Cape Town: Food + Drink Guide

 • Hemelhuijis • 

When: Brunch.

Why: The poached farm eggs, artichoke, hollandaise and smoked trout served with blood orange prosecco and balsamic strawberries.

Where: 71 Waterkant Street

  ThPot Luck Club  

When: Dinner.

Why: The ‘Five Taste’ sharing plates.

Where: The Silo Top Floor, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 – 375 Albert Road Woodstock 

• • Molten Toffee  • •

When: Lunch

Why: Art, coffee and bacon paninis.

Where: 45 Kloof Street

• • Outrage Of Modesty • •

When: Drinks.

Why: Custom blended cocktails in a Tokyo-meets-Manhattan 24 seat speakeasy.

Where: 88 Shortmarket Street

• • El Burro Taqueria • •

When: Dinner

Why: Fresh fish tacos and the casual, colourful charm.

Where: 1 New Church St & Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof

• • Clarkes • •

When: Brunch

Why: Avocado on toast with homemade labneh, poached eggs and smoked mackerel.

Where: 133 Bree Street

• • The Short Market Club • •

When: Dinner

Why: Parmesan and miso waffles with a classic cocktail list and an art deco cheese trolley.

Where: 88 Shortmarket Street

• • Orphanage • •

When: Drinks

Why: Jam infused sours in a stylish bar with a social conscience – the business is an avid supporter of the St. Francis Children’s Home. 

Where: 227 Bree Street

• • Unframed Artisan Ice Cream • 

            

When: Always

Why: The peanut butter and sea salt ice cream with a lime, lemon and basil sorbet on top.

Where: 45C Kloof Street 

• • The Power And The Glory • •

When: Drinks

Why: To study the depressingly stylish hipsters of Cape Town and steal all their looks.

Where: 13D Kloof Nek Rd Tamboerskloof

• • Kloof Street House • •

When: Dinner + Drinks

Why: The colours and the whimsy.

Where: 30 Kloof Street Gardens

• • Skinny Legs Cafe • •

When: Brunch

Why: Coconut quinoa porridge with baked fruit and a raw chocolate smoothie.

Where: 70 Loop Street

• • Yours Truly • •

When: Drinks

Why: The roof top terrace.

Where: 3 Kloof Street Schotsche Kloof

• • Ash | Publik • •

When: Dinner

Why: Pigs head scrumpet and made-to-order Madeleines.

Where: 81 Church Street

• • Door 221 • •

When: Dinner + Drinks

Why: Margaritas and hot dogs.

Where: 221 Bree Street

• • Tjing Tjing • •

When: Drinks

Why: An open air bar bestrewn with lanterns and painted with murals.

Where: 165 Longmarket Street

• • Carne • •

When: Dinner

Why: Homemade ravioli stuffed with slow baked lamb and sage butter.

Where: 153 Kloof Street Gardens

• • V & A Waterfront Food Market • •

When: Lunch

Why: Rice paper rolls and Belgian waffles on an outdoor picnic table.

Where: V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd

• • Company’s Garden Restaurant • •

When: Coffee

Why: People watching paradise in the heart of the park.

Where: 15 Queen Victoria Street

• • The Black Sheep • •

When: Dinner

Why: Daily changing menus and a Table Mountain view.

Where: 104 Kloof Street Gardens

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Dinner reservations: Advised

How to travel: Uber

Where to stay: La Grenadine

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