13 exciting eating spots for summer in Cape Town

Posted on 12 October 2017

Make the most of the longer days and shorter nights at these fresh eating spots in Cape Town. We hunted down the must-dine spots that have delicious food and drinks, combined with a great atmosphere.

These exciting new spots in the city are guaranteed to assist with soaking up some summer sunshine.


1. The Yard, Silo District

Address: Silo 4, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront.
Contact: [email protected].

A Euro-Asian infused location. Image from The Yard.

The Yard concept store and eatery has landed in the hottest hub of culture and fashion – the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront. The Yard is set to become the go-to place in the new district and offers fine chocolates, homemade pasta and farm-fresh cheeses. The deli serves healthy meals from fresh farm produce and there’s a fine-dining Euro-Asian fusion experience for lunch and dinner. The Yard also keeps it local, with a bar stocked with local beers, wine and gin.


2. Roast and Co. City Centre

Address: 98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Contact: 0214246372.

Fresh free-range chicken is always a good idea. Image supplied by Melissa Delport

Do you love chicken? This may be the spot for you. Roast & Co. is a sustainable ‘farm-to-table chicken-on-the-bone’ restaurant. This new kid on the Bree Street block from the team that birthed HQ Restaurant. The restaurant is now open for lunch, dinner and plans to host monthly event specials. Look forward to servings of free range chicken meals with a local twist.

The trendy Roast and Co.interior. Image supplied by Melissa Delport


3. Firefish Seafood Restaurant,  V&A Waterfront

Address: Shop 154, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront.
Contact: 0212864933.
Firefish Seafood Restaurant is the new seafood grill restaurant at the V&A Waterfront. The fish comes straight from the ocean and onto the grill. Not crazy about seafood? If sushi and shellfish isn’t for you Firefish also has an array of vegetarian dishes, beef and chicken as well as desserts. Plus, the views of the harbour are exquisite and you won’t want to leave.


4. Mulberry and Prince Kitchen and Bar, City Centre

Address: 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town City Centre.
Contact: 0214223301.

American styled breakfast with a hint of South Africa. Image by Myburgh Du Plessis

If the dusty pink door doesn’t grab your attention as you walk past Pepper Street in the CBD then I don’t know what will. Mulberry and Prince has an American influence with South African flair. The New York styled eatery won’t serve you a typical breakfast. Instead, you’ll get mimosas made with fresh naartjie juice or a spicy bloody Mary garnished with a blue cheese stuffed green olive. Now that’s something unique worth exploring.

Pastel pinks are the theme of the interior decor at Mulberry and Prince. Image by Micky Hoyle


5. OUIBar and KTCHN, Silo Square

Address: Silo 6, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront.
Contact: 0870861578.

Bold red, black and white is the theme at the Radisson RED Hotel. Image supplied by Radisson RED Cape Town.

Cape Town is known for its street food culture and the chefs at the OUIBar and KTCHN embrace that. All the food is sustainably sourced and the bakery and a barista service waiting to help you if you feel like nibbling on the delicate confectionary. Breakfast is also served 24 hours a day. Now that’s a win! To top it all off, this eclectic restaurant has a selfie wall with an installed camera for you to take snaps while you wait for your food.

The Radisson RED Hotel is the first of its kind in Africa. The interior of the OUIBar and KTCHN. Image supplied by the Radisson RED Hotel.


6. Zenzero Restaurant, Camps Bay

Address: 2A Victoria Road, Camps Bay.
Contact: 0214380004.

Camps Bay is a holiday favourite for tourists from all over the world. Image by Zenzero Restaurant.

Zenzero has had an interior design makeover and curated a brand new menu, however they haven’t lost their Italian cuisine touch. How does a breakfast of ricotta pancakes with lemon and honey butter sound? I’d say, simply delightful! Zenzero Restaurant offers you views of the Atlantic Ocean and the sea breeze to match in the heart of Camps Bay.


7. Canteen, Salt River

Address: 17 Queens Park Avenue, Salt River.
Contact: 0212048560.

The unconvential restaurant is great for everyone looking to connect. Image from Canteen

A new and fresh concept this boutique food court is in Salt River. Benjamin Cox came up with the magnificent idea of creating a space where people can meet and eat. Canteen opens on weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00. This new culinary and dining culture incorporates street food chefs to provide their creations for the Canteen’s guests.


8. 14 Stories Rooftop Bar, City Centre

Address: 23 Buitengracht Street, City Centre.
Contact: 0214929999.

A cocktail and a view makes a formidable combination. Image from SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel.

Cape Town is known for its many rooftop bars. While many may think the views from all rooftops are exquisite, the 14 Stories view in particular will blow your mind away. 14 Stories is also a new kid on the Bree and Strand Street block. The rooftop bar is in the new SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel. The bar stocks 14 red wines, 14 white wines and 14 bubblys, in addition to that, there are 14 cocktails.


9. Lou Lou’s Bar and Lounge, Greenpoint

Address: 27 Somerset Road, Greenpoint.
Contact: 0214180015.

Unique decor, delicious food and the vibrance to match. Image supplied by Lou Lou’s Bar and Lounge.

South African restauranteur Sergio Zurini has brought Lou Lou’s Bar and Lounge to Cape Town. Having previously launched Churchills Bar in Joburg, the restaurant brings a unique style to the city. Lou Lou’s Bar and Lounge is infused with many inspirations from various cities. The bar and lounge offers traditional tapas with Asian and Italian flavours while the interior decoration is New York inspired.


10. Vigour and Verve, City Centre

Address: 79 Strand Street, Cape Town.
Contact: 0214929999.

Feel good atmosphere for the Summer. image from Vigour and Verve

Vigour and Verve is a casual and trendy dining spot based on the ground floor of the new SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel. You can access the entrance from Strand Street in the City Bowl. The decor is as exquisite as the food. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a hearty breakfast, a coffee or lunch to go, there’s always a great variety.


11. The Stack, Gardens

Address: 7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens.
Contact: 0212860187.

When driving past the residential area in Gardens, you could easily miss the big white house with a wonderful garden. The decor at The Stack is eclectic and stylish, with a vibrant atmosphere. The warmer it becomes in Cape Town, you will have the option of enjoying your breakfast, lunch or dinner on the terrace. The food is brightly coloured and it’s safe to say you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Keep your eyes peeled for two more new spots launching at the end of October in the Camps Bay area: 

12. Chinchilla, Camps Bay

A brand new sky bar is opening on the top of an iconic site in Camps Bay. Not much can be revealed as of yet before the big launch. The ambience at Chinchilla will welcome a trendy and exciting hot spot. The sky bar will offer inevitably astounding views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles. The menu is something to look forward to, with an exciting range of drinks and delicious tapas.


13. Bilboa, Camps Bay

The Bilboa Restaurant is set to launch on the Camps Bay Promenade. The restaurant will be upmarket with delicious cuisine. You don’t want to miss it!

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