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Review of Africa Cafe

Africa Cafe
Ranked #20 of 1,182 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Africa Café offers a multi-cultural dining experience. Since 1992, chef Portia has been creating food infused with African soul and passion. Experience an exotic tapestry of flavours that will take you on a journey from North to South. Housed in an historic national monument, the restaurant is divided over 3 levels and 7 richly decorated dining rooms.
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Big, but cosy restaurang with great food, nice waiters and waitresses and good music. Went home from the restaurant in a great mood.

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Thank Malin L
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

If you want a restaurant where the food is delicious traditional African cuisine and the beautiful African staff paint your face and burst into spontaneous song, drumming and dancing, then this is the place for you!! Awesome experience!

Thank Micksterooney
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The dining rooms was bright cheerful and eclectic. Service was with very efficient and friendly. Ideally, The African Cafe is best enjoyed with a group of friends. (A large tourist group in our room was quite loud and really seemed to be enjoying their last night in Africa.) The many small sampling were from all over Africa. Only one dish that night was South African Cuisine. Of the many items on the fixed price menu none of them had us wishing for seconds. We also disappointed at the end of the meal when we informed that our desserts would cost extra because we did not purchase the "eat as much as you want selection". My rating ? Two thumbs sideways...

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Thank CAGrammy
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Party of 4, we weren't sure what to expect, except we were told they served family style specialties from around countries throughout Africa. Sounded intriguing, so we dove in. Promptly seated upstairs, its an eclectic decor,which had its own vibe about the place. We had our hands washed tableside, picked out a nice SA local pinotage,and they explained their is a ala carte menu, or just go for the bring whats cooking tonight. We went with whatever is on the stove, and what a delight, Morrocan tajine,Ethiopian Lamb stew, etc.. and you could pick out your favorite and they would bring more, simple and effective. We had a great time, as other reviewers have mentioned, they paint the gals up ever so gently, big smiles all around, a very nice touch. Would recommend.

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Thank sonyibmdrives
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We ate here with a group of 12 and all had a great time. You are served a lot of dishes so be sure and go hungry! If there is a dish you really like they will bring you more but with so much served we didn't do that. You start the evening with them bringing a large basin to you to have your hands washed. The food then starts coming and coming one dish after another. It was all very good some spicier than others. After dinner they entertain you with music, drums and dancing. I suppose this is considered touristy, but that's what we were so we rejoyed it a lot.

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Thank OrSunshine
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