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“Great breakfasts in an unusual setting”
Review of Starlings Cafe

Starlings Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Waitstaff
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts in an unusual setting”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I've been to Starlings a couple of times and never been disappointed. The quality of the food is excellent and the prices are decent. The setting is unusual - it feels like being in the back garden of someone's house - slightly eclectic and somewhat surreal. A lovely experience everytime.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Laura B
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect lazy lunch”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Took the family for lunch. Menu is varied and the dishes are flavour some.

The staff are pleasant and attentive.

The wife says the chicken curry pie is awesome.

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Thank dbobrien
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Southern Suburbs secret”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We treated my neice and her husband to a delicious breakfast this morning. The service was friendly, the coffee was sensational and the presentation was perfect. My Eggs Benedict were poached to perfection - only comment is that brioche was too sweet and I still prefer an english muffin or rosti with eggs benedict. We all had something different and all the dishes were delicious. Negatives were the old and shabby table cloth with lots of stains and soil where the pot plant on the table had been over filled and rather stained and scruffy cushions on the seats - the initial impression of the table was definitely not an ah-ha moment, which is a shame as the setting is so pretty.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Janet L
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Albufeira, Portugal
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227 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Many happy returns”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I love Starlings; whether sitting at a cosy table inside, on the terrace looking out at the garden or at one of the garden tables beneath a shady tree. A table in the centre of the restaurant, as you walk through, temps you with platters and bell jars filled with freshly baked cakes, muffins and tempting treats. The breakfasts are delicious, from perfectly poached eggs to roasted tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, omlettes and salmon, to granola or bircher muesli with fresh fruit and yoghurt. The staff are so friendly, each time it feels like you are visiting old friends.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Bld211
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Pretoria, South Africa
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect poached eggs for breakfast in Claremont”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

A local friend took me to this charming tucked away coffee shop on Belvedere Road Claremont. What a lovely surprise - the large glass doors, for Cape Town weather give you a view of the lovely garden setting. We were lucky enough to have great weather so of course the garden was already full. This was made up by the wonderful casual yet professional service & perfect poached eggs! I had the eggs pesto & real rye toast while my friend had the avo, pesto & toast. These dishes were perfectly & beautifully served & the coffee was great too. Thanks, we'll be back often!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kuschi555
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