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Lola's

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Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Fusion, Bistro
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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+274230885
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
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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  • 99
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    Very good
  • 7
    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
Tasty food and convenient location

We had a lovely visit to Lola's for lunch after some sightseeing in central Cape Town. I had a ham and cheese toasty, which tasted divine, and my husband ordered a modern take on a chicken pot pie, which was beautifully presented and he appeared to enjoy it quite a bit. The service was timely and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely visit to Lola's for lunch after some sightseeing in central Cape Town. I had a ham and cheese toasty, which tasted divine, and my husband ordered a modern take on a chicken pot pie, which was beautifully presented and he appeared to enjoy it quite a bit. The service was timely and polite, and the prices... More 

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United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Always a great meal as well as value. Range from Asian to European to traditional African are well prepared. We never miss a meal here and are never disappointed,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have lunched countless times at this small bohemian restaurant from 2012 until early May 2015, when I moved back to Amsterdam. Favorite items: mussel chowder, mussels with leek soup, chicken pie, mushroom risotto, sirloin steak, grilled tuna with cold potatoes/anchovies/etc; various very tasty pasta dishes; mashed potatoes with bangers (on the menu a few years ago); lentil soup; carrot... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A lovely simple place in town, located on the well famous Long St. Food is fresh and varied, and the menu varies every week. Fresh fruit juices !

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast here. Prices are very good, and the food is incredible. We stayed for extra juice, their fresh juices were delicious. Great atmosphere, friendly, quick service and the waitress gave us good tips for exploring the local area.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We pop in the CBD periodically for a night of adult time and we always find ourselves having breakfast at Lola's. Food is Amazing, Staff are Great and we just can't get enough of the place. Highly recommend them.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Breakfast menu is brilliant, lots of options and all fresh. Cool little cafe on long street, can see into the kitchen and tables inside and out. Fresh smoothies and juices available. Evening dinner menu also available. Definitely visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I'm from Venezuela and they have the best lasagna and all of their food is simply great! Also, their juices are exquisite. It is like the gem of all Longstreet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

A very nice place on Long Street for breakfast, lunch and some nights diner. Good food but the best part of the place is the nice staff that helps with any questions and give good recommendations about what to have. The fact that they have a good WIFI is an added benefit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We came to lolas a few times already. For breakfast and lunch. The breakfast with it's freshly squeezed juices and warm croissants is amazing. Also they offer all different kind of breakfast (eggs, fruits, croissants etc). All of it shows a high quality and is all freshly done! A big plus is the service! Compared to other places, the service... More 

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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: +274230885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, 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
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?