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Sostanza Coffee Shop & Bakery

The Old Bakery,Lakeside, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 788 2415
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:00All hours
Pizza, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
The Old Bakery,Lakeside, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I often use the supermarket at this center and always see people having lovely meals . I decided to take my husband for a lovely relaxing Saturday morning breakfast. Was 9am and the coffee shop wasn't busy yet. We seated ourselves in full view of...More

Thank AngelaSmith S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally there are only one or maybe two salmon dishes on a breakfast menu. Not at Sostanza. I love salmon and it was difficult to choose between the delicious varieties. I have decided to go back and try each and every one. Already been there...More

Thank Riette_Heslinga
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We are regulars at Sostanza. Their food is consistently delicious. Our favourite meals include the cheese burgers, alfredo pasta, and lamb pesto pizza. There are just so many good options to try! We just have one criticism - we usually go there for dinner but...More

2  Thank CapeLiving30
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Firstly, I was shocked by the terrible racist rant by Mervyn C on 12th April this year. He epitomises everything racism is about, and does not even bother to mention the food ! What a joke he is. Having said that, I ate for the...More

Thank david o
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Sostanza was a five minute walk from our AirBnB accommodations. We gladly started every day there with a coffee and breakfast, and had dinner there several times too. We always found it friendly, satisfying and sometimes distinctive without being fussy. Somewhere between cheap eats and...More

Thank Maryland_Ohana
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Enjoyed Sunday morning brunch. Service was good, with no longer than average waiting. We both had the salmon scrambled egg, which was excellent - with good sized portions, and creamy eggs.

Thank GaryvE
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Not somewhere to wax lyrical about but the pizza was very good. Crisp, thin base well covered in toppings as ordered. Waiter happy to add on some extras to make us happy. Service good, wine chilled. Pizza better than most and really did have a...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It's a disappointing experience when you are totally ignored when you don't fit the popular demographic...and you have to watch fellow customers who arrive after you get their meals on time... when you ask for an explanation...it is brushed off...well done Sostanza

1  Thank Tania B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Been here once before and it was not a good experience. This time though they have improved in every area. Friendly and helpful staff, I had the eggs benedict for breakfast and it was really good. I will be back whenever I am out this...More

Thank Timothy_M_S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to chill out. Service is slow but other than that great food and very friendly staff. The portions are massive as all meals are in cape Town. However they do a mini breakfast that is not mini in UK terms and is...More

Thank stevegarforth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Bakery,Lakeside, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 2415
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