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Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant

Coffee Shop, Bistro
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Beach road, 8005, South Africa
021 4250551
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, the Grand Cafe & Beach...
Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, the Grand Cafe & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach Cafe culture – the only one of its kind in Cape Town. Offering a unique experience the tactile decadence completes the trendsetting design offering a cafe style dining experience on the deck or beach with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.
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  • 45
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Lovely Place to Lose yourself for an Afternoon

We recently visited this fab location and loved every minute of the the lovely laid back experience. The food was nice - not exceptional, but the service by Gonny made our day. All this served with delicious chilled South African Rose we could have stayed there all day Would definitely re-visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Susie R
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited the Grand Cafe & Beach Restaurant for the first time and what a venue. SituTed right on the sea at Granger Bay, the entire venue has sea sand as the outside floor cover. Lots of umbrellas and tables under cover. The meter long pizzas were amazing, the beers cold and the service friendly and good. A stunning afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Amazing view overlooking Robben Island and having your feet in the sand. Great drinks and the seafood platter is by far the best! Be sure to be seated under an umbrella. It gets very hot quickly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Location is perfect! The service was disappointing, never got spoken to or even looked at once. Last round of drinks glasses had lipstick marks all over them, tried to get waiters attention and then gave up and left!!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We recently visited this fab location and loved every minute of the the lovely laid back experience. The food was nice - not exceptional, but the service by Gonny made our day. All this served with delicious chilled South African Rose we could have stayed there all day Would definitely re-visit just for the ambience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I don't even remember the last time I ate at McDonald's, but if you want to feel like you're eating your food at a fast food pace, this is the place for you. I'm not sure if we had "tourist" written on our foreheads, but we were placed at a table, barely spoke to by our waiter, ate some food,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great location by the ocean with harbor view. The quality of service is below the average; you are welcomed from one member of the staff; another waiter is taking your drinks order, then another one comes for main courses, then another one is bringing you food/drinks (creating a bit of confusion honestly) Staff should be trained properly to work in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Grand Cafe and Beach is a Definate must when you in Cape Town. Fantastic service. Great food. Helpful staff. Watch guys on jetskis, while sipping on cocktails listening to chilled house music. Will always come back and will always recommend to everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Bit of a strange one this to review as normally a 3 of less I wouldn't return, however I would go back to this place. The reason being is it is quite relaxing sat on the beach drinking cocktails and has a DJ playing music from 4pm. We enjoyed it there and stayed quite a while. However it's not great.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our yearly trip back to the wonderful Cape Town and Grand Beach just gets better and better! Okay the sun was still hot, the food still lovely, the setting still magical, the sand still warm,the staff still marvellous but this time to top it all,Darwin's special cocktails!! Boy can that man mix it!! I honestly can't think of a better... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My son took me the Grand while I was down in Cape Town on holiday and wow!! What a beautiful location to sit and take in the scenery, the ambience and the delicious food. We had no reservation but it was a week day and it was lunch time so we were very pleased to be placed at a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach road, 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: 021 4250551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic

Description

Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, the Grand Cafe & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach Cafe culture – the only one of its kind in Cape Town. Offering a unique experience the tactile decadence completes the trendsetting design offering a cafe style dining experience on the deck or beach with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.

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