Seven delicious new eateries in Cape Town
Cape Town is known for its bustling food scene, and every year a myriad of new and exciting eateries open their doors to the city’s eager foodies.
Cape Town is a food lover’s dream – from street food to corner cafe’s, burger joints to tappas, traditional cooking to fine dining, the city’s growing food scene is packed with mouth-watering options that cater to every taste and vibe. Here’s a look at some new spots well worth a visit.
El Burro Taqueria
Local favourite El Burro is known for its authentic Mexican food and they recently opened this trendy little spot at the bottom of Tamboerskloof. As the name suggests (a taqueria is a taco vendor), Taqueria serves Mexican style street food in a counter-service style setting.
Address: Cnr of New Church St & Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Tiger’s Milk Muizenberg
A favourite on Long Street since 2014, Tiger’s Milk recently brought their bistro pub style fare and laid-back atmosphere to surfer’s haven, Muizenberg. Tiger’s Milk is one of the cornerstone eateries on the rejuvenated beachfront.
Address: Corner of Beach and Sidmouth Roads, Muizenberg
Mulberry & Prince Kitchen and Bar
Another chic new kid on the block, Mulberry & Prince – named after two streets in New York’s SOHO – serves up a combination of local flavours and contemporary American cuisine. This upmarket spot in the CBD reflects the personalities of its two owners, Capetonian Cornel Mostert and New Yorker, Cynthia Rivera, from the food, right down to the beautiful decor and music.
Address: 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town CBD
Reverie Social Table
If socialising with a bunch of strangers over good food and a glass of wine is on your menu, head over to Reverie Social Table in Observatory, just outside the CBD. Here chef Julia Hattingh serves up a five-course meal – paired with five wines – to guests around one, long 18 seater table.
Address: 226A Lower Main Road | Observatory | Cape Town
The Village Idiot
Since opening its doors in 2015, The Village Idiot on lower Loop Street has quickly become a favourite among locals and tourists alike. With Oskar the ostrich, the Village Idiot’s mascot, looming large over the bar, this quirky, laid-back local’s menu features hearty South African-style dishes based on the country’s well-known braai (barbecue).
Address: 32 Loop St, Cape Town CBD
Bacon on Bree
Another new addition to the burgeoning food scene around Bree Street is, as owners Richard Bosman and Justine Seymour calls it, “Cape Town’s very own ‘baconporium’. If you love bacon – let’s be honest, who doesn’t – this is the place for you, offering a selection of bacon-based sandwiches and salads. You can even order a bowl of bacon, obviously.
Address: 217 Bree Street, Cape Town CBD
Tucked away under an office block in Bree Street (just opposite popular diner, Clarke’s), Max Bagels have been serving up delicious New York-style bagels since the end of 2014. With a selection of different bagels and a myriad of fillings to choose from, they also offer freshly squeezed juice and great coffee.
Address:Oude Schuvr,120 Bree St, Cape Town CBD