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Shelley's

City Bowl
Bakery, Coffee Shop
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90 Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
021 424 2740
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go there-to wait-at your peril

Sunday late-morning. The outside area facing the street contains a few tables. It is separated from the inside by a security gate, which was firmly closed when I arrived. Apart from two outside tables which were occupied, there was no sign of life. I stood around waiting. I then asked a couple if... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2014
Richard G
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Cape Town
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Cape Town
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Sunday late-morning. The outside area facing the street contains a few tables. It is separated from the inside by a security gate, which was firmly closed when I arrived. Apart from two outside tables which were occupied, there was no sign of life. I stood around waiting. I then asked a couple if there was some magic formula to get... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Thanks so much to Shelley for stepping in on the last minute when my birthday plans almost fell apart. Her customer service, friendly and flexibility were was just the best! The food was great, the venue is romantic and cosy and just loved the ambience. Love Love Love this venue! great also for a weekend brunch....one of Kloof's gems!

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Pretoria
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Shelley's is in a wonderful little house on busy Kloof Street. Went there a number of times for breakfast - both on business and as a tourist. Nicely decorated rooms (although very much catering for the taste of one gender...), interesting choices on the menu and reasonable prices. Breakfast options are good, but the stuff is heavy. Lots of cream,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

a lovely eatery in the buzzing Kloof Street. I had a good burger. Everything was fresh and tasty. Had a nice chat to the owner who was very helpful and friendly. Nice!

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pietermaritzburg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Once in a while, we behave like tourists and on this occasion, strolled along Kloof Street till we found a place that stood out. It so happened that Shelley's stood out on a balmy evening, possibly because the pink-and-white decor proved irresistible to Tracy. Oddly, we were the only guests but it mattered not as we indulged in some people-watching... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

January 2014. We just had lunch at Shelley's and the experience is unique. A world in itself. The place is filled with wonderfully kitsch and camp small decorations everywhere possible… it is soooo charming. People are smiling. The hostess is a beautiful person and the food (mostly exotic salads and hamburgers) stands out the ordinary. Absolutely and highly recommended for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Visited Shelley's again for both breakfast and lunch, and it was excellent on both occasions. The food is great, and the decor, both inside and out, is fantastically eye catching and quirky. I just love the location, on the upper part of Kloof Street with mesmerising views of Table Mountain.

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The food was very good, the ice coffee was delicious. A great view of Table Mountain from the "front porch"

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Been before to Shelley's for a birthday party where it was a buffet dinner, and we were very impressed. We have heard friends rave about their burgers, and decided to go for lunch today. My partner and I are both very picky when it comes to burgers. Burgers in Cape Town are so often made with inferior meat, over cooked... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I stumbled upon this restaurant late one afternoon whilst walking back to our hotel after conquering the Lions Head . We had a look at the menu and after a freshen up we returned early evening.The menu though not extensive gave a varied choice. We had a pasta dish and a Thai green curry a lovely bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighborhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: 021 424 2740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?