Looking for some delicious food in Cape Town? You’ll definitely find it! With so many restaurants to choose from, it’s no wonder this South African town is a foodie paradise. Today I’m sharing the best places to eat in Cape Town, what we loved + what we want to check out next time!
Best Places To Eat In Cape Town
12 Apostles – We were staying at the 12 Apostles for part of our time, but even if we weren’t I would recommend going to their garden cafe for the vegan sushi. OH MY WORD. The creativity alone speaks for how talented their sushi chef is (topped with orange peels) and Dane’s crab roll was excellent, too. We also shared their avocado toast that has wasabi in it (sounds weird – just trust me) that you absolutely must order.
Truth Coffee – So many folks recommended Truth Coffee to us and during our big city walking tour, we stopped in here. It DID NOT disappoint and I highly recommend you making the trek to go. Inside, it’s like Alice and Wonderland meets Greatest Showman meets coffee. Just trust me and ENJOY!
Kloof Street House – Another spot that came highly recommended to us and blew it out of the water. You absolutely need a reservation to eat here and you are given a time limit to your table once you sit down. I had the gnocchi, Dane had the lamb and we both had about 4 different cocktails — all of them better than the last. We started with the truffle polenta and OMG!
Cape Grace Hotel – We stayed at the Cape Grace for a portion of our time and while I would skip the formal dining, definitely check out Bascule, which is the largest collection of whiskies in the Southern Hemisphere. If you can snag a seat right on the water at sunset, even better! Their truffle mashed potatoes are out of this world good.
V+ A Waterfront Food Hall – There is a large food hall at the waterfront and it’s great for casual fare. Dane loved his lamb wrap, I liked the corn and cheese samosas and we both enjoyed wasabi peanuts from the roasted nut shop.
Life Grand Cafe – Okay, I’m just going to say right off the bat that we experienced horrible service here, BUT! The sushi was what my vegetarian dreams were made of so we went back a second time. Again, terrible service. But – the drinks were delicious (Dane) and the food was good (me), so all was not entirely lost.
Other Restaurants In Cape Town
Here are some of the restaurants we found ourselves and wanted to visit or were recommended to us, but were booked solid during our time in Cape Town. The foodie scene in South Africa is REAL, so trust me when I tell you that if you have any interest whatsoever in specific places, be sure to get online and make a reservation in advance. Some of these places are booked months prior.
Pot Luck Club | Test Kitchen – We were on the waiting list for Test Kitchen and it was looking pretty good according to the email we got, but then it just didn’t pan out. These two restaurants are the same culinary group and some of the most sought after seats in the city. I think you are able to book online three months in advance.
Silo Bar – The Silo Hotel was designed by Thomas Heatherwick who also designed the Bombay Sapphire Distillery that I fell in love with last year in London. So, you can imagine how bummed I was when we couldn’t get into dinner here. Instead, we had a day time drink and tour, which was equally beautiful.
Bombay Bicycle Club – We actually DID get a reservation here and then wound up sleeping through it – whoops! I have no doubt it’s excellent. It came highly recommended!
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