City Guides: Vredehoek is home to Derry Street, Disa Towers and the best Kwik Spar in Cape Town

2019-03-24 06:30
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Vredehoek is one of Cape Town's windiest, but also friendliest neighbourhoods.

Home to the infamous three Disa Towers, here you'll find hidden eateries like The Woodlands Eatery or Lazari delightfully scattered throughout the area. Luckily, this neighbourhood has remained largely immune to chain restaurants, which has kept the character of this area in tact. 

It's laid-back, cosy and spoils visitors with city views that are unparalleled.

READ: City Guides: From sidewalk cafés to boutique wine bars in Tamboerskloof  


1. Food and drinks

Literally sitting smack, bang on the border of Oranjezicht and Vredehoek, on Vredehoek Avenue, is Bao Down.

Both neighbourhoods would surely claim it as their own, as it's one of those places you want to return to every single night after your first visit.

Exquisite Asian fusion food, presented beautifully in a space that is a retro-lover's daydream. The service is excellent and the wine list features lesser-known local wine producers like Donkiesbaai on the West Coast. 

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But Derry Street is really where it's at. Great pizza at Carlyles On Derry, coffee at the Red Sofa Cafe and breakfast lunch, dinner and even sundowners at the area's much-loved, The Sidewalk Cafe. 

Part of the Madame Zingara stable, its a friendly find offering yummy food at a good price. 


3. Shop 

The Vredehoek Kwik Spar is famous for being Cape Town's coolest Spar. Yes.

Here, and only here, you'll find market-fresh produce for cheap. A bag of lemons for R14?! What?

Believe it.

It is also known for having the best raw salmon, tuna and steak in town at mind-blowing prices. 

Does the below Insta caption perhaps sum up the complete Vredehoek experience? 

4. Do

Go to Deer Park, a small reserve part of Table Mountain National Park, for a walk and a coffee at the Deer Park Cafe. 

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