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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+274230885
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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.
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

i've had a few eggs benedict in my lifetime but this was BY FAR the best. firstly, i have to comment on the service... prompt; friendly; no frills no fuss; super. our eggs were poached to perfection; the hollandaise sauce just right; the bacon - streaky - crispy & delicious and the accompanying spinach & roasted cherry tomatoes the cherry(s)... More 

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Cape Town
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144 reviews 144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Jason's last week and in a similar fashion sat out on a corner in central Cape Town. This time the chairs and tables were properly comfortable and it's a whole lot better for a pavement coffee and snack. We had the breakfast menu and the eggs bene with bacon and cappuccino were fine and decently priced. There are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited Cape Town and loved loved this place. From customer service to delicious food. Apparently one of the owners is the chef and works in kitchen himself, the server said "everything is done in love":) enjoy.

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Johannesburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There's a chicken sandwich that shouldn't be missed - a pesto with lasting flavor. The French toast is a great start to a high energy day. And the juices are fresh.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been visiting in 2001 the fist time and it only got better. I would say it is worth a perfect 10. Prices are rather moderate, if you are from Europe at least.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lola's + breakfast + vibe + friendly staff + great menu (try the sweet corn fritters or eggs benedict for breakfast and chicken teriyaki for lunch) - make sure you are early or have time as it can get busy

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Sat down for a smoothie then walked around town....came back for lunch. Went back for breakfast next day. Staff very friendly and professional. Food done to perfection!!!!! 10/10

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been to Lolas very often and the food has been great consistently. Considering it is in a corner plot with large windows, no matter where you sit (indoors or outdoors), the views of the life on long street go by are great! you can literally spend hours here without getting bored. What we learned very quickly after our... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lola's is Set in the heart of Cape Town's Trendy Long Street.Been coming here for years. Whenever I'm in Cape Town. Young vibe. Full of adventurers from around the world. Food prepared to perfection. Beers and white wines always cold.... Don't know how they do it given the high turnover. Nothing better in summer than a glass of cold Chardonnay... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you aren't a Cape Town hipster your chances of getting seated or served are slim. Staff use foul language and we were ignored (with attitude - I know, right?) to the point that we decided to not order meals and just leave after coffees. Getting the bill was impossible, so we handed money to waitress personally and left. No... More 

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lolaslongst, Owner at Lola's, responded to this review

Hi Chloe I sincerely apologies for your poor experience. The atmosphere that you described is certainly not the culture that we subscribe to at Lola's, we pride ourselves on creating a warm, friendly atmosphere for all. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. More 

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Additional Information about Lola's

Address: 228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: +274230885
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro, Fusion

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