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Cape Town Restaurants

Africa Café

  • 108 Shortmarket St. Map It
  • Cape Town Central
  • African

Updated 09/22/2014

Fodor's Review

Touristy as it may be, this friendly restaurant in a historic 18th-century former home is perhaps the only one coasting boasting city views and an array of African cuisine. The theme here is a communal feast, with dishes originating from Ethiopia to Zambia, and Kenya to Angola. There are no starters or entrées, but rather a tasty series of patties, puffs, and pastries, along with dishes like an East African mchicha wa nazi (spinach cooked in a peanut sauce), and mwana wa nkosa (Karoo lamb stew). Vegetarian dishes are plentiful, including the Ethiopian aib (curd cheese with herbs). The cost of this colorful prix-fixe abundance (including dessert) is R245 per person. Wines from Cape estates are available, or you can ask for umqomboti beer, brewed from sorghum or millet.

Restaurant Information


Heritage Square, 108 Shortmarket St., Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch; Closed on Sundays

Updated 09/22/2014


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