Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)

 
 
Shop 17 Eden on the Bay, Otto du Plessis Drive
Bloubergstrand
Western Cape
 
 
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Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand) 1out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Reasonable
Seating: 150+
 
  • Licensed
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Take-Aways
  • Parking
 

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Tracy
Friday, May 03, 2013
Guys, seriously, this is the worst joke of a 'business', all the below, I got it in three occasions. (Yes, I was stupid enough to be seduced by the great location.) On the first occasion, they actually told us they have no wine. I mean, come on, a restaurant don't have a single bottle of wine? Yes, not one pathetic bottle of wine. No, not even the breakfast, they screwed that up as well. Nope, absolutely no breakfast after the 45 minutes wait for a coffee and juice that they told us, no, no breakfast for you. And a waiter that thinks telling us he is not happy that we insist on getting happy hours price because HE was the one that told us it's happy hours and later decide the happy time is over when the bill arrives. Shocking, this joint. Heard it's being 'revamped' at the moment. What a joke.
1 Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)
 
J Andre Ferreira
Friday, May 03, 2013
in Sept. ? only complaining in may ? jeesie you Capetonions are slow !
1 Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)
 
Elanze
Thursday, May 02, 2013
It is not usually our style to complain, but after the food we received on Saturday evening 8 Sept 2012, We were dining at the Cafe Sofia branches at Eden on the bay. We were looking forward to the menu which looked so enticing and especially to treating ourselves to seafood. However turned out to be the worst experience ever, food wise. We started the evening off with sushi, which we bear, even though the rice was a bit soggy. We blamed it on inexperience since it seems like the sushi bar was a new feature. Little did we know that that was only the beginning.... To our disappointment the waiter informed us that they had no seafood stock. So anything on the menu which contained seafood ingredient was not available. Also to our disappointment it included anything that contained jalapenos.This limited our options considerably, as that was the main reason for us driving out all the way to the beach front. Determined that this must not spoil our evening, we tried to choose something else on the menu...We decided to take the combination of samples. After finally finding at least four which suited our taste and did not contain any seafood or jalapenos.The lamb bourek;which was described as Crispy pastry filled with spicy grilled lamb, raisin and mint;Was nothing more than a bland spring-roll with meat. The Haloumi Frito was so drenched in oil and the Haloumi started to disintegrate, in the end you couldn’t really taste the Haloumi. It completely spoiled the Haloumi and never mind our appetite. Salchichitas; was described as pan grilled baby sausages, sautéed in chimchuri salsa. Baby sausages it was indeed! We looked forwarded to the sautéed in chimchuri salsa. All we could figure out was that it was pan fried in oil, and the blob of green was supposed to be the sautéed chimchuri salsa... All this we could still bear.... Until we saw the Pan Con Jamon Y Queso; described as Bruschetta topped with Jamon Serrano, cheese and balsamic honey reduction. What we got was brown bread with sandwich ham and grated cheese, and a dash of balsamic vinegar.... We were not in the mood to make a scène as we came to have a pleasant evening and actually enjoyed our cocktails so we decided to eat the food. Also to scared that if we complained that they would try and make up for it by giving something else on the menu...and who knows what that would turn out to be. Just when we though the night can’t get any worse, we finally asked for the bill. The poor waiter had to tell us that they were also out of paper for the till...so they could only print half of the bill. We found it so ridiculous that I even went to the trouble of taking pictures (And just when one do think now you have seen it all, one of the kitchen staff comes and light (in front of all the guests, not even trying to hide what he is doing) his sigarette on the element of the counter where they place the food to stay warm before a waiter can take it to the tables. Needless to say, by then we couldn’t wait to get out of there. We would have expected that a restaurant situated on the beach front and with the prices they charged that they would at least have decent stock. It was seven O’clock on a Saturday evening in September , and they have no seafood stock!
1 Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)
 
 
 
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Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)

 
Tracy
03/05/2013 03:33
Guys, seriously, this is the worst joke of a 'business', all the below, I got it in three occasions. (Yes, I was stupid enough to be seduced by the great location.) On the first occasion, they actually told us they have no wine. I mean, come on, a restaurant don't have a single bottle of wine? Yes, not one pathetic bottle of wine. No, not even the breakfast, they screwed that up as well. Nope, absolutely no breakfast after the 45 minutes wait for a coffee and juice that they told us, no, no breakfast for you. And a waiter that thinks telling us he is not happy that we insist on getting happy hours price because HE was the one that told us it's happy hours and later decide the happy time is over when the bill arrives. Shocking, this joint. Heard it's being 'revamped' at the moment. What a joke.
1 Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)
 
J Andre Ferreira
03/05/2013 10:58
in Sept. ? only complaining in may ? jeesie you Capetonions are slow !
1 Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)
 
Elanze
02/05/2013 03:17
It is not usually our style to complain, but after the food we received on Saturday evening 8 Sept 2012, We were dining at the Cafe Sofia branches at Eden on the bay. We were looking forward to the menu which looked so enticing and especially to treating ourselves to seafood. However turned out to be the worst experience ever, food wise. We started the evening off with sushi, which we bear, even though the rice was a bit soggy. We blamed it on inexperience since it seems like the sushi bar was a new feature. Little did we know that that was only the beginning.... To our disappointment the waiter informed us that they had no seafood stock. So anything on the menu which contained seafood ingredient was not available. Also to our disappointment it included anything that contained jalapenos.This limited our options considerably, as that was the main reason for us driving out all the way to the beach front. Determined that this must not spoil our evening, we tried to choose something else on the menu...We decided to take the combination of samples. After finally finding at least four which suited our taste and did not contain any seafood or jalapenos.The lamb bourek;which was described as Crispy pastry filled with spicy grilled lamb, raisin and mint;Was nothing more than a bland spring-roll with meat. The Haloumi Frito was so drenched in oil and the Haloumi started to disintegrate, in the end you couldn’t really taste the Haloumi. It completely spoiled the Haloumi and never mind our appetite. Salchichitas; was described as pan grilled baby sausages, sautéed in chimchuri salsa. Baby sausages it was indeed! We looked forwarded to the sautéed in chimchuri salsa. All we could figure out was that it was pan fried in oil, and the blob of green was supposed to be the sautéed chimchuri salsa... All this we could still bear.... Until we saw the Pan Con Jamon Y Queso; described as Bruschetta topped with Jamon Serrano, cheese and balsamic honey reduction. What we got was brown bread with sandwich ham and grated cheese, and a dash of balsamic vinegar.... We were not in the mood to make a scène as we came to have a pleasant evening and actually enjoyed our cocktails so we decided to eat the food. Also to scared that if we complained that they would try and make up for it by giving something else on the menu...and who knows what that would turn out to be. Just when we though the night can’t get any worse, we finally asked for the bill. The poor waiter had to tell us that they were also out of paper for the till...so they could only print half of the bill. We found it so ridiculous that I even went to the trouble of taking pictures (And just when one do think now you have seen it all, one of the kitchen staff comes and light (in front of all the guests, not even trying to hide what he is doing) his sigarette on the element of the counter where they place the food to stay warm before a waiter can take it to the tables. Needless to say, by then we couldn’t wait to get out of there. We would have expected that a restaurant situated on the beach front and with the prices they charged that they would at least have decent stock. It was seven O’clock on a Saturday evening in September , and they have no seafood stock!
1 Cafe Sofia (Bloubergstrand)
 
 
 
 
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