• shortmarket-club
    Food

    The Shortmarket Club

    The Shortmarket Club is the baby sister (or cool cousin, or whatever) to the Test Kitchen and the Pot Luck Club. it’s more of a bistro fare, with a modern twist (read:…

  • outrage-of-modesty
    Drinks

    Outrage of Modesty

    with a name like Outrage of Modesty you KNOW this isn’t your average cocktails bar, and these aren’t your average cocktails either. they use ingredients like bee pollen, people. It’s really slick…

  • ash-restaurant
    Food

    Ash

    Ash is all about meat and fire. The food is yummy (the starters which are delightfully called “snackles” are particularly nice) and you get to write down your order yourself on a…

  • junior
    Food

    Junior

    if you ask anyone (read: hipster) in Cape Town where to get a good burger, they would tell you to head to Junior. it’s kind of like Shake Shack, if we have…

  • black-sheep
    Food

    Black Sheep

    It took me a while to finally try Black Sheep in Kloof Street, and it was worth the wait. They have a great, varied menu that changes daily. Famous for their steaks,…

  • The General Store
    Food

    The General Store

    The General Store is a sweet new shop on lower Bree Street that deals in nice breakfasts and lunches and even prepared meals to take home (lasagne and other treats). they have good…

  • Door 221 Cape Town City Guide
    Drinks, Food

    Door 221

    Door 221 is a bar slash eatery on Bree Street with a focus on old fashioned cocktails and tapas, served in their upstairs and downstairs seating areas. it’s small, which keeps the vibe pretty laid back. don’t go…

  • bocca
    Drinks, Food

    Bocca

    go to Bocca for the Italian tapas and genuine Neapolitan pizza. the kind of place where the entire table shares a meal (my favourite style of eating). they don’t take reservations, so get…

  • smith
    See & Do

    SMITH

    Smith is an art gallery dealing in emerging & contemporary South African artists, with new shows every month and one of the most beautiful spaces in all of Cape Town. website +…

  • loading-bay
    Food

    Loading Bay

    basically my favourite place in town – great food, epic burger nights, friendliest staff – plus an AMAZING menswear & Aesop section attached. also, two words: truffle chips. website + location  photo: taken by me for CN TRAVELER…

  • tjing-tjing
    Drinks, Food

    Tjing Tjing Torii

    if you’re looking for a more relaxed fare than upstairs bar Tjing Tjing, plus the yummiest Asian Tapas this side of the City Bowl, then go straight to Tjing Tjing Torii (located upstairs…

  • hallelujah
    Drinks, Food

    Hallelujah

    This is as close to New York as you’ll get in Cape Town. a tiny restaurant with an amazing Asian influenced menu, including lobster rolls and interesting local sparkling wines (and rad cocktails!)  Hallelujah…

  • the-table-food
    Food, Winelands

    The Table

    If you’re looking to get out of Cape Town and explore the surrounding wine region, or just want to eat basically the best meal of your life – then you need to…

  • chefs-warehouse
    Drinks, Food

    Chef’s Warehouse

    Chef’s Warehouse does the best tapas in town, at the best value. Go there and have the tapas platter for two (and make sure you are hungry, as the servings are generous).…

  • kleinskys
    Food

    Kleinsky’s

    if you’re ever in Sea Point and you are hungry, pop into Kleinsky’s for a bagel and coffee, basically the hip version of a great Jewish deli. i love that it’s not just…

  • bacon-on-bree
    Food

    Bacon on Bree

    do you like bacon? yes? well then this is a no brainer. bacon sandwhiches, bacon salads, bacon dust – bacon everything. good coffee too. it’s flanked by a cheese shop and a…

  • the-werf-food
    Food, Winelands

    The Werf at Boschendal

    this grande dame of the winelands has had a recent facelift, with the revamped Werf restaurant & huuuuuuuuuge vegetable garden being the centre of attention. we visited in the middle of winter, and it…

  • blue-cafe
    Food

    The Blue Cafe

    the Blue Cafe has been around, in some form, since 1904. i have always know it as the Daily Deli, until it was bought in 2014 and renamed The Blue Cafe. right…

  • company
    Blog

    Company’s Garden Restaurant

    the Company’s Garden has always been a major tourist & public attraction in Cape Town, but the restaurant recently had a complete renovation and the area around it has been spruced up for the…

  • maison-mara
    Shop

    Maison Mara

    Maison Mara is a concept store in de Waterkant carrying designer womenswear and other fine things like Malin + Goetz skincare. they have an awesome range of denim, so if you’re looking for…

  • alexandra-hojer
    Shop

    Alexandra Höjer Atelier

    Swedish fashion designer Alexandra Höjer’s Atelier is housed in a former warehouse in Bree Street, right across the road from Jason, and is decorated with vintage pieces, gold & copper accents and interesting lighting to set the…

  • La Mouette
    Food

    La Mouette

    If you didn’t know about La Mouette you wouldn’t think to look for it in the centre of bustling Regent Road, Sea Point, sandwiched in between a huge shopping mall and seaside apartment…

  • watershed
    Markets, Shop

    Watershed

    the Watershed is a new market that forms part of the V&A Waterfront (which is a huge tourist attraction that i certainly don’t have to tell you about, it’s also my local…

  • publik
    Drinks

    Publik

    if you like wine and you like meat then go to Publik. you don’t need to know anything else. but if you insist: these guys really know their wines. if you want…

  • shelf-life
    Shop

    Shelf Life

    Shelf Life is the place to go if you’re looking for cool sneakers, as they often have limited edition items. the women’s section is pretty small, but the dudes are well catered…

  • street-food
    Food

    Street Food on Bree

    Street Food is a tiny hole-in-the-wall (literally!) takeaway eatery that forms part of Chef’s Warehouse (it’s just down the road from them) – so you know the food is GOOD. it’s frequented…

  • grenadine
    Stay

    La Grenadine

    i haven’t actually stayed here myself, but i have toured the place and checked out all the rooms on a photography assignment. it’s a wonderful little guesthouse right in the centre of…

  • sam
    Shop

    SAM

    SAM stands for South African Market. they have a collection of local designers in store, with womenswear, menswear and homeware. great place to get someone a unique gift. website + location  …

  • honest
    Food

    Honest Chocolate Cafe

    the chocolate kings of Cape Town, this is where you will get artisan raw & organic chocolate. their cafe sells yummy things like hot chocolate, and their courtyard turns into a sneaky…

  • babylonstoren-miss-moss-28
    Food, See & Do, Stay, Winelands

    Babylonstoren

    worth the drive for the unbelievable garden alone – but the restaurant, Babel, is a delicious bonus. book a table in advance. there’s also fancy accommodation for out of towners, which i…