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Lola's

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French, Cafe, Fusion, Bistro
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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 4230885
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it...
Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it has returned under new management with a gorgeous makeover, new Chefs, and amazing food!Situated at the corner of Long and Buiten Streets in the heart of Cape Town, Lola's is an airy, vibey, beautiful, yet unpretentious venue offering a variety of gourmet meals prepared by inspired Chefs.
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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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
M yalmost everyday retreat...

Morning coffee, lunch, apetizer and a glass of wine or Dinner... anything goes, at Lola´s. I Always find something tasty and the atmosphere and service is extremly nice. I can reed Cape Times, or work or have a business meeting - everyone is welcome and nothing is impossible. Food? Always fresh and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Ann-SofieM66
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a good breakfast here, but nothing to rave about. Actually, I could taste the vinegar on my poached eggs, so that's not great. It was fine, but not a meal I would tell my friends about. Good solid breakfast spot, but not the best in the city.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Morning coffee, lunch, apetizer and a glass of wine or Dinner... anything goes, at Lola´s. I Always find something tasty and the atmosphere and service is extremly nice. I can reed Cape Times, or work or have a business meeting - everyone is welcome and nothing is impossible. Food? Always fresh and well prepared and cooked. My favorite everyday retreat,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I stopped to have an espresso and a croissant in the middle of the afternoon. Nice pick! Stylish modern deco, (real) tulips on the tables, indie ambient music. Service is correct. The exhaust fan was not working properly today though. The whole restaurant was smelling as the kitchen. It is still a good option on Long st.

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A quaint little coffee shop come restaurant! Friendly staff, great coffee and the Chef's special the Eggs Benedict did not disappoint! The lovely ladies were most attentive on this chilly Cape Town morning. A wonderful place on a busy Long Street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We popped in for coffee and freshly pressed juice just before closing time and the staff were very accommodating. The coffee is lovely (not too strong) and the freshly baked croissants are DIVINE!! Jugs of lemon and cucumber water available free of charge. Great vibe and great people watching.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We frequent Lola's and they never dissappoint. Breakfast and lunch's are divine and quality. Definitely one of my favourite eat out spots to visit..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Egg benedict awesome 😍❤️ And lovely people staff But they don't have filtrate coffee Nice mood Small branch Prices not bad .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

All I needed was decent wifi and some good green tea. Both were a treat and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Then I tried the flat white, which was almost perfect. Very attentive staff and an intimate atmosphere had me thinking that I should try the food. The balance of flavours of their chicken and veg salads was simply perfect.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

One of many great laid back cafe style establishments on Long Street. Good for a quick meal, or a slow day idling away in from of your laptop, looking up occasionally at the bustle of Long Street. Menu has a great selection of breakfast foods, coffee is excellent. Sit inside or outside, or at one of the unusual 'sharing tables'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great little breakfast spot. I can 2 days in a row because the eggs Benedict was so good. Also have great pastries!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 4230885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, Fusion, Bistro

Description

Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it has returned under new management with a gorgeous makeover, new Chefs, and amazing food!Situated at the corner of Long and Buiten Streets in the heart of Cape Town, Lola's is an airy, vibey, beautiful, yet unpretentious venue offering a variety of gourmet meals prepared by inspired Chefs.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?