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Lola's

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it has...
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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  • 59
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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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
Small but perfectly formed

Great, unpretentious but uniformly excellent food, service and atmosphere. Ate here three times in ten days recently and, compared with many other more prestigious Cape Town establishments, Lola's is head and shoulders above most. Fresh and inventive dishes, great juices and FANTASTIC value, even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter W
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, unpretentious but uniformly excellent food, service and atmosphere. Ate here three times in ten days recently and, compared with many other more prestigious Cape Town establishments, Lola's is head and shoulders above most. Fresh and inventive dishes, great juices and FANTASTIC value, even by CT standards. An absolute must visit destination.

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Thank Peter W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, cosy corner cafe. Very quick service, limited menu but food makes up for that. Juices were delicious, cappuccino as well. Delicious, fresh dishes. Will definitely visit again when in CPT.

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Thank I_am_tasha
Birdwell, South Yorkshire
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe, great breakfasts, good coffee, and free WiFi. What more do you need? Three cappuccinos and two croissant scrambled egg breakfasts - £5 -while the rand is at 23.

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1 Thank Annie m
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place to have breakfast and very great food. it is my one usual stop to get food. They are very creative with their food, stacking their chips like a Jenga set :)

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1 Thank Carlvin G
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife was taking a walk in Longstreet as we walk past Lola's . We decide to have breakfast there. The service was very quick . The juice was out of this world I had the Apple- cucumber juice !!! I ordered an omelet - But what a pleasure. It was nicely prepared and it tasted very good.... More 

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1 Thank Travelvespa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there early saturday morning just they were setting up, breakfast menu was small, food was good, had the omelette, coffee is ok.

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1 Thank pjlammy
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breakfast as this little cafe was amazing. Our airbnb host recommended it and I'm so glad we went. I would say it was the best breakfast I had while in South Africa and that is saying something because I have been known to be a breakfast snob. I had the poached egg dish and it was great! All the food... More 

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2 Thank Nicole B
Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

A lovely and well known local restaurant equally well known for it's breakfast and lunch menus. We had breakfast in this well known and character full part of the city. Clearly a favourite amongst Capetonians and different from the run-of-the-mill eating place in town.

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2 Thank Bart S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Small, quaint cafe on Long Street. Had a late lunch during weekday in January - food was very good, full of flavor. Did not partake, but saw many enjoying coffee drinks, as well as beer and wine, so it looked to be a great drink spot as well. Only complaint is we went on a very hot day - very... More 

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1 Thank carcam224
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A little gem on Long street. Wonderfully light and bright. Great to have a meal and glass of wine while watching the world go by. Food is divine - fresh and tasty. Well worth a visit.

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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: Cafe, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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