Food & Drinks

Orange Marmalade

You'll be spoiled for choice at this eatery in one of Cape Town's prime heritage sites. Orange Marmalade is legendary for its breakfasts - everything from healthy to indulgent is on offer - but it is also renowned for its Italian-meets-Malay cuisine- A bit confused? Think lamb curry-topped pizza, Italian breads and koesisters. The downstairs Marilyn Monroe-inspired bar...

Maremoto - Hotel & Restaurant

Maremoto -- Hotel & Restaurant Step off the bustle of Long Street into this cool white oasis, which blends colonial touches with high glamour - like a massive crystal chandelier hanging above the plump couches in front of the fire place. Out back is a long narrow courtyard with ornate cast-iron chairs and tables, a potted lemon tree laden with yellow fruit and tranquil water features. You can still see...

Fork Restaurant

Fork Restaurant Serving contemporary tapas in small portions, Fork embraces the spirit of sharing. Although there is a long-running lunchtime special for a nibble on the run (which includes a glass of coffee), the best way to sample the menu is with a group of friends. The menu is divided according to price categories and includes things like crispy asparagus and parmesan rolls, sweet...

Cafe Mojito

Do it Cuban style in buzzing Long Street, dining casually on Latin-inspired food washed down with beer or cocktails. There's a fireplace inside for cold winter nights, but in summer you'll want to grab one of the outside tables to truly soak up the atmosphere of the mother city's party central. Keep an eye on your valuables. Hours: 10.00am- 12.00am Mon-Sat; 5.00pm-Close...

Gold Restaurant

Gold Restaurant Gold is one of South Africa's most precious natural resources and the women behind this restaurant are surely worth their weight in it – late doyenne of South African food Lannice Snyman was the menu consultant, and the all-female15-member kitchen team is helmed by no-nonsense Emily Njengele. The set tasting menu served in individual portions at the table is the perfect...

Africa Cafe

Africa Cafe This communal feast celebrates Africa as a continent and an experience. Expect to tuck into delicacies and specialities from South Africa, Botswana, Morocco, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania and more. Enjoy the hospitality of staff dressed in colourful traditional outfits, hand-washing ceremonies and African drumming. Very popular with tour groups. Hours: 10.00am-4.00pm, 6.00pm-...

Addis in Cape

Addis in Cape When considering global cuisine, Ethiopia is not really a country that springs to mind, but the warm hospitality, authentic decor and traditional food make this a unique experience for visitors. Ethiopian cuisine has benefited from the country's position on the crossroads of traditional spice trading routes, making the food richly aromatic and designed to be shared....

Mezzaluna

With a buffet and regularly changing a la carte menu, this is authentic Italian food at its best - simple, full of flavour. Think bone marrow risotto or veal tortellini, paper-thin carpaccio, gnocchi with burnt sage butter and tiramisu. The owner is a retired banker indulging his passion for good food, and we like that he doesn't charge corkage as long as you give him a...

L'Aperitivo

Run by two boisterous and passionate Italian brothers, L'Aperitivo is one of those small places where you can feel at home and before long you'll be offered off-menu specials. As It is, dishes change regularly and are written on a chalkboard. In Italian of course. The corner location in the middle of the city is a great place to 'sit back, sip an espresso and watch the...

Doppio Zero

The menu leans heavily towards the Italian and is extensive to say the least: there are breakfasts, light meals, soups, salads, antipasti, meat, fish, poultry, vegetarian, gourmet sandwiches, croissants and tramezzini and of course, pizza and pasta. And don't forget the artisan bakery, which churns out a range of fresh breads and pastries every day. The secret to the...

Coi’ Cacchio

Coi’ Cacchio Invented in Italy, perfected in South Africa, the Col'Cacchio Pizzeria name has become synonymous with a range of crisp thin-based pizzas with more toppings than you can shake a wedge of Parmesan at, and an impressive variety of freshly prepared salads and pastas. Each restaurant offers a truly traditional Italian meal, offering choice, health, fun, passion and good...

95 Keerom Restaurant

95 Keerom With a menu that has remained more or less unchanged for years to keep supplying customer favourites, 95 Keerom specialises in the beautiful, simple flavours of Italian cuisine. Expect imported buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and plump ripe tomatoes dressed with olive oil in a Caprese salad, fantastically fresh tuna, a variety of carpaccios and the legendary liquid-...

HQ Restaurant

HQ Restaurant Salad, steak, chips. That's it. Oh, and Cafe de Paris butter. If you're going to do something this simple, and nothing else, you'd better make sure you do it well, and HQ does exactly that. Take die vegetarians somewhere else. There is a good wine list, with everything available by the glass, loads and loads of cocktails, yummy desserts and a fireplace. And at weekends,...

Food Lover's Market

This lovely food stop is the perfect place to pause if you're looking for a healthy for hearty meal. Choose from salads, sandwiches or pasta to go, or take a delicious home-cooked ready-made meal there’s also a sushi bar, fresh produce and other basics to stock up on. Be warned though; it gets crazy busy around lunch time so best get there a bit early. Hours: 7.00am-6....

Atlas Trading

Looking for some thing small and significant to cart home with you as a reminder of your Cape Town adventure? Look no further than this old-school spice store where giant sacks of turmeric, carda- mom and curry leaves beckon, where pre-mixed curry spice packs are available en masse and where kilograms of salted or raw nuts (including, almonds, cashews and pistachios) are...