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94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
+27 21 671 6875
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2 reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Rob the owner of our accommodation for recommending Starlings! Hidden behind a hedge we entered the this quaint little cafe for afternoon tea. We sat in the beautiful garden and were waited on by the friendly relaxed staff - the only downer was the mozzies but TIA I being an avid meat eater went for the spinach, cheese... More 

Thank Robbie B
Cape Town
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Lovely rustic, romantic atmosphere, very popular and very busy. Not possible to make a reservation and by 9.30 we were fifth on the waiting list for a table. Fairly noisy, the menu is a notch or two above very good. Large variety makes for difficult choices. I had the french toast with bacon and banana and my friend eggs Benedict,... More 

Thank Karoobaby
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Everything here is delicious and you are guaranteed to be satisfied with your meal and drinks (excellent coffee by the way!). It is a rather hispster joint and is hidden behind a large hedge, so you really do need to know where you're going. My main criticism is that the menu needs to be updated more frequently for us regulars.... More 

Thank 49alaec
South Africa
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

An absolute suburban institution for a great breakfast, tea or lunch. This cleverly located, designed and set out gem is just brilliant. The owner puts huge effort into accurate execution of their meals and especially their coffee. You will visit and become a regular ... trust me

Cape Town
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

My husband took me here for my birthday Jan 2017 and I had no idea where this hide-out was. Absolutely good energy and vibes from staff, love the setup in the garden and just makes you feel at home. Just have one bathroom so can maybe be a bit of a minor but would recommend anytime.

Thank Angerette D
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I visit Starlings regularly for lunch and have never been disappointed. Despite not taking reservations I have always got a table. Sitting in the garden or inside with the large doors open is simply wonderful. The service is always fantastic and the menu so varied! The harissa chicken open sandwich is simply the best and I struggle to order anything... More 

Thank Sarah_L_Ross
South Africa
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192 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Met a business colleague for breakfast. Delightful venue. Very pleasant to sit in the garden. Coffees took a while to arrive. Breakfast was simple but delicious- low carb bread was great. Definitely a place I will return to.

Thank TouchLightly
Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We met friends for a delightful breakfast in the garden on a hot summers morning! And it was a really lovely meal and space. The tables are at the back of the restaurant under trellises and trees which keep it cool. The food was also very good from the scrambled eggs to the eggs benedict and the fruit salad they... More 

Thank Jozi_local
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Consistently really good food and prompt, friendly service. I love it. Parking always a problem but always worth the struggle!

Thank Sandra C
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Starlings is somewhat of a hidden gym, nestled between other buildings, almost hidden from site. However, it is a truly exceptional restaurant. The food is well priced, and absolutely superb. Their iced coffees and breakfast dishes are my personal favorites. Absolutely a must try.

Thank Erin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 6875

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