Restaurants in South Africa
Located inside a restored old house, Manna Epicure café has an airy, all-white interior that blends homelike elements—such as a fireplace mantle lined with glass flower vases—with more eclectic touches like hanging teapots and a chandelier made with sticks of white wattle wood.
This branch of the Cape Town–based, Portuguese-inspired coffee shop is a favorite among travelers.
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), Moyo is irresistibly fun and Afro-chic even to locals.
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 century.
Jemima's offers superb Karoo cuisine, such as lamb in muscatel sauce.
A pocket-size café and bakery in upscale Parktown North. Photo-ready sweets like raspberry-coulis meringues and bread-and-butter pudding are the top sellers—but don’t skip the inventive salads, such as dill-infused couscous with butternut squash and caramelized onions.
From quick, take-out lattes and espressos to full sit-down meals, this bustling American-style café serves travelers around the clock.
Order the pear salad with warm brie and toasted pumpkin seeds at the Newton Johnson Vineyards restaurant in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.