• Chef's Warehouse & Canteen Liam Tomlin's globally-inspired tapas, matched with excellent wines.
  • Reverie Social Table Julia Hattingh creates lovely lunches and wonderful dinner parties.
  • Foxcroft Seasonal culinary delights in the Southern Suburbs.
  • La Mouette Reasonably priced fine dining in a lovely Sea Point courtyard and house.
  • 4Roomed A game-changer bringing gourmet cooking to Khayelitsha.
  • La Colombe Book well ahead for sublime cooking from Scot Kirton.

By Budget: $

By Budget: $$

By Budget: $$$

  • Shortmarket Club A celebration of local produce served by white-jacketed waiters.
  • Aubergine Fine dining at its best at this long-standing Gardens restaurant.
  • Greenhouse Edible artistry marries interesting flavours and cooking techniques.

By Cuisine: African

  • Africa Café Sample dishes from around the continent.
  • Addis in Cape Ethiopian feast eaten with your fingers; plenty of vegetarian options.
  • Andalousse Authentic Morcoccan cuisine with all the trimmings.

By Cuisine: Cape Malay

  • Bo-Kaap Kombuis Great views high up in the Bo-Kaap; also serves vegetarian dishes.
  • Jonkershuis Casual brasserie-style restaurant at Groot Constantia.
  • Biesmiellah Halal restaurant serving authentic and spicy Cape Malay and Indian food.

By Cuisine: Indian

  • Bombay Brasserie Feasts fit for a maharaja.
  • Thali Sophisticated take on Indian cooking by top Capetonian chef.
  • The Yard Superb tandoori cooking and crispy dosas in the Silo District.

By Cuisine: Italian

  • La Perla Classy dining on Sea Point's prom since 1959.
  • 95 Keerom Award-winning pasta from chef Giorgio Nava.
  • Ferdinando's Fab pizzeria run by a fun couple and their cute dog.
  • Cousins Ever reliable bistro in town centre.

By Cuisine: Japanese

By Cuisine: Vegetarian & Vegan

  • Plant Organic wines alongside vegan delights, including cakes.
  • Raw and Roxy Healthy, vegan cafe from a Danish immigrant.
  • Spirit Cafe Vegan rules at this convivial spot on Dunkley Sq.

Deli Cafes

Gourmet Cafes


  • Ocean Jewels Fantastic fish cafe in the Woodstock Exchange.
  • Live Bait At Kalk Bay harbour, so you know the fish is fresh.
  • Salt Their seafood dishes use what's fresh from Kalk Bay harbour.

For Families