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A hidden treat

Quaint, charismatic and vibrant cafe and bookshop with lovely staff members and decor. I can sit... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
TheNameIsNicky
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Story Time

Such a lovely experience for myself and the little one, the kids are read to and have a fun... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Bonita F
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Cape Town
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Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Quaint, charismatic and vibrant cafe and bookshop with lovely staff members and decor. I can sit here for hours.

Thank TheNameIsNicky
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely experience for myself and the little one, the kids are read to and have a fun activity while you get to relax and have a lovely cup of coffee or get to participate. Would definitely recommend it for aspiring book worms.

Thank Bonita F
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice to have an old fashioned book store to visit. None of that amazon electronic book stuff. Just paper wall to wall. Really nice book lounge downstairs with comfy chairs and with a coffee shop. Excellent kids book section. Have also been to several book...More

Thank NATO2012
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Great little book shop in town. Very helpful with recommendations if you are travelling and want to read SA authors, etc. Some good kids books too.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Great selection as far as books go but the real magic is when you go downstairs. You can sit and read, have a coffee all in a very old school book shop vibe. Staff are helpful and unobtrusive, I recommend a pop in if you’re...More

Thank SouthAfricaLilly4
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Cool place, nice ‘real’ vibe and great selection of unique books. Downstairs has nice area to have coffee, chill-out while you shop etc.. Definitely recommend even just to browse around and/or have a coffee.

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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Came here from the truth coffee, and found this little place on the corner. There is also a downstairs that has children’s books and nonfiction. It also has a coffee/tea shop downstairs as well. Quite a fun place to hang out and read.

Thank Luna L
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

What a gem! If you are a book lover then this is the place for you. If you are looking for a book and want an opinion on a book you will find a staff member who is well informed in that book. How they...More

Thank Crazyredpepper
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Wonderful place , excellent selection of books and ambience bu , a Cape Town must do, bnut experience totally spoilt by 2 surly and uninterested staff ! just awful .

Thank Edmund001
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We were looking for specific books and that’s when we were recommended by staff from Waterfront book store. We did visit Book Lounge in search of those books however they were not available there as well. However the experience was quite pleasant of this place....More

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