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“Amazing food, friendly staff, nice design”

Birds Boutique Cafe
Ranked #455 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Cafe, Contemporary
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Long-established cafe in a heritage Dutch building under the trees in Bree Street (Cape Town).Our menu has a focus on healthy seasonal produce. Relaxed environment - a few things you might not find elsewhere. We also provide outside catering.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“Amazing food, friendly staff, nice design”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Went here twice on my trip. Both times the food was fantastic - large tasty salads with fresh ingredients, great coffee and the best pancakes I've ever eaten.
Perfect lunch spot.

  • Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our Local Favorite”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This place is an absolute charmer with great food and friendly staff. Plywood tables with upside-down crates & cushions for seats. The cafe decor also included swan-shaped salt & pepper basins, jars of pickled carrots, and buckets used as lamps. The water pitchers had bunches of mint lending a nice fresh flavor, and our tea came out in a beautiful rustic tea set.

We saw the words "ribeye" and "pancetta" on the menu and it was a done deal. Ribeye sandwich? Yes, please. Gnocchi with pancetta and arugula? Great idea. The gnocchi were a little larger than we were used to, ending up a bit on the doughier/chewier side, but definitely cooked well and tasty. Ten points for presentation, too.

Wish we could eat here everyday.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Esther Y
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Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Euphoria”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Birds has to be one of my favourite places in Cape Town. At first glance the entire venue seems to be built on subtle contradictions, but that's just where the addictive charm of Birds breed inside one's mind. I adore their approach to food: fresh, creatively presented and always in unexpected combinations. A great deal of attention goes into everything at Birds! A must for Capetonians and visitors alike!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Corne E
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

There's not enough places in Cape Town making new and interesting food. Birds is brilliant. The restoration of the building is subtle and the aesthetic is great. The food is fantastic. They've clearly put a lot of time into thinking about what they want to create and have delivered the simple details really well.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Guy N
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northern new jersey
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had a very yummy lunch at Birds. Funky cool setting eating on milk crates with cushions. Def recommend eating at this place. We had chicken BLT and goat cheese with beets. Totally worth a visit. Staff very friendly too

Visited October 2012
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