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13 hotspots in Kaapstad and surroundings you want to know!

15 February 2016

restaurants, bars and markets in Kaapstad, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg

Everytime I’m in Cape Town, I promise myself I will live there at some time. It’s so nice over there. Cities at the beach where you can perfectly combine the urban feeling and relaxing. There are lots of trendy restaurants and bars. So many, you will never have the time to check them all.

Every time I’m in a foreign country, I like to try out some local drinks. From craft beer to soft drinks. For example the cheerful and organic BOS ice tea. This ice tea is made of the South-African rooibos. Sounds good, isn’t it? I also like the many different and diverse neighborhoods in Cape Town. It takes less than an hour to get at the other side of the peninsula or the wine growing regions.

Therefor I’ll show you the 13 greatest hotspots in Cape Town and surroundings. Especially the places where they serve local products like BOS.

Bos ice tea

13 x awesome hotspots in Cape Town and surroundings

The Village Idiot

This cosy bar and restaurant is located in the middle of Cape Town in the Loop Street right behind the corner of the vibrant Kloof Street. Try to snatch a place on the balcony where you have a beautiful view over the street. This spot in Cape Town is awesome for a drink or to eat something. It looks like an old fashioned pub (with a huge stuffed ostrich on the bar), but the menu is surprisingly great. Nice detail: they serve the coleslaw in enamel mugs. And… they often have meat grilled on the barbecue!

32 Loop Street, Cape Town – Check the Facebook page

the village idiot

The Grand Beach Bar

The Grand Beach Bar is one of the nicest places to drink something nearby the beach. During the day, you can laze on one of the sun beds or lounge sofas. Afterwards, you can eat delicious seafood in the restaurant or on the porch.

Haul Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town –


bos icea tea


Looking for a nice Italian restaurant with a gorgeous interior? Bocca, it is! This restaurant is one of the newest hotspots in Cape Town. This spot is located on Bree Street where there are many great restaurants. What’s on the menu? Neapolitan pizza and fresh pasta but also Italian dishes which you can share with the hole table.

The Block, Bree Street & Wale Street, Cape Town –

La Parada

One of the hottest places in Cape Town is definitely La Parada. Many people come together in here after a busy day at work. They visit this place to drink something and to enjoy some delicious tapas. Tip: Try to snatch a place at the window so you have a view over the vibrant Breestreet.

107 Bree Street, Cape Town –

La Parada

Chefs Warehouse

A cooking shop and a canteen all in one. At Chefs Warehouse, you can buy everything you need for your kitchen. You can also brunch or lunch at this place. The menu is different every day and they cook with regional products. Try it out!

92 Bree Street, Cape Town –

Royale Eatery

Many locals agree that the Royale Eatery serves the best burgers. This hotspot has only two dishes on the menu: burgers and pizzas. I ate a delicious pizza with avocado! Tip: On the balcony of the first floor you have the most amazing view over Long Street.

273 Long Street, Cape Town – Read the detailed blog over here

Royal Eatery Kaapstad

12 Apostles Hotel

The 12 Apostles is a chic hotel in Camps Bay, but you don’t have to stay in this hotel to enjoy the view because you can always have dinner or lunch with the amazing view over the water. Must do for a romantic evening!

Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town –

Grand Daddy Hotel

Very cool: at the Grand Daddy hotel you can spend the night in an airstream trailer. I’ve tried it out for you and it’s so nice to sleep in the trailer after a couple of drinks at your favorite hotspots. Do you want to know the coolest thing about this trailer?  It’s located on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy Hotel. The roof terrace is so much fun in the weekends because of the deejays and cocktails.

38 Long Street, Cape Town – Read the detailed blog about the Grand Daddy hotel here

Grand Daddy Hotel Kaapstad


Tigers Milk

Whoever has been in Long Street will definitely recognize this restaurant. But did you know Tigers Milk also has a branch in Muizenberg? It’s a little surf spot with the colored beach houses. This is the place to be for comfort food. Imagine large pieces of meat and burgers!

Sidmouth Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town –

Easy Tiger 

This hotspot in Kalk Bay is a nice burger bar. It’s the perfect place to eat something when you’ve been touring around the beautiful coast of Cape Town and surroundings. Easy Tiger is a very relaxed spot where it’s also possible to just drink something. As you might thought, Easy Tiger is indeed the little brother of Tigers Milk!

136 Main Road, Kalk Bay –

easy tiger


Lekker in Kalk Bay serves South African food in a jolly restaurant. You definitely have to visit this place because of its bright colors, chandeliers and wooden tables. The breakfast is highly recommended  at Lekker!

106 Main Road, Kalk Bay –

Hout Bay Market

There are lots of great food markets in Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday. The Hout Bay Market is the place to be in Hout Bay. You will see dozen of stands with jewelry, clothes and so on. But also delicious food and drinks.

31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town –

Blue Bird Garage Market 

You definitely have to visit Blue Bird Garage Market on Friday evening. It’s on the outskirts of Muizenberg. This market is known for its vintage, delicious food and so much more. Blue Bird Garage Market takes place in and old hangar. Sounds cool, isn’t it?

39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg –

bluebird market

Looking for more great hotspots in Cape Town? Click on the link below!

More hotspots in Cape Town

Do you want to taste a bit of South Africa in The Netherlands? You can buy BOS Ice Tea at Albert Heijn and it’s also obtainable at different catering establishments like Dim Sum NowDe Foodhallen, Het Stedelijk Museum, Filter and the Ink Hotel.

Bos ice tea

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