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Starlings Cafe

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94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
+27 21 671 6875
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07:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Durbanville, South Africa
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting Starling Cafe every-time we are in Claremont. Lovely setting under the trees and umbrellas. You can't ask for better and friendlier service. Breakfast, brunch, lunch or just for a cup of coffee or tea it's always a good experience. Everything are tasty and well presented.

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Thank Eater167
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starlings is a little hidden gem in Claremont that is worth seeking out. With a lovely garden, the ambience is very cosy and filled with great charm. Kept going back for coffee and a brownie that practically melts in your mouth.

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Thank annmutua
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went there earlier in the year. Was really busy but that explained they might be a bit slow, which it wasn't and it was great to have a place with honestly and integrity with an amazing atmosphere. Especially in the mornings

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Thank Murray R
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nice setting in a garden. Service is fast and friendly. I was satisfied with the lentils and avocado salad that I ordered.

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Thank adriaanjoubert
Durbanville, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Enjoyed a celebratory breakfast with family. Choice of indoor dining but we chose the garden setting. Not your manicured garden but rustic, natural shrubs, plants and the smell of jasmine. All the favourite dishes served, I enjoyed chicken livers peri-peri topped with a poached egg. And the sour-dough bread added to the ambience of the venue.

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Thank Ethne1941
Cathcart, South Africa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was delighted with the garden setting. It was a lovely peaceful place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee & delicious burger that was recommended by my waiter. It is difficult to find a truly delicious burger but they delivered with every bite. The staff were friendly and ensured that I was comfortable. My biggest disappointment was that... More 

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Thank Stephanie B
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I met a friend for breakfast on Monday. Not easy to find the place, and quite problematic trying to get to the door with the water feature leaking everywhere. The staff were all very friends. There was no drinks menu and the menus look a bit shabby. The freshly squeezed fruit juice was very good, but the coffee was spilt... More 

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Thank Deon L
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place! Such unexpectedly beautiful surroundings just off a suburban road. Food is delicious and generous (and they can poach an egg perfectly to order!) and the service, which they say on their menu can be slow, we found to be efficient and friendly. Ask to sit outside if the weather's good.

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Thank MonwaX
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Such great service, quaint location (with a gorgeous garden for summer days) and fresh & delicious menu options.

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Thank GillianR585
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The quality of the food and coffee was lovely, tends to be a very busy spot over the weekend but that lends to the atmosphere more so than taking away from ones experience. Getting a spot in the garden is the perfect setting in Spring and Summer for get together's. Definitely a hidden gem!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 6875

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?