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) #207 of 917 Restaurants in Cape Town Central $$ - $$$ , International,
227 Bree Street | Corner Bree & Orphan Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2004
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“tapas” (5 reviews)
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Bar, International, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
227 Bree Street | Corner Bree & Orphan Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing drinks here! very cool and interesting. Got the gin and tonic in a fish back and the "crematorium" both excellent. service was excellent as well

Thank steven e
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Turned up late with a large party - Waitress (small with dark hair) was super efficient and got us a number of rounds of Old Fashioned - some with american whiskey and some with scotch. All lovely

Thank tangleWoody
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I honestly don't know how the waitors/waitresses do it there. This bar is small and gets full very quickly. There is a lot of commotion and people going in and out but yet they still manage to identify the new customers? ..i would be so...More

1  Thank my_chie_d
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

My friend said this was a great bar but then she never went till 12 am when she was out of it lol, it's a small bar no beer on draught just some bottles clientele quite young staff ok though

Thank Mark W
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Great service, great cocktails. Can't understand why I don't hang out here more often! The fries are addictive, and the tapas very generous. Drinks a tad pricier than most places but well worth it.

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Great venue with interesting cocktails. Service has always been good and they always try to accommodate. Great for pre-drinks. Music is vibey and spending time in the Sin bin is a must, especially in summer☺ parking is always easy to find and that's a plus...More

Thank traceXD
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting cocktails, great underground house music and up to beat atmosphere with dancing. Good place to visit when in Cape town and most bars are closed.

Thank Best4thebest
Reviewed April 2, 2017

I have been here twice now and the cocktails are inventive, fresh, and delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.

Thank SabrinaTC
Management response:Responded April 3, 2017

Hi Sabrina Thank you for your review. We have a new cocktail menu we will be launching in the next two months which will hopefully inspire your taste buds. Regards Ray

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Great vibe for post dinner drinks for couples or a small group after eating on Long Street. The menu is unique - the "swim and tonic" comes in a plastic bag with a straw with fruits appearing like fish swimming around in your drink. Nice...More

1  Thank Ssicular
Management response:Responded March 6, 2017

Hi There. THanks so much for your review we appreciate your comments. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

This was the final stop and watering hole of the night. So I can only comment on the drinks , service and vibe. All of which were great and I had the a fabulous time. Super friendly staff and people in and outside the bar....More

1  Thank DJWakitup
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Bar, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Bree Street | Corner Bree & Orphan Streets, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2004
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Orphanage takes its unconventional name from its location on Orphan Street, so named as the orphan children of Cape Town used to gather there in the early 1900’s. The low-key brown doorway with a key-shaped spy-hole is an ‘Alice through the looking glass’ entrance into a beautifully detailed, quirky cocktail club which opened rather unusually, with a blessing by the Archdeacon and a drink on the menu is dedicated to the present day Children’s Home that was founded as a result of his predecessors efforts. Harking back to the drinking dens of the early 1900’s; Orphanage offers an extraordinary theater of cocktail alchemy, an unpretentious, top-quality sharing food menu of which the star is the signature crayfish rolls & truffle chips & a remarkable and rich history from the vibrant Mother City. Expect a laid back vibe, DJ's spinning deep-house & dancing until 2am.
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