The Grand Café & Beach

Address: Granger Bay Road, off Beach Road, Granger Bay, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Telephone: 021 425 0551

- Mid-range

3.9

Join the city's glossy posse as they soak up the views and the social scene.

You'd be hard pressed to find a more breathtaking view on this side of the peninsula. The owners have converted a huge industrial warehouse into a vintage inspired, chandelier-bedecked space with a beach to match.

Food and drink
3.8
90%
Service
3.1
90%
Food and drink
3.8
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4.5
90%

Food and drink

Café fare and pizzas along with a list of killer cocktails.

Recommended dishes

Café classics like Caesar salad, garlicky mussels and steak au poivre feature and the thin-crusted pizzas are excellent too - but they come at a rather hefty price. The wine list has plenty of easy-drinking options, bubbles and, of course, their great cocktails.

Ambience

The atmosphere here is all about being on holiday - kick off your shoes, kick back and relax while watching the boats go by. There's a lot of people watching behind dark glasses going on here too. If it's cold, inside is cosy but really this is a summer spot.

Service

Service here is on a sliding scale between excellent and scatty - it all depends on the day.

Location

Granger Bay 'beach'.

Price advice

Main courses are, on average, 120 rand.

Tables to book

If you're there for cocktails, head for the chairs, couches and occasional tables on the sand. Lunch or dinner diners, I'd say, would be most comfortable on the terrace overlooking the action.

Branches

The Grand Camps Bay - see website below for details.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Honeymooners
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Chilling out

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