We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
20 Dreyer Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 671 2850
07:30 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 36: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Given very poor directions by our daughter, we had almost given up when we spotted O'ways. We were just planning to buy teas except that it was already past 1.30 and we were hungry. When we realised that O'ways does vegetarian food, we decided to drink tea in style and have lunch. The food is really delicious as well as... More 

Thank Mickie J
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service, but pleasant when it arrives. The coffee and food was hot on arrival. Inside and outside seating. We had the potato, cheese and egg omelette. On the side was half a small avo, fried mushroom and a wedge of warmed tomato. On asking, we received a red chilli in oil concoction that was hot and delicious. The thought... More 

Thank LalaCT
Cape Town
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've visited this restaurant a number of times, and it is always a very pleasant experience. The food is good, and the tea pairing is really something special. I'm not usually a huge fan of anything other than black Ceylon tea, but I always enjoy the teas here and feel like I've learned something new after every visit. The food... More 

Thank Zelbelle
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are a tea lover, this is the place to go. The menu is like a thesis of tea options with detailed explanations. The waiter explains how long the tea needs to brew. There are also coffee options and they have a small selection of confectionery. There is parking directly outside along the (busy) street.

Thank naz632
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Been frequenting this place since 2012. It has a great selection of teas, wonderful Origin coffee and Asian fusion vegetarian meals served by warm and friendly staff and - not infrequently - owners. Free unlimited wifi and selection of games makes this place an all-day hangout joint.

Thank kkefale
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Just home from an amazing experience at O'ways. I had been here once previously but did not really appreciate just how dedicated and hands on the owner was. Today was a revelation. I am not a tea fan but loved the blend that was recommended with my meal. My dining partner tried mine and I tried his, as we did... More 

Thank africanswan
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
75 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My wife and I did the tea tasting one morning on our trip to Cape Town. The owner took time out of her day to help us select 5 teas, and they were all great! She spent time explaining how to properly steep them, drink them, and made wonderful conversation about tea and life in South Africa. We took a... More 

Thank Stephen Y
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Situated very close to our offices O'ways has become out local coffee shop. The quality if the Origin Coffee, diverse range of teas and delicious vegetarian menu form part of the attraction. It is however the friendliness of the owner and her staff that make the place so special.

Thank John B
Cape Town
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

A friend who is in the early stage of becoming a "Tea connoisseur" invited me join in on a tea tasting afternoon. It was delightful to say the least. From the time we stepped through doors out of the hustle and bustle of office staff on their lunch break and shoppers hurrying by, we were in a wonderful cocoon of... More 

Thank TravellerUN
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Met a friend for tea and what an amazing place! I don't know what is best - the restful atmosphere, delicious coffee smell, amazing assortment of teas, quiet attentive staff, the tea ritual itself - or the raw dairy-free cheesecake which was beyond delicious! Worth a trip just to experience.

Thank VH714

Travellers who viewed O'ways Teacafe also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town

Been to O'ways Teacafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Dreyer Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 2850

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from O'ways Teacafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?