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Cafe Sante

€€ - €€€
Bar, Cafe, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub
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Corner Greenmarket & Short Market St. | Green Market Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 2939
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is the first cafe I found in Cape Town upon arrival and it was quaint, with great service. There is nothing pretentious about this cafe, it just is what it is and you get to watch the world go by, with regular street performers to entertain.

1 Thank MCHands1972
Boracay, Philippines
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome spot to grab breakfast or lunch. Great service combined with a good menu means I will keep going back. Staff are always smiling and it is conveniently situated centrally at green market square.

Thank DudesIslandAct
elipaz, Owner at Cafe Sante, responded to this review

Thanks , great to have you , see you soon More 

Retford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The restaurant is situated on the corner of a shady square which seemed ideal for an evening meal. I chose the banana pizza with ham and chicken which was good value and surprisingly very good. Despite previous reviews, the waiter was most attentive. However, it was the outdoor entertainment that made the evening for me . . . a great... More 

Thank Wickerman2000
elipaz, Manager at Cafe Sante, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments , happy you guys had a good evening, sometimes due to being extremely busy periods some people can be unhappy, sometimes also is that the day goes wrong, in generally we give good service and good quality on everything , Café Sante exists for 17 years so we must be doing somethin good. Happy customers... More 

Lemvig, Denmark
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice spot in the middle of everything for a drink, but don't order food. We had 4 different dishes, the one worse than the other. Dry sandwiches, cold fatty fries, burnt bread (also the second time the sandwich came after we sent it back) etc. etc. The waitress was not paying attention at all, we were waiting and waiting.... More 

2 Thank JohannaGagel
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went to lunch at Cafe Sante we were very friendly and in a good mood, the food was good but the waiter was the worst waiter i have ever had . He had a horrible attitude very unfriendly as well as could not even communicate properly . The street performers were such a nuisance as well... More 

1 Thank 944nicolev
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Atmosphere not great. Beggars harassment. Service good and food good. Very good foreign waitron friendly and professional. The square was a disappointment with hawker stalls which are everywhere anyway - no unique stalls at all.

Thank LJSJhb
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Restaurant is situated in a quiet cobble stoned street. There are local musicians playing on the corners close to the restaurant. The Restaurant itself is vibey, and the staff are very friendly, attentive and entertaining. We had drinks, and an early lunch of very great pizza. Our waiter, Spice was a real treat. Well done! We will see you... More 

Thank ZizMK
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The restaurant is well situated at the corner of a market square and a pedestrian thoroughfare, therefore an excellent place to take lunch and soak up the atmosphere. We normally just have a pizza to share an a beer, and sit outside watching the world go by. The pizzas are fine and the beer OK but as mentioned the best... More 

Thank Greytop13
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Horrible food, maybe for drinks nice. We had a salad and noodles, both was awful. The oil for the salad was obviously spoiled. No recommendation at all.

Thank matayasB
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

What an excellent establishment to get a feel for the vibrant life of the Cape, on a good day the entertainment is exceptional, I particularly enjoy the pizza sante and as my devoted followers will not be disappointed to learn that the Castle Draught also flows very freely and I like the unique style of delivery

Thank WINCHMAN6871

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Bar, Cafe, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Greenmarket & Short Market St. | Green Market Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 2939

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