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The Annex

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Annex 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 2453
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Under the Cypress formally The Annex for dinner with friends. Have been to The Annex countless times and was always good. We opted to sit on the top terrace as it was a stunning evening, however it was soo dark no lights no candles no lanterns. The waitress apologized for the lack of light and brought candles but... More 

Thank kate9781
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Annex has since changed to Under the Cypress. We went for a early dinner on a Saturday and were really disappointed. House brand drinks (J & B and Bells) options were out of stock. There is no set menu as the menus seem to be written daily, which is fine but their selection is very limited - ribs, fish... More 

Thank Laurenceh777
Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 7 hikers had started very early in Muizenberg and stopped for breakfast before returning. The setting and ambience are outstanding and the breakfasts (varying from Eggs Benedict, Full English to Omlette) and service were good. We'll be back!

Thank jpvn78
Cape Town
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from outside, across the harbour are gorgeous, sheltered from the wind. Friendly staff. Whether meeting friends or chilling with a book (right next door to a bookshop!), summer or winter (lovely winter rooms with fire place) this is the place to go for breakfast.

Thank Lynda J
South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, good service and excellent breakfast. Staff very friendly. View over the bay. I recommend this for breakfast and lunch

Thank Helena S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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169 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We love Under the Cyprus. Food quality and service make for a great visit. Seafood pasta is my favorite. Fair prices and great atmosphere make for a memorable meal!

Thank ClemD2014
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Restuarant in February and once again, I received absolute amazing service and food! The view was amazing and I'd recommend Under The Cypress to anyone in or near Kalkbay and will always go there whenever I'm in the area! Great job to their Staff and Managers!

Thank Deon R
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Hi was at underthecypress what a awesome service's we had food was incredible what fabulous place too visit I will return.

Thank jukke101
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Same owners but new name Under the Cyprus. 25 minutes for a coffee and 65 minutes from ordering breakfast to food arriving is not acceptable. One table complained about the wait and the chef had a very poor attitude towards the client. Have been before when the owners were on duty and service was a lot better. I and my... More 

Thank Gary S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Took friends our for dinner. Thought we would try Under The Cypress. Ordered cocktails. Waited 15 minutes to hear that they don't serve cocktails after 18. 00 pm as the machine makes a noise and customers complain. The menu says.. Cocktails served till late? Food took forever to come. Was tasty. By 10.30 on a Friday night we were asked... More 

Thank AndreWolhuter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Annex 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 2453

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?