Herewith recommendations on restaurants in Cape Town and surrounding areas based on recent personal experience.

Café Paradiso

  • 110 Kloof Street, 0861 623 263
  • Part of the Madam Zingara group of restaurants
  • Lunch buffet is delicious and cheap

Ben’s on the Beach

  • 142 Beach Road, Strand, 021 853 7977
  • International, Mediterranean & seafood
  • Great view of the entire False Bay
  • Recommend their version of a mild Chicken Korma and grilled hake

Babel at Babylonstoren

  • Klapmuts road between Stellenbosch and N1 / Paarl – Franschhoek road, 021 863 3852
  • Very seasonal and organic
  • Highlight: Unusual combinations causing taste sensations

Jakes in the Village – Café, Restaurant & Bar

  • Steenberg Village, Steenberg Road, Tokai, 012 701 3272,
  • Their other branch: Jakes on Summerley, Upper Kenilworth, 021 797 0366
  • Fun food, global and contemporary
  • Can recommend the tasting platter consisting of Tempura prawns with a sweet chilly dipping sauce, Oriental duck Springrolls with teriyaki, oriental spices and julienne vegetables and yunan pork ribs with ginger, chilli and coriander (R58)
  • Will return for their very interesting selection of flatbreads
  • Highlight: The Asian influence

Olympia Café, Deli & Bakery

  • 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, 021 788 6396
  • It’s reputation precedes your experience
  • They may not win any prizes for interior but certainly for ambience and food

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