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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 4230885
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was pleasantly surprised at the level of good service, food and atmosphere. When I placed a special request for my meal the chef accepted without a problem. Would definitely frequent again.

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Thank Lauren S
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had looked for a cute place to have breakfast with my husband on our honeymoon. What I got was an ok meal, not what I ordered, and not a good location. First please be aware the location this place is in isn't the best of areas. It seems to be more of the bar area than a restaurant location.... More 

Thank Holly M
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On our last morning in Cape Town I was expecting big things from Lola's. The space is great and our omelettes were delicious and great value. After reading a lot of reviews I was looking forward to a relaxing morning, newspaper reading and people watching. No chance. I felt rushed the entire time. When my food was delivered the newspaper... More 

1 Thank Kimberley M
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place with excellent coffee and amazing food. Wish we had come earlier to have their breakfast, but lunch was amazing!

Thank llyrad
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee. Chicken was cooked to tenderness. Hearty meals. The beef burger and fries were excellent too. The staff were really friendly and helpful and explained the meals to us. They also recommended other places to eat and check out.

Thank spacetigerrr
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family (two boys 9 & 11) had breakfast here or first morning in CPT. Their breakfast menu is small, but offers options ranging from egg dishes to croissants, French toast, and even anchovies. They even made grilled cheese for my boys (it's been a long trip, so we let them have their comfort food), called "Cheese Toasties". The clientele... More 

1 Thank Stuart W
Auckland, New Zealand
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155 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, friendly staff and a cool vibe set Lola's apart. We had breakfast here on 3 occasions and were never disappointed. As mentioned the coffee was great and the staff attentive and friendly. Scrambled eggs on a toasted Croissant @ $54R and fresh fruit salad and mueslie with honey and yogurt @ $56R.

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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353 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lola's is practically an institution in Cape Town, despite its diminutive size. Named after the artists whose work is on display, locals live to eat here which is always a good sign for me. Breakfast is great. The menu is quirky and specials are posted on the board. You have a view into the small kitchen where the friendly chef... More 

1 Thank AlexisZA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick breakfast before work this morning, what a pleasant surprise. Coffee was delicious and served within minutes. I had a top quality eggs Benedict. Definitely a must if you're in the area.

1 Thank Julienne T
Cape Town
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taken to Lola's by my family for fathers day breakfast. We were seated promptly and given menus immediately. After choosing our during the coffees and hot chocolates arrived within 3 minutes of placing the order. We were also shown the famous "chalkboard" with the daily menu and ordered two eggs benedict, one French croissant, one three egg omelet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $7
Cafe, European, Fusion
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 4230885
Lola's Cafe has been a long standing institution on Long Street, and it has returned under new management with a gorgeous makeover, new Chefs, and amazing food!Situated at the corner of Long and Buiten Streets in the heart of Cape Town, Lola's is an airy, vibey, beautiful, yet unpretentious venue offering a variety of gourmet meals prepared by inspired Chefs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?