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Food and restaurants in Cape Town

Top restaurants

Café
“Review: Beautiful people, beautiful food and great coffee!! Once we discovered the cafe we had 6 days left on our holiday and we spent 4 mornings there for breakfast. The food was incredible, tried something new everyday! Everyone working there is lovely and so helpful. The theme is great, makes for a really great atmosphere!! Highly recommend going at least once because you will definitely go back ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Get close to the penguins on a visit to the charming navy village of Simon's Town. There are many culinary places to visit as well as whale viewing in September and October.”
  • 167 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“At the foot of Cape Town’s vibrant Kloof Street, risen from a fairy-lit garden, lies a dining oasis. Set in a magnificent Victorian house, Kloof Street House is an experience as enigmatic as it is intimate. The grand old dame is more than just a restaurant, it is a collection of interesting rooms and spaces, each bursting with a character of its own. The venue is everything for every occasion – live jazz over Sunday lunch, romantic candle lit dinners in our dining rooms or cocktails under the trees in our garden. Our delicious meals, cozy ambiance and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Café
“Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experience the epitome of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan social scene. Situated directly across from Camps Bay Beach at 37 Victoria Road, open 7 days a week since 1999, it is a home for many Cape Townians and a must visit destination for tourists.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Small plates ordered to share. Bustling atmosphere. Great views. Celebrity Chef. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Willoughby & Co offers its clientele a full Japanese kitchen, ranging from the freshest sushi to tempura dishes, oyster shooters to soups and salads. Add to this a comprehensive selection of seafood and carnivorous delights.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Test Kitchen, which opened in November 2010, has the celebrated chef cooking at his most creative in a distinctive contemporary space.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Café
“A must-do destination restaurant and nightspot for beach-chic dining, lazy sundowners and slow-motion rendezvous.”
  • 147 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Review: Beautiful people, beautiful food and great coffee!! Once we discovered the cafe we had 6 days left on our holiday and we spent 4 mornings there for breakfast. The food was incredible, tried something new everyday! Everyone working there is lovely and so helpful. The theme is great, makes for a really great atmosphere!! Highly recommend going at least once because you will definitely go back ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Café
“The Power and the Glory is a bar-slash- bistro on the corner of Kloof Nek and Burnside roads is great atmosphere with light meals and fun crowd. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
Café
“Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experience the epitome of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan social scene. Situated directly across from Camps Bay Beach at 37 Victoria Road, open 7 days a week since 1999, it is a home for many Cape Townians and a must visit destination for tourists.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Café
“A buzzy haven on cool Kloof Street. Shrouded in greenery, Yours Truly is a chilled bar-café on the ever-buzzy Kloof Street, where you can truly feel the rhythm and energy of the Mother City. Situated next to a backpackers’ lodge, it’s a popular hangout for student travellers, the beard-and-tattoo brigade, and anyone who enjoys delicious pizzas, interesting sandwiches, and cold beer on tap.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Café
“A must-do destination restaurant and nightspot for beach-chic dining, lazy sundowners and slow-motion rendezvous.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Café
“This is a favourite spot with locals. You'll love the pastries! Great coffee too.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Café
“The Sidewalk Cafe has a R10.00 coffee special on weekdays before 10h00. The Sidewalk Cafe has a half price cocktail and drinks special on weekdays between 16h00 and 18h00. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Café
“Great, no frills biker coffee shop. Great coffee during the day and a great spot to listen to music or grab a drink.”
  • 66 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Good Italian coffee. Very nice Italian products and salad and deli counter.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Bakery
“Most delicious baked goods in Cape Town. The Saturday morning "doughssants" are famous. On trendy Bree Street.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Café
“This is a favourite spot with locals. You'll love the pastries! Great coffee too.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Café
“Incredible food in a popular format. Superbly organised - must be one of the best Tapas restaurants in South Africa, if not the world. And that's no exaggeration. :)”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bakery
“Take a step into Willy Wonka's fantasy world with this local bakery known for its colourful treats.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bakery
“Large varied menu to suit anyone. If you are plant based-ask for their vegan menu:) ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Best freshly baked Bagels in Town!!! Their Cheese Cake is also to die for!!!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to grab some groceries, freshly baked goods and/or some of the beautifully prepared, serve yourselves salads, sandwiches and hot dishes. Half of the office workers in the CBD seem to come here for a quick lunch during the week, but this massive place effortlessly accommodates the rush. ”
  • 30 locals recommend