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Review of Orphanage

Orphanage
Ranked #198 of 1,182 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Orphanage takes its unconventional name from its location on Orphan Street, so named as the orphan children of Cape Town used to gather there in the early 1900’s. The low-key brown doorway with a key-shaped spy-hole is an ‘Alice through the looking glass’ entrance into a beautifully detailed, quirky cocktail club which opened rather unusually, with a blessing by the Archdeacon and a drink on the menu is dedicated to the present day Children’s Home that was founded as a result of his predecessors efforts. Harking back to the drinking dens of the early 1900’s; Orphanage offers an extraordinary theater of cocktail alchemy, an unpretentious, top-quality sharing food menu of which the star is the signature crayfish rolls & truffle chips & a remarkable and rich history from the vibrant Mother City. Expect a laid back vibe, DJ's spinning deep-house & dancing until 2am.
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

I believe this to be the most wonderful and innovative place In the whole of Cape Town and always get excited when plans are made to go there. The cocktails are so different and unbelievably good ( I,myself, have at least 3 favorites. The one with the pink purée, the one in a tea cup and the Bloody Mary) . The atmosphere is warm and arty , the music is always satisfactory and the service is fantastic. Be sure to order a table before though. A must try!!!!

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1  Thank Jamilah7
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you are into asymmetrical haircuts, instagram, vintage clothes, coloured skinny jeans and funky, oversized sunglasses....then you will enjoy this bar. Nice venue for after work drinks and nicely decorated.
However, it is slightly pretentious ( hipster heaven) and the drinks are very expensive.

Thank Holly2Capetown
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katierowen, Owner at Orphanage, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

*Blush* thank you for your kind words...and just a note on those hipsters... we do have a terrifyingly trendy Thursday... our Serendipitous Supper Club Soriee is becoming legend in the achingly cool hair salons and skinny-jean outlets of Cape Town. But Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all much more normal in our humble shake-house and we welcome all shapes, sizes, ages, trendsters, conformists, colours, creeds, locals and aliens EVERY single night. If you love cocktails. We *heart* you.

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

It has a bar chemistry culture that will intrigue you, envelope you are leave you want more of something else. It cans at no cheap cost though. The food is also interesting and good. The staff are friendly and supper efficient. A couple of rounds can quickly add up if you are drinking extravagantly, and i would only go here for extravagant drinking because they do it so very well.

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1  Thank Albert D
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

A great place to go for an after work early or late night drink food also available. Great fries and mayo!,Very good late night service by very friendly and efficient staff. Vibe and a great atmosphere .Also good for light lunch and a beer .

1  Thank Glenthorn
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Wow, the decor is amazing. Very interesting cocktails, awesome vibe, just expensive but worth a visit. The food presentation is great and very tasty. If you are in the mood for something different and a special night out, go to Orphanage.

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1  Thank DanieCalitz
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