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Best cafes in Cape Town

Café
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“Quirky cafe that's a steampunk world of pipes and old metal, with gourmet, home-roasted coffee”
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Café
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“One of the best places in Cape Town for cocktails. If you’re under 35 and looking for a place in a great location with good music, seriously decent cocktails, and surprisingly good food – albeit bar food - go here. Please note its best to go from 7:30pm onwards. www.cafecaprice.co.za”
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Café
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“Beach bar with live music, awesome location with oceans views + a restaurant.”
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Café
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“A great local hang-out. The type of place where you can stay all night and have the best time. Great for meeting other people, yummy food and the best music.”
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Café
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“Underneath Jacaranda trees, immersed in greenery, Kloof Street offers a unique breather from the hustle and bustle of the city. Cafe by day and beer garden by night, plus Rooftop bar, UP YOURS has become the hub of the local music scene, with live DJ's and acoustic sessions every weekend. 73 Kloof street.”
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New American Restaurant
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“This restaurant is a favourite with Capetonian food lovers because of their big and juicy burgers and their craft beer. A chilled out place to enjoy a tasty lunch with good friends and good service. ”
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Café
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“Great place to come for breakfast and a coffee in the beach town of Kalk Bay.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Cape Towns most famous coffee shop is a 35 second walk and they even offer half price coffee before 8.30am and half price craft beer & burgers between 4.30pm & 6.30pm. The coffee shop as also a place you can take your laptop and work for the day. ”
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Café
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“Experience the true Vredehoek vibe by enjoying a sundowner on the sidewalk in view of Table Mountain,”
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Café
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“The brainchild of a clothing designer, a petrolhead and a custom-bike builder. With weathered wooden beams, exposed bricks and a bike theme throughout. Selling coffee, café racers, collared shirts and classic cocktails with live music. Just opening in LA and Japan too.”
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Restaurant
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“Great place on the beach front. They make delicious cocktails and good pizzas as well. I enjoy watching the sunset here with a bottle of wine. ”
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Café
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“Michelin Star dining for the discerning palate. I would give this venue 5 stars for it's innovative menu, excellent local wines, world class service, decor and overall ambience. The jewel in the crown of Noordhoek's food venues.”
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Café
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“Another old fisherman's cottage, situated in Blouberg, about 15 minutes drive away. On a beautiful day, try to get an outside table to enjoy the sea views. Try the traditional South African dishes or seafood to get the best food here. My favourite is the mussels which come in a creamy smokey sauce served in a mini poitjie pot. ”
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Pub
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“The view and it's a stone's throw from one of the best kiteboarding spots in the world.”
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Restaurant
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“A great breakfast in bustling Sea Point. There will probably be a small queue so don't wait until you're extremely hungry before going. ”
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Café
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“Day time treats, excellent service and superb coffee! The Foodbarn Deli becomes a tapas venue in the evenings with tastes to delight every palate. The chef's continue to amaze with consistently delicious offerings.....don't forget to save a space for the Churros dessert - you won't be disappointed!”
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