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Africa Cafe

108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Africa Café offers a multi-cultural dining experience. Since 1992, chef Portia has been creating food infused with African soul and passion. Experience an exotic tapestry of flavours that will take you on a journey from North to South. Housed in an historic national monument, the restaurant is divided over 3 levels and 7 richly decorated dining rooms.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

It was a very nice experience to have dinner in this restaurant. The menu is really tasty and you can try a lot of traditional dishes from different African Countries. If you eat the all portion of each plate, you won't be able to finish the entire menu! We enjoyed everything, but our favorites were the lamb with dates, Ethiopia... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

!6 dishes from various African countries. All delicious and the atmosphere is fantastic. I went there twice in a month and loved it each time. Make sure you see all the rooms as the decore is different.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect, but had a great experience of food and entertainment, Very surprised when the guy brought us a bowl and warm water to wash our hands first! Then we were served with lots of delicious food in colourful bowls. Lots of variety, my taste buds were tingling with all the different flavours. Fantastic way to... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Sample a fixed menu of varied recipes from all over Africa in one location. We sampled food from Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and other countries everything tasted wonderful and was prepared using coconut oil. Very healthy and enjoyable dinner.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was all you wanted to eat and there was a large variety of things to try. Service was very good and the food tasty. We wanted a copy of the menu that listed the dishes we were served but were denied a copy. Small gift shop attached to restaurant. If you want to try typical African dishes, this is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While visiting Cape Town, it was suggested that we try African Cuisine at the Africa Cafe. A cute vintage house that has been converted into a restaurant that offers a wonderful menu and singing staff! Several rooms to choose from are all decorated in bright colors and offers a cozy atmosphere! Set menu of African dishes keep coming and while... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Working in the tourism industry, I had an opportunity to take my clients to Africa Cafe. This little gem never ceases to disappoint, with a warm welcome, endless African Dishes, eat all you want, desert and coffee all inclusive, it is value for money and a great African Experience for those who are visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Excellent food, but overpriced. Very much tourist prices, but we enjoyed the meal and the staff were very friendly

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Athens, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Colourful, inside an african party.. Multi plated, music, african dressed waitresses.. That was a dream or almost a painting by Van Gogh...

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San Francisco, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Just arrived to Captown and this restaurant will put you in the mood for Africa. Yes it is touristy but that is what I am doing. So it is touristy good. Great decoration and very nice service. We were a group of 24 they handled us with no problems. Food is from different regions of Africa. You don't pick the... More

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