Restaurants and Bars in Cape Town
Even the menus show Cape Town's diversity. Your taste buds will find everything here from Cape Malayan food to German sausage (to avoid disappointment we recommend you reserve seats during the high season). Our favorite spots to eat out at the moment are
Breakfast - Lunch
Almost two years ago, the legendary Melissa's opened its doors here in Table View. Melissa's is something like the mother of the fresh organic food here in Cape Town.
Melissa's, Aquarius building, Table View | Phone: 021 557-4576
It is only recently that we discovered "Die Kliphuis". Right on the beachfront of Melkbos you can have lovely breakfast here. Ideal for guests with kids as there are lots of little rock pools to explore.
Die Kliphuis, 47 5th-Avenue, Melkbosstrand | Phone: 021 553-3827
On the Rocks serves classic breakfast on the sun terrace with spectacular sea views.
On the Rocks, 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand | Phone: 021 554-1988
There are also many nice places to have lunch or breakfast downtown Cape Town. A good example for the different delis and cafes is the Birds Boutique Cafe on trendy Bree Street. Hip, relaxed atmosphere with a great selection of fresh food (sugar and wheat-free options). Do not be surprised if fresh leaves and branches adorn your tea.
Birds Boutique Cafe, 127 Bree Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 426-2534
"Dear Me" is a small brasserie on the corner of Long Street. Very sweet. Very nice atmosphere. The house is 200 years old and is a listed building. Breakfast is served from 07.00 to 11.00 clock. Dinner only on Thursdays.
Dear me, 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 422-4920
The Superette is located on your way to the Old Biscuit Mill market in Woodstock. Since the latter is usually packed, you can have breakfast here in a creative atmosphere before venturing into the crowds of the market. We love the Croque Monsieur, the mushrooms on toast and really pretty much everything they serve in there. Super value for money.
The Superette, 66 Albert Road, Cape Town | Phone: 021 802-5525
Feel like recharging after your time on the water or if you're simply too tired to drive into town for dinner, we recommend eating at the classical Italian - The Forneria - the pizzas are delicious.
The Forneria, Corner Raats Drive and Dianthus Street, Table View | Phone: 021 556-2262
On our side you can best eat fish at Blowfish. An old time favorite.
Blowfish, Dolphin Beach Hotel, Table View | Phone: 021 556-5464
Wang Thai in Milnerton is a good sushi and thai address midway to town.
Wang Thai, Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton | Phone: 021 551-9254
The Grand is a winter favorite of ours. The location can be compared with the beach bars in Europe. In summer a very trendy spot to hang out. Need to reserve ahead of time. Pizzas and the linguine alle vongole - we like.
The Grand, Beach Road - Granger Bay, Cape Town | Phone: 021 425-0551
Fork is a beautiful eatery on Long Street in town. They serve the best tapas. A super cute little restaurant.
Fork, 84 Long Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 424-6334
A quiet (Cape Town insiders know that this needs to be appreciated) sushi restaurant is the Kyoto Garden Sushi. High class sushi in a very authentic Japanese ambience.
Kyoto Garden, 11 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town | Phone: 021 422-2001
Knowing Madame Zingara you are aware that everything that has to do with Mdm Z is an experience of a different kind. If you feel like a very special evening go to Don Pedro - the newest restaurant of the Zingara group - in upper Woodstock. Live music is played at 18.00 and the atmosphere is unique. Food will make you happy here.
Don Pedro, 113 Roodebloem Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 447-6152
The Mdme Z extravaganza also includes the Bombay Bicycle Club. The menu is taken in large part from the original Madame Zingara. Specialty dish to this day is the filet of beef with chocolate sauce.
Bombay Bicycle Club, 158 Kloof Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 423-6805
If you still need some fuel before you plunge into Cape Town's nightlife, this is best done in the Royale Eatery on Long Street. They make burgers - and they make them well.
Royale Eatery, 273 Long Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 422-4536
After the burger you can head straight up to the Waiting Room. A trendy night club in the 3rd Floor above the Royale Eatery. You can chill or dance downstairs to funk, hip hop, dub, jazz & reggae. The rooftop has great views of the city.
The Waiting Room, 273 Long Street, Cape Town | Phone: 072 891-3937
Since its opening in December 2007, the Assembly is the New Kid on the Block. Currently "the" address to go to if you want to dive into the live music scene. In the heart of District Six the Assembly will rock you.
The Assembly, Harrington Street, Cape Town | Phone: 021 465-7286
Café Caprice in Camps Bay – still an old time favorite of the surf scene on Sundays for sundowners and party. What once was La Med....
Café Caprice, 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay | Phone: 021 438-8315
If you get stuck in Table View meet up after surfing on the beachfront for a sundowner in Pakalolo.
Pakalolo, 14 Beach Boulevard, Table View | Phone: 021 557-8508
Don't feel like anything savory but rather dreaming of coffee and cake? Stop at the Twelve Apostles between Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Great views. Fantastic cake.
Twelve Apostels, Victoria Road, Camps Bay | Phone: 021 437-9000