South Africa

Restaurants in South Africa

Located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this Belgian eatery occupies a cavernous space with a high ceiling, exposed wooden beams, and wall-to-wall windows overlooking the harbor and Table Mountain.

For local Castle beer, pub grub, and the latest rugby scores, head to this casual bar where the multiple TVs are all tuned to sports channels. The fare includes homemade minced meat pies, bangers and mash, and of course, fish and chips.

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 younger daughter, Frauke Stegmann, one of Cape Town’s emerging graphic designers, creates the whimsically decorated ceramics on which the food is ser

Lunch on a juicy ostrich burger under the guava trees of the alfresco Koggelmander restaurant.

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 of traditional and whimsical design.

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.