The Riverway Café

An elegant riverside cafe.

This riverside restaurant adds a touch of vintage elegance to Hout Bay and comes courtesy of Julie Ragavelas, who also had a hand in two other Hout Bay stalwarts, Spiro’s and Ragafellows. It serves contemporary café food – classics with a twist. For example, the Retro Roll on the breakfast menu, comes with scrambled eggs and artisanal bacon in a soft roll with caramelised onions and HP sauce, while the Pulled Lamb on the lunch menu is a mound of slow-roasted pulled lamb served with pita crisps, pomegranates, roasted almonds, minted double yoghurt and grilled zucchini.

Opened January 2015
Why you should go The food is delicious, as is the vintage decor.
We love The Shakshuka Breakfast – a morning dish with a Middle Eastern twist: spicy tomato and pepper topped with Danish feta and poached egg. Or you could go for the Smashed Breakfast: smashed avo on sourdough toast, topped with caramelised onion, Danish feta, poached egg and balsamic beads.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, 8am – 4pm
Sunday, 9am – 3pm


Shop 9, Midpoint Centre, Mainstream Way
Hout Bay
Cape Town
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021 791 0565


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Time of publication: 01 September 2015