There is a secret most Cape Tonians know - that winter is the best time to indulge in the award winning and unique dining experiences their city has to offer. With most restaurants offering winter specials and roaring fires what could better than a good meal to warm you up?
Cape Town has been a must-see (or should we say must-eat) destination for foodies for years, as a hub of international flavours and fusions there’s a wide variety of eateries to tempt any taste bud.
Wake up to a foodie weekend with our top picks of the best places to indulge in all types of cuisines in Cape Town:
For a good coffee, try Truth Coffee Roasting HQ – Named by The Telegraph as being the best coffee shop in the world, Truth blends steampunk décor and well roasted coffee and has an excellent menu as well.
Truth Coffee Roasting HQ – 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
For some baked goods, check out Jason Bakery – From the most decadent brownies to the tastiest croissants, take a visit to Jason Bakery for an arrange of desserts that will have your mouth watering.
Jason Bakery – 185 Bree Street, Cape Town
For a uniquely African meal, try Gold Restaurant– Accompanied by amazing entertainment, Gold Restaurant takes you on a journey across the culturally-rich continent with a 14-course meal that offers you delicacies from around Africa.
Gold Restaurant - 15 Bennett Street, Green Point
If you are craving a burger try Inside & You’re Out – A well-loved burger restaurant in the city, enjoy gourmet burgers made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. They do not only produce tasty burgers but also make a positive impact on the environment.
Inside & You’re Out - 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
If you want some Asian food try Tjing Tjing Torii – Situated in the heart of Cape Town this trendy restaurant is a great spot to enjoy a variety of Asian cuisine with a glass of wine with friends.
Tjing Tjing Torii – 165 Longmarket Street, Cape Town
If you are looking for a fun atmosphere, try The Bombay Bicycle Club - This Madame Zingara owned bistro, is always bustling with action. The Al La Carte Menu boasts great meals like the Bombay ribs and garlic prawns.
The Bombay Bicycle Club – 158 Kloof Street, Gardens
For fine dining, try The Test Kitchen – The fourth consecutive winner of Restaurant of the Year, the Test Kitchen houses the talents of award winning chef, Luke Dale-Roberts who mixes cuisine styles from all over the world to give you an array of flavours and meals to feast upon.
The Test Kitchen – The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock
For Indian cuisine, try Maharajah South Indian Restaurant– Renowned and well known for serving authentic Indian curries for over 35 years, Maharajah offers a variety of succulent and delicious curries.
Maharajah South Indian Restaurant – Corner of Kloofnek and Woodside Roads, Tamboerskloof
If you are in the mood for Italian food, try Il Leone Mastrantonio – Authentic Italian food served, named by EatOut as the Best Italian Eatery. The elegant and simple décor will also add an ambience to the restaurant.
Il Leone Mastrantonio – 22 Coburn Street, Green Point
If you are in the mood for seafood, try The Deckhouse Crab Shack and BBQ –Do you think you can handle a bucket of soft shell crabs? Then head over to the Deckhouse for the best of the Gulf Coast to enjoy on the candlelit deck.
The Deckhouse Crab Shack and BBQ – 108 Kloof Street, Gardens
If you are craving steak, try The Eatery Wood Fired Grill – Whether it’s juicy ribs or a tasty burger that you are in the mood for, The Eatery specialises in a range of succulent grilled dishes. They also have a range of unique gourmet milkshakes.
The Eatery Wood Fired Grill – 70 Belvedere Road, Claremont
If you are in the mood for Mexican cuisine, try El Burro – Authentic Mexican food has never looked (and tasted) this good. El Burro is famed for their great atmosphere with friendly staff and trendy décor.
El Burro – 81 Main Road, Green Point
For a uniquely South African experience, try Mzoli’s Place – With the array of foreign inspired cuisines available, sometimes all we crave for is a good old South African braai, and Mzoli’s does not disappoint. Situated in the heart of the township of Gugulethu, there is an open fire grill with meat galore to be shared among patrons. This is a great place for socialising and immersing yourself in the culture.
Mzoli’s Place – NY115, Gugulethu
Has this collection of delicacies whetted your appetite for a visit to Cape Town? Let the city warm you up this winter and make a foodie weekend of it! Discover smells and spices that will dazzle your taste buds, from the famous Cape Malay cuisine to a local take on traditional foods, try an authentic taste of India and the Middle East, then let an Italian cook teach you her craft. Top off your weekend with a chocolate treat or a delicious wine tasting.
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