Image by Heather Mason Lonely Planet
Sifiso Ntuli is the genial patron of this great little spot keeping it real in Brixton. Bookings are essential and there's no written menu – instead the cook comes out to introduce the dishes of the day, which could include crispy light samosas, spicy chicken wings, a chicken curry or a beef stew.
On Sundays it often has live music: check its facebook page for details. Sifiso also runs guided walking tours (R350 including lunch) of Brixton and neighbouring Fietas, which start from the cafe.