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Best things to do in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town City Centre

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Salon / Barbershop
“Visit Long Street and experience Cape Town's night life - bars / restaurants / cafe's and much more”
164 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Tucked behind Honest Chocolate in an adorable courtyard, this spot serves imventive gin cocktails and highlights Cape Town's local gin culture. ”
101 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This restaurant is a favourite with Capetonian food lovers because of their big and juicy burgers and their craft beer. A chilled out place to enjoy a tasty lunch with good friends and good service. ”
124 locals recommend
Plaza
“is where Cape Town's rainbow nation is evident. Barter at the curio stalls and people watch from cafes around the square.”
99 locals recommend
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.”
65 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Known as Cape Town's foodie heaven with an impressive and inspiring tapas menu that changes daily. The venue exudes both character and style.”
100 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Laid-back, open-fronted bar with high-stools and sidewalk tables, for Spanish tapas and cocktails. La Parada is a gem among many of the fabulous little eateries in the city. The decor is understated but very cool. The pressed ceilings and subway tiles give it a modern but anchored vibe that resonates well with the trendy crowd that frequent the place. The food is a real treat, everything is served Tapas style and every mouth full is scrumptious and delicious! Salsa Parties on Friday nights from 21:30...”
87 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“This is a must visit place where a host of Eastern cuisine is on offer for a very good price and cooked in record times. There is seating there but would also recommend it for a takeaway. It is very busy and I would advise on keeping a good watch out on your valuables. It is best to Uber there and ask the driver to wait - normally they don't mind this, especially if you offer to buy them a drink or some food.”
62 locals recommend
Route
“This is the night-life bars and restaurants etc that everyone goes to in Cape Town and safer now than Long St which was THE night spot in the past and is just a block down if you want to try that one out as well”
89 locals recommend
Café
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“The brainchild of a clothing designer, a petrolhead and a custom-bike builder. With weathered wooden beams, exposed bricks and a bike theme throughout. Selling coffee, café racers, collared shirts and classic cocktails with live music. Just opening in LA and Japan too.”
64 locals recommend
Arcade
“The open-top hop on hop off busses affords you the convenience of visiting tourist attractions spread throughout Cape Town, along with tour guides. ”
55 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“For the travelers looking to spoil themselves, The Shortmarket Club has some of the best cuisine I have had in Cape Town. [Reservations are required]”
34 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Tiger’s Milk is the best destination for ‘dude food’, made good. Epitomising handcrafted goodness with a menu that takes pizza, grills and burgers to the next level, pair these with our locally made Tiger’s Milk Lager and you’re sure to leave satisfied.”
36 locals recommend
Café
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“Indulgent chocolate escape, serving coffees, teas and hot chocolates, as well as a selection of chocolate truffles, tarts and cakes, largely vegan friendly. At night, the inner courtyard becomes the Secret Gin Bar. Wale street, between Loop and Bree streets.”
46 locals recommend
Bar
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“A leading neighborhood Rock and Roll bar in Cape Town since 2012, it has become an institution within the Rock and Roll community of the Mother City, cheekily claiming itself to be a good bar where bad things happen. 62 Hout street.”
53 locals recommend
Bar
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“Unique bar and theatre. Vintage Decor. Working rotary phones. Intimate live performances upstairs for live music, comedy, drama, readings and more. It’s like a little festival venue all year round. 76 Strand street. .”
42 locals recommend