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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    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
feels like home

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
saroundtheworld2014
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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting in the heart of De Waterkant, cute decor, staff quite professional by CT standards, good to see some of the same staff still there in 2015 that were there 2 yrs earlier. Carafes of wine really good value. Nice list of lunch dishes, quiches, salads, etc, all well executed and presented.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great food, attentive, friendly staff. You can sense the care that has gone into the food and ambiance.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We eat regularly at la Petite Tarte and the food is always consistently excellent and very good value. The owners are always at hand and the staff are very friendly, polite and efficient.

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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You feel like you are in a country kitchen, right in the heart of de Waterkant. We had a delicious lunch that tasted home cooked and light. It's a small place though so best to book or get there early. We also went back for coffee and cake later. Yum!

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Dublin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a wee gem of a cafe and restaurant in the heart of Cape Quarter. Service is consistently good and owners very attentive.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited this cute little place on a very busy Saturday over the Christmas and New Year holidays.There was such a great atmosphere one felt you could be sat in Paris at one of the exclusive tea rooms. A great choice on the menu .great to have a vegetarian diet catered for so well. The owners were very discreet and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This chanting lunch venue in de Waterkant really serves the very best Chicken Pie I have ever eaten anywhere in the world, packed with chicken, vegetables and topped with a very good lattice crust and served with a an excellent avocado, tomato and lettuce salad. Try the excellent Carrot Cake or Plum Tart, described by my friend who ordered it... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant is quaint and a must to visit. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing yet sophisticated and comfortable. The menu is a blend of exciting dishes that have a somewhat international flare combined with tasty home-made cooking. One of my favourites is the chicken pie served with a fresh salad. I find the baked cheese cake to be the... More 

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Cape Town
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

La Petite Tart is the kind of place that you will want to keep returning to. Their scrambled egg make me determined NEVER to try this at home, because I will always feel a failure after their expert and delicious cuisine. Their carrot cake makes me want to beg one of the owners to marry me! I have visited the... 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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