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Burgers in East London

Sanook Cafe

It's official – the gourmet-burger and craft-beer craze has reached East London, and Sanook does it particularly well. Burgers are juicy, tasty and come with a range of inventive toppings. Try the trio of sliders wi…
Mediterranean in East London

Grazia Fine Food & Wine

This stylish, centrally located restaurant has large windows with sea views as well as an outdoor deck for dining. The Italian-born owner has helped create a sophisticated menu with a variety of European influences;…
Cafe in East London

The Beach Break

This little gem just off Nahoon Beach (but without sea views) serves delectable light meals and superb coffee in a wonderfully relaxed environment. Bag a table under the trees and order a pancake, an omelette, a sal…
Beach in East London

Nahoon Beach

This pristine beach will appeal to sunbathers and surfers alike, and it's usually uncrowded. There are lifeguards on duty, and there's a surf school here. The Nahoon River mouth provides safe swimming for those a li…
Mediterranean in East London

Café Neo

Views from the outdoor balcony of this stylish 1st-floor restaurant and cocktail bar extend from the car park to the ocean. The large menu runs the gamut from wraps and linefish to steaks and decadent desserts.
Gallery in East London

Ann Bryant Art Gallery

This mixed late Victorian and early Edwardian mansion has a good collection of South African paintings from landscapes to city scenes, featuring the likes of Pierneef and Cecil Skotnes plus contemporary local work. …
Museum in East London

East London Museum

Given the Eastern Cape's rich past, this museum is worth a visit, with an excellent natural-history collection, a great section dedicated to Xhosa culture and exhibits on subjects from trace-fossil human footprints …
Fast Food in East London

Windmill Roadhouse

An American drive-in-style diner complete with a big screen, where burgers and sandwiches are delivered to your car or to outdoor picnic tables.
Pizza in East London

Windmill Pizza

Pizza to take away or to eat beneath the fluorescent lights.