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The Food Lovers Market

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Icon Building Long Street | Diagonal from the Thibault Station, Cape Town Central, South Africa
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will confide my review to the relative new outlet in the Standard Bank Building in Hertzog Boulevard, also called The Towers Food Lover's Market. very large range of food, both cold and hot. From salads, sushi to pizza's -- you name it, it is there. The hot food and salad buffets -- where you weigh you purchase -- is... More 

Thank Andre B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Its like a big supermarket where you get quick hot meals as well. Nice and clean you can try it for any quick and cheap meals. Found in many areas in the city.

Thank Ayeshabader
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great menu. Reasonably priced. Fresh ingredients. Cakes were delicious!!! Portions generally big and satisfying. One negative is that the food was cold on both occasions we went. Seems it's not all freshly prepared but then not heated through properly. Vredenburg staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend. Always busy there so grab a seat quick!!

Thank TracyDan102013
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

In any city centre, there are as many awful places to eat as there are good ones. Around Greenmarket Square there seemed to be more of the former, however, if all you want is decent food at a reasonable price, can't decide what you want or just need out of the rain or sun, come inside. There is something for... More 

Thank ruthiegee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

They have a nice array of food to dish up and pay by weight. The sushi is half price after 4pm weekdays and all day weekends. Super friendly waiters that make you feel right at home.

Thank Rogeema K
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250 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We dived into this place after a sudden downpour at lunchtime.unfortunetly the hot buffet was almost finished for veggie options but we found next door a seating area with a cafe. We ordered a roast veg panini and tagattelli with feta cheese both were large portions and very tasty at a reasonable price.

Thank lynda99
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very quick visit but very impressed by all that was on offer for the tourist who wants something fresh and quick. A large sushi bar as well as rows of freshly made salad of every description to huge slices of pizza with all kinds of toppings. Cooked food, sandwiches etc all looked very good. Bustling with people for nearby offices... More 

Thank adelek2
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186 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable visit to SA food Mecca and now more branches / outlets than I remember. Worth a stop for lunch at this outlet given its central location.

Thank Y2CLL
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

options vary depending on which store you visit. Medium to high price but good variety of take away food and fresh veggie options; coffee not great

Thank avidtraveller417
Herzliya, Israel
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The place is very nice, the variety is large, prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is nice, many nice and interesting people

Thank Arieh E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Icon Building Long Street | Diagonal from the Thibault Station, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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