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Banana Jam Cafe

157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
+27 21 674 0186
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Banana Jam”
5 Apr 2017
“BJ'S is TOPS :)”
Closed Now
All hours
Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old haunt. Still a magic place. Great service and vibe. Been coming here for years whenever I'm Cape Town.

Thank JoySouthAfroca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such good waiters, good service, great vibe and great cocktails ♥ did not try the pizza but maybe next time! Try the delicious pear cider, 8% imported beer or a daiquiri mix pina colada!

Thank Yajna G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After reading a sterling review of the local brewery's Coffee Raspberry Porter, I made a special trip to try it out while in Cape Town. They have a nice selection of beers on tap and bottled. Although I was a bit disappointed in my beer,...More

Thank Johan J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Not only is the staff friendly and accommodating the overhaul atmosphere is always homely, its like your cosy pub next door vibe. winter or summer doesn't matter BJ's as its known to us locals is always fun. They cater to all ones needs from craft...More

Thank lizelbeukes45
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

BJ's as we call it, is our go to restaurant when feeling lazy to cook or if we need a quick meal. The Jamaican touch is appealing and we love the Chili Poppers and craft beer. I'm happy that Prawn Feta Pasta is on the...More

Thank Audrey H
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was one of the stops on our family jaunt and it was excellent. Great friendly vibe, music not too loud and I was introduced to the versatility of rum from around the world. As a whisky and wine drinker, this was an enlightening education...More

Thank AdamNoelDobson
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've visited this place several times and recommended it to the group of us who were visiting Cape Town. There's a vast selection of craft ales from around the world and many local brews, they even have their own brewery! On the evening the 14...More

Thank JynxTorquilla
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurant has a great chilled vibe (ma'an), friendly staff and tasty, interesting dishes. We have eaten here about 6 times and it has never disappointed us. They have a great range of craft beers as well as rums in the Rum Shack (which we...More

Thank KarenVeysey
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wonderful outside and inside seating, 30 different craft beers. On the popular 2nd Avenue area Kenilworth, with a street full Of great restaurants. Also near station, so travel from CBD, is so easy.

Thank 807suzen
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for five, when we arrived were given a table for 4 with a chair on the end. Drinks slow service Food arrived pizza good Ribs good Goat curry no taste, really hot unable to eat, asked for yougart or chutney to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kenilworth
  • Phone Number: +27 21 674 0186
  • E-mail