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Charly's Bakery

38 Canterbury Street, South Africa
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Ranked #906 of 1,551 Restaurants in Cape Town
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

From the quiche to the red velvet cupcake...NO. It was on the cheap side so I guess it is no big deal. It honestly tasted bad and the red velvet cupcake had a rubbery texture. Just dont do it to yourself. The pictures all over the internet make this place look better than it really is. Skip Charly's!!

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Paarl, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a disappointment....I browsed all the beautiful confectionary on Charlie's site and decided to drive there on a Saturday morning from Paarl to have cake and something to compliment it. The Building is inviting, the tables neglected in comparison to the feats of what of what is on offer i side. It is self service with NO indication of where... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My sister happens to be a great fan of Charlys Bakery and made me visit the bakery to pass her regards (from kenya) and get her a few treats. I did not have a good experience. I recognised one of the ladies and asked to speak to her but she seemed to be too busy to accept the kind words... More

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George, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We expected more after all the hype. Staff not very friendly, and we felt rushed to make a decision on our order, pay and grab a seat. My red velvet cupcake was very dry, and my husband's sausage roll absolutely awful. The eats are beautifully decorated, but way too overpriced for the quality.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Situated in a cool hip spot, with friendly staff. Coffee area not well serviced and ordering process to sit outside clumsy, you need to order at counter. We had 3 different cakes, all of which were very average

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Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped in because we have heard so much about it. It is a shame the food is not as good as their marketing. The cheesecake was average, the vanilla and chocolate square mini sponge cakes were dry and below average. We bought to takeaway, fortunately as outside where the tables are smelled of drains. On the upside the place... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

my wife is a great fan of the TV show Charlie's Cake Angels so for a treat i decided to take her to the Bakery.(terrible mistake) What u see on TV and what u experience in reality is totally different. The place is too small. By the time you get to the door you are already in the queue to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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144 reviews 144 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Charly's bakery is packed with people wanting to buy at least one cupcake or cookie from this famous shop. Yes, it is pricey and you do wait a while before tasting your treat, but it is worth it. I loved seeing the ladies decorate the cakes and cookies in the background and we even spotted Charly or her sister while... More

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Madagascar
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you have seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and want to experiment the real life experience of glittery-coulourful-magical cakes this is the place to go. I Fell in love with the hummingbird cake (a more exotic version of carrot cake with carrot, banana, pineapple & mango). The chocolate cheesecake and cake are also to die for. The staff is... More

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Dartford
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

A cheery, welcoming little place with parking right outside. The decor is delightful and the cake displays are bright and colourful. We went one midweek late morning and there was no problem with either parking or queuing, and there was an available table outside. My choice was a sponge cupcake with lots of icing (a butter cream, I think) making... More

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Additional Information about Charly's Bakery

Address: 38 Canterbury Street, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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