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31 Newlands Ave, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 686 3158
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
17 May 2017
“Lovely outdoor meeting place for friends”
5 Mar 2017
“Lovely art studios tucked in a beautiful location”
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
31 Newlands Ave, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love going to MonteBello on a warm sunny day and chilling with a friend or two. Then off to the curio and art shops for a browse. The food is also good. All make for a happy afternoon outing.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I spent over an hour wandering the art studios located here. The quality of the merchandise was exceptional. I particularly enjoyed the porcelain at John Bauer Pottery. Although we didn't eat here, there was a lovely cafe at the location. This is...More

Thank Arielle T
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Typical middle of the road food with middle-aged people. Outdoor sitting area very charming. Don't expect much. Just pay attention to your friends or family. I believe the cakes are great but it is not my cuppa tea.

Thank Sang F
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Montebello Design Center is in Newlands, an upscale suburb of Cape Town, but has a mission to support local craft, art, and design. The coffee shop is located in an old Cape Dutch building, and serves some of the Cape classics as well as teas...More

Thank tilda54
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Montebello Design Centre offers a variety of art/craft classes in jewellery, painting, ceramics etc. Lovely, tranquil setting with a great gift shop and galleries. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and is always busy, so I would advise booking. Mostly outdoor seating but...More

Thank Finlay122
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This Cape Town well kept secret is situated just out CBD set in a beautiful tree-lined area. A variety of studios displaying excellent locally designed products, the cafe/restaurant provied a relaxed atmosphere and very good food and service.

Thank travellerjanelle
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Lovely food in a lush garden. Enhanced by local art and art studios where ongoing courses are offfered. Allow enough time to stroll around between lunch and coffee with sumptuous bakes.

Thank Petro V
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Hmmm... I love being under the trees and just chilling. It's stunning from that point of view but for me the downfall comes in that the service is really bad and it's not clear which of the venues are for clients and which are workshops....More

Thank Lesly U
Reviewed 10 January 2015

This is definitely away from the tourist path in Cape Town. Hidden in the middle of Newlands, which itself is the middle of Cape Town, sits this restaurant / art centre / converted stables. The place is fantastic and worth a visit. Huge trees cover...More

Thank MrDemandingLondon
Reviewed 15 October 2014

good wholesome food, easy menu and great service. sit outside in summer under the shade of the huge trees and the ambience is perfect

Thank capeys
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 31 Newlands Ave, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 686 3158
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