Cape Peninsula Restaurants

Empire Cafe

  • 11 York Rd. Map It
  • Muizenberg
  • Café

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Overlooking Muizenberg's surfers' beach, Empire is a place to come barefoot with sand still between your toes for unexpectedly good food, though with less-than-great service. The chalkboard menu changes regularly, but the lamb rump steak is fabulous, served on sautéed spinach with chickpeas, rooibos-tea-soaked raisins, garlic butter, and eggplant, all dribbled with garlic aioli. Also delicious is the pasta carbonara. Smoothies and fresh juices are just as good, the bread baked on-site is stupendously tasty, and the coffee is great. Some will find the laid-back vibe irritating, whereas others will find it's exactly what they were looking for.

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11 York Rd., Muizenberg, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No dinner

Published 03/07/2016


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