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2008 Fall in Cape Town, ZA ?

Josh in San Francisco Aug 16, 2008 08:24 PM

Hi All.... not too many recent postings on Cape Town... any suggestions for good any kind of food. We like good dive, good trendy and a scene is fun. Don't like super expensive but would consider. We're staying in De Waterkant (if i got that right.) thanks.

  1. Gooseberry Aug 19, 2008 03:52 PM

    good dive, good trendy, mmm... Since you're coming from San Fran, it's a tough act to follow!

    Royale's on Long Street does great burgers, and it funky-trendy. Origin Coffee Roasting on Hudson St in De Waterkant probably does the best coffee in the city. Vida e Caffe (there's a branch close to de Waterkant, on Green Point main road) is a local coffee chain, good for people watching. Melissa's, which pretty much started the deli movement in CT, has a branch next to it. Nutella hot chocolate there is my poison.

    If you are interested in Cape Malay culture (and it's on your doorstep!) and want to see how locals actually live and eat,google Andulela Experience's Cape Malay Safari. Walking tour of the Bo-Kaap, with lunch in a local's home. If you want to experience township (African) culture, find a tour group going out to Mzoli's in the township.

    To see a local food artisan's market, try the Neighbour Goods Market in Salt River on Saturday mornings. Go hungry.

    Further afield, go to Olympia Cafe in Kalkbay for lunch or dinner. If you can't get in (they don't take reservations) there are lots of other options in the area, such as Live Bait, Kalkies for fish 'n chips (filthy but an institution).

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