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“A bit touristy but altogether a very enjoyable experience and good food”
Review of Africa Cafe

Africa Cafe
Ranked #22 of 1,185 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Africa Café offers a multi-cultural dining experience. Since 1992, chef Portia has been creating food infused with African soul and passion. Experience an exotic tapestry of flavours that will take you on a journey from North to South. Housed in an historic national monument, the restaurant is divided over 3 levels and 7 richly decorated dining rooms.
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Yes this is hands down quite a touristy restaurant but Africa Cafe does not pretend to be anything else. A great and very hospital African dining experience giving you a chance to experience not only food from all over the African continent, but to also a small taste of the culture. The staff are very friendly and eager to explain everything on the menu in detail. The food is plentiful and you get a very nice mix of several dishes. By far the mango chicken, the chicken wings and the lentil dip were my favourite. The staff put on a small song and dance (literally) for the guests every hour or so which adds to the nice atmosphere. Nice ambiance, decor and all together a very enjoyable experience.

A must for any visit to Cape Town.

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Reviewed 9 February 2015

This gave us a taste of African cuisine and service. Menu is fixed so you have no choice, but I liked the concept of being able to reorder dishes that we particularly fancied. My favourite dish was the chicken with mango. The beef stew was a bit too rustic for my taste. Loved the ambience and the live entertainment that really added to the experience of Africa that we gained during the meal. Service was excellent. I had been once before several years ago and my recollection was that then the dishes were a bit more authentic in terms of their relationship to the cuisine of clearly stated African countries. Apart from this, we thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the whole dining experience.

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Thank CCWalker04
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Again typical south african hospitality and great food. A must visit if you are in town. We were on a group visit and they accommodated us all in style and the service was great...from what i remember the food was nice too.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

The place is situated around Long street in the heart of Cape Town. They have an excellent wine selection & offer a set menu which allows you to experience all of Africa's cuisine. Needless to say, this is a carnivore's delight !

Thank Sudhir S
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

Also on our second visit were it has taken us heir liked it very much. The food from the Different countries of the African continent were explained to all of us Faith in detail. The Pprtionen are not very large, but there are so many that we were more than satisfied.
In between, the whole workforce comes from room to room and entertain guests with songs.

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