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Cape Quarter Shop A11 Dixon Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 425 9077
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: French style day-time coffee shop/restaurant serving good quality...
French style day-time coffee shop/restaurant serving good quality home-style cooking.
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Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
A great little find

A very casual and chic place with very nice treats and food... Ideal place for lunch or a catch up with friends, it's only open during the day... And can be quite busy, because it's good... It's a good choice...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
John S
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Ape Town
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ape Town
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A very casual and chic place with very nice treats and food... Ideal place for lunch or a catch up with friends, it's only open during the day... And can be quite busy, because it's good... It's a good choice...

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is one o fmy favourite breakfast/lunch spots in Ct although I don't seem to get here often enough, coming from the Southern Suburbs and battling the parking constraits in the area. However the atmosphere and food never fail and the quality is always consistent! Well done Len & Johann - keep up te good work!

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Still our best breakfast place to date and we have been to many. La Petite Tarte is something special where one feels like part of a family and you are welcomed back time after time. Omnipresent hosts Len and Johan are passionate about what they do and whether Johan is adding a magical touch to a massive floral arrangement or... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The charmingly quaint French atmosphere hides a delicious surprise - the best Cape Baboetie in Town! Yes - the chicken pie is to die for but when in the Cape Quarter why not sample this traditional Cape Malay dish - made personally by one of the co-owners. It really is the most fragrant and tasty dish on the menu.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were in February in Cape Town. We were recommended La Petite Tarte of friends. So good we went there. And it really is worth a visit. It is run by a very nice older couple, it's totally lovingly decorated and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. We drank a latte and ate a fantastic carrote cake and it... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere and decor. Food excellent and made using fresh products. The Croque Monsieur is the best outside of France. A must. My Jack Russell was welcome too!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant situated in the heart of the Cape Quarter is well worth many visits. Their creamy scrambled eggs and crispy bacon is my favourite breakfast and if it's lunch, then roast chicken pie and salad is always my choice. Having said this the rest of the menu is extremely good. All the food is of high quality. If its... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have been here twice and on both occasions the reception and service was terrible. It seems like a lovely place and hence it is always full. So we gave it the bennefit of the doubt. But you are also treated like rubbish. We waited forever for everything and the staff seems quite uninterested most of the time. The food... More 

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toronto
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We met locals at this restaurant for Brunch based on their recommendation. The atmosphere is just delightful even though the place was was chock a block full. As a result the service was a bit slow, however once the meals arrived we did not feel rushed to finish our meal even though there were others waiting for our table. We... More 

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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For me, this is the best place to get a nice breakfast in Capetown! I travel a lot, because I'm a flight attendant but I never felt more like home then in this lovely coffee. Bruce and James (and of course the rest of the friendly team)are gorgeous and they make your stay excellent. I can't wait to be there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cape Quarter Shop A11 Dixon Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 9077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

French style day-time coffee shop/restaurant serving good quality home-style cooking.

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