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Cocoa Oola

cocoCocoa Oola, which is situated toward the top end of Kloof Street, is quite the weekend attraction for all people in the area. It’s a franchise brand in Cape Town, with items on the menu you can actually pronounce and are familiar with. It also has a very relaxed atmosphere, where people can either enjoy a glass of wine or one of their very filling meals.

It is open for breakfast, lunch and supper and their prices are extremely reasonable and the food never disappoints. Unfortunately the service isn’t quite as impressive – even though their staff are incredibly friendly, food orders are often forgotten about and you can wait an hour or more for a meal. Luckily I have never been in a rush when seated and have been too busy enjoying conversation with friends for it to bother me.

They have a vast variety of items on the menu from wraps, salads and burgers to pastas and pizzas. The bavo beef burger is delicious – and is even better if you go for their two for one burger special on a Tuesday. Their ridiculously creative and delicious cocktails are also a must try, with the added bonus that they are really inexpensive for Cape Town standards.

No matter what I will keep coming back to this restaurant, firstly for the great food and secondly for the fact that on a Friday night I can bring a bottle of wine to share amongst friends without having to pay a corkage fee.

Address: 1 De Lorentz Street, Gardens.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 07h00 – 23h00 (or later on a Friday and Saturday). Sunday 08h00 – 22h00. To make a booking call 021 422 3638 or email


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