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Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7648
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“burger” (34 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved eating breakfast here - everything from the coffee to the juices to the food was spot on. Plenty of vegetarian options to choose from if that’s your bag, and we particularly enjoyed the huevos rancheros and hash eggs. The only thing i would...More

Thank Kayleigh F
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Kayleigh! Thanks so much for the great review, we're really glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the food. Thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip Advisors "3 days in Cape Town" recommended this place. we were there for 3 nights and took some of the TA advice. We are not exactly youngsters but we still like a good time. Music, drinks etc. We bar hopped (pub crawl others would...More

Thank Eric L
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Eric. Many thanks for your review, we're glad you had a good time and enjoyed the fries! We'll be sure to let our bar tender know that you had a good experience. Thanks for letting us know about the handling of the ice,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As many places are closed on Sunday morning this place was very busy and seems to be very popular. Good. Variety and had a most enjoyable cooked breakfast which was great value. Will return

Thank John J
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there John, many thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you had a good time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Wednesday night as a couple. From when we were seated until when we eventually got a menu (had to ask) I counted 24mins in my watch. Food was equally disappointing. Menu is limited at best, and number of choices were sold...More

Thank Davids4999
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. I'm terribly sorry to hear about your awful experience. This comes as quite a shock to us because this is certainly not our standards and not how we train our waitors and managers to operate. Though feedback like this is hard to hear,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to start a day in CPT. The coffee is good such as the ambient. The only problem was that the food took a long time to arrive.More

Thank Muriloug
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Many thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed it. We're sorry to hear that your food took a long time to arrive, sometimes we get really busy and though the kitchen definitely works as fast as possible, delays do happen. Thank you...More

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I’ve had breakfast here on a previous trip which was good, but you can’t really mess up bacon and eggs. I met a friend here recently for dinner and drinks - staff were lovely, drinks were great but the buttermilk chicken burger was weird -...More

Thank lacarneiro9
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. Many thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear that you had a good time. We put a lot of love into the food and service at Clarke's and it's always hard to hear when customers don't enjoy their meal. We make our...More

Reviewed November 1, 2017

Clarke's is convenient, vibey and quirky-cool so when I recently booked a table for 8 and had to pay a R500 deposit I was happy to do so despite it being unusual practice. The terms are strict - you forfeit the deposit and the table...More

Thank Cara D
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Cara. Though we have been in email contact over this issue, I also wanted to respond on here just to apologize again for the lack of communication and bad service that you experienced. Thank you again for bringing this issue to our attention,...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017

A popular spot for the local Afrikaans people, this place is hip & happening. The food was tasty & the service was good. We noted a lot of people bringing their dogs to the cafe. You can sit inside or outside at the back in...More

Thank Noelle C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Hi there Noelie! Many thanks for the great review, it's so good to hear when people have a good time at Clarke's :) Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 28, 2017

All dishes are great, I love the burgers. On Tuesdays they have buy one get one free deal. Unpretentious, affordable, friendly service and always good food. Cool hipster hangout.

Thank MysteryGuestSA
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thanks for the great review :)

Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

The service is good, always. Staff are friendly and polite. They are a little flexible in their menu. Caters for both vegetarians and meat lovers. And the food is average but sufficient to satisfy a customer. It's a vibey and chilled atmosphere. I like this...More

Thank SGovender108
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hi there, thanks so much for the great review. It's really good to hear that the service is good and we'll be sure to let all our staff know!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 7648
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Description
Cape Town diner with juices, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, brunch, dinner and excellent cocktails.
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