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31 Newlands Ave, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 686 3158
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 a great place to shop for high quality gifts or souvenirs and/or to relax in... More 

Thank Arielle T
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and good coffee. I had a great stuffed baked potato, then went down and strolled... More 

Thank tilda54
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a few small tables inside too. Fantastic breakfasts, brunches and lunches - licensed too.

Thank Finlay122
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Tremelo, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. Some purveyors get quite irate if you mozzie on in, so don't! Not if you... More 

Thank Lesly U
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the sky and provide shade and the (very white) clientele seems to be some of... More 

Thank MrDemandingLondon
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I attended an art course at Les Charnock's art gallery and as a group we had lunch at the garden restaurant. It was located in a beautiful area and the food was very very good. Good friendly service and a delicious salmon salad had me set for coming back to eat there again.

Thank LindaGotlieb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?