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Food scene in Cape Town

Shopping Mall
“V&A Waterfront offers you an opportunity to do shopping, dining, site seeing, pub crawling and experience the arts and crafts all in one venue. Primi restaurant is a definite must at V&A.”
200local recommendations
Café
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“Quirky cafe that's a steampunk world of pipes and old metal, with gourmet, home-roasted coffee”
211local recommendations
African Restaurant
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“Warm and fun ambience, friendly staff and most importantly great food that speaks for itself. Perfect spot to grab a meal with friends and hang out. Great Lunch specials.”
162local recommendations
Bakery
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“Good Italian coffee. Very nice Italian products and salad and deli counter.”
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Bakery
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“Famous for decadent butter coissants, pasteis de nata and a bevy of other pastries , plus fresh delicious coffee - it’s the official and best way to start your day in Cape Town!”
171local recommendations
Café
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“One of the best places in Cape Town for cocktails. If you’re under 35 and looking for a place in a great location with good music, seriously decent cocktails, and surprisingly good food – albeit bar food - go here. Please note its best to go from 7:30pm onwards. www.cafecaprice.co.za”
127local recommendations
Café
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“Beach bar with live music, awesome location with oceans views + a restaurant.”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“Culinary and visual inspiration for diners, tapas style restaurant. Located at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.”
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Nature Preserve
“A penguin sanctuary on pristine Boulders Beach in Simonstown. Visit the penguins and spend the day swimming, picnicking and hanging out on this glorious beach.”
145local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“To me the best sushi in CT, Sammy the head sushi chef is a legend. It is in the V&A mall but the sushi is brilliant. They also have a seafood menu for the non sushi inclined.”
120local recommendations
Café
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“A great local hang-out. The type of place where you can stay all night and have the best time. Great for meeting other people, yummy food and the best music.”
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Bar
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“If you venture out to the southern suburbs and coastline the Brass Bell is a really lovely restaurant on the coastline that serves really good food. My first ever Calamari was eaten here when I was a student. A solid 5*****”
142local recommendations
Café
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“Underneath Jacaranda trees, immersed in greenery, Kloof Street offers a unique breather from the hustle and bustle of the city. Cafe by day and beer garden by night, plus Rooftop bar, UP YOURS has become the hub of the local music scene, with live DJ's and acoustic sessions every weekend. 73 Kloof street.”
120local recommendations
Steakhouse
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“An institution in Cape Town - and one of the best places to enjoy cocktails and delicious food with a sea view.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar is part rooftop, part attic in the heart of the CBD in a restored two centuries-old heritage building. The specialities here are the cocktails, the unique wine list, the variety of craft beers and draughts, and the tapas menu. Expect new indie and electronica music. One of the hottest rooftop bars in Cape Town, with a cocktail menu to die for! The service is fantastic, the cocktails are simply amazing (especially the litchi martini), and should you decide to order a nibble or two your tastebuds will be in for a treat.”
77local recommendations
Gastropub
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“99 Bottles (or more...) beer on the wall! Beer tasting trays - always good if you can't decide on one.”
79local recommendations