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Banana Jam Cafe
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Kenilworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Banana Jam is an institution in the Southern Suburbs! It is always a fun, relaxing and warm experience. Great food and great drinks. I love the cocktail specials :)

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Thank Emma_ZA
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

a very fitting laid back atmosphere. great food, the starters platter was brilliant, especially the bacon wrap jalepenos and the Jamaican patties. the service was helpful. great place to take friends to have a great time

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We'd heard a lot about Banana Jam over the years as it's a favourite with our sons. Went there for a family supper for my son's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the Caribbean feeling which is very relaxed. Despite the laid back atmosphere the service was excellent as was the quality of the food. Our party had a range of different meals from pizza and burgers to Rum Pork and Mojo Roti and all were of the same high quality.

Banana Jam also offers a number of craft beers.

We went on a cold, wet winter evening so appreciated the roaring fire. In summer there are also lots of tables in the garden to enjoy the warmer weather.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were told about this place while visiting the Brewery in Newlands. This place is tucked away in Kenilworth and seems to attract a lot of locals. One thing that impressed me along with the long list of microbrews is that the server actually knew what the food and some of the beers tasted like and could describe them. We visit a fair amount of restaurants in Cape Town and one thing I have found is that the servers can't provide any reliable advice as to what they serve.
Banana Jam is presented as food with a caribbean flair. They have a great wonderful selection of microbrews and rums from around the world. One of the owners of Devils Peak brewery was at the table next to us and bought us a pint of his company's brews.
One thing I found odd was that they served pizza. Does every restaurant in Cape Town do this? .

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Thank Shame F
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I like the laid back atmosphere that is set up for the clients. Even though it is laid back, the waitrons are very hard working and attentive. Their vegetarian burger kicks butt as well, although if you wait a bit too long to eat, it will get dry, so a veggie sauce would be nice. You are also safe to buy a glass of their red wine. It's really good. I would never recommend it as a date spot or a family dinner spot. But a place to go to with friends.

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Thank HillsandSongs
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