Restaurants in South Africa

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From quick, take-out lattes and espressos to full sit-down meals, this bustling American-style café serves travelers around the clock. The... Read More

Overlooking the six-acre gardens of the Vineyard Hotel, Myoga serves an inventive East-meets-West menu in a stylish setting. Illuminated by black... Read More

Head out to the Gugulethu township for one of the liveliest daytime parties around. Bring your own plates and napkins, and choose your meat from the... Read More

Yes, it's a chain but trust me, it's worth a visit. Few people realize that this international chicken heavyweight originated in South Africa. While... Read More

This open, airy coffee and wine bar has striking floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Terminal A runways. An array of hot and cold sandwiches, wraps... Read More

The sushi scene is hugely popular in Cape Town, and you'll find creative, über-fresh rolls at Nuri Sushi Factory for a satisfying meal for two for less... Read More

Naldo and Victor Gonçalves are two of South Africa's most successful restaurateurs, best known for the iconic Pigalle. In this venture—the name comes... Read More

After outgrowing its original digs at the urban Oranjezicht City Farm, this beloved weekly market has moved to the V&A Waterfront. Every Saturday... Read More

Origin Coffee Roasting might be the pioneer of Cape Town's artisanal coffee scene. Located in a historic building on a quiet street next to the De... Read More

Step back in time when you slip into this old-world bar on Bree Street, where Dickens is king. Exposed-brick walls, worn wooden floors, waistcoated... Read More

Chef Bertus Basson is a household name in the Winelands, and you can sample his offerings at his restaurant at the wine cellar of the Hidden Valley Wine... Read More

Tempelhoff has been working his magic at the Greenhouse at Constantia's Cellars-Hohenort hotel, where he's earned the recognition of Relais &... Read More

Pigalle is a stalwart on the Cape Town dining scene: a go-to venue for special occasions, anniversaries, and proposals. The scarlet walls, sparkling... Read More

For more than a decade, Pigalle has been one of Cape Town's best restaurants, and the place for a romantic, elegant dinner. It's also a go-to spot for... Read More

Chef-owner Luke Dale-Robert’s low-key tapas spot is the coastal port’s most buzzed-about restaurant. An airy, loftlike dining room decorated with... Read More

Even if its sister restaurant, the Test Kitchen, is much more formal, I prefer the Pot Luck Clu: its casual, small-plates menu and industrial-chic décor... Read More

This hip new watering hole opened in a subterranean space occupied by the well-known Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants—think the Pat LaFrieda of Cape Town... Read More

The bohemian Observatory district has a clutch of underrated eateries that cater to the nearby University of Cape Town set. Tucked away on a side street... Read More

One of the country's best-loved toques, Riffel is perhaps South Africa's best-known celebrity chef: he runs four branches of his Reuben's restaurant... Read More

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint... Read More

This cult bar and roadside burger joint is owned by farmer Ronnie Price. Read More

The artsy Woodstock district has its own booming coffee scene. My pick in the neighborhood would have to be Rosetta Roastery, on the ground floor of the... Read More

Come for a wine tasting, stay for dinner. This flagship restaurant at a winery of the same name is where Capetonians head to celebrate a special event.... Read More

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