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“Great Wines”
Review of French Toast Wine & Tapas Bar - CLOSED

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French Toast Wine & Tapas Bar
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Wines”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

The place is conveniently located and the upper level has a warm feel to it. The food is good although the portions are quite small & expensive. They have a huge variety of wines. Great place to go in the winter for a cosy wine-tasting & tapas evening.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Classy, sophisticated night out”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Sadly this property has been closed in Jan 2013 after the passing away of the owner (I read this only two months later in a press release). Had the best tapas, beautiful venue, very elegant, pretty, sophisticated, oozing charm. Great tapas, although a bit pricey but well worth it. Distinguished clientele and bloggers abound.

  • Visited July 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fabulous wine list and great atmosphere”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

A great Friday evening venue. Delicious wine by the glass, interesting tapas, very busy and buzzing. Seems to attract the creatives who work in the area. Very difficult to leave

Visited November 2012
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Cape Town
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“All time Favorite”
Reviewed 7 December 2012

At last Cape Town has a reliably great Winebar. Since the demise of Quaffers in the early waterfront days there has not been an upmarket wine bar of the likes. Enter "French Toast"!
Beautifully decorated in an elegantly eclectic European style in a delightful old warehouse on fashionable Bree Street, it has stood the two year Capetonian test (evidently 90% of new restaurants don't make it past one year in this fickle restaurant-ridden city!) and is consistently good.
The owner (a Cape Wine Master student) has a hand on the pulse constantly, and this is evident in the attention to detail by all the staff.
They regularly have special tastings of interesting wines where one can interact with the winemakers, and have a Monday night half-price evening.
Excellent wines, Great food and convivial atmosphere make this a weekly treat for us.

  • Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unexpected Brilliance”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Wow - this was a truly enjoyable experience! The restaurant is set up in a really open and and funky eclectic style which could not be pinned down as Spanish, but it works.
The menu is really well priced, and the portions are such that you can sample a wide range of different tastes - obviously the idea of Tapas - but including some non traditional items which make for a great meal.
Friendly and attentive staff, great straightforward food - loads of fun!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank David F
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