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Cafe Orca

88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (94 reviews)
“line fish” (17 reviews)
“kingklip” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just go there and judge for yourself. The hake was perfectly done. The roasted vegies were fantastic, and the chips were NOT oven baked "freshly frozen" that tastes like cardboard. The location, atmosphere and value for money is only a bonus.

1  Thank johanv599
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location across the road from the ocean. The deck area is closed up so you can still enjoy the view, even when the wind picks up (as it did today). I opted for one of the line fish options and was informed by the...More

1  Thank Johan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint setting with the restaurant being located in a refurbished house, staff are very friendly and efficient with the service being excellent. The food was on a different level - not only was the portion generous but the seafood was succulent and beautifully cooked....More

1  Thank janinemariea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an absolute diamond of seafood cuisine! Everytime we are in Cape Town we make sure we go there at least once. The staff is super friendly & the good is amazing for a decent price. The location is right at the beach...More

2  Thank Tina P
Reviewed 12 September 2017

An unexpected find - wonderful location for Sunday lunch with superbly fresh fish & expertly prepared too - will be back!

Thank carolyn-cpt
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Wow!!! I tried their Cajun Grilled Hake!!! It was more than heavenly. Their staff are friendly and make your visit to them very enjoyable.

1  Thank AntPta
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We ended up at Orca as this is where we found parking and all other places in Melkbos had a long waiting list for Saturday lunch. Orca doesn't look like much, but the seafood, which is what they do, was exceptional. They offer you a...More

1  Thank stevebenade
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We love coming here for fresh seafood. Slick service and yummy food. Only 1 complaint..the wooden floors make an awrfil noise when waiters walk through the restaurant

Thank AffrianderChef
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Took a visitor from Gauteng there for lunch on Saturday and had an amazing time. Great cuisine, awesome service and super view.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Top quality, variety of fresh fish and seafood restaurant. They do also have other options; meat and vegetarian. I adore and highly recommend Orca. Perfect setting right opposite Melkbosstrand beach. It's informal and relaxed, service is friendly and good. Ideal portion sizes (for me), tasty...More

Thank elsie_ct12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: 0787626872
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We are a family run seafood restaurant situated in a beach cottage with arguably the best views Melkbosstrand.
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