Café Charles , a hidden gem, situated in the heart of De Waterkant Village. The space has on numerous occasions attempted to make a name for itself in the village and now once again, with the main aim of the new owners, that of going back to the roots of good, wholesome, local food. Because… good food brings good people together!


Café Charles boasts scrumptious all-day breakfasts such as our now becoming firm favourite Breakfast Risotto and Smoked Haddock Eggs Benedict. Dishes can be enjoyed outdoors with bench seating under the trees or on the walk around balcony while listening to the calming sounds of the birds and garden water fountain.

The Café also serves up light lunches, excellent coffee by Hout Bay Coffee Roastery, speciality loose-leaf teas by Lady Bonin's, homemade pastries, preserves and takeaway yummies.


Our dining room, boasting an antique fireplace, is great for Winter. The space is perfect for intimate coffee dates and business meet-ups but on warmer days we suggest putting on your sunnies and SPF30 to enjoy the unexpected city views and heaps of sunshine from the quaint roof deck.

In season the café extends its hours into the early evenings for snacks, personally selected wines from small batch vineyards, and dinners. The café is also available to cater intimate private functions.




Head west on Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N2. Keep right to continue on Nelson Mandela Boulevard. Continue onto Buitengracht Street/M62 and then turn right onto Riebeek Street/M61. Turn left onto Dixon Street. Café Charles will be on your right.


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137 Waterkant Street
De Waterkant
Cape Town


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Food Served
Coffee ShopBreakfastCape MalayLight MealsOrganic
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 21:30
Weekends, Public Holidays: 08:00 - 15:00
Child Friendly
Take Out
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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