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Folk Cafe St. James

4 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

November 12, 2019
Expect all-new pizza and dinner menu, milkshakes and ice cream at Folk Cafe’s new beach-style restaurant in St James
May 11, 2019
A lovely walk along the beach walkway will take you to St James. Have a delicious coffee and meal at Folk Cafe. We can recommend it as it is a favourite of ours.
Cassandra And Greg
Cassandra And Greg
April 23, 2019
We've recently been and tried their salt and pepper calamari. It was perfect! Besides the food indulgence, you can get a decent glass or bottle of wine at a reasonable price. In addition, there's a jungly gym which keeps the littles ones occupied in a completely safe and enclosed environment. So,…
December 29, 2018
Opposite our cottage. They have an extensive menu and a child friendly play area with a jungle gym and swings

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“St James Beach and tidal pool is the subject of postcard perfect holidays. The epitome of shore side charm with a chorus line of brightly coloured wooden beach huts featuring primary coloured roofs and doors deliberately mismatched to their frame. Whimsy and crustaceans frolic side by side in the natural rock pools which kids scurry to discover with delight.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“A great place to take an early morning dip followed by a great breakfast or just a cup of real coffee. This old tidal pool is one of our favorite spots. There is nothing better than wading into the most refreshing water in this easy accessible pool. There are rather basic but clean change rooms where one can change into dry clothing before heading off for breakfast. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Quirky, popular joint with water views offering specialty coffee, breads, pastries & cafe eats.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Located in Kalk Bay visit them for their delicious locally made bagels and freshly roasted coffee.”
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Point of Interest
“Long Beach is one of Cape Town’s longest and most striking beaches, with a total length of 8km of powdery white sand. Set within the seaside village of Kommetjie in the Western Cape, Long Beach is a fantastic surfing and body boarding destination. There is plenty of activity to be had in and out of the water. The beach tends to be quite exposed to the wind so if you want a pleasant day on the beach, choose a day when the wind is relatively calm. The water is rather cold for swimming, but a small tidal pool known as the “Kom” offers safe bathing for the kids. There are a couple of great walks on this beach, which is one of the reasons why so many people use Long Beach for walking their dogs. A lovely walk passes a well-preserved 1,900 shipwreck, known as the Kakapo, and you can continue all the way to Noordhoek Beach, at the foot of Chapman's Peak. Another superb walk is around Bird Island at the Kommetjie slipway where boats are launched during 'kreef' season. From here you can amble along the catwalk until you reach the Outer Kom, which is one of the famous surf spots. A boardwalk begins here and trails the shore to Slangkop lighthouse (it is the strongest and tallest cast iron lighthouse on the South African Coast) and then continues up to a WW II radar station on the top of the mountain with magnificent views all the way along the coastline to Cape Point.”
  • 4 locals recommend
54 Main Rd
Saint James, WC 7945
Phone+27 21 276 3656
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM