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Café Gainsbourg is a popular Kloof Street café for people looking for a laid-back dining experience without having to sacrifice on quality and atmosphere. The menu is simple but sufficient with great breakfast options like toast with Nutella and main meals like a superb oxtail stew. The interior is welcoming and allows in lots of natural light from the patio where patrons can also choose to dine. In winter the large communal table near the fireplace becomes a popular spot to sit back with the paper and enjoy a fine cup of coffee. It's also one of few places in the city that offers free Wifi and makes it a great spot to catch up on reading emails or just relaxing with friends. -Bordeaux Martin
Caramello's is conveniently located near the city center of Cape Town and is therefore surrounded by a constant flux of movement and bustle. Yet when you step inside you are welcomed as a friend. The atmosphere is evidently casual and relaxed, but the service is fast and professional. Caramello's, originally opened as a bakery and deli, is now a restaurant with an extended menu. Expect to find delicious main meals like burgers, wraps, pastas and seafood platters as well as scrumptious items to die for like crepes, waffles and scones. It is a restaurant with an inviting atmosphere and food that is sure to satisfy every customer. -Annchen Marais
Café Depasco offers an alternative to the standard bakeries and delis that can be found all over Cape Town, mostly in the form of its fresh interior. The main wall is covered in a fun tropical print, the columns are covered in mosaic mirrors and dark wood fans provide a constant breeze in summer. Patrons can choose to sit on retro couches while enjoying the newspaper, enjoy a meal by the large communal table or relax with a drink by the tree-shaded tables on the sidewalk. Not to be outdone by the décor, the menu offers great sandwiches and pizzas, a worthy wine list, excellent lattes, and a variety of freshly baked pastries. -Bordeaux Martin
Located in a quiet courtyard adjacent to a popular yoga studio, Cookshop makes for a great breakfast, lunchtime and coffee spot away from the bustle of nearby Kloof Street. The friendly owners started out their business of selling homemade food items at the weekly Neighbourgoods Market, and one can expect the same high quality food items on sale at Cookshop, as well as a select variety of healthy sandwiches, breakfast muffins and quiches, sweet bakes, juices and coffee. Everything is freshly prepared daily and the coffee is organic, resulting in a dining experience that is simple and comforting yet gastronomically fantastic. Try the superb grilled aubergine and rosemary mayonnaise on rye or a plate of the daily lunchtime buffet. It never disappoints. -Bordeaux Martin
Lola’s is a one of those long-standing Cape Town restaurants with a popular following that has become almost legendary. Situated on a street corner with tables in the brightly painted interior that spill out onto the sidewalk in both directions, it is the perfect spot to indulge in some fabulous vegetarian food and a couple of glasses of inexpensive wine. It has its regular crowd who is always there along with happy newcomers enjoying the great food and atmosphere. Try the French toast for breakfast or have a hearty Cape-style curry for dinner. The service is always friendly and inviting and the vibe always enjoyable.
Mr. Pickwicks on buzzing Long Street is the place to come to satisfy late-night cravings while out enjoying a night on the town. It is a firm favorite among the youthful crowd who come for a warm snack and a chilled drink while hanging out with a group of close friends. The menu is small but versatile and also caters to vegetarians. Choose to sit inside the small venue where the closeness of the tables creates a cozy atmosphere or by the sidewalk tables to enjoy the view of all-night partiers passing by. And for those who want to come but are not planning on doing it late at night, they are open all day serving great breakfasts and lunches. -Bordeaux Martin
Yourstruly is a truly a unique coffee shop based in Loop Street, Cape Town. In the center of the buzz in Loop Street, it is a little haven for any coffee and/or art lover. Highlighting its' quirky appearance, there is a vintage shoeshine chair standing outside the little coffee shop’s door. Besides fresh and beautifully prepared coffee, Yourstruly is decorated with fabulous art and also sells delicious gourmet sandwiches and other treats. With its delectable coffee and warm service, this little coffee shop is definitely different from its Loop Street contemporaries and certainly worth a visit. - Joel Bronkowski
Crave, in coherence with its name, satiates its patrons’ cravings with healthy fast food. The visitors mainly comprise of the ‘office crowd’. Apart from the easy to eat platter menu, the restaurants also serves up a range of breads like baguettes and ciabattas, as well as salads, burritos, croissants and muffins. Crave is also known for its excellent coffee and delicious winter soup.