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Starlings Cafe

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94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, South Africa
+27 21 671 6875
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Cape Town
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely rustic, romantic atmosphere, very popular and very busy. Not possible to make a reservation and by 9.30 we were fifth on the waiting list for a table. Fairly noisy, the menu is a notch or two above very good. Large variety makes for difficult choices. I had the french toast with bacon and banana and my friend eggs Benedict,... More 

Thank Karoobaby
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything here is delicious and you are guaranteed to be satisfied with your meal and drinks (excellent coffee by the way!). It is a rather hispster joint and is hidden behind a large hedge, so you really do need to know where you're going. My main criticism is that the menu needs to be updated more frequently for us regulars.... More 

Thank 49alaec
South Africa
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute suburban institution for a great breakfast, tea or lunch. This cleverly located, designed and set out gem is just brilliant. The owner puts huge effort into accurate execution of their meals and especially their coffee. You will visit and become a regular ... trust me

Cape Town
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me here for my birthday Jan 2017 and I had no idea where this hide-out was. Absolutely good energy and vibes from staff, love the setup in the garden and just makes you feel at home. Just have one bathroom so can maybe be a bit of a minor but would recommend anytime.

Thank Angerette D
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Starlings regularly for lunch and have never been disappointed. Despite not taking reservations I have always got a table. Sitting in the garden or inside with the large doors open is simply wonderful. The service is always fantastic and the menu so varied! The harissa chicken open sandwich is simply the best and I struggle to order anything... More 

Thank Sarah_L_Ross
South Africa
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178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a business colleague for breakfast. Delightful venue. Very pleasant to sit in the garden. Coffees took a while to arrive. Breakfast was simple but delicious- low carb bread was great. Definitely a place I will return to.

Thank TouchLightly
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends for a delightful breakfast in the garden on a hot summers morning! And it was a really lovely meal and space. The tables are at the back of the restaurant under trellises and trees which keep it cool. The food was also very good from the scrambled eggs to the eggs benedict and the fruit salad they... More 

Thank Jozi_local
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently really good food and prompt, friendly service. I love it. Parking always a problem but always worth the struggle!

Thank Sandra C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Starlings is somewhat of a hidden gym, nestled between other buildings, almost hidden from site. However, it is a truly exceptional restaurant. The food is well priced, and absolutely superb. Their iced coffees and breakfast dishes are my personal favorites. Absolutely a must try.

Thank Erin S
Cape Town
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Easy to miss through the gap in the hedge but make sure you don't miss it. The menu is always a bit different but in a nice way. And they're always happy to add a bit of something else or take off something you don't want - and the coffee's great!

Thank James D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
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?