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Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7648
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Clarke's is great for people watching, news paper reading. It feels urban but laid back. In the summer, the quart yard is great. Coffee and breakfast is good.

Thank stevebenade
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Steve. Thanks so much for the amazing words :) glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I kept returning to Clarke's for the fun non-alcoholic drinks/juices and the incredible food. Everything was fresh and delicious. I was very impressed with the range of options they had! The Vegetarian burger looked/smelled better than the normal one (and I'm a carnivore)! The location...More

Thank Claire C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Claire! Thanks so much for the great review. So glad to hear that you had a good time! :)

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting Clarke's for a while, and immediately suggested it to my friend as a good spot for a casual brunch and catch up. Eish. I arrived and spoke to a gentleman behind the register, asking if I could simply...More

Thank whittaker348
Clarkesbaranddining, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. It's really incredibly disappointing to hear that you received such terrible service. We train our staff to pay careful attention, to be welcoming and attentive to all and we are sorry that you didn't have the sort of experience that you should have...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

My visit to Clarke's turned out to be a good recommendation! The burger with cheese and fries (for R95) was goood; a bit on the pricey side, though.

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Christiaan. Many thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the burger. :)

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Despite Clarke's being quite an institution in Cape Town I've somehow never eaten there until this week......to say I'm impressed is an understatement - more like bowled over. Excellent food; an appealing array of All Day Breakfast options; affordable prices; efficient service & friendly staff.....yes,...More

Thank Marguerite W
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Marguerite! Very glad to hear that you had such a great experience, we'll be sure to let our team know and we hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A really quirky cool urban coffee bar with a fun menu and a full kylemore vibe, a menu of straightforward but imaginative and tasty. The restaurant is much bigger than it looks from the street so don't be put off if the street area looks...More

Thank Albert C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hey there Albert! Thanks so much for the great review :) It's super good to hear that you had a good time. See you soon! :)

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is such a cool spot and typical of the new wave Bree Street vibe. Terrific breakfast and, at last, a decent toasted sandwich. I didn't like the coffee, though so I'll give it a miss next time. Their version of a Caesers salad must...More

Thank DudleyFeebish
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi there! Thanks for the review and the great feedback. We've been made aware that our baristas coffee has not been up to standard as of late, and have already been sending them off for more training. As for the Caesar salad, that is also...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Clarkes' is a Cape Tonians spot for sure, if you're a tourist looking for Michelin brekkie-thrills, then you'r setting yourself up to leave disappointed (you're fault really) but if you love fresh comfort food then this will likely become your go-to place. Great breakfast, brunch,...More

Thank dlikesdoodles
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi there! Thanks so much for the great review, glad you enjoyed it! :)

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I visited on Cape Town First Thursdays, so admittedly they were busy. I ordered a Caesar salad, but just with lettuce. No mention this could be a problem. Thirty minutes later, a different waiter comes back, and yep, spinach instead of lettuce (it seems the...More

Thank Chris B
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi there Chris. I'm sorry to hear about your experience, this is certainly not that way that our waitors have been taught to treat customers. I'm sure the madness of First Thursdays didn't make it any easier to resolve the issue either. Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the west coast oysters. Huge tasty and not creamy. Drinks were clever and tasty. Loved the bloody mary! Staff were super friendly and not in your face.

Thank cfkam
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi there! Many thanks for the review, that's great to hear :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 7648
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Description
Cape Town diner with juices, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, brunch, dinner and excellent cocktails.
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