Since moving to Greenpoint I don’t often make it out to the Southern Suburbs for lunches, But there are two exceptions – the first: Common Ground Cafe.  It’s on the Rondebosch Common and is the best place in the area for tea and cake or a light lunch.  The food is great quality, very reasonably priced and the view of the Common and Table Mountain is hard to beat!

I popped in there yesterday for a quick lunch and was greeted by the really lovely new manager, Jennifer, who has taken over from the previous (also excellent) manager.

The place is trendy – always buzzing but not packed – so the vibe is good but not overwhelming.  I recommend their soup of the day (if its tomato) – it’s what I always have.  But the breakfasts are delicious, and the buffet lunch (a la Sprigs in Hillcrest) is always a winner and most importantly they do a great cappuccino!

Try it out:

23 Milner Rd, Rondebosch (Inside Common Ground Church)
Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm
Sundays 8:30am to 2pm and 5:30pm to 8:30pm

For more info, phone the cafe on, 021 686 0154, or check the website:


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