This is a just a quick overview over our favourite places where we regularly go to.
Just the ones we would recommend to good friends! :-)
BREAKFAST & ALLDAY EATERIES:
COCO SAFAR: The Coco Safar Café with its French style and retro-chic setting is all about understated luxury and daily indulgence. Also: Check out their Capsule Emporium with biodegradable coffee capsules! They also offer really nice coffee tastings – just make sure that you only sip (unless you want to stay awake for the whole night)! www.cocosafar.com, Coco Safar Sea Point, Artem Centre (Previously Adelphi Center), 277 Main Road, Cape Town
THE HART in MELKBOS: We just love the atmosphere of this place. Nice ocean views, relaxed sitting on the terrace or inside. www.thehart.co.za, Shop 1 Mira Mar Center Beach Road, Melkbos, Cape Town.
HEMELHUIJS: Have breakfast at a little oasis! As they write on their own website Hemelhuijs “offers an ideal escapism from the hustle and bustle”. Enjoy the amazing food in this relaxed atmosphere and get some inspiration from the always lovely arranged flower and green plants. www.hemelhuijs.co.za, 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town.
GIULIO’S: Another oasis of peace in the middle of the vibrant city center. Indulge in amazing breakfast options and enjoy a bit of Italian “dolce vita” in this true gem! www.giulios.co.za, Cornerstone House, 16 Loop Street, Cape Town
LOADING BAY: What a cool place. And for sure one of the beste breakfasts in town! They call themselves a “multidimensional space” – as beside the allay eatery they also offer ethically and conscious selected menswear and Aēsop Skin care products. www.loadingbay.co.za, Shop 30, 30 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town
NOURISH’D: This vegan/vegetarian-friendly sanctuary serves locally sourced, as organic as possible, seasonal juices, smoothies, coffee, acai bowls and light meals: www.nourishd.co.za/, 177 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town and 186, Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town
THE VILLAGE HUB: An innovate new place for community to gather, to chill out and relax and watch the sunset. Amazing vegetarian and vegan options and a little shop. http://thevillagehub.co.za/, 2 Watsonia Ln, Scarborough, Cape Town
GIOVANNI‘S DELIWORLD: Very nice downtown near Waterfront and stadium. An Italian deli where you order your choice of delicious food at the counter. Real Italian and at the same time very Cape Townian. 103 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
THE LAWNS at THE ROUNDHOUSE: Feels like heaven with its wonderful garden terraces with stunning views over Camps Bay, the back of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostels. thelawnsct.com. Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
THE BLACK SHEEP: Just an all-time favourite. Easy dining, relaxed atmosphere. https://blacksheeprestaurant.co.za, 104, Kloof Street, Cape Town
OBI: The spot where you will find Papa San’s fresh sushi, tempura and ramen. https://obirestaurant.co.za, 14 Long Street, Cape Town
WANG THAI: Pretty good Thai food and delicious sushi. Always a good option. It’s theoretically also possible to walk on the beach to get there (lagoon beach is directly behind the lighthouse) if you can make your way back before sunset. www.wangthai.co.za, Lagoon Beach Drive, Lagoon Beach, Cape Town
BLOWFISH: Good Seafood and Sushi (also nice to sit at the running sushi bar). Amazing views to Table Mountain and the Mother City. www.blowfishrestaurant.co.za,1 Marine Dr, Table View, Cape Town.
HOMESPUN: This is exactly what Table View has been missing for a very long time! Matt has created a really exceptional culinary experience. Nestled between the all too familiar pubs, bars and fast food joints of Table View, this little gem is a welcome breath of fresh air, and definitely worth a visit! www.homespunbymatt.co.za Portfield Road (opposite St Elmo’s), Table View, Cape Town
THE STACK: An amazing bar and bistro in a beautiful victorian style house. The a la carte menu offers a range of consistently delicious, classic bistro and amazing drinks at the bar. www.thestack.co.za, Leinster Hall, 7 Weltevreden Street, Cape Town
NONNA LINA: Our favorite Italian restaurant. Little Italy in SA. Authentic atmosphere and the best pizza in town. www.nonnalina.com, 64 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
THE GIN BAR: We just love this little gem. Remedies for the Head, Heart & Soul. “The Gin Bar offers elixirs, tinctures and potions to cure all manner of ills”. That’s it! www.theginbar.co.za 64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
THE WILLASTON BAR @ THE SILO HOTEL: Nice spot to hang out after some hours at incredible ZEITZ Mocaa Museum. Stunning views over the waterfront and the Mother City, Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill just in front of the window! www.theroyalportfolio.com, The Silo Hotel, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
THE DARK HORSE: Wine bar with food that is perfect for sharing. www.darkhorsebar.co.za. 145 Kloof Street, Cape Town
EQUUS at CAVALLI: Three passions – wine, horses and amazing cuisine. Just one of our all-time favourites. www.cavallistud.com, Cavalli Estate Rd., Strand Road, Stellenbosch
BUITENVERWACHTING: Feels like heaven. Buitenverwachting means „beyond expectations“. So true! www.buitenverwachting.com, Klein Constantia Rd, Hope of Constantia, Cape Town
MAISON ESTATE: What a wonderful life – dinner under the oak trees in the garden with funny four legged companions and feathery friends. www.maisonestate.co.za, R45, Franschhoek
AND THESE MARKETS:
FARMERS MARKET in Granger Bay. Our absolute favourite. Market Day every Saturday and Sunday plus Wednesday evening. Amazing vegetables and fruits, flowers, local and organic products. www.ozcf.co.za/market-day, Granger Bay Blvd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town.
HOUT BAY HARBOUR MARKET in Hout Bay. Nice for some souvenirs! Or simply some nice food and live music… www.bayharbour.co.za, 31 Harbor Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town
THE OLD BISCUIT MILL in Woodstock! Having a nice breakfast, meeting friends or simply just have a look or a coffee… www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town