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The Bayside Cafe

Contemporary
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Portico Building, Cnr Marine Drive & Athens Rd | Blouberg, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
21 557 8511
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
What a view!

Deceivingly generous portions which are well cooked and tasty are what await you here. Both the chicken and fish taste better than they look. The view is classic which makes the visit even more worthwhile. Ideal at sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We often visit the restaurant especially in winter when we have a heater just for our table and the food is warm and sustaining, and they have their winter specials – good value and good service. Tables are spread far enough apart so that we do not hear the voices of nearby diners. Music is usually at an acceptable level.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Views across the bay to Table Mountain are unrivaled. Went there for a late breakfast. My husband said his English breakfast was ok but not the best he had eaten. I had the muesli fruit and yoghurt which was really nice, served in individual bowls so you could mix and match as much as you liked. Excellent service from friendly... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

once worked there the food is good wine and service absolutely stunning .folks talking bad about the place are just trying to promote competitors.check it out yourself its a good chill spot,

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped for a late breakfast while on holiday. The restaurant was great with a views of the Atlantic. Breakfast was excellent and service great. Staff were flexible as we did not want the bacon, items were substituted at no extra cost. Would recommend it for business and / or family meals.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Deceivingly generous portions which are well cooked and tasty are what await you here. Both the chicken and fish taste better than they look. The view is classic which makes the visit even more worthwhile. Ideal at sunset.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our friends recomended this place, it had great veiws of the paragliders and the sunset. Menu was OK. The prices were higher than most places we eat at while in Capetown. Staff were friendly and helpful to us. The meal was nice. Beware it's shut on Mondays. The place is a bit shabby in area's Would we recconmend it, maybe.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went there on Saturday night for a good friend's birthday. Table of 20 that had been booked about a month in advance. Arrangement made with management that each coupe would have a number so that there would be no problem with the bill at the end. For a start, service was absolutely shocking. Food was terrible. 2 meals came... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Breakfast was poorly presented and tasted even worse. Bacon tough with no colour. Eggs watery. We all sent our coffee back as it tasted like old dish water. Won't be back.....

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We are regulars at the fun and vibey Carlucci's which is located downstairs from 'The Bayside Cafe'. Today, Carlucci's was packed out, and we decided to try the venue upstairs, as we had sometimes wondered what it was like. We had heard that in Camp's Bay, it had been pretty good. In the lobby, there were two sad looking barstools... More 

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Lydenburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Enjoyed the restaurant. My sister had the fish and i had the ribs, and we both thought the food was very good. The waiter had just the right amount of humour and friendliness for us to have a well enjoyed evening. Great selection of cocktails and wine as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portico Building, Cnr Marine Drive & Athens Rd | Blouberg, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 21 557 8511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?