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Starlings Cafe

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94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
+27 21 671 6875
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place, with awesome food. Pity about the extra slow service. But the quiet restful outdoors is a great escape from business of the outside world.

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Thank Craig W
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highs What beautifully made food and exceptional care taken in the preparation and delivery of the food. The lady in charge made sure every cup of coffee served was of the highest standards. Was such a treat watching her take such pride in even such little details. Lows (not really) If you don't know what you're looking for, you could... More 

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Thank M2675WWmelissap
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot. Shocking service. Having to wait 20 minutes for a coffee and 40 minutes plus for breakfast. No waiter or manager to give updates/apologise for long wait.

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Thank charlie_blogger
Starlingscafe, Public Relations Manager at Starlings Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Charlie_blogger It is hard to comment after the fact but depending on how many people were ahead of you in the queue for coffee and breakfast the wait may not have been unreasonable for a very busy long weekend in Cape Town. That's why we provide newspapers, glossy magazines and free wifi for our customers. We take care with... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard about this restaraunt from friends, so was looking forward to going there. We arrived at 10.30am, by 11.30am we received our meal. The restaraunt simply could not cope with the volume of people. Several tables complained of the long wait for food.

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Thank Willis1967
Starlingscafe, Public Relations Manager at Starlings Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to Starlings on your friend's recommendation. Yes, Saturdays are very busy with mid-morning being peak, and this week particularly with the Two Oceans and the long weekend. We worked our hardest to accommodate everyone and as far as possible made sure our patrons knew a wait was inevitable and encouraged them to breakfast elsewhere if that wasn't... More 

Cape Town
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191 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Am so pleased that I had a really good brunch here recently. Food was appealing plated and very tasty. As always, given its popularity, the place was almost full so the tiny kitchen takes strain and service is far from quick.

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Thank Thunderboltz
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Rob the owner of our accommodation for recommending Starlings! Hidden behind a hedge we entered the this quaint little cafe for afternoon tea. We sat in the beautiful garden and were waited on by the friendly relaxed staff - the only downer was the mozzies but TIA I being an avid meat eater went for the spinach, cheese... More 

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Thank Robbie B
Cape Town
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely rustic, romantic atmosphere, very popular and very busy. Not possible to make a reservation and by 9.30 we were fifth on the waiting list for a table. Fairly noisy, the menu is a notch or two above very good. Large variety makes for difficult choices. I had the french toast with bacon and banana and my friend eggs Benedict,... More 

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Thank Karoobaby
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Everything here is delicious and you are guaranteed to be satisfied with your meal and drinks (excellent coffee by the way!). It is a rather hispster joint and is hidden behind a large hedge, so you really do need to know where you're going. My main criticism is that the menu needs to be updated more frequently for us regulars.... More 

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Thank 49alaec
South Africa
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

An absolute suburban institution for a great breakfast, tea or lunch. This cleverly located, designed and set out gem is just brilliant. The owner puts huge effort into accurate execution of their meals and especially their coffee. You will visit and become a regular ... trust me

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Thank JTHZA
Cape Town
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband took me here for my birthday Jan 2017 and I had no idea where this hide-out was. Absolutely good energy and vibes from staff, love the setup in the garden and just makes you feel at home. Just have one bathroom so can maybe be a bit of a minor but would recommend anytime.

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Thank Angerette D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 6875

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?