On the picturesque and ever-busy Kloof street you will find this beautiful little Deli where the passion for food translates into every item they make and stock. This is a community grocer with an interest in social upliftment and supporting the smaller artisan producers and various cottage industries.
The Olive Branch also supplies many of the top Cape restaurants with difficult-to-source ingredients, as well as believing in a holistic approach to health and food.
The shops is an amazing old-worldy experience, and you should stock up on their artisan ancient grain breads, their meticulously pickled olives, feta and dolmades to your heart's content.
Once you’ve stocked up, pack your backpack and head up to the best view in the world, Lions Head. On a scale of 1-10 this is about a 6.5 (depending on your fitness), but well worth the effort!
Arabian nights comes to the peninsula in this desert fantasy inspired, eastern-themed extravaganza!
The celebrations are brought to you by Bazique Festival and Wolfkop Weekender, who have put together twelve hours of music and entertainment in the wonderful outdoor/indoor venue at the foot of Table Mountain.
The line up includes legendary performers such as Floyd Lavine, Kid Fonque, Dean Fuel, Toby 2 Shoes and Richard Marshall who will ensure your transition into the new year is a beautiful one.
It’s time to dust your face grey, apply liberal amounts of fake blood and hit the streets with friends, family (and even pets) for the terrifying-to-behold meandering, shuffling mayhem that is the Cape Town Zombie Walk.
The organisers help raise funds for local charities like the Lucky Lucy Foundation for abused and neglected animals, so you know that your contributions are going to a good place.
“Zombie Walk has a 100% safety record with no real blood ever spilled.” :-)
This is a great way to discover Cape Town, meet some fascinating and dedicated costume lovers and raise some money for well-deserving causes.
One thing that Marika’s has that really sets it apart is an ambience, a relaxed, urban/ hole-in-the-wall feel with laid-back staff and a killer menu. The venue is small, seating between 40-50 guests at a time (with al fresco balcony seating available barring inclement weather).
Straight to the mains (this restaurant does amazing Meze too, of course), the Arni Mbrizoles (finely cut lamb chops) are melt-in-your-mouth good, also the Garides Sti Schara (grilled butterflied prawns) or the Garides Yiouvetsir (baked prawns, kritharaki, tomato and feta) will satisfy any seafood urges you may experience.
We have covered the beloved “Nellie” (or the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel as it’s more formally known as) in the past, but we must return to write about the delightful Easter celebration they are planning this year in its magnificently grand interiors and beautiful garden settings.
This year they will be hosting a Sunday lunch buffet and two Easter-themed afternoon teas with a focus on the little ones.
The Oasis Bistro will be serving many Easter classics, including hot cross buns, leg of lamb, speckled eggs, roasted vegetables, a delicious cheese trolley, mezze platter, salads and an assortment of desserts.
The afternoon teas will focus on more bite-sized treats such as petits fours (including birds nest chocolate cupcakes with speckled eggs), cakes, macarons, empanadas and tiny sandwiches.
Let your kids run wild and enjoy the finery this Easter!
This is an experiential cocktail kitchen and brandy bar inspired by Cape Town's fynbos, oceans, vineyards and mountain. What that means is that they serve creative cocktails and dishes inspired by iconic features in and around Cape Town.
Using foraged ingredients and bizarrely contrasting flavours they create new combinations to delight the senses and tickle the taste buds. For instance, their ode to Cape Town, The Table Bay. Made with Caperitif, Wilderer Obstler apple/pear schnapps, Brandy, and Van der Hum liqueur then garnished with a hand-made origami boat and mielie sprouts, you have never tasted anything like it!
Janse & Co. is a casual fine dining venue with the menu set up as a tasting menu where you taste up to twenty culinary endeavours in a beautiful setting. Trust your waiter, they will give you invaluable insight into what is on offer and how to get the best out of your meal.
There is a plethora of choice available, all of it underlining a fundamental understanding of classical cuisine, local ingredients and exploring new techniques.
Every plate is a piece of art, making you hesitant to dip your cutlery into it, but it’s all amazing and worth a little exploration.
98% fat free frozen yogurt, need I say more? It’s delicious, surprisingly nutritious and tastes like a treat (but it’s not, sort of). Myog pride themselves on only using the finest ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers, also, their froyo is free of artificial flavourants or colourants and preservatives.
They offer four flavours at a time, one always being their 98% fat-free plain alternative, and the other three are any of a variety of delicious flavours, such as rooibos, peanut butter, Nutella, coconut, berries and others!
The toppings range from fresh cut seasonal fruits to Oreos, peppermint crisp and sweet syrups.
Again, feel free to mix the naughty with the nice, it’s still early in the year.
Yindees has been serving Cape Town a fantastic selection of Thai cuisine for over twenty years, and is a must-visit taste experience!
The dishes are as fun to eat as they are to mispronounce, with a generous lashing of heat.
For starters we had the Man Tord Nam Jim Ma Kam, which are Sweet potato strips , crispy–fried in a light sesame seed batter and served with a tamarind sauce. For mains we went with the Kaeng Khiew Wann (Green Curry) prepared with coconut milk, green chillies, lemongrass, lime leaves, basil and coriander. Accompanied by your choice of duck breast, prawns, mixed seafood, fish, calamari, beef, chicken, vegetables or tofu.
The food is authentic, the décor is minimal and the vibe is relaxed, even more so if you choose to eat sitting in the “pillow” section in the back.
Chefs Warehouse & Canteen creator and food visionary Liam Tomlin has opened another venue using the same mix of outstanding food in a laid-back environment with unfussy service.
They don’t take reservations and the menu is set, offering up at least eight individual tapas courses that span the length and breadth of India.
You start with chaat, an Indian street food replica, with poppadoms to dip into chickpea and spiced potato cups.
After that tandoori chicken and minced lamb skewers, tempura pork belly and a whole range of exotic sauces and curry strengths to spice to your taste.
You progress to a vegetarian black dhal and a wonderful cauliflower dish.
This is followed by two curries which create the highlight of the dining experience. One is a golden lamb curry with turmeric, ginger and saffron strings. The other is a thick chicken curry in a beautifully fresh coriander and mint sauce.
While you’re there, grab a mango lassi (or anything off the extensive wine list).
While spicy, you will not be needing gallons of icy water to make it through the meal(s), and generally you can decide how hot you want to make it.