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“The best EVER”
Review of Rcaffe

Rcaffe
Ranked #194 of 1,184 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: About the restaurant: Established in 2004, Rcaffe on Long Street has stood the test of time. Our excellent coffee has always been our biggest selling point, and our passionate belief in excellent food and impeccable service has certainly made Rcaffe a Cape Town institution. Recently voted as one of the Top 10 coffee shops in cape town by Cape Town Magazine. We are proud, and thankful to our regular, and new, clientele for the support over the years. Philosophy: "Home is where friendly paths cross, and for that brief moment in time, the whole world looks like home." - Hermann Hesse The Rcaffe experience permeates all your senses: sight, smell, flavor, sound and atmosphere stirring a romantically familiar sense of deja vu. Have you ever been drawn to a place, not quite certain what pulled you in, finding yourself giving in to the urge of exploring it further, only to discover that your expectation has been exceeded? That's the charm of Rcaffe. Funky, creative, quirky, vibrant, unique, social, friendly, hip, fresh, sophisticated, decadent....Rcaffe is a theatrical experience which would create a personal stage for each and every one of its visitors. Decor: The decor is a creative expression of the Rcaffe philosophy. It has a romantic, bohemian feel to it, modeled by the creative flare of designer and artist, Brigitte Dewberry ("Spred");"I wanted to create a quirky fun but layered experience. Something that would engage the customers but leave them with a taste of nostalgia" The art features made from "R"ecycled magazines and "R"ead books, "R"ecords, vintage tennis "R"ackets, tape "R"ecorders etc is what brings the "R" to life. Food: We have a divers menu using only the freshest ingredients. Quality, consistency and well-balanced flavors are what we have become known for since opening in 2004. Flavors are well thought through and every bite is complex, with multiple layers of taste awakening your senses and evoking memories. Mediterranean simplicity is combined with the interesting notion that nothing is quite what it seems, continuously discovering a new flavor element with every bite, making the experience unforgettable.
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I will go as far as to say the BEST coffee in RSA......Sibongile's coffee is mind blowing. Owners, Julian and Sharon your restaurant is amazing. Food, well......no words can describe how amazing it is. Passion in everything....it is a must when visiting Cape Town. Love the new look too....!!!!!!

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Thank fritzvr
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a great little spot on Long Street. It opens early, does great coffee and has really good staff. I've yet to eat a meal here, but the pastries and cakes are lovely. The atmosphere is low key and comfortable, in a part of town where pretension can be high.
All good.

Thank MJBCapeTown
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is just a good place for breakfast, with a big selection of croissants, sandwiches, pastries etc. Nice fresh fruit juices. Barista***** ! It's not cheap but very good quality. Nice place when you're in the city bowl.

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Thank Boris068
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

On a long street. Very interesting. Owner run place. We had ordered omlette and sweet potato chips. Tasty good value for money.

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Thank RParbhoo
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

After exploring central Cape Town relax in the friendly and warm environment of Rcaffe. It isn't posh, formal, sophisticated or stuck-up. It is informal and easy going and the staff and food make it a perfect place to stop for breakfast, brunch, lunch or tea.
A really nice and good place to hang out.

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