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Caffe Neo

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129 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0849
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07:00 - 19:00
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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with some friends and sat outside. Really nice and sheltered from the wind and service was very friendly. Cappuccinos was really good, and chicken salad was ok, but not anything to rave about. The roasted vegetable salad looked really good and might try it next time. Thinking of coming here for breakfast as the menu looked really interesting.

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Thank Springbokkieno1
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty bar type food, with a good choice. Service friendly and quite efficient. Very reasonable. Lovely location.

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1 Thank Stanmoretravellers
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere and location are absolutely wonderful and the food I saw looked really delicious. I started with a coffee and as I drank it, I realized the wifi was frustratingly slow. I ended up leaving after my coffee, instead of ordering food, because the wifi connection was quite frustrating.

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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Poor signage makes a first time visitor struggle to find this place. When we arrived, the wind was blowing a gale and the waiter took us straight to the outside seating. There are limited tables and chairs that seat 4 people, so we ended up sitting partly in and partly out which was fine. It took quite a long time... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I've been to Cafe Neo a number of times since it's existence, and only by invitation of friends or family. Since my first encounter, I have never had a pleasant experience at this place. And yesterday, after a lovely promenade walk and brought the kids, I was yet again sourly disappointed. Kids wanted milkshakes, I a sorbet, and the rest... More 

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1 Thank IngridLisa
NTomazos, Social media manager at Caffe Neo, responded to this review

Hi Ingrid, thank you for your review! We will forward your comments to our manager and willl aim to improve our service offering. Many thanks! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Wow. Middle of summer but no ice. So no sorbet no iced coffee no nothing. But your free water comes with ice. Whahaha. Also no biscuits. Damn worst mistake ever. All other shops full but this place is almost empty. Should have known better.

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Thank PaulVanR
NTomazos, Social media manager at Caffe Neo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Paul- we have forwarded your comments onto our Manager. More 

Cape Town
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

One of my all-time favourites when in Mouille Point. Popular with cyclists, businesspeople, couples and moms with prams, you'll enjoy a vast variety of breakfasts and lunches on a big black board. If you're into a hot Greek breakfast or some tapas, or even a leisurely cuppacino while you browse through your mail on their courtesy wifi, this won't disappoint... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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733 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Caffe Neo is a friendly and casual place, with a good view of the sea. One is always treated well by the friendly staff. The coffee is good and the egg dishes are great - especially my frittata. They have great Turkish ciabatta, which is worth a try!

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Thank Hooggenoeg
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wonderful Sunday breakfast, we asked the waiter for a menu, and she mentioned it is only on the wall, unfortunately we sat on a table that we could not see the wall, and both had to get up a few times . Service was great and the food came out fast, the croissant with Nutella is a must!!! We will... More 

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Thank Joy T
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived at Cafe Neo only to find that although it's a Greek Restaurant there was no lamb available! Waitresses seem totally uninterested in their customers, very sour

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Thank Y8112VNandreal
NTomazos, Social Media Manager at Caffe Neo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Y8112VNandreal. We appreciate your comments and will work on improving our service. Many Thanks! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0849
Description
A son of Cypriot immigrants, Michael Elias was exposed to authentic Greek and Cypriot cuisine throughout his life.

With Mama no longer living in Cape Town, Michael wanted to recreate and share the memories of his childhood feasts with the coffee shop dwellers of Cape Town.

Traditionally a family run business, Michael, his father Papou Aleko (90 years old) and sister Helen, work together to recreate the best deli style dishes for the Cape Town community.

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