Feast on a roast special and stay for happy hour(s)

Rick's Café Américain

Feast on a roast special and stay for happy hour(s)

Open daily
Monday to Sundays, 11am to 2am
021 424 1100
Corner of 101 Kloof Street and Weltevreden Street, Gardens Gardens
Rick's Cafe' Americain

Feast on a roast special and stay for happy hour(s)

Come for the roast, stay for the 2 happy hours at Ricks, now on Kloof Street

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 December 2022 

Rick’s Café Americain is not your average Sunday roast spot. At this Casablanca-themed restaurant, you dine on overnight-marinated lamb and crispy potatoes while surrounded by old movie posters and Moroccan decor. Rick’s Sunday roast special is so good, you’ll want to hang around for the Twilight Happy Hour too.

How many Casablanca references can you spot at Rick’s? Image: Lara van Zyl


When you step into Rick’s Café Americain, you enter the world of old Hollywood glamour and timeless love affairs. Rick’s is inspired by the 1942 classic Casablanca and photos and posters from the film can be found throughout the restaurant’s three floors. 

Wine-red booths line the second floor and the bright yellow walls are covered in blue decals and screens playing the film. With these rich colours and the Moroccan lanterns (including a 25-lamp chandelier), Rick’s feels like a portal to another world.

With its rich colours and old movie posters, Rick’s is a homage to both Casablanca and the city in which the film is based. Image: Lara van Zyl 


Rick’s takes roasts seriously. For their Sunday roast special, lamb is marinated overnight and slow-roasted for tenderness and flavour. Sides include roasted potato, baby marrow and carrot and a rosemary sauce. The special runs from 12pm to 3pm on Sundays. 

Tender lamb is served on a bed of roast veg. Image: Rick’s Café Americain


After the roast special, head up to Rick’s rooftop bar. Housed in a 135-year-old Victorian building on Kloof Street, the third story of Rick’s is a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of Table Mountain. 

Rick’s, established in 2005, has recently moved to this nineteenth century building on Kloof Street. Image: Rick’s Café Americain

The royal blue couches and mosaic tables make it a quirky colourful spot for drinks on a Friday night. Try the Kloof Street Hurricane, which is made with tequila, rum, gin, pineapple and grapefruit. Visit during happy hour (3pm - 6pm) and get discounted cocktails and Woodstock Brewery beers on tap. Plus, there’s Twilight Happy Hour, starting at 10pm, so you can sip on cocktails all afternoon till midnight. 

Rick’s rooftop bar is the perfect spot to relax and take in the bustling Kloof Street. Image: Rick’s Café Americain 


Sunday Roast is available: Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
Rick’s Café Americain is open: Monday to Sundays, 11am to 2am
Find it: Corner of 103 Kloof Street and Weltevreden Street, Gardens
Price: Sunday roast costs R155 per person
Book: Call or book on Dineplan
Contact on: 021 822 1100, @rickscapetown

By Julia Rowley 



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