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“Once a week”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Cape Cafe

Old Cape Cafe
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Gordon's Bay
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Old Cape Cafe is a family operated social eatery situated in the Old Village Beach Road, Gordon's Bay. The Cafe is fully licensed, have a coffee bar, private dining lounge and sunset deck overlooking False Bay and The Hottentots Holland Mountains. Our look is rustic, local and deliberately distanced from a commercial feel. Ours is an authentic South African social cafe where people come to meet and eat in a serene laid back atmosphere. Our food is a fusion of Southern African and popular dishes categorized in our menu under Breakfast, Cafe Selection, Light meals and Mains. The OC's operating model is based on "making the circle bigger" a philosophy of business beyond selling food. We endeavor to touch people beyond senses.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Once a week”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

My wife and I have been avoiding this place for years cause it used to be such a very dreary boring place. Two weeks ago we tried it again. Obviously over the years it changed hands and what an improvement.
Unpretentious place where we go for supper once a week, enjoy the food and not break the bank. Sauces a little unpredictable (Cajun spice on Calamari little more than mildly hot) but friendly service (male waiter very helpful).
Keep as is and we will keep returning.
(Should not be doing this review as there are not many tables in the non-smoking section so we could end up without a table - so far we have just been arriving without booking!)

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank carstairs323
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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The place I've been looking for.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

One evening my family went out for supper. We had trouble finding parking and since 2 of our party are disabled that was a big issue. So, we found a spot and decided to try the place right in front of us, Old Cape Cafe. We had 2 small children with us but that was no problem. The place had a cozy yet fun and slightly bohemian atmosphere. The service was friendly and good. The food however was the absolute best surprise. We all loved it, and also found the best onion rings anywhere. They were happy to accommodate our dietary needs as well with some adjustments. We've been back several times, always go away happy.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank CSymes
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Warm atmosphere, fresh cooked meals”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Delicious breakfasts (try the health - banana's nuts honey ... with pancakes, caramel and icecream!) Generous tasty servings. 1st Thursday of the month join in the quiz night -great fun

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Jeanette L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere!!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Had a great lunch with family at Old Cape Cafe and truly recommend this place to any visitor. The food was tasty with a pleasant atmosphere. We will go again!!!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank BrigMzansi
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Delightful breakfast”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

A tucked away gem and most delightful place for a good breakfast. Was a beautiful morning so a real treat to overlook False Bay and enjoy a breakfast that was great value for money. The service was very efficient. Overall a super morning...

Visited April 2014
2 Thank DavidBo48
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