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“A wonderful gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starlings Cafe

Starlings Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Waitstaff
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Starlings is truly a wonderful hidden gem , behind a hedge in the middle of the southern suburbs lies a home full of flavour with a wonderful garden and a menu to suit all taste buds!! You will not be disappointed!

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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A consistent winner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Often been for lunch....superb venue interesting and varied menu, always fresh and delectable offerings. Service always friendly and excellent, a pleasure to have this special venue on our doorstep! But get there early, always very well attended, try the specials, one of our special places.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JBCapeTown
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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217 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“good and busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant strikes the perfect balance for comfort and quality food. Great food good service and I can always choose to go here with confidence. It is best on pleasant weather days when the garden seats are available as it can get crowded inside. Service varies depending on your waiter as you sometimes have to ask for the bill at the end of the meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GrantH490
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Cape Town
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enter a different world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lurking reclusively behind a dense hedge is this wee gem of an eatery, with eclectic furniture, attentive and welcoming staff, and irreproachable food. Elegant it is not, but it boasts a charming garden to delight the senses in summer, and a cosy interior efficiently heated for winter warmth. The menu is short but well chosen to cater for most tastes, but when you order wine there is an apologetic explanation that this café is unlicensed - so be sure to take your own along for lunch, or a bottle of bubbly to irrigate breakfast. The risotto of the day is especially good. There is limited parking to the side of the establishment down a drive, so one can avoid endangering one's car along busy Belvedere Road.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beverley B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“My new best lunch cafe...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I was raving about the garden setting of St Clements in Musgrave Rd Durban and my wife told be about Starlings Claremont. Today visited for lunch and was equally impressed. Was not able to get a table in the quaint garden but then that us for our next visit. Great atmosphere and setting. Great service and introduction to the lunch menu. The lamb rib special was outstanding and full of flavours. Just luvd the place and cannot wait to go back.

Visited July 2014
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Thank DavidBo48
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