• 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

    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)…

  • 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…

  • 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, 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…

  • 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…

  • Food

    Tamboerswinkel

    great deli with a cheese selection that’s not to be sniffed at. actually, yes, sniff it. website & location…

  • Food

    Deluxe Coffeeworks

    much of the good coffee you’ll taste in town will be from Deluxe, they have four stores open in Cape Town, and one in Stellenbosch, so if you’re close to one try their…

  • Shop

    MeMeMe

    if you’re looking for rad threads by local independent designers, you’ll find it here. it’s also right across the road from Mungo & Jemima and around the corner from SMITH, so you…

  • Shop

    Missibaba & Kirsten Goss

    renowned leather goods designer Missibaba and London-based jeweller Kirsten Goss have a joint boutique on Bree Street that showcases their respective wares. so if you go there you’d be killing two birds with…

  • Drinks, Food

    El Burro

    if you ask anyone in Cape Town where to go for good Mexican (and tequila), they’ll probably say El Burro. website + location  …

  • Shop

    Skinny Laminx

    if you’re a regular reader of design blogs then you’ll be familiar with the work of Skinny Laminx. Heather has a shop on Bree Street that showcases her fabrics, print designs and…

  • Markets

    Earth Fair Market

    the Earth Fair Market has several locations across Cape Town, but if you’re near the city bowl on a Thursday make sure to visit the market on St Georges Mall. website  …

  • Shop

    A Store

    a variety of cool books, homewares, accessories as well as rad clothes & footwear for guys. website & location  …

  • Drinks, Food

    Yours Truly

    the original Yours Truly in Long Street is perfect for a quick (great) coffee and take-away sandwich. they have a second bigger spot in Kloof street that also does pizza nights and serves…

  • Drinks, Food

    The Roundhouse

    boasts one of the best views in all of Cape Town. go there for brunch / lunch / sundowners on the lawn (aka the Rambullion), or treat yo self in the fancy…