Loading Bay

6 Reviews
Bistro fare
Phone Number 0214256320 Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm; Saturday 8:30am to 4pm; Sunday 9am to 2pm

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Menu - Loading Bay - All Day Menu - Updated April 2018


R120 avg main meal
Bistro fare
R120 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Food, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Takeaways, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zola Nene


Breakfast options include a selection of muesli and porridge. The homemade sourdough bread is the perfect base for poached eggs. Order both along with a selection of sides such as bacon, wild mushrooms or tomato relish. The breakfast bun is what breakfast dreams are made of: a buttery toasted brioche bun is filled with tomato-studded guacamole, mature cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and an oozy fried egg. All this is countered by the crunch of sweet beetroot and apple slaw.

The heirloom rainbow breakfast (also just as delicious for lunch) is as interestingly colourful as it is flavourful. It serves as a deliciously unexpected combination of rainbow beets, ginger and tomatoes with goat’s cheese and poached eggs. Also on offer is a selection of salads and burgers, as well as a side of their infamous truffle fries – dare I say, the best truffle fries in all of Cape Town.

If you’re opting for a sweet pastry, there’s a choice between two: the cinnamon bun or the cardamom bun. They look similar and have similar textures; however, the cinnamon bun is more unapologetic about its flavour, whereas the cardamom bun’s flavour is a little too subtle.


A carefully curated list of teas is available. All coffees are roasted by Espresso Lab and are available in cold-brew options too. A selection of delicious iced coffees and teas are available and, if you’re a fan of sweet milky coffee, be sure to try the white ice. It’s refreshingly cold and creamy. All juices are cold pressed and freshly made, and each combination offers a boost or relief from ailment. Try the Gold Fresh, which is deliciously fruity with a satisfying tang.


The staff is friendly and efficient, always ready to offer you a ginger shot to kickstart your day. The service charge comes already added to your bill total, which saves you the trouble of having to work out an appropriate tip. It’s a lovely touch.


The restaurant is decorated in a minimal style, with bench seating lining the wall and wooden chairs and tables that fill the restaurant. The wooden bar is the focal point of the restaurant, decorated with pieces of driftwood. There is also some outdoor seating on the deck, which is an ideal spot for those who enjoy people-watching.


After your meal, head upstairs for a bit of shopping – a selection of men’s clothing and some Japanese crockery is on sale on the second level. The third level houses a selection of Aesop cosmetics for sample and sale.

(June 2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Popped in for a quick brunch. Our waiter was amazing and I was happy to be guided by him in my choice of food. Everything he recommended was so tasty. Worth the drive and I'll be back soon
    Terrible service and food takes forever to come out. Waiters knowledge of what is available is shocking and what was ordered clearly was not communicated to the kitchen or the kitchen staff was too busy taking calls on a cellphone to pay attention. Second time in a row now our order was messed up. The management and staff needs to be send for training. The place has potential to be great. Might be popular in Cape Town, but on the a global scale... definitely lacking and among the worst experiences I've encountered. Won't be back. Ever.
    Went to loading bay for the first time last week. I must say the whole setting of the place is lovely. I ordered the chicken breast on sweet potato which was nice, but I feel could have had a little more done to it as it was quite bland. Their coffee is superb! I will definitely be back to try other meal items.
    Invited by the smell of coffee beans in this studio-like restaurant we had to give this gem a shot. As a healthnut the smell of coffee beans was quickly swapped with the sight of a green fresh juice coming towards our table. lively atmosphere for a summer lunch with a variety of options to satisfy many tastebuds. It's refreshing to have someone taking your order and willing to make the necessary changes to meet your desired meal. Not forgetting shopping for some tees, henleys, soap and chinos up the stairs on your way to the bathroom. whether it be a quick coffee, juice meeting or a decent lunch with your lovie, they sure have you covered xx

    Best choice when it come to year-end funtions, CPD meetings, secretaries functions. Their flair and good food is great for a memorable occation! Zunia and Mel are chefs and hosts to none!

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