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Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

€€ - €€€, Cafe, American
133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7648
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

SERVICE & ATMOSPHERE When at Clarke's I always opt to sit at the bar. It's a treat to watch your food get prepared so seamlessly and the kitchen staff are always friendly. I'd also like to note how hygienically they work. Another perk of the...More

Thank Ambel_Barnard
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had a great baby gem, green beans, asparagus & tenderstem broccoli salad with lemon labneh dressing, toasted sesame seeds & pecans salad. I added extra avo and it was really delicious!

Thank The_Mystery_Guest_SA
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi there! Many thanks for the review :) Glad you enjoyed the salad.

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I was introduced to Clarke's Bar & Dining Room by a Cape Town friend who regularly takes his breakfast at the place. Although it opens earlier, you can get great diner-style breakfasts from 08:00. The place gets busy but nothing that the cheerful staff can't...More

Thank Christo D
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi there Christo. Many thanks for the review! It's so great to hear that you've enjoyed the food and the people. We put a lot of love into what we do and it's so good to hear when people are having a good time at...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Clarke's was the first restaurant I went to in South Africa. I ordered the chickpea salad and a flat white, both were fantastic. Service was quick and the food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant itself is a trendy cafe with a nice little patio....More

Thank ClancK
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi there! It's so great to hear that you had a good experience. We put a lot of love into what we do, and it's really good to get such positive feedback. We'll be sure to let the team know. Hope you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Clarke's is great for people watching, news paper reading. It feels urban but laid back. In the summer, the quart yard is great. Coffee and breakfast is good.

Thank stevebenade
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi there Steve. Thanks so much for the amazing words :) glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 July 2017

I kept returning to Clarke's for the fun non-alcoholic drinks/juices and the incredible food. Everything was fresh and delicious. I was very impressed with the range of options they had! The Vegetarian burger looked/smelled better than the normal one (and I'm a carnivore)! The location...More

Thank Claire C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi there Claire! Thanks so much for the great review. So glad to hear that you had a good time! :)

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting Clarke's for a while, and immediately suggested it to my friend as a good spot for a casual brunch and catch up. Eish. I arrived and spoke to a gentleman behind the register, asking if I could simply...More

Thank whittaker348
Clarkesbaranddining, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi there. It's really incredibly disappointing to hear that you received such terrible service. We train our staff to pay careful attention, to be welcoming and attentive to all and we are sorry that you didn't have the sort of experience that you should have...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

My visit to Clarke's turned out to be a good recommendation! The burger with cheese and fries (for R95) was goood; a bit on the pricey side, though.

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi there Christiaan. Many thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the burger. :)

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Despite Clarke's being quite an institution in Cape Town I've somehow never eaten there until this week......to say I'm impressed is an understatement - more like bowled over. Excellent food; an appealing array of All Day Breakfast options; affordable prices; efficient service & friendly staff.....yes,...More

Thank Marguerite W
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi there Marguerite! Very glad to hear that you had such a great experience, we'll be sure to let our team know and we hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A really quirky cool urban coffee bar with a fun menu and a full kylemore vibe, a menu of straightforward but imaginative and tasty. The restaurant is much bigger than it looks from the street so don't be put off if the street area looks...More

Thank Albert C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hey there Albert! Thanks so much for the great review :) It's super good to hear that you had a good time. See you soon! :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 7648
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Description
Cape Town diner with juices, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, brunch, dinner and excellent cocktails.
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