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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“For the best coffee in town and a great breakfast!!! A place where everyone meets and lives it up. Unusual setting a must to visit. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“A lovely experience to see the penguins. It's a far drive so do it in off peak traffic times ie weekdays.”
  • 169 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Good food, great vibe, DIFFICULT to get into so BOOK in ADVANCE! They have a lovely, cozy bar area and the restaurant is dimly lit and quite romantic. In the day time it's really nice to sit out in the garden; in the summer evenings the garden is lovely as well. Phone: +27 21 423 4413 ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Café
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“Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experience the epitome of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan social scene. Situated directly across from Camps Bay Beach at 37 Victoria Road, open 7 days a week since 1999, it is a home for many Cape Townians and a must visit destination for tourists.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Small plates ordered to share. Bustling atmosphere. Great views. Celebrity Chef. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Willoughby & Co offers its clientele a full Japanese kitchen, ranging from the freshest sushi to tempura dishes, oyster shooters to soups and salads. Add to this a comprehensive selection of seafood and carnivorous delights.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Considered one of the 10 top restaurants in South Africa. Innovative comforting food. Unpretentious, generous and flavorsome bowl made from the bright fresh ingredients. At the Biscuit Mill....also a place to brouse.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Café
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“Beautiful bar on the beach, excellent cocktails and nice relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“More upmarket than the brass bell, Harbor House is a lovely place to have dinner. Book early to get a sea side table.”
  • 126 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious food and a great spot for a drink, too. Try the famous burger or the tomato soup with grilled cheese. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Classic Italian food with ocean views. Beg (or if needed, bribe) the Maître d' for a table on the terrace. The waiting staff have been around for 20+yrs, the appetiser bread is to die for and what's better than settling into a sofa under the trees for a relaxed glass of Sauvignon Blanc while watching the world go by? 281 Beach Rd”
  • 91 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“This little spot is always a highlight for us to visit - delicious, fresh food and laid back vibe. From their website: "Our contemporary tapas at the original Canteen on Bree is a set menu of small plates for sharing in 3 courses. There is always a seasonal risotto on offer, and dishes often change so be prepared to see different, delicious options every day. We choose ingredients that are fresh, local and sustainable. We also offer a vegetarian menu. Oysters are always available, as is the classic lemon posset. Due to the relaxed canteen style, we do not take bookings. We recommend coming as early as possible. If you arrive and we are full, we will put you on a waitlist and seat you in our new wine bar until a seat becomes available. OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY LUNCH 12 PM – 2:30 PM DINNER 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS" Phone +27 21 422 0128”
  • 108 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“At 104 Kloof Street in the City Bowl. Well loved spot known for it's blackboard menu of interesting and seasonal dishes. Comfort food at it's best.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Superb, authentic Mexican food and a good selection of craft tequila! Try the build-your-own tacos or the carne asada. El Burro has great vegetarian and vegan options too.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A vibey bar that goes till late. Enjoy the quirky decor, great playlist, and some delicious South African gin or wine! ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kalk Bay is an absolute stunning destination for all types of individuals, my absolute favorite. For a treat, visiting the Brass Bells restaurante is top of my list; especially for their iconic tidal pool attached to the restaurant, where you can either have pre or post meal swim 🏊‍♂️ ”
  • 142 locals recommend