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Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Cape Town
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133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7648
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Singapore
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the west coast oysters. Huge tasty and not creamy. Drinks were clever and tasty. Loved the bloody mary! Staff were super friendly and not in your face.

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Thank cfkam
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful vibey and joyous space. Great coffee. Service quick and fantastic scrambled eggs and crispy bacon.

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Thank Thomas B
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi there Thomas, that's super good to hear, we're really glad you had a good experience! :) More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice vibe,young crowd,very pleasant table service. Most tables were ordering the burger & chips [service was slow] If you want the nitty gritty read on... My husband said he hadn,t had a burger like that since the 1970,s in England, I had a bite ,it was drab,to be kind. I had the Caesar Salad, OK I,m a purist & it... More 

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Thank VickyK99
Dubai
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is my regular when I visit Cape Town. My brother can usually be found at the counter having breakfast at 8am every day! The staff are super friendly and the quality of food and coffee is consistently good. Thanks guys!

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Thank bronwenb80
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hey there, many thanks for the review, great to hear :) More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Although Clarkes has a reputation as the hipster place to have breakfast, it attracts a wide range of customers due to it long opening hours and varied menu. We breakfast here (they do lunch, dinner, sundowners and late night). The hash eggs are particular excellent, especially with the optional haddock. Service is friendly but can get forgetful when the bill... More 

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Thank Jdm120
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi there, many thanks for the great review and feedback :) More 

Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed February 11, 2017

We had a great time at Clarke's, for starters while you can get a good coffee from a lot of coffee bars, and micro roasteries in Cape Town, it's pretty rare to have a restaurant serve a decent coffee. So I was already impressed by the delicious, smooth, easy drinking coffee I was served. Dinner was fantastic. I had a... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks so much for the great review :) Really super glad to hear that you had a good time and we're looking forward to seeing you again :) More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was a recommendation of a friend of mine and I must say it is 100% worth it to visit this place! I had a coffee, fresh made water lemon juice, a delicious sandwich and a side salad. The waiters are incredibly friendly. I told them, that I'm new to Cape Town, and they adjusted their English for me.... More 

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Thank Sarah K
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi there Sarah. So great to hear that you had a good experience :) We'll be sure to let everyone know and hope you're having a good time in Cape Town! More 

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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

This place looks great but the food is not similar. The Caesar salad is not a Caesar salad and tastes poorly. The soup is boring and bland the toasted sandwich is good. The olives are not. With all the places you can eat in Capetown this is not worth returning to.

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Thank CcoughlanLondon
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for your review, though it is very worrying to hear your feedback. We put a lot of love into our food and most of the time the feedback that we receive is very positive. We're sorry to hear that your experience with us was not to your satisfaction. More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

I had the mans breakfast, and it was amazing! Loved the bread options! Would definitely come back! Lovely atmosphere and great staff! Incredible coffees!

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Thank Nicole v
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi there Nicole, great to hear and thanks for the review! See you soon :) More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

I am a complete fan of Clarke's. Been back a number of times and will be back again and again. If you like the Diners, Drive Throughs and Dives type food then this spot is for you. The pulled pork and brisket sandwiches are amazing. The burger is like no other burger in CT and really is a delicious meaty... More 

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Thank allans425
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this review

Hey there! Woah, that's super cool to hear, really great to get such positive feedback and we'll be sure to let everyone in the kitchen know! :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 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 - 4:00 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
Description
Cape Town diner with juices, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, brunch, dinner and excellent cocktails.

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