly pressed juices and best of all, old school R.E.M tunes in the background

Thank Henri-Basil H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and the service and food quality were amazing. Not a lot of tables available but it is worth the wait. Our waitress, and there was only one only, was worked off her feet but retained a smile and great service regardless.

Thank jacobalbury
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I had fab breakfast with my teenager. I has a great ambiance. We were both pleased with our orders. I went for egg benedict with hollandaise on the side. Great idea as the pesto makes the hollandaise almost unnecessary.

Thank Thuli Z
Cape town
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

ovely chilled environment, which is nice, and the Waiter was polite but was disappointed in the food. I order Cajun chicken and a falafel, don't get me wrong the food was nice but when there's about 100ml water/juice in your plate it's bound to seem like soup, making the kus kus soggy. I never had the falafel there,because they seemed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This place is great. A nice selection of food on the menu, tables outside but in the shade, perfect on a warm summers day. The staff are really friendly too. We were only in Cape Town for 5 days, but we went for lunch twice here we liked it so much

1 Thank Matthew W
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The barista knows how to make a coffee/decafe. Fabulous green juices and my friend had a delicious berry smoothie. I had the beef noodles which was incredibly tasty, and my friend had the falafel sandwich, still the best falafel sandwich around. I'm the biggest fan of lola's . Good food and overall a nice experience 😀

Thank Tilly T

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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
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, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?