The Power and the Glory

5 Reviews
Bakery fare, Café fare, South African
Phone Number 0214222108 Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm; Saturdays 9am to 11pm; Sundays closed

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Menu - The Power & The Glory Menu - Updated April 2018


R70 avg main meal
Bakery fare, Café fare, South African
no corkage fee
R70 avg main meal
Coffee, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Diners, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Child friendly, Dinner, Lunch, Takeaways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Lindsay September

This is where to go if you want a small but steady selection of salads and sandwiches. Also tempting are the hotdogs, one of which comes topped with tasty chilli con carne. There's also a beef and ale pie. Unfortunately, while the bells and whistles – like the chilli con carne and the chutney that accompanies the pie – are decent, the rest of the flavours are bland and barely-there. It's difficult to trace a taste of ale in the pie and the beef itself lacks depth. There are also cumbersome hard chunks that make chewing difficult, but the pastry is enjoyable.

The bakes are worth trying and you'll count yourself a winner if you manage to score a slice of the carrot cake.

Beware: the drinks menus are scattered around – make sure to crane your neck every which way so you'll find the wine menu, the juice menu and the hot drinks menu. The usual suspects feature on the hot drinks menu, whilst the juice menu offers two freshly pressed juices and two smoothies. Make sure to request ice with your juice if you prefer it that way – it's served warm. The wine menu is very short but offers all options by the glass.

Staff are better suited for the restaurant's nighttime vibe. Tables are cleared quickly but none of the waiters have a demeanour that makes you want to linger longer.

The décor is a hotchpotch of rustic elements that walks the line between quirky and under-maintained. Daytime clientele mainly comprise those seeking a coffice and friends having quick lunches.

There's a bar in the back, where you can try pickleback shots.

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(July 2018)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    One of the best coffee shops cum bars (nighttime) in the city. Great pastries and cake, but the coffee and the chilled vibe are the drawcard here. Settle in and make this cosy place your mobile office for the day.
    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.
    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.
    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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