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“Fun!”
Review of Africa Cafe

Africa Cafe
Ranked #22 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Schenectady, New York
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great time at this restaurant! In addition to some interesting African dishes that were very good, we were thoroughly entertained by the staff and the goings on including having our faces painted in tribal designs and a staff song and dance routine that rocked the house. The restaurant itself is very colorful and cool...decorated with found objects like light fixtures made from plastic soda bottles. If you're planning on going to this restaurant you need to make reservations at least several days before your visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Judy M
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Budapest
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22 reviews
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“Learning about the Cape Malay Ruti & Xhosa food and face painting”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Well prepared and kind staff! Nice bunch of ladies together!!! :) We enjoyed the face painting and the local music and dancing show!!!! Everything was really good but the price is higher than could be expected.

Thank you and greeting from Hungary!

  • Visited May 2013
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Albany, New York
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251 reviews
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“Unique Cultural Experience”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

The African Cafe was a fun evening learning about traditional foods and customs of Africans. While not all was my favorite, it was great to sample all the different dishes common to the area. The decor was bright and welcoming, the staff friendly and helpful, and their singing added to the fun. Having our faces painted was an added treat! The price for an authentic evening was reasonable and fair. As visitors to a different land, I believe we all should learn about the culture of the area and this was a fun way to do so.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank HokieGal30
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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews
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“Great African Experience”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Go here hungry! The food and variety is amazing. We were told that we can order more of any of the dishes after being served all and we were too full to even finish our first serves. All the dishes were tasty, and it was great to be told where each dish originates from, what was in it and what to eat it with.

Visited May 2013
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California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Variety of food items from different areas in Africa”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I loved the fact that they give you a sampling of food from different areas in Africa. The service is great, food is good, and the prices are reasonable. Definately check it out.

  • Visited April 2013
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