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Top Choice Museum in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

District Six Museum

It's impossible not to be emotionally moved by this museum which celebrates the once lively multiracial area that was destroyed during apartheid in the 1960s and 1970s, its 60,000 inhabitants forcibly removed. Insid…
Top Choice International in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Pot Luck Club

The sister restaurant to Test Kitchen is a more affordable Luke Dale-Roberts option. Sitting at the top of an old silo, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, but the star attraction is the food. Dishes …
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…
Top Choice Coffee in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Espressolab Microroasters

Geek out about coffee at this lab staffed with passionate roasters and baristas. Their beans, which come from single farms, estates and co-ops from around the world, are packaged with tasting notes such as those for…
Top Choice International in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Test Kitchen

Luke Dale-Roberts creates inspired dishes with top-quality local ingredients at his flagship restaurant – generally agreed to be the best in Africa. However, the restaurant is so popular now that securing a reservat…
Top Choice Market in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Neighbourgoods Market

This is the artisan goods markets that kickstarted the craze for similar markets across the Cape – and it's still one of the best. Food and drinks are gathered in the main area where you can pick up groceries and go…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Streetwires

Their motto is ‘anything you can dream up in wire we will build’. And if you visit this social project, designed to create sustainable employment, and see the wire sculptors at work, you’ll see what that means! They…
Top Choice Coffee in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Truth

This self-described ‘steampunk roastery and coffee bar’, with pressed-tin ceilings, naked hanging bulbs and mad-inventor style metalwork, is an awe-inspiring space in which to mingle with city slickers. Apart from c…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Old Biscuit Mill

This former biscuit factory houses an ace collection of arts, craft, fashion and design shops, as well as places to eat and drink.
Top Choice Shopping Centre in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Woodstock Exchange

As well as good places to eat and drink, there's a fair amount of original retail at the Exchange, including the boutique Kingdom, which mixes fashion and accessories with interior design, and Ballo, which makes tre…