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Hello Sailor

) #3 of 15 Restaurants in Observatory $$ - $$$ , Cafe,
86 Lower Main Road, Observatory, South Africa
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
86 Lower Main Road, Observatory, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Nice spot for a relaxed Saturday night dinner in the heart of vibrant Observatory. The mains were delicious, tried the burger special with blue cheese and figs - great flavour combination. Have to say, bit disappointed in the desserts. These guys are known for their...More

Thank hellocharlie_travels
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Best burgers cool vibe free WiFi coffee and tattoos. Great spot to get some work done whilst enjoying a good value meal. In the heart of Observatory. Hipster chic.

Thank Sonja t
Reviewed 25 February 2017

You can't go wrong with Hello Sailor In Observatory Cape Town for good food at good prices. We had cheeseburgers with chips which were delicious while we watched the funky people of Obz make their way down Lower Main Road. Very chilled.

Thank MatthewJHB
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Love the food, love the vibe. Very good value for money. Caters for all. Always try take visitors here.

Thank ALTaylorZA
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very down to earth place in one of the nicest streets in Cape Town. They have excellent wines and beers, cheap G&T's and the menu is suitable for all. The coffee is very good here. I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank Geert O
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Small and rustic little restaurant with heaps of character and equally good service. We decided to have breakfast at the spur of the moment but decided to go and see what our old haunts looked like after 20 years. Observatory /Woodstock still have such a...More

Thank BethJacobsFerreira
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Food took far too long to arrive (In an almost empty restaurant) French toast was oozing raw egg... "Oh sorry about that.." does not cut it. At last one of the meals should have been scrapped from the bill

Thank Ramon D
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The cheesecake is still some of the best I have ever tasted and the French trucker sandwich is still a winner. Service is top notch and the varying board of specials is always a treat.

Thank timefly
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Busy place with really friendly staff, serving good food and a wide range of beers. Obs is a bohemian district with a variety of people and street life.

Thank Roland C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The disco fries are pretty good, and they have a fair selection of craft beer. Service was ok, not the easiest to get the waitron's attention which was a bit odd as it's not a big shop and they were not busy.

Thank ironic_jenn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Lower Main Road, Observatory, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Observatory
  • Phone Number: 021-447-0707
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