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“Still the best breakfast in town. ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Viva Cafe

Viva Cafe
Studio 30, Somerset Square | Highfield Road, 8001, South Africa
+27214182619
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Ranked #422 of 1,589 Restaurants in Cape Town
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Spanish, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Viva is an intimate café with great coffee and brilliant food. Designer Sandwiches, tapas and deconstructed salads. Live performances and good vibes.
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“Still the best breakfast in town. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Viva still has the best benedict in town. The chef Barend is a master in the kitchen. The vegetarian benedict combined with a freshly squeezed orange juice and a delux coffee is the best way to start the day. Not open on a sunday.

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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best breakfast spot in Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We love this hidden gem. They serve a mean Deluxe coffee and the best breakfasts in town. Haven't been for a lunch yet, but I'm told the lunches are well worth the visit too!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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31 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Awesome tapas & vibey bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

VIVA Cafe is a well-kept, secret local gem! Tucked away in Greenpoint in the heart of the music district, the crowd is diverse and you will find Chef Barend serving up DELICIOUS tapas from the kitchen! Barend spent years in Europe training and working, and now fuses European & South African flavours. Definitely try their "Magic Shrooms" or the handcut Chorizo chips. VIVA's menu is seasonal, so be sure to ask for new items when you pop in.

All the staff have down-to-Earth, quirky personalities. It's a great place to chill out for brunch, watch the "business lunch" crowd from the radio stations/ media co. nearby, and then sip on sundowner craft beers or VIVA's home-infused vodkas ;) There's outdoor seating and plenty parking space, and free WiFi!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benedikt S, Owner at Viva Cafe, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Hey Lisa! As always happy to accommodate you! Thanks for always supporting us! Much love from the VIVA Team!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Great wholesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Quite the unexpected find, but we had a wonderful lunch sitting in the sun under the umbrellas enjoying the vibe.

The service was a bit slow with a young waitress who probably had a heavy night before - but then the food! Wow! The chef did an outstanding job on each and every plate. We were truly impressed and will be back soon.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benedikt S, Manager at Viva Cafe, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Hey Degen! Thanks for this recent review! Let me know when you're here again. wanna show you our appreciation! Benedikt
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Best Eggs Benedict in Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Discovered this little gem hidden away off the beaten path a few weeks ago.
One has to head up the parking section behind the Tafelberg Furnishers off Somerset road, but the trip is worth it. They make a mean Deluxe Coffee cappuccino and the chef, Barend, makes THE BEST EGGS BENEDICT in Cape Town.

This is now a firm favourite.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benedikt S, Owner at Viva Cafe, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. I know it's been a while since your review but just wanted to say thanks! Hope to see you again soon!
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