Food lovers rejoice! Cape Town is known for its diverse and vibrant food scene, and there are plenty of attractions to keep you happy.

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For a truly local experience, head to one of the city’s many food markets. Here you’ll find fresh produce, artisanal goods, and street food from all over the world. If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, Cape Town has no shortage of fine-dining restaurants.

9 Popular places to eat & drink in Cape Town:

1. SMOOTHIE ON THE GO

Brought together by the idea of creating a business that will serve good, tasty smoothies and summer drinks yet educate the people on being aware of what they consume, and how it can have an effect on their system and long-term health.

2. SIX DOGS DISTILLERY

Six Dogs Distillery is nestled in the little valley of De Wet, South Africa. Explore their range of all-natural, handcrafted gin.

3. GRAND COLLECTION

Country Grand embraces a free-spirited countryside café culture, nestled high on the steep south-west facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, which tempers the sun, flaunting her majestic views of the famous landmarks of Franschhoek.

4. ADDIS IN CAPE ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT

Food at Addis in Cape is prepared with the utmost care, using unprocessed ingredients from scratch except for a few like oil. They keep everything as traditional as thought from home in Ethiopia. Their food is prepared by their well-trained local chefs who have received their training from their Ethiopian-grown head chef.

5. CHARDONNAY DELI

Chardonnay Deli is in the heart of the Constantia wine valley. Situated in a heritage site it offers a wide selection of dining options as well as a farmstall where you can buy locally produced items. Chardonnay Deli offers breakfast from 7 am until 11.45 am and lunch from 12 pm until 5.30 pm. Chardonnay Deli has a wide variety of cakes/bakes and artisanal bread all made in-house for you to choose from all day. Chardonnay Deli is a perfect pre-wine stop or post-wine stop to enjoy a meal or a slice of cake with coffee. This hidden gem is a must-visit spot.

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6. DALEBROOK CAFE

Dalebrook Café is open from 7 am until 6 pm. Chardonnay Deli is Dalebrook Cafes’ sister restaurant and the same artisanal bakery bakes all the cakes and bread you can enjoy at the seaside café. Dalebrook Café is a rustic health-conscious café boasting a wide variety of delicious meals for you to choose from.

7. HONEST CHOCOLATE

An indulgent chocolate escape in the heart of Cape Town City. Located between the bustling streets of Loop and Bree, the café has a relaxed atmosphere. Settle down in the sunny outside courtyard, which is part of the original building, or in the cozy inner café.

They offer coffees, teas, and hot chocolates, as well as a selection of chocolate truffles, tarts, and cakes. A large portion of their treats is vegan friendly, with the choice of dairy-free ice cream from Sorbetiere too.

Their specialties are dairy-free milkshakes, their trademark ‘coconut dream’ drink, and the banana bread volcano. In the evenings, the Secret Gin Bar opens up behind the Café in the courtyard.

8. NEWLANDS BREWERY

Newlands Brewery, dating back to 1820 is the oldest operating brewery in South Africa and the home of great South African beer.

On this fully guided #BeerExperience tour, you will discover their stories, gain insights into modern-day brewing methods, and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into the beers. The tour, which takes about an hour, includes a bit of the Brewery’s history, sustainability, and a walk through the process (Brewhouse, Fermentation, Packaging, and Warehouse).

9. CHEF LUNGELO

Their mission is to bring visitors to South Africa through the flavors of their cuisine. They specialize in
Italian, Cape Malay, and South African dishes. Dining with them is an opportunity to immerse yourself in their cultural diversity and connect with their roots. You should go indulge in the culinary creations of Chef Lungelo and experience the warmth of their hospitality.

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