• 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…

  • Food

    Jason

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

  • Shop

    Mungo & Jemima

    a beautiful boutique that champions local design, stocking favourites like Take Care, Margot Molyneux, Good Clothing, Selfi and many more. they also have a branch in Claremont and at the Watershed at the Waterfront. website & location…

  • Shop

    Dear Rae

    Karin’s jewels are just magical. you can walk in and purchase anything from their beautiful line (or order from their online shop) as well as commission personalised items and *wink wink* engagement…

  • Food

    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…

  • Food

    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…

  • Shop

    PUMA Select

    these dudes have great sneakers, and some limited edition stock too. if you’re into streetwear you’ll find something you like here. website + location…

  • Stay, Winelands

    Clouds Estate

    a special hotel just outside Stellenbosch with the most beautiful views in the world. it’s right next door to Delaire, so they can drive you in a golf cart to Indochine for…

  • 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…

  • Shop

    Stable

    Stable stocks local homeware and other design pieces by local makers. some cute gifts opportunities here, as well as nice things for your house. website + location…

  • Shop

    Merchants on Long

    this concept store is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings on Long Street. that’s reason alone to visit, though of course they have lovely things for sale (on the pricey end)…

  • Markets, See & Do

    Oranjezicht City Farm & Market

    The Oranjezicht City Farm is a non-profit community farm in the middle of the city, under the shadow of Table Mountain, that is open to the public 6 days a week. there’s…

  • 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…

  • Food

    Skinny Legs & All

    homemade, healthy food with a calm interior right in the center of town. great for breakfast and a coffee. website & location…

  • Food

    Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants

    you had me at cured meats. frankie fenner meat merchants deals in ethically sourced meats, so pop in there to get the good stuff and grab a coffee at the same time.…

  • Drinks, Food

    Devil’s Peak Taproom

    burgers and beer. hailed by a few people i’ve met as having the best burger in town (think Shake Shack style), you can also have lots of different beers – as they…

  • Food

    Bootlegger Coffee Company

    if you’re anywhere near the promenade in Sea Point and you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a great cup of coffee then Bootleggers is the place. they’re also open…

  • Food, Winelands

    Indochine

    if you really want to treat yo self, hightail it to Indochine. it’s an Asian inspired restaurant on the swanky Delaire Graaff wine estate just outside Stellenbosch. the view is amazing, the…

  • Drinks, Food

    Lefty’s Dive Bar

    Lefty’s Dive Bar makes the best ribs i have ever tasted. and the best ribs my husband’s ever tasted. and the best ribs my friends have ever tasted. if you’re after great…

  • Drinks, Food

    The House of Machines

    i go there for the drinks and the coffee and the food, but you might be interested in the cool bikes, too. website + location…

  • Shop

    Mr & Mrs

    Mr & Mrs are right around the corner from my flat, so i am very likely to blow my disposable income there on a plethora of rad clothes by local designers and bits…

  • Drinks, Food

    Weinhaus + Biergarten

    previously known as &Union – it is an institution of sorts, craft beer & the best pulled pork sarmies in town (also a contender for the best burger). there’s live music on…

  • Markets, Shop

    Neighbourgoods Market

    to be honest i don’t actually go here anymore because the market is always SO CROWDED on a Saturday morning. so you have to really brave the crowds – or try to…

  • Food

    The Test Kitchen

    it’s pricey, and you need to book way WAY in advance. we used to get a booking in 1-2 months, but these days you can expect to wait up to 6 months…

  • Shop

    Vamp Furniture

    Vamp specialises in revamped vintage furniture and genuine mid-century modern designers pieces. every time i walk in there owner Paula chuckles at me cause i say that i’m just going to have a…