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Banana Jam Cafe

157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
+27 21 674 0186
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana jam” (35 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great atmosphere, superb food (try the jambalaya!) and a very magnificent range of beers on tap. What a great place!

Thank TomFaldo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Over 30 craft beers from all the leading breweries in CPT with some amazing food to go along. You can hang out all day! Friendly staff!

Thank SubbuJois
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The place to go in the southern suburbs if you want a great beer in a relaxed atmosphere. Food is good too.

Thank schizofitscho
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

On a wet Sunday, fireplace was going. Menu was interesting. Our party had a variety of items: hamburger, ribs, mussels, nachos. Salsa and guacamole was excellent though very small portions. Suggest hard tacos as alternative to soft tacos. No kids menu. That should be corrected....More

Thank COS80919
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We are locals and nothing beats a walk to Banana Jam for a craft beer or two. The beers are varied and there are so many to choose from - craft beer lovers will be in heaven. The eats are great too, definitely try the...More

Thank burgertm
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place close to home for a celebratory anniversary dinner. I found Banana Jam Cafe through TripAdvisor and we decided to give it a try. When I phoned to book they were closed, but I was directed to...More

Thank dev_infinity
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

An old haunt. Still a magic place. Great service and vibe. Been coming here for years whenever I'm Cape Town.

Thank JoySouthAfroca
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Such good waiters, good service, great vibe and great cocktails ♥ did not try the pizza but maybe next time! Try the delicious pear cider, 8% imported beer or a daiquiri mix pina colada!

Thank Yajna G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After reading a sterling review of the local brewery's Coffee Raspberry Porter, I made a special trip to try it out while in Cape Town. They have a nice selection of beers on tap and bottled. Although I was a bit disappointed in my beer,...More

Thank Johan J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Not only is the staff friendly and accommodating the overhaul atmosphere is always homely, its like your cosy pub next door vibe. winter or summer doesn't matter BJ's as its known to us locals is always fun. They cater to all ones needs from craft...More

Thank lizelbeukes45
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kenilworth
  • Phone Number: +27 21 674 0186
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