Five Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa.

Five Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa is a city full of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. After traveling through Africa for twenty-one days from Zimbabwe down to South Africa, it was nice to rest my head for a few days in the Mother City, especially with all of the restaurants in Cape Town.


For four days, I was able to make this my home base, which gave me plenty of time enjoy the culinary expertise of the area. While I experienced some dining in the middle of the city, most of it was on the Waterfront. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to Camps Bay, though I guess there’s always next time.

During my time, I did try quite a few restaurants, but these five stuck out as the most memorable in my mind.

Doppio Zero

Cuisine: Mediterranean-style bakery and café
Location: Cape Town’s city centre
Price: Between 50 to 155 Rand for an entree, about 5 to 17 US Dollars

Review: We stopped here on our first day in Cape Town before some shopping at the markets, and it hit the spot. With a large menu, there were many options to choose from. It was casual, delicious food in the perfect location. Plus, they serve Amarula and hot chocolate, my favorite alcoholic treat in Africa, so what’s not to love.

Marco’s African Place


Photo Credit: Rae

Photo Credit: Rae

Cuisine: African
Location: Bo-Kaap
Price: Between 95 and 130 Rand for an entree, about 10-15 US Dollars.

Review: We ate here on our last night as a group, and it was so much fun. Not only was there more than enough space for a large group, but there was live music. The best part was that we got to get up and dance with the band, and play along with them. While I wasn’t the greatest musician, I’m blaming too many Castle beers, it was the perfect way to end the tour and spend one more night with my African family.

Ferrymans Restaurant and Bar

Cuisine: Pub Grub
Location: V&A Waterfront’s Victoria Wharf
Price: Between 50 to 140 Rand for an entree, about 5 to 15 US Dollars

Review: Cozy, casual pub with live music, that’s perfect for a quick bite to eat and a night of drinking, lots of beers to choose from. I didn’t try it, but Jade said the cheeseburger was amazing – she had it twice during her stay!

Den Anker



Cuisine: Belgian and Africa
Location: Pierhead – V & A Waterfront
Price: Between 110 and 149 Rand for an entree, around 12 to 16 US Dollars.

Review: My favorite part of the restaurant was the decor inside, including a boat that was hung upside down above the bar. We all decided on the beer tasting menu, which definitely added to the experience, and the food was incredible. Plus, the views here were just stunning.

Greek Fisherman

Cuisine: Seafood and Mediterranean
Location: V&A Waterfront’s Victoria Wharf
Price: Between 110 and 195 Rand for an entree, about 12-21 US Dollars. You can get seafood platters for multiple people, between 179 to 490 Rand, about 20-53 US Dollars.

Review: As a large group, we opted for the seafood platters to split, and there was more than enough food to go around. Everything was delicious, and we sat outside under blankets and next to heaters. I’d imagine it would be the ideal spot for lunch and a glass of wine mid-day, as it overlooks the harbor.

Chances are, wherever you choose to eat in Cape Town, you are bound to be satisfied. The food everywhere is delicious and there’s no shortage of restaurants in this city.

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Comments (13)

  1. Anita Mac

    Great tips….one of these days I will make it to Cape Town….will put your tips to good use!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! Yes, you really must. Beautiful city!

  2. Kieu ~ GQ trippin

    I have no idea what to expect in terms of cuisine and food for Cape Town. I’m definitely looking forward to trying these out if I ever get there.

    1. The World Wanderer

      They have it all, Kieu, and it’s all good. 🙂 Hope you get there one day!

  3. the lazy travelers

    i can’t wait until we actually have a trip to africa planned because you know i’m going to go back to every single one of your posts and copy down your advice… like basically word for word. maybe i’ll just print your posts and put them in a binder to carry with me.

    1. The World Wanderer

      You can bring me along with you too… 😉

  4. @mrsoaroundworld

    I ate SO well in Cape Town, I can’t tell you! Thanks for this list!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yup! It’s amazing! So many options.

  5. lola

    who knew there were so many FAB restaurants in Cape Town. sounds delicious!!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Amazing! Great bars too, Lola! xx

  6. Tawny of Captain and Clark

    Love this! Jotting these down for our future trip to South Africa. Whenever that may be 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      I hope it’s soon! I’ll join you! 🙂

  7. Erin

    Thank you! You look so cute and little in this post! <3

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