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la Petite Tarte

Cape Quarter Shop A11 Dixon Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 425 9077
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: French style day-time coffee shop/restaurant serving good quality home-style cooking.
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

La Petite Tarte is a lovely little restaurant in one of the most beautiful parts of the city - De Waterkant. The staff are always friendly and helpful and greets you with a smile. The owner/manager is always around, checking in with the customers. The food is really good too. Most of all, this is one of the only places... More

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Strawsie, Owner at la Petite Tarte, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review which is much appreciated. However, we would like to point out to future potential customers that we do NOT have WI-FI, free or otherwise! Thank you, Len Straw & Johan de Villiers, owners. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Got here by chance when I was just wandering around looking for a place to have a coffee and read a book. I just had a latte and a chocolate croissant, and they were great. The attention and the decor of the place is superb. The owner came personally to welcome me, ask me about the coffee, and to say... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This has become our regular Saturday hangout for breakfast and we have never been disappointed. They make the best scrambled eggs in town - so try the creamy scrambled eggs and bacon. The cakes and tarts are scrumptious and different to the usual carrot or chocolate you find at most places - try the quince and pecan nut. The interior... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quaint and warm....personal attention and awesome lunches and breakfast. Croissants fresh and it pulls you back in time and time again. The owners are well travelled and even sell their own cookbook.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This small cafe in the Waterkant district is great for coffee/tea, croissants, tarts and salads. When you walk inside, you will feel like you are in France! The owner was there and made us feel very welcome. He made sure we were attended to and he made sure we enjoyed our meal. Great drinks/food and service.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Aubergine and couscous dish is a bowl of tangy heaven. The cheese cake is lovely. The tables are tiny and close together in this tiny spot- but it is cosy and in a good position to go to in the summer. The owner and waiters are always around to help and check that your food is enjoyed as much... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very very very nice! Service was excellent. Quiet relaxing atmosphere and excellent soufflé omelette with crispy bacon & tomato inside hmmmmm. From outside I was reminded by our visit to Paris a couple of years ago. The atmosphere inside as well. This is a place I strongly recommend in Cape Town's De Waterkant area. It's somewhat ticked away between buildings... More

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Cape Town
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Breakfast at La Petite Tarte is something I look forward to each week. With the wonderful decor and ambiance one could be sitting at a street cafe in Paris. You are warmly welcomed and immediately feel part of a very special family. My husband and I are creatures of habit and so each week he loves the croissant with scrambled... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

lovely and comfortable little place in the heart of cape town, we had breakfast and lunch there and both were great. big choice of cakes and pies too and the best coffee. All in all a great experience and we would go back in an instant! delicious food, very friendly and good service and so much love for details. big... More

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Norwich, Vermont
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

After some shopping at Cape Quarter, we settled on La Petite Tarte for lunch, with the recommendation of a gallery staff person. We were delighted. The food, service, and ambiance were beautifully done. A wonderful oasis. We had, and heartily recommend, the mushrooms with caramelized onions, the prawn salad with green mangoes (wonderful lime/curry dressing), and the flour-less chocolate/hazelnut cake.... More

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