Four & Twenty Café & Pantry

5 Reviews
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals, Modern
Phone Number 0217620975 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm (kitchen closes 3.30pm); Sundays 9am to 4pm (kitchen closes 3pm)

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Menu - Four & Twenty Café & Pantry - Menu - Updated in July 2023


R180 avg main meal
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Light meals, Modern
R45 per bottle of wine
R180 avg main meal
Coffee, Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Special occasions
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Breakfast, Child friendly, Food, Functions, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, WiFi

Owner's description

Four & Twenty Café & Pantry is located in the charming Chelsea Village area, bringing a slice of Parisian pie to the neighbourhood. Expect to find a happy bustle and enthusiasm from our team and Tracy-Leigh. Our bustling café offers all-day breakfasts, hearty lunches, whimsical pastries, and a pantry stocked with sweet and savoury delights. We believe in using only fresh, seasonal produce sourced locally and take pride in every dish we create.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    Preventable bad service overshadowed by what could have been a very enjoyable brunch. Overall exeprience = 1 star Food = 4 stars The food here is usually pretty damn good and I always leave feeling a bit stuffed but always satisfied. Unfortunately NOT this time - the service was just so bad that I can't even remember what I ordered or how it tasted. To highlight what stood out for me the most - particularly as we are in the midst of a pandemic when even stricter hygiene standards should be maintained and at the risk of sounding like a Karen: My waiter served both my coffee and later a glass of water by passing them to me by holding them by their brim. Even though the cups had saucers (not a tray in sight). Not really acceptable in non-pandemic times either... After ordering our food the waiter didnt check up on us once - even after I had to ask for serviettes and condiments. He only seemed to perk up after we flagged him down for the bill. This is the type of service I'd expect to find at a fast food establishment, certainly not at a well to do ladies-who-lunch kinda place. I would recommend better training for the waiters and to instill a supervisor to run the front of house. I won't return here in a hurry. It's such a pity as more and more great eating establishments in Cape Town are being let down by bad service.
    While out of the country I have been craving Four & Twenty's pie's and cheesecake. The chicken pie and accompanying salad were fresh and delicious! Exactly as I remembered! And they STILL boast the best cheesecake in Cape Town with wholesome macadamia nuts on top for good measure.
    Love this quirky Little spot with their mismatched furniture, beautiful crockery and out of this world pastries. If you haven't been there before check out their Facebook page to see what I mean about the pastries and cakes. They are so beautiful and the first thing you see when you walk in the doors. The breakfasts are delicious, with some odd creations like a sweet hot dog, which my boyfriend ordered and loved, and my sister swears they make the best flapjacks in the world, I on the other hand love a savoury breakfast. I had the eggs belicious, silky smooth Hollandaise, perfectly soft poached eggs and crispy crispy bacon. The coffee was tasty, however slightly cold. The service was very friendly and efficient and our waiter remembered what who ordered even though we were playing musical chairs all morning. The cafe is complimented by a pantry full of local produce, and homemade deli items. Definitely want to go back for lunch, some of the salads flying out of the kitchen looked amazing.

    What glorious breakfasts! We tried the flapjacks with caramelised apple and mascarpone, and the shakshuka with poached eggs. Both were huge (we took home doggy bags – from breakfast!) and really delicious. The shakshuka was particularly good: their tomato sauce is scrumptious. Not sure what they put in it, but there must be some secret ingredient. It also came with kale that had been covered in tempura batter and fried to a crisp. Possibly the first time I have actually enjoyed eating kale. The hot chocolate – made with real dark choc – was sublime, too.

    I recently visited Four and Twenty with a group of girlfriends for a long overdue brunch. While the food was tasty (apart for some fizzy poached pears), and our waitress was very nice and attentive, we were collectively amazed at the size of the portions (they were teeny) and the disproportionate prices linked to all the added extras. We totally get that the restaurant is committed to using high quality ingredients, but the prices do not justify the dishes served. My poached eggs came on less than a handful of mushrooms and there was no toast (I totally understanding charging extra for gluten free options but a couple of slices of toast would have made the teeny portions seems less extortionist- or at least to be told that the meal did not come with toast). To their credit, when we complained, the owners responded quickly and gave us reasons for our concerns - but its never nice leaving a place and feeling ripped off- if it was one meal or item that was disappointing its understandable, but we were all a little bleak with our choices. Tips for those planning on going: Don't go hungry, build it yourself options work out cheaper than the pre-built (same) options, and make sure to smuggle in your own soy/almond milk and honey as they come in teeny portions (think milk and honey for ants) at high prices.

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