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Cafe Orca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
+27 21 553 4120
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Western Cape, South Africa
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on the weekend, my husband went to enquire if we could have a table and wanted to order a cold drink while waiting for the rest of the other guests to arrive who were from the Netherlands and we were going to treat them to a nice seafood lunch. The waiter politely told him they... More 

Thank Brenda D
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174 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant with amazing seafood. Any seafood lover's dream. Excellent service with very friendly and accommodating staff. Food was superb - best kabeljou and prawns ever. Desserts are to die for. Bookings essential - save yourselves the disappointment of not being able to get a table. It is so worth it to pay this restaurant a visit. Highly recommended

2 Thank sTcO
Yzerfontein, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been meaning to go to Cafe Orca for a long time. Many people recommend this establishment. But in all honesty, we were underwhelmed. The service, I must say, was good, but tue food was average. I will come back to try again as it may have been an off day.

Thank Gil F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was really good! Great place to eat seafood. Service by waiter Henrico was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We sat on the terrace and loved watching the waves, the gulls and the kite surfers. This perfectly met our hopes and expectations for a good family lunch out.

2 Thank HelenaJ2014
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit disappointed that we could not be seated on the terrace to really appreciate the wonderful view and sea breeze, but even inside one can really enjoy the view through the large windows. Our waitress was extremely attentive and made very good recommendations. The food was superb and beautifully presented. Highly recommended for a seafood treat!

1 Thank A_v_Rensburg
United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is rated the best seafood restaurant around Big Bay Area. We enjoyed our visit very much. We arrived at 8:30pm without a reservation. The hostess was super helpful in finding us a table as it was packed at that moment. Our waitress-Jade, was quite knowledgeable and efficient. The whole dinning experience was enjoyable except my fish tasted tough(... More 

1 Thank Jade B
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious dinner at Cafe Orca. For a great Seafood experience with excellent service, give it a try. You have to book in advance any day of the week

2 Thank jpedrods
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1996 – twenty years ago, my wife (Shirley) and I were walking along the beach in Melkbosstrand Western Cape when we spied an “Under New Management” sign outside what had once been a coffee shop (and haberdasheries’ shop and a small boutique) as relatively new arrivals in Melkbosstrand ourselves we decided to support the new local business in order to... More 

2 Thank IanK_Cape_Town
South Africa
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite dishes is Fish and Chips, but I must say that this was really the most impressive looking plate of food! Beautiful golden crisp fried hake, with lovely chips served in a little paper bag, with side bowls of sweet chilli mayo and tartar sauce, mushy peas and delectable pile of veggies. The calamari that people at... More 

2 Thank Travelodyssey
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone planning to stop at Cafe Orca for a coffee or a drink only ... don't ... If you do not plan to eat they will simply not serve you. Not even at 14:00 when there are open tables or any other time for that matter. Strictly no food no drink. And yes there is a sign ... if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 553 4120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?