Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Stellenbosch

Boschendal at Oude Bank

A vibrant bakery and bistro priding itself on locally sourced ingredients. The menu features salads, sandwiches and mezze-style platters, as well as fresh cakes and pastries and local craft beer. There are tables on…
Top Choice International in Paarl

Glen Carlou

The food at this stylish winery is on a par with the views: magnificent. Dishes, such as pan-roasted sea bass, Parmesan mousse and lamb shoulder with sweetbreads, come with a recommended wine pairing. There's also a…
Top Choice South African in McGregor

Karoux

Well known for its gourmet cuisine and attentive service, this is one of the Western Cape's best small-town restaurants. The menu changes regularly but always features dishes that somehow manage to be both upmarket …
Top Choice Fusion in Franschhoek

La Petite Colombe

The award-winning Cape Town restaurant has opened a breezy sister branch here. The French-inspired menu comes in seven- or 12-course versions and you can opt to pair each course with a different wine.
Top Choice Fusion in Stellenbosch

Rust en Vrede

Expect innovative dishes like rabbit-leg wontons or beetroot chocolate fondant at this stylish winery restaurant. Book ahead.
Top Choice Bistro in Paarl

Tea Under the Trees

The only downside to this fabulous tea garden is that it's only open for half the year. Based on an organic fruit farm, it's a wonderful place to sit under century-old oak trees and enjoy an al fresco cuppa, a light…
Top Choice Cafe in Worcester

Blindiana Barista

The coffee machine here is manned by Joseph Matheatau, South Africa's first blind barista. The cafe is owned by Kaleidoscope, previously known as the Institute for the Blind, and also features furniture and painting…
Top Choice Cafe in Robertson

Strictly Coffee

As well as excellent coffee roasted on-site, you'll find a selection of cakes, plus tasty salads and sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Locals rave about the eggs Benedict for breakfast.
Top Choice International in Tulbagh

Olive Terrace

Based in the Tulbagh Hotel, this restaurant serves a range of dishes including a few vegetarian options. The shady terrace is a delight in the Tulbagh summer heat.
Fusion in Franschhoek

Foliage

Chef and owner Chris Erasmus has brought the foraging culture to the Cape at this hugely popular restaurant. Forest-floor ingredients such as river cress, dandelion and mushrooms complement decadent dishes like roas…