The Best Places
The culinary capital of South Africa, Cape Town (and the greater Western Cape) showcases the country’s best and brightest foodie talent. The local foodie scene here is vibrant, eclectic and oh so impressive. In fact, the vast majority of South Africa’s best and top-rated dining establishments are all located within the province, included the Test Kitchen, the restaurant consistently ranked as the best in Africa.
From low-key and budget-friendly cafes and eateries to ultra-luxe fine dining restaurants, Cape Town has it all. Whatever your individual taste and flavour profile, there’s a Cape Town foodie spot to satisfy your foodie carvings. Indeed, so many world-class and celebrated restaurants abound throughout the peninsula, it would be tricky to list them all here. While we’re always happy to assist in booking you a table at any spot around the Western Cape, our love for all things local makes us want to celebrate the best spots within a 5-10km radius of Ocean’s Echo exclusive guest house and luxury villa.
The neighbourhood offers some of the best, good value cuisine the Cape has to offer. Naturally because of our seaside location the seafood options you’ll find in the area are tops!
So, here are our fave picks from the hood and neighbouring burbs:
The Galley - Probably the most well-known restaurant in Fish Hoek, its position right on the main swimming beach creates an informal atmosphere, where laid-back, good-value-for-money cuisine take centre stage.
Bertha’s - The waterfront spot is a firm favourite on weekends and weekdays alike.
It has open-air and indoor seating with views of the Simon’s Town harbour.
Café Pescado - Found on the Main Road, this relaxed, family-friendly restaurant has a casual atmosphere
and a large menu – their pizzas are local favourites.
The Salty Seadog - Another waterfront-based restaurant, here you’ll find the BEST fish and chips in Cape Town… well, we think so!
Seaforth Restaurant - Perched above the ocean with spectacular sea views, here you’ll find a large and varied menu which includes many great seafood options. The restaurant is open from breakfast through to dinner.
The Black Marlin - Just outside of Simon’s Town, close to Millers Point, this restaurant is blessed with a location along one of the most scenic
Cape coastlines. Its acclaimed reputation for serving delicious seafood dishes is well earned.
Harbour Bay Mall - In this shoreside centre you’ll find a large variety of different eateries to suit and satisfy any palate.
Blue Door Coffee - Enjoy the best coffee in town, hands down!
I love Waffles - Coffee, tea and waffles. Need we say more?
Cattle Baron - This restaurant is carnivore central where you can sample melt-in-the-mouth steaks and other meaty delights
for which South Africa is well known.
SavCafe - From perfect breakfasts and gourmet burgers to yummy cakes and tantalising pizza, this local serves delicious
daily specials that of legendary proportions.
The Raj - Aromatic, authentic and flavourful Indian Cuisine that will delight all your senses.
OneThreeSix - Serving both day and night-time, this full-service restaurant serves wholesome fare with a decided focus on fresh local ingredients.
Knead - Ideally located right along the Muizenberg beachfront, this modern, fresh and vibey bakery and inviting café is well-known for good coffee, bountiful breakfast and a wide daily selection of freshly baked breads.
Empire Café - You’ll find this relaxed foodie destination just off the Main Road, just down from the Corner Surf Shop. Dine here and you’ll discover why this spot has secured itself as a firm local favourite hangout. It’s also the sister-café to Kalk Bay’s Olympia Café, another uber popular local café and hangout.
Tiger’s Milk - Not only is this restaurant and meeting space a visual treat (the décor screams industrial-chic) but the cuisine is laid-back and oh so tasty!
Easy Tiger - This unfussy gourmet burger joint is small and intimate, serving food that is uncomplicated and simply put, just bloody delicious! We totally recommend ordering the sweet potato fries – yum!
Live Bait - You won’t be disappointed with the luscious plates of fresh seafood and sushi served at this beachside establishment.
Olympia Café - Featured in almost every good-eating guide of the area, this False Bay staple is is part deli, part restaurant and part bakery. Being so popular, you’ll encounter locals here every day of the week, so best to book in advance or arrive early to avoid the queue – although it is most certainly worth the wait.
Live Bait - The light and bright second location of this local seafood grill and seafood bar is situated in charming and neighbouring Kalk Bay, bursting with spectacular sea views. The extensive menu is renowned for excellent seafood and sushi. Open daily.
Satori - This super-chilled, Italian Restaurant, positioned on the Main Road is well priced, intimate and has a stay-as-long-as-you-like atmosphere.
The Brass Bell - This seaside spot is one of the oldest, most established and beloved restaurants in the area. Surrounded by crashing waves and a tidal pool, the restaurant complex of terraced dining areas offers visitors a memorable, quintessentially Kalk Bay dining experience.
Keen to embark on a culinary adventure through the Cape’s best eating spots?
Chat to us directly, we’ll give you all our insider tips and recommended hotspots. We’re also always able to book and arrange everything for you.
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