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Rcaffe Coffee Shop

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Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
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138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1124
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 15:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place, great people and stunning atmosphere. Serice was promp and friendly. Lamb wrap was devine...and if you have to do banting....do it all here!!!

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Thank rudi30
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice friendly people, great service. do not have scrambled eggs, over flavoured. rather choose croissant and muesli with fruit and yoghurt. cheesecake or brownies even

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Thank 807suzen
Dresden, Germany
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had entered the café around 5 pm on a rainy afternoon. We waited for ten minutes to get the menu and ordered a coffee. As soon as we got the coffee we were asked to pay, cause they are closing at 5pm. They told us in a way as we should know about their opening hours. But there was... More 

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Thank CynthiarellaTravels
SharonSegall, Owner at Rcaffe Coffee Shop, responded to this review

hi there, firstly i want to apologize for the miscommunication that had caused you to feel that you had expressed in your review. although we do have a sign on the door which state the trading hours i do agree that we should have communicated better the fact the the shop closes at 5pm. without excusing anything i feel i... More 

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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked out of this cafe after being ignored. Waited whilst other people who came in after me were served. Cannot recommend it.

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Thank Mgambo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great breakfast spot! Delicious food and smoothies and great coffee I got the croissant sarmie with ham and it was amazing. My smoothie was great too. My wife got another sarmie that was delicious and a cappuccino. Service was super fast and the staff were very friendly. Cool vibe with good music playing and pleasant atmosphere Right... More 

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Thank Dan R
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here and the food was outstanding. Really nice flavors and beautifully presented. Coffee was really good.

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Thank Paul G
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food, slightly different but not trying too hard. Big portions, range of flavours and options for being healthy or a little naughty. Very friendly and attentive staff. Went twice during our trip to Cape Town because so good.

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Thank Anna R
Phoenix, Arizona
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189 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Found Rcaffe while waiting to catch the Hop on Hop Off bus from the Long St office. It was the only place open at the time. We usually ate breakfast at our Guesthouse (Upperbloem Guesthouse). But, since this was the last of our 5 days, we wanted a change. They have quite an eclectic menu full of healthy (organic/ vegetarian... More 

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Thank ctm7944
Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of promise - zero delivery! Water came without glasses... Food didn't arrive after 30 mins. Told the waiter that we had to leave to meet hotel transfer car 10 mins before we had to go... 30 mins after ordering food. Told food still coming... Had to leave and paid for drinks. Got significant attitude from staff when we left.... More 

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Thank Debra B
Kenner, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had passed the RCaffe and it had a nice vibe so decided to go here for breakfast. you go inside and seat yourself and they have a wide variety of organic, gluten free, regular and veggie options. We started off with breakfast and ordered a salmon sandwich as well as granola and yogurt. Both options were very good, with... More 

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Thank 0504Traveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 17:00
Friday
06:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1124
Description
About the restaurant: Established in 2004, Rcaffe on Long Street has stood the test of time. Our excellent coffee has always been our biggest selling point, and our passionate belief in excellent food and impeccable service has certainly made Rcaffe a Cape Town institution. Recently voted as one of the Top 10 coffee shops in cape town by Cape Town Magazine. We are proud, and thankful to our regular, and new, clientele for the support over the years. Philosophy: "Home is where friendly paths cross, and for that brief moment in time, the whole world looks like home." - Hermann Hesse The Rcaffe experience permeates all your senses: sight, smell, flavor, sound and atmosphere stirring a romantically familiar sense of deja vu. Have you ever been drawn to a place, not quite certain what pulled you in, finding yourself giving in to the urge of exploring it further, only to discover that your expectation has been exceeded? That's the charm of Rcaffe. Funky, creative, quirky, vibrant, unique, social, friendly, hip, fresh, sophisticated, decadent....Rcaffe is a theatrical experience which would create a personal stage for each and every one of its visitors. Decor: The decor is a creative expression of the Rcaffe philosophy. It has a romantic, bohemian feel to it, modeled by the creative flare of designer and artist, Brigitte Dewberry ("Spred");"I wanted to create a quirky fun but layered experience. Something that would engage the customers but leave them with a taste of nostalgia" The art features made from "R"ecycled magazines and "R"ead books, "R"ecords, vintage tennis "R"ackets, tape "R"ecorders etc is what brings the "R" to life. Food: We have a divers menu using only the freshest ingredients. Quality, consistency and well-balanced flavors are what we have become known for since opening in 2004. Flavors are well thought through and every bite is complex, with multiple layers of taste awakening your senses and evoking memories. Mediterranean simplicity is combined with the interesting notion that nothing is quite what it seems, continuously discovering a new flavor element with every bite, making the experience unforgettable.

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