Restaurants

Top Choice African in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Mzansi

As much a cultural experience as a gastronomic one, Mzansi rates highly among travellers. Food is served buffet-style and features some traditional dishes, including plenty of pap (maize porridge). Host Mama Nomonde…
Top Choice African in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Clifford & Sandra's

At the market next to Khayelitsha Station, ask around to find this shack cafe serving some of the tastiest – and certainly the best-value – traditional chow in Cape Town. Clifford will pour water over you hands befo…
Top Choice African in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Moyo

Game meats such as crocodile and warthog are on the menu at this fun African-themed restaurant. Have your face painted and dangle your feet in a cooling paddle-pool beneath a table shaped like a surfboard, with spec…
Ethiopian in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Addis in Cape

Sit at a low basket-weave table and enjoy tasty Ethiopian cuisine served traditionally on plate-sized injera (sourdough pancakes), which you rip up and eat with in place of cutlery. They have a good selection of veg…
African in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Africa Café

Touristy, yes, but still one of the best places to sample African food. Come with a hearty appetite as the set feast comprises some 15 dishes from across the continent, of which you can eat as much as you like. The …
African in Green Point & ­Waterfront

V&A Food Market

There's no need to spend big to eat well (and healthily) at the Waterfront, thanks to this colourful, market-style food court in the old Pump House. Grab a coffee or freshly squeezed juice to go with a wrap or muffi…
African in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Gold

Occupying an enormous warehouse space, one part decorated with an organ salvaged from an old church, Gold offers an Africa-wide safari of tastes, from Xhosa corn pot breads and Cape Malay samoosas to Tunisian spiced…
African in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Malibongwe

Tripe curry and grilled meats are among the traditional dishes served at this pleasantly decorated and spacious restaurant and bar at the base of Lookout Hill. For a more local vibe, head down Spine Rd to the street…
African in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Eziko

Eziko offers simple, good food in a pleasant setting; try the chef’s special fried chicken or the breakfast. If you’re feeling adventurous go for the ‘delectable’ tripe. Dishes are served with sides of samp (a mixtu…
African in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Lelapa

Sheila has been so successful with her delicious African-style buffets (which include plenty of vegetarian dishes) that she’s taken over the neighbour’s place, extending her once-cosy home restaurant into a space fo…