Rcaffe Coffee Shop

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138 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa


Bakery, Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy

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Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout


3.5 rating based on 2 ratings
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  1. Expert Review

    3.0 rating based on 1 rating
    Feb 2015 · morgantrimble

    Rcaffe is a funky and quirky café on busy Long Street serving up coffee and pastries as well as a...

    Rcaffe is a funky and quirky café on busy Long Street serving up coffee and pastries as well as a wide selection of breakfast and lunch options. Long Street is party-central of Cape Town. It’s lined with night clubs and pubs mixed with backpacker hostels and curio shops. It’s a nice place for shopping and people watching during the day, and at night, it’s where students go to cut loose.

    Rcaffe has a distinct shabby-chic feel to it as all the décor is made from recycled items. One wall is decorated with old neck ties, another with vintage squash rackets, and others with old magazines, books, and record covers. Even the lanterns appear to be made of up-cycled paper muffin cups.

    The menu offers a wide variety of option and has a bit of a Mediterranean flair. Breakfast choices include traditional egg and bacon affairs, plus a few breakfast sandwiches, omelets, and French toast. Lunch offers up sandwiches and wraps, salads, pastas, quiches, soups, burgers, steak, schnitzel, and even Thai curry. So there’s definitely something for everyone. They’ve also got a wide variety of coffees, smoothies, shakes, juices, beer, wine, and cocktails. Like so many places though, it seems they do it all but don’t do any particular thing spectacularly. I tried a cappuccino and an English muffin with streaky bacon, sundried tomato spread, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese. It was tasty, but the English muffin was soggy—I couldn’t tell if it was undercooked or just absorbed too much moisture from the sundried tomato spread. The coffee was great though.

    Rcaffe has a real Long Street feel to it—busy and a bit grungy—a café for backpackers perhaps. If Long Street is your scene, you’ll be happy with Rcaffe. Service was very friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere was nice for people watching, although the dining room was very warm.

  2. Expert Review

    4.0 rating based on 1 rating
    Feb 2015 · Grant

    Situated halfway up Long st, nested between the Hanafee Mosque and African Bookshop you will find Rcaffe. Stepping in, you...

    Situated halfway up Long st, nested between the Hanafee Mosque and African Bookshop you will find Rcaffe.
    Stepping in, you are beckoned by a large display chiller offering something for every taste. Breakfast was on my mind, I was starving, but my eyes kept on going back to that display chiller.
    But back to the task at hand – breakfast, thinking I’ll have some cake or tart afterwards.
    Looking through the menu, I was unable to make a decision, so I chose a coupe of prospective meals but figured I would ask for a recommendation.
    Croissant Sarmie, was the recommendation, as well as my first choice – and so it would be.
    Service was a little slow, but worth the wait, soon enough the promised Croissant Sarmie arrived before me and delivered on my expectations.

    The Croissant Sarmie is a croissant “sandwich” – croissant cut in half (upper and lower), filled with ementaler cheese, avocado slices, oven roasted rosa tomatoes, basil pesto, rocket & parma ham.
    It was a winner in every respect. The croissant itself could make a croissant aficionado weep with joy, every other ingredient in the “sarmie” was flavour packed.
    I’m a breakfast person, without doubt, breakfast is my favorite meal. I have had breakfast in many venues across the city, and Rcaffe is now right up top of one of my “go to” breakfast places.
    When in Long st, to my mind there was one breakfast venue to go to – Lola’s , but now there are two, Lola’s & Rcaffe.
    Rcaffe’s decor seems a odd mix of modern sophistication, with a little rustic thrown in for good measure – it works well, service was a little sluggish, the ambiance great. In all, a good start to the day ahead.

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