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  • Food

    Giulio’s

    a beautiful interior and equally beautiful food. Giulio’s has Italian roots, and it shows in the fresh buffalo mozzarella and wonderful Italian style buffet which is available at lunchtime. their breakfasts are…

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    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:…

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    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…

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    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…

  • 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,…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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).…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Drinks, Food

    The Pot Luck Club

    The Test Kitchen’s sister restaurant, which moved to its new fancy premises atop the old silo at the Old Biscuit Mill in 2013. go there for lunch on a week day, or…

  • Drinks, Food

    Clarke’s

    everyone knows their infamous burger, but you should have the blackforest ham and asparagus sandwich – it changed my life. also any cocktail. and the creamery ice-cream. and the ice-cream sundae. website + location…

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    Jason

    go there for great coffee, bread, croissants, pies, pizza nights, radness. have the mushroom ragout for breakfast. website + location…

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    Superette

    Superette recently moved to the Woodstock Exchange, the work & meeting place of many of the city’s creatives. the space is beautiful, the food is good… get there early on a Saturday…

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    Downtown Ramen

    Downtown Ramen is located upstairs from Lefty’s Dive Bar. go into Lefty’s, turn left, and follow the stairs on the right all the way up. it’s styled similarly to other Ramen joints in…

  • Food

    Max Bagels

    Max Bagels makes the best bagels you’ll ever have. promise. a blink and you might miss it location on Bree Street, opposite Clarkes. perfect for a quick lunch (or midday snack). website + location…

  • Food, See & Do, Shop

    Woodstock Exchange

    the Woodstock Exchange is a huge renovated building in Woodstock that houses a few restaurants, shops and plenty of office space on its upper floors – so it’s always buzzing and full of…

  • Food, Winelands

    Jordan

    this is one of my favourite restaurants for a weekend lunch, have the mussels en papilotte and make sure to take a trip to the “cheese room”. if you can’t get into…

  • Food

    Field Office

    there are FOUR branches of Field Office, the original is in Barrack street, the second is in the Woodstock Exchange, the third is in Woodstock suburbia and the fourth is in the new Watershed market. They serve…