The Power and the Glory

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  • Phone Number 0214222108
  • Location 13B Kloofnek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
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  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Friday 8am till late; Saturdays 9am till late (kitchen closes at 11pm); Sundays closed

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Critic's review

Typical bistro fare, which is delicious with no pretensions. Try items such as roast tomatoes and goat’s cheese on rye; smoked salmon on rye toast with cream cheese, sour grapes and rocket; or boiled egg on toast with nice and rich anchovy mayonnaise. The menu changes almost daily, and you might have sweet parsnip soup with fiery ginger one day, and fish cakes with roast potato salad the next. The hot dog on a salt pretzel is great, as are the beef and ale pies, when they’re in stock. Finish up with a generous slice of home-made cake.

The small list is not badly priced.

Friendly and helpful.

That it has in spades; it’s very idiosyncratic. In fact, that’s what makes this a-home-away-from-home for the habitués that hang out here. It’s slightly seedy in such a nice casual way, very comfortable and totally unintimidating – the way they like things in Tamboerskloof.

Their bar is called the Black Ram – it opens at 5pm and closes late. From a window seat watch the traffic go up the hill to the other side of town. (Greg Landman, April 2012)
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User reviews

  • Searching for the perfect breakfast spot that can do a sweet breakfast as well as a savoury breakfast well. The croissants here are delicious with a good assortment to choose from so this spot definitely ticks the sweet breakfast box. The savoury breakfasts leaves a bit to be desired unless you like super plain food.
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  • Musky, ambient and cheerful are only a few words to describe this venue. From there make shift Pinterest board to the paper table cloths that customers leave their artworks on. This is definitely one of the must see restaurants in Cape Town for locals and Tourists alike. The food is fantastic and the beers and music even better.
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  • This cafe has the worst staff service I have ever experienced. Specifically you have to wait at the counter, where nobody acknowledges you, even though there are 4 staff members behind the counter. You have to ask to be served. A disgrace. Good luck with ordering again or trying to order while seated.
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