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Grand Cafe and Beach Restaurant

Coffee Shop, Bistro
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Beach road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
021 4250551
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Location!

A great venue to take a break and enjoy the cool breeze off the Atlantic, the menu ranges from pizza's to more expensive seafood dishes, a wide range of drinks on offer but mostly the fact that you get to sit at a table with your feet in the sand looking out at the ocean is what makes this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
BMordecaiJones
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Located on its own private beach, overlooking Table Bay, this is a great place to go hang out and have some fun. Good for intimate dinners and large groups, the staff will look after your needs, maybe even anticipate them before you realise what you want!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise! We stopped in for sundowners only but our waitron, Dean, so friendly without ever being pushy, convinced us to stay for a meal. Wow! Seafood is the obvious speciality but the fillet was exceptional too… and I consider myself a steak connoisseur. Together with the excellent wine, the view, the blanket when it got cool, impeccable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What a lovely venue with a view to die for right on the beach. Live music on a Sunday was great. We were treated to free cocktails and shared the afternoon with wonderful people. A friend suggested the seafood curry, I am not a seafood fan really, but he was very insistent. I am glad i listened it was AMAZING!... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A great venue to take a break and enjoy the cool breeze off the Atlantic, the menu ranges from pizza's to more expensive seafood dishes, a wide range of drinks on offer but mostly the fact that you get to sit at a table with your feet in the sand looking out at the ocean is what makes this place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is one of those dining experiences you won't forget and will tell your friends. Situated away on its own this restaurant is in a large tin shed but the entrance hints at what is to come upon venturing inside - chandeliers, long ornate bar, unique lightening and festive atmosphere. The food is top quality from steaks to seafood and... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups

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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