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“Killer bar!”
Review of Orphanage

Orphanage
Ranked #210 of 1,223 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 June 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a quiet wed night.. Loved the atmosphere, creativity and delicious drinks. A must in Cape Town!

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Thank AnjaEbony
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

artisan mixology brilliance ! well worth it . I found the ambience amazing , decor stunning and even awesome DJ's. Definitely a suit up or shaken not stirred james bond upmarket vibe.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Cool and unusual place. Unique cocktail menu. Kind of like falling down the rabbit hole (in a good way). The whole place and staff all have a speak-easy look about them. Charming spot and highly recommended. Had the truffle fries -- order 3 more!

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Thank julieann g
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I visited Orphanage in Cape Town three times during our one week stay. We went twice for cocktails after dinner, and once for a late afternoon snack and drink. Each time we visited, we had good service from the bar staff and waiters, and we had a nice time.

Inside, the bar has a nice atmosphere, and a dj was spinning at night. Outside has several tables as well for when the weather is nice.

I highly recommend Orphanage for a night out or for good pub food.

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Thank snowbunny16
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good venue to kick off the evening or end it. Full of interesting characters with common interests...drinking.

Thank Ciaran O
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