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“Not a Gourmet Stop” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Roux

Cafe Roux
Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner of Main Road, Cape Town Central 7979, South Africa
27217892538
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Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Not a Gourmet Stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The place looked very inviting at first, the surrounding a bit unreal for South Africa and the menu had enough choice to please every taste but the service was very slow and the food average. Stay away if you don't like to be surrounded by unsupervised kids.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Not very good. Overpriced pub food. Tatty restaurant.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

One of the few things Cafe Roux has going for it is the location...and a great jungle gym for kids. For what you get, the food is overpriced and restaurant a bit tatty. It's a pub lunch with gourmet prices. I used to go often and tried to change my expectations or see it differently, but I kept coming to the same conclusion. Sorry. I wish this was a positive review.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I enjoyed the atmosphere, always busy, always having something on, children play close by. Steak was delicious.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Kid friendly restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Love the fact that you can enjoy breakfast there in 'peace' while the kids charge around in the playground! Keeps parents and children happy. The food was great too - tough choosing from the menu with so many great options!

Visited May 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A solid choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We went with a group of friends for dinner. The meals were good but nothing special. Quite a varied menu from pizza to Thai green curry. Friendly, efficient service.

Visited April 2013
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