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“Cosy & great food!”
Review of Cafe Ruby

Cafe Ruby
Ranked #20 of 93 Restaurants in Durbanville
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Very pretty and cosy little restaurant. The food was great, especially the starter which we had (tapas platter to share). It was very busy on this day and therefore the service was very slow, which was a bit disappointing. But I think that on a less busy day this is a great restaurant to enjoy a relaxed lunch with friends and family.

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1  Thank Aldiana04
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The location is nice and the decor creates a nice ambiance, but that's where it stops. We were ignored at the door for minutes on end by various staff members, walking right past us and who all seem to have received special training in avoiding eye contact with customers at all times. It later proved just as difficult to attract the attention of the waitress throughout the meal. She was simply absent until tracked down with some effort. When we finally got a table the table was dirty and we had to ask the waitress twice to clean it. I found the 'cafe style' food (their words) rather expensive for what it is. We twice had to make different choices after being informed (after a delay each time) that what we'd ordered was no longer available. The dessert menu was very limited and unimaginative. The main courses (pie and the chicken pita) were tasty, but too expensive. The main issue, though, was the lack of service. After we'd finally managed to get the waitress to bring the bill, we waited for 20 minutes for her to return with the card machine. Apparently they have only one handheld machine, and that was being used outside all that time. Perhaps breakfast or a glass of wine is this cafe's forte, but a great lunch venue it is not. I won't be spending my money there again.

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2  Thank HarveyCapeTown
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

The food is great,reasonably priced.the service is very good. Situated in the wine lands. I would absolutely recommend Cafe Ruby. Rather book to avoid disappointment.

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Lovely setting, friendly service and a delicious breakfast with very very yummy homemade bread. Given my experience and the other options on the menu, and that is excluding the blackboard, I will definitely be back. Besides, there is also the wine tasting at Kleinroosboom wines which definitely looks like an option to try! I highly recommend making the effort to get out there and enjoy.

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Thank Oogly
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We had a wonderful breakfast experience. Lovely poached eggs on mushrooms with a wonderful, perfectly cooked hollandaise sauce. Homemade bread was served with it. Very tasty and filling breakfast. There so many other interesting choices on the menu that we will have to retunr for lunch as well.

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Thank Elise01_11
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