Recommended restaurants in and around Cape Town, based on recent personal experience.

La Belle Café & Bakery and….

  • At the Alphen Hotel, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia, 021 795 6336,
  • Inside and outside area under the oaks with a delectable menu including gourmet burgers with shoestring chips and very nifty plating
  • Sumptuous salads, wholesome sandwiches and great pies, fish cakes etc.
  • The baked goodies look fabulous and taste even better, I can vouch for the baked cheesecake
  • Also at Alphen Hotel: 5 Rooms Restaurant and The Rose Bar
  • Restaurants in the same group includes: Pepenero(Italian, Seafood & sushi) in Mouille Point – 021 439 9027, Paranga (Grills, Seafood &sushi) in Camps Bay – 021 438 0404, The Kove (Grills, beach bistro) in Camps Bay – 021 438 0004, Zenzero (Italian) in Camps Bay – 021 438 0007, The Bungalow (Grills, Seafood & sushi) in Clifton – 021 438 2018

The Duchess of Wisbeach Bord Kos

  • The Courtyard Building, 1 Wisbeach Road, Seapoint, 021 434 1525, spot the red door
  • Only open for dinner, comfort food, interesting menu
  • Can recommend the Calamari in a soy, ginger and chilli broth
  • Battered fish and chips
  • Small restaurant with a great vibe, best to book a table
  • This restaurant is very dog friendly

Bombay Brasserie

  • At the Taj Hotel, Wale Street, CBD, 021 819 2000
  • Authentic Indian cuisine with very plush interior
  • A combination of chicken tikka, apricot & potato cakes, olive naan, steamed basmati rice and dal makhani, all complimented with mint raita & fresh coriander made a delicious meal


  • 71 Waterkant Street, CBD, 021 418 2082,
  • Small coffee shop / restaurant with variety of fresh wholesome dishes
  • Great coffee and baked goods, also sell some home ware

Dipped Confections

  • Shop 4, De Wet Centre, Church Street, Stellenbosch, 021 882 9190,,
  • Great to sit in the square under the trees without cars passing in front  of you
  • Daily baked goodies, on the premises, great carrot cake
  • Variety of salads, quiche, sandwiches

Sotano by Caveau

  • 121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, opposite the lighthouse
  • Great for outside seating with umbrellas, perfect on a clear summers day, fresh, hip & funky inside seating
  • Flatbreads with various toppings available and recommended and variety of seafood