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.
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 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 – Grandafrica.com
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 – Bocca.co.za
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 – Laparada.co.za
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 – Chefswarehouse.co.za
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
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 – 12apostleshotel.com
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
HOTSPOTS IN CAPE TOWN Peninsula
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 – Tigersmilk.co.za
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.co.za
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 – Lekkerkalkbay.co.za
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 – Bayharbour.co.za
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 – Bluebirdmarket.co.za
Looking for more great hotspots in Cape Town? Click on the link below!
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 Now, De Foodhallen, Het Stedelijk Museum, Filter and the Ink Hotel.
Do you also feel like making a far journey? Check out these budget travel tips!
Anne de Buck
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