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Restaurants in Cape Town

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Cape Town restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Cape Town restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Cape Town to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Cape Town restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Cape Town.

  • 95 Keerom

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
      Charming chef/owner Giorgio Nava is everywhere at this svelte Italian restaurant set in a 17th-century former stable house. You’ll find him tabl... More
  • Anatoli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The red-brick façade, green shutter doors, and tall casement windows say old Cape Town, but inside this Green Point restaurant, the sights, sounds,... More
  • Birds Boutique Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Stop into this favorite spot for coffee or a quick lunch: the Namibian owners, a mother and her two daughters, prepare all-organic baked goods; the... More
  • Caveau at the Mill

    Part wine bar and part restaurant, Caveau is housed inside the red-brick Josephine Mill, which once produced grain for settlers in the early 19th c... More
  • Clifton Beach House Restaurant

    Because the Clifton Beaches area is a bedroom community, services are limited; the Clifton Beach House Restaurant is the only restaurant, located a... More
  • Den Anker

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this Belgian eatery occupies a cavernous space with a high ceiling, exposed wooden beams,... More
  • Ginja

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A fusion of Euro/Asian flavors practically jumps off the plate at this industrial-chic, 60-seat restaurant in the city’s old Malay Quarter. Beyond ... More
  • Haiku

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Often lauded as the city’s best pan-Asian restaurant, Haiku serves a wide variety of tapas with Japanese, Chinese, and Thai influences. Located jus... More
  • Heaven Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Order the pear salad with warm brie and toasted pumpkin seeds at the Newton Johnson Vineyards restaurant in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. More
  • Jardine Restaurant

    Though the nighttime views are lovely at this spare, modern 80-seat restaurant (set on the second floor of a Victorian, it has a glass-enclosed din... More
  • Koggelmander Eatery and Art House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Lunch on a juicy ostrich burger under the guava trees of the alfresco Koggelmander restaurant. More
  • Limani Blue

    A recently opened Greek restaurant on the waterfront. More
  • Manna Epicure

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located inside a restored old house, Manna Epicure café has an airy, all-white interior that blends homelike elements—such as a fireplace mantle li... More
  • Masala Dosa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Among Long Street's many ethnic restaurants, Masala Dosa stands out for its menu, inspired by south Indian street food, and for its style, a blend ... More
  • Moyo, Cape Town

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Though it’s set in what feels like a mini theme park (a Stellenbosch wine estate/resort with its own amphitheater and cheetah conservation center),... More

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