Cape Town Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Cape Town - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Allium

    $$$$ | Cape Town Central

    This elegant and inviting Korean restaurant in the heart of the City Center serves meals that mix the traditional with the innovative. The small team...Read More

  • 2. Bistro 1682

    $$ | Tokai | Eclectic

    Named for the year the Steenberg wine estate on which it sits was established, this not-to-be-missed bistro serves dishes intended to be paired...Read More

  • 3. Bistro Bizerca

    $$$ | Cape Town Central | French

    With its superb cuisine and excellent service, diners adore this French bistro located in an old Cape Dutch building on Heritage Square. Using...Read More

  • 4. Black Sheep Restaurant

    $$$ | Gardens

    A cozy yet elegant restaurant with a select seasonal menu posted on a chalkboard, Black Sheep features food inspired by all of the Cape’s culinary...Read More

  • 5. Emazulwini Restaurant

    $$$$ | V&A Waterfront

    This highly acclaimed new offering at Maker's Landing sees chef Mmabatho Molefe putting the spotlight on modern Zulu cuisine and celebrating African ingredients with an...Read More

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  • 6. Grumpy and Runt

    $ | Gardens

    This unassuming little bakery and deli in Dunkley Square makes the most scrumptious donuts in the city. Women-owned and all vegan, all sorts of sandwiches,...Read More

  • 7. Hemelhuijs

    $$ | Cape Town Central

    Super-stylish Hemelhuijs is both a showcase for a range of exquisite and fanciful ceramicware, and a centrally located restaurant serving equally fanciful and exquisite food....Read More

  • 8. Jarryd's Espresso Bar + Eatery

    $$ | Sea Point

    This trendy cafe serves breakfast and brunch classics with a modern twist like brioche French toast with white chocolate and cornflake crunch, Reuben eggs benedict,...Read More

  • 9. Jason Bakery

    $ | Green Point

    This well-loved bakery and cafe is where locals meet for coffee, breakfast, or to buy their freshly baked bread and pastries. The cafe menu serves...Read More

  • 10. Kleinsky's Delicatessen

    $ | Sea Point

    A popular Sea Point institution since 2014, this New York–style deli blends traditional Jewish recipes with the best local ingredients to bring freshly baked bagels...Read More

  • 11. Kyoto Sushi Garden

    $$$$ | Tamboerskloof

    Elegant and tranquil, this small oasis near the Kloof Street drag serves pricey but beautifully executed Japanese fare. Sourcing as much as possible from Japan,...Read More

  • 12. La Colombe

    $$$$ | Constantia

    Rightfully known as one of South Africa's most lauded fine-dining establishments and listed in the world's top 100 restaurants, La Colombe’s sublime French-Asian inspired tasting...Read More

  • 13. Madame Taitou

    $$ | Cape Town Central

    Get ready to eat with your hands at this otherwordly Ethiopian restaurant that's covered head-to-toe in obscure trinkets, plants, and trees. There's always a delightful...Read More

  • 14. Maker's Landing


    This new food market at the cruise terminal near the Waterfront showcases some of the best local foods that Cape Town has to offer. Try...Read More

  • 15. Maria's Greek Cafe

    $$ | Gardens

    Located in the vibey Dunkley Square, this lovely Greek restaurant serves all kinds of Greek mezzes which can be ordered as a platter, or traditional...Read More

  • 16. Moro Gelato

    $ | Cape Town Central

    This small, stylish gelateria has some of the best Italian gelato in Cape Town with traditional flavors like stracciatella, pistachio, and chocolate, as well as...Read More

  • 17. Pahari African Restaurant

    $ | Woodstock

    Try a taste of Zimbabwean cuisine at this cozy restaurant in Salt River that serves fresh traditional meals like millet pap (a type of starch...Read More

  • 18. Salsify at the Roundhouse

    $$$$ | Camps Bay

    Away from the Camps Bay "strip" and higher up on the mountains in the historical Roundhouse building, an opulent culinary experience awaits you at Salsify....Read More

  • 19. South China Dim Sum Bar

    $$ | Cape Town Central

    This quaint little dim sum bar on the top of Long Street is often packed in the evenings. The menu is always changing with available...Read More

  • 20. Tapi Tapi

    $ | Observatory

    This ice cream cafe has become an Obs and Cape Town institution and is a must-visit as Tapiwa, ice cream maker and founder of Tapi...Read More

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