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“Slow, slow” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Limnos Bakers

Limnos Bakers
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Limnos Green Point location.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Slow, slow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

The bakery has some excellent cakes, very well presented. However the service is so slow that it becomes a trial to visit there.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“wonderful tiny cakes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I ordered the most darling tin cakes from Limnos, Claremont.
The Victoria's Secret was a lovely little chocolate orange cake and the vanilla strawberry heart was great too. They were good but not amazing- and not worth the R70.

My biggest issue was the poor service- they didnt appear to know what they were selling and were not particularly attentive.

for more pictures and info:
http://toomuchloveliness.blogspot.com/2012/07/limnos-bakery.html

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank toomuchloveliness
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South Africa
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Limnos Claremont - From hero to zero”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

In general, we've had very good experiences at Limno's Bakery Claremont. Whenever we want a really good cappuccino, we're usually guaranteed to have one at Limno's. They are expensive @ R22.00 for their large (in their option it's large) cappuccino. But as always, I don't mind paying for quality.

Of late, their coffee just doesn't seem to be as good as usual. It's either bitter or not enough foam, etc.

This morning we arrived at just after 7am and ordered 2 takeaway cappuccino's with extra foam. The restaurant was empty but staff were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. We had to wait for 15 minutes for our cappuccino's. (Ridiculous) When we got back to the car, the coffee was very bitter and when checking the foam, not only was there almost no foam, but whoever made the coffee had left half an empty packet of sweetner inside the foam. (How could they have missed this??)

We took the coffee back to complain to the manager. It turned out to be the manageress who made the cappuccino herself. She was not very apologetic when this was pointed out to her. A second cup was made. It was too hot to drink, so we left it until it was cool enough to sip. Upon our first sip, we were met with a taste which was as bitter as gall! It was not drinkable and was thrown out when we got home. Needless to say, we are incredibly unhappy to have to pay for a cup of coffee we could not drink.

What is going on Limnos??!! We're mostly disappointed because this was one place we enjoyed going and now we're thinking twice as to whether we will be going back again.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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196 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“It's More Than A Bakery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

We did lunch at Limnos Oct., 2011 just because it was a close walk from Protea Victoria Junction. Excellent deli style sandwiches and salads! It's hard to leave there without getting some of the delicious baked goods as well. Prices are very good too.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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