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Sostanza Coffee Shop & Bakery

The Old Bakery,Lakeside, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 788 2415
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (5 reviews)
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The Old Bakery,Lakeside, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often stop off there for a light lunch or morning tea, although they do have specials in the evening too, The food is always tasty and well prepared. Their pastires and breads are excellent. A lovely little place to visit!!

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The warm atmosphere is only outdone by the great food. Friendly and helpful staff makes the experience pleasant.

Thank NatzEuro
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I brought my husband to Sostanza wanting to have breakfast and the service was ridiculously pathetic. When we arrived, 3 waitresses saw us while getting our table but once we sat down we felt invisible because no one approached us to welcome us or to...More

Thank markredjeb
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This bakery cum deli cum restaurant serves delicious baked goods. Often packed, but still quiet enough for a proper conversation. Combined with superb service – prompt and attentive. Ideal for a divine breakfast or lunch. Or coffee break.

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I go to Sostanza mainly for breakfast and occasionally later in the day. It is easy to get to, parking is always available and it is comfortable. More importantly the service is good and waitrons pleasant and helpful. It is not noisy even though it...More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I often use the supermarket at this center and always see people having lovely meals . I decided to take my husband for a lovely relaxing Saturday morning breakfast. Was 9am and the coffee shop wasn't busy yet. We seated ourselves in full view of...More

Thank AngelaSmith S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Normally there are only one or maybe two salmon dishes on a breakfast menu. Not at Sostanza. I love salmon and it was difficult to choose between the delicious varieties. I have decided to go back and try each and every one. Already been there...More

1  Thank Riette_Heslinga
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We are regulars at Sostanza. Their food is consistently delicious. Our favourite meals include the cheese burgers, alfredo pasta, and lamb pesto pizza. There are just so many good options to try! We just have one criticism - we usually go there for dinner but...More

3  Thank CapeLiving30
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Firstly, I was shocked by the terrible racist rant by Mervyn C on 12th April this year. He epitomises everything racism is about, and does not even bother to mention the food ! What a joke he is. Having said that, I ate for the...More

Thank david o
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Sostanza was a five minute walk from our AirBnB accommodations. We gladly started every day there with a coffee and breakfast, and had dinner there several times too. We always found it friendly, satisfying and sometimes distinctive without being fussy. Somewhere between cheap eats and...More

Thank Maryland_Ohana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Bakery,Lakeside, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 2415
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