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Where to Eat in Cape Town, South Africa


7 Top Places to Eat Out In Cape Town.

Cape Town is full of delicious restaurants. The exchange rate is great, and the food is even better. A huge tip of mine would be to try to try out as many different restaurants as possible during your time in the city. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Fat Cactus, Observatory

This place is at the top of the list because it was the only sit down restaurant that I visited more than once in Cape Town- three times actually! This Tex-Mex place is a little pricier than other casual dining, but is close proximity to the University of Cape Town residences and student neighborhoods made up for it. Approximately 10 USD will get you more than enough delicious food and drinks. My go to was the pulled pork tacos.

V&A Food Market, V&A Waterfront

This market is a large groups dream. Open nearly 40 different street food stalls open everyday, there is truly something for everyone. My favorite thing to order there were sweet potato samosas.

Addis in the Cape, City Center

If you’re looking for a truly unique dining experience, this Ethiopian restaurant in the heart of the city is an absolute must. Addis has an expansive vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian menu with different combination options to suit everyone’s tastes. Everyone’s food will come out on one tray, and you eat communally with your hands. The chicken tibs were my favorite.

Devils Peak Brewing Company, Woodstock

This restaurant is a hidden gem. After driving past it almost everyday, my roommates and I decided to try it out on a whim. If you love mac and cheese like I do, order the truffle version. Another piece of advise is to order the beer sampler instead of a single drink to see everything the brewery has to offer.

Jerry’s Burger Bar, Observatory

If you’re like me, a burger is your go to when you’re dining at an unfamiliar restaurant. Out of all the burgers I’ve had in my life, this one may have been the best. The only thing I can say I regret about this place is trying it roughly 4 hours before leaving the country.

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The Bombay Bicycle Club, Gardens

The Bombay Bicycle Club stands out. Whether it be the flashy lights outside, or the eclectic décor inside. While it is most famous for their Chocolate Steak, the drinks are to die for, try the Raspberry Collins or the Cinnamon Margarita. Make a reservation early and you will be able to sit at a table with rope swings as chairs.

The Neighbourgoods Market, Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock

Hosting over 100 specialty traders and food stalls every Saturday; this market is a brunch lovers dream. From bacon infused waffles to North African tagine, breakfast pizza to falafel, you can find anything your heart desires here. Take some time to explore the Old Biscuit Mills craft market and small shops after stuffing your face.

See More: 10 Places to visit in Cape Town, South Africa.

Alexis Leslie

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Alexis is a Junior International Relations major with a Conflict Studies minor at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She has recently studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa and is a Gilman Scholarship Alumni.


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