Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Zanzibar Town

Zanzibar Coffee House

The top spot in Zanzibar for a serious cup of genuine East African Rift Valley coffee is undoubtedly this charming cafe. Alongside espressos and cappuccinos are milkshakes, crêpes, salads, sandwiches and toasted bru…
Top Choice Cafe in Fez

Café Clock

This trendy place is a hive of activity laid out over a series of comfy rooms and terraces, and a hub for creative types involved in the cafe's culture program. Its refreshing menu mixes Moroccan and Western flavour…
Top Choice Cafe in Mbeya

Maua Café & Tours

A brick homestead turned cafe serving big breakfasts, including granola and fresh coffee (Tsh10,000); wraps, burgers and toasties for lunch (from Tsh5000); and pizza, fish and salads for dinner. Sit outside by the h…
Top Choice Cafe in Pretoria

Grounded At Echo

It's easy to love this design-savvy cafe run by the nonprofit Echo Youth Development. It's a great spot for breakfast with a variety of granolas alongside some tempting egg dishes. The coffee and tea are top class a…
Top Choice Cafe in Johannesburg

Breezeblock

The designers have a done a grand job transforming this old Chinese restaurant into a pastel-shaded haven of mid-century cool amid the gritty 'burb of Brixton. Many come here for its delicious breakfast dishes, whic…
Top Choice Cafe in Ficksburg

Cafe Chocolate

Part restaurant, part chocolate factory and part theatre, this is Ficksburg's top eatery and de facto cultural centre. Popular items include homemade pastas, pizzas and Maluti trout, and there's a good selection of …
Top Choice Cafe in Paje

Mr Kahawa

After a hard morning's kitesurfing, or maybe after a hard night's partying, this is the place for a top-notch espresso or cappuccino, accompanied by a sweet pancake, savoury wrap, panini, juice or salad. It's cool, …
Top Choice Cafe in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Frenchie Café

One of the coolest places on the island, French-run Frenchie does carpaccios, quick bites and more substantial (but reasonably priced) mains, as well as breakfasts and an outstanding Sunday brunch (11am to 4pm). It'…
Top Choice Cafe in Southern Suburbs

Gardener’s Cottage

After exploring the Montebello craft studios, relax at this lovely cafe, which occupies the estate's original gatekeeper's cottage. Beyond the leafy garden and stoep, the interior has a contemporary-tearoom look wit…
Top Choice Deli in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Kitchen

Of all the swanky restaurants in town, it was this little charmer that Michelle Obama chose for lunch, proving the ex-First Lady has excellent taste. Tuck into plates of divine salads, rustic sandwiches made with lo…