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“A Hidden Gem!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Felix

Cafe Felix
7 Kerkstraat, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
+27 22 448 1170
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Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Felix is a beautiful French Provencal styled restaurant in the picturesque Riebeek Valley. Imagine peaceful, lazy afternoons, sipping ice-cold wine under graceful 200 year old oak trees, eating sumptuous fresh country cuisine with a hint of French country music gently playing in the background. Every now and then, the ever-smiling Host extraordinaire, Malcolm, will check on you to see that everything is as it should be. That is Cafe Felix. A little piece of heaven nestled in the exquisite Riebeek Valley, filled with olive groves and rambling vineyards, and surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains. Only 50 minutes from Cape Town, you could be there and back in a day, but rest assured you will return wonderfully fed, completely relaxed and your life enriched.
Stewarton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Enjoyed Sunday lunch with friends at this delightful restaurant. Seven of us arrived without a reservation. After only a few minutes wait, our table was ready. The menu offered a good choice of winter warming food. I ordered the Chicken Pie which was scrumptious. The service was efficient and friendly. Will definitely be making a return visit.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Experience at Cafe Felix & Old Oak Manor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This past weekend my husband and I spent two nights at the Old Oak Manor - the guest house attached to Cafe Felix. The whole experience was lovely and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ribeek Kasteel. Our meals at Cafe Felix (breakfasts & dinner) were delicious and having tried out a few of the many restaurants in the area can safely say it is the best dining option by far. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Had lunch on a rainy day near the fireplace. Warm homely setting with excellent service and very good food. had burgers all round and very happy with them.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Superb, yet again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We discovered this little gem on a previous Cape visit, and looking forward to a return visit.
And yet again, Cafe Felix with its friendly staff didn't disappoint.

The whole menu looked divine, full of yummy winter-warming-dishes, I decided on the spicy butternut soup and wasn't disappointed, it's one of those dishes you can have morning, noon and night. My fiancee tried the spicy peri-peri chicken livers, and also loved it. Mains to be had was the Beef fillet (which was cooked to a perfect medium) and slow roasted Pork belly. Even though I couldn't, I still managed to squeeze in a heavenly slice of Tiramisu.

Another thumbs up goes to the staff and owner, as we were a bit of a late lunch, they made us feel completely relaxed and not rushed as we basked in the late afternoon sunlight in the garden in the back of the restaurant.

My only wish is that we lived closer to the Cape to be able to visit the picturesque little town of Riebeek Kasteel and Cafe Felix more often.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riversdal, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very Nice Wedding !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I attended my little brother's wedding here, Saturday past. Fun was had by all and the staff were just great.

I know 'cos I am in the same trade.

Keep Shining Guys !!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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