WHERE TO EAT
10 Minutes or less on foot
Trendy lounge style eatery serving Asian tapas, great cocktails and live jazz most nights; Sunday brunch
Our local favourite: gastro pub with superb food, excellent wine list and great selection of local craft beer
Bistro-style casual restaurant with easy menu, fireplaces, lovely garden in summer – great for families
What else – meat! Some of the best in Cape Town, Italian style: try the Steak Fiorentina for two; good wine list, casual ambience
The Dark Horse
The casual cocktail-bar-little-sister of the Black Sheep just a few steps further down the road, this vibey new watering hole and casual eatery is taking the neighbourhood by storm. Gorgeous views to Table Mountain from the rear terrace, friendly charming service and plenty of delicious bar food options are sure to please when you don’t want a big meal out.
The coolest new kid on the block: Swedish-born chef Jesper Nilsson is wowing guests with a menu that’s delectable, inspired, surprising and utterly delightful in the light and airy space that used to host Janse. It’s casual yet refined food, contemporary yet satisfying – a fresh dining experience not to be missed.
Kloof Street House
Eclectic local favourite for all ages – good casual food with great ambience, can be loud; try the Sunday brunch
Our Local has become a Kloof Street institution. The quirky converted mechanic’s workshop brims with plants, vintage furniture and has become the go-to place for brunch, toasties, coffee and cake. The lunch and dinner menu offers generous servings of Mediterranean-inspired mains, both meaty and vegan.
Brasserie-style casual restaurant featuring great fresh ingredients without over-embellishment – mussels when they have them and lamb ribs are stars, but overall a favourite
Fresh fish and seafood comfort-food style; family-owned and run and feels like it
Rick's Café Americain
This Casablanca movie-themed restaurant with a Moroccan/Mediterranean menu, roof terrace and mountain views is a favourite hangout for locals. Go for their great lunch specials or renowned happy hour cocktails on the rooftop with some of the best views in town.
Best Asian in town? We think so! Vietnamese, but serving great dim sum and sushi too . . . don’t miss the Japanese Miso brinjal (order early as it takes 20 minutes).
The newest edition of our favourite chef, Liam Tomlin’s expanding culinary kingdom – Indian style. Tapas for two as always, but with a delectable Indian twist – a brand new favourite around the corner.
It is not just another Indian restaurant, it is authentically South Africa Indian, more specifically from Durban with recipes adapted from Tamil heritage.
COFFEE SHOPS & DELIS
All your German-style bakery favourites, ryes, wholegrains and sourdough in authentic style
Olive Branch Deli (Lifestyle Centre)
Superb breads, olives and spreads, as well as saucisson, biltong, honey, olive oils and Cypriot specialities – tucked in next to Woolworths in the Lifestyle Centre
The Power and the Glory
Insider tip for those in the know – great coffee, fresh juices, smoothies and plenty more, drinks in the evening, and right next door to Publik Wine Bar!
In EatOut Magazine
Said to compete with DH for the best breakfast in town – also do wine tastings in the evening, a casual local, insider tip.