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228 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 4230885
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast and the service and food quality were amazing. Not a lot of tables available but it is worth the wait. Our waitress, and there was only one only, was worked off her feet but retained a smile and great service regardless.

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Thank jacobalbury
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had fab breakfast with my teenager. I has a great ambiance. We were both pleased with our orders. I went for egg benedict with hollandaise on the side. Great idea as the pesto makes the hollandaise almost unnecessary.

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Thank Thuli Z
Cape town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ovely chilled environment, which is nice, and the Waiter was polite but was disappointed in the food. I order Cajun chicken and a falafel, don't get me wrong the food was nice but when there's about 100ml water/juice in your plate it's bound to seem like soup, making the kus kus soggy. I never had the falafel there,because they seemed... More 

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Thank omaggOt
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. A nice selection of food on the menu, tables outside but in the shade, perfect on a warm summers day. The staff are really friendly too. We were only in Cape Town for 5 days, but we went for lunch twice here we liked it so much

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1 Thank Matthew W
Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The barista knows how to make a coffee/decafe. Fabulous green juices and my friend had a delicious berry smoothie. I had the beef noodles which was incredibly tasty, and my friend had the falafel sandwich, still the best falafel sandwich around. I'm the biggest fan of lola's . Good food and overall a nice experience 😀

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Thank Tilly T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, sweet, excellent food. People using wifi, hanging out, eating all hours of the day. Nice wines and beer. Comfort good.

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Thank Nancy B
Moorreesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A stroll through the wonderful Cape Town led us to Lola's. The vegetarians in the group especially enjoyed the falafel on bread, saying it's the best they ever had. The chicken pie was also excellent. Will we go back? Most definitely.

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Thank Amanda C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This place was very busy but we still received good and friendly service. Very local and authentic Cape Town Longstreet. Very good food. Eggs Bénédicte was perfect. They serve locally roasted coffee (saw the Deluxe Coffeeworks sign), barista was doing a good job. They also have locally brewed Craft beer on tap. Freshly pressed juices also available. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank ElizabethRossouw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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1 Thank Lauren S
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $7
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Fusion
Meals
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
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 4230885
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?