Folk Cafe / St. James

After 12 years of living in Cape Town, we’ve never came across this very special place and we are so happy that we received this fantastic recommendation! Folk Cafe will become a new favourite as it ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to family-friendly dining options.

It is directly located next to the little walkway that leads to the St.James Tidal Pool. So if you want to take a swim first, you can sit down and enjoy a meal at the Folk Cafe right afterwards. You order all the drinks and food directly at the counter and everything will be brought to your table.

They have an extensive menu that really caters for any taste. You’ll find light meals, breakfast, burgers, salads, a kiddies menu, pizzas and much more on the 24 pages of their menu. It really offers a huge variety of all kinds and you must try their delicious cheesecake. They also have a great choice of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options and you can be sure that you will be served the freshest ingredients. You can find their online menu right here: MENU

On the way to the outside seating area, you walk through the Deli that also stores a bunch of fresh produce ranging from coffee and tea, bread, milk, dairy, fruit and vegetables to different sorts of drinks and snacks.

On the outside deck, you’ll find the wood-fired pizza oven, lots of tables and benches and a fantastic playground for the little ones. They can go wild on the beautiful jungle gym, go on the swings, slide down the construction or play at the little play house.

When you’re lucky, you can even enjoy some really nice live music from local artists who create a special vibe and relaxed atmosphere during the weekend. Musicians are playing every Saturday between 16:00 – 18:00.

You can also bring along your doggie as long as you keep your furry friend on a lead at all times.

Our Experience

This is an absolute amazing place for families with younger children. The food is absolutely delicious (we had the Salami pizza, ice-cream and cheesecake), they choice is huge, we enjoyed the live music and our kids were busy playing nicely at the great play area. You can always keep an eye on them, they are safe and you can simply relax and run with the atmosphere. I think we can safely say that this is our best find this year!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


  • Opening Times: Mon 07:00 – 16:00, Tue – Sat 07:00 – 21:00, Sun 07:00 – 19:00
  • Age Group: 0 – 99
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Yes
  • Kids Menu: Yes
  • Fun Factor: 5/5
  • Free WIFI: No

Phone: +27 (0) 21 276 3656 /

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