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165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 4920
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07:00 - 15:00
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South Africa
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Happened to walk past this place on a cold, rainy day and was pleasantly surprised with the experience. An energy that says: "breathe easy" as soon as you walk in the door and a menu suitable for the curious taste buds as well as food to comfort. The staff were amazing, helpful and friendly. I am envious of the regulars... More 

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Thank Jess O
West Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

First off...our server Precious was just that! Super attentive and helpful in navigating a rather complex and exotic menu. The other staff were all very friendly and welcoming too. One does have to think and work a bit to create a meal which flows and is balanced. That said we really enjoyed ourselves. Hope to return next trip Cape Town.

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Thank riverbend77
Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Previously a pleasant, welcoming place to read the news - today was not what I expected. The espresso blend was sour, and thin. A request for Eggs Benedict on rye was ignored (though the eggs were perfect), and the bacon was tough and chewy. The usual peace and quiet one experiences at Dear Me at 07h30 was shattered by the... More 

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Thank Dusanka
Munich, Germany
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The menu hast everything you can think off, even vegan and veggie selections. I can recommend the eggs Florentine. They were fantastic. Thanks Dear Me

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Thank Franciie
San Francisco, California
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we both got heartburn after. We both had the tomato soup and lamb curry, both tasted very good. Service was friendly though she was a bit confused by our order.

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Thank David F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Such a special place to have coffee and lunch. The wraps are delicious as is their Lamb & lentil soup and chicken curry with yummy accompaniments!

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Thank GillianR585
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Dear Me is situated in the funky heart of Cape Town CBD, and serves an innovative and tasty breakfast, capped with a superb double shot cappuccino.

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Thank 590robinp
Camps Bay, South Africa
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We popped in for a quick breakfast. We were greeted in a friendly manner. We had a lovely table close to the window. My husband is difficult with food as he is an excellent cook. Its seldom we leave a restaurant with no complaints..... he had NO complaints. We had the green juice, coffee, the fruit platter, omelette and mushrooms... More 

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Cape Town
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in after 11am for a late breakfast and was helped by a delightful waitress. The breakfast options are endless including the normal ones. Cappuccino was perfect. 5 Star

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Thank GordySA
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had a lovely breakfast with my daughter as company! Restaurant is spacious, open and has a relaxing atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 4920
Description
Dear Me is a bistro, open for breakfast and lunch during the week. We cater for individual dietary requirements and our lunch menu changes regularly (can be viewed on our website). The White Room at Dear Me (floor above Dear Me) is open for a food and wine pairing 5 course or 8 course dinner on Thursdays and Fridays. This venue is also available for private day-time or evening use by reservation.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?