Food Diaries: Where and What we ate in Cape Town

Food plays a very big role in my life … Hence the blog! So whenever I have a trip planned somewhere, I also plan where and what I’m going to eat. And when I go to Cape Town, the same applies. The food scene in Cape Town is amazing – there are so many places to choose from all serving up absolutely delicious food. As much as I love trying new things though, I also have my favourites that I just have to visit when I’m in town. In this blog post, I thought I would put together a list of where and what we ate. I’ll also tell you if it was our first time visiting and if I’m adding it to my favourites list.

Where: The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar

Location: Mojo Market, Sea Point

What: Mussels in a garlic and herb sauce with vetkoek. Yes, vetkoek!

Thoughts: Definitely the best mussels I have had in a while! The flavour is amazing, the mussels are so meaty and the best part – the food is so fresh! I also love that the mussels are served with vetkoek, instead of your normal bread roll. The vetkoek are perfect for soaking up all the sauce!

First time: Yes

Adding to my list of favourites? Yes

Where: Cheyne’s

Location: Main Rd, Scott Estate, Hout Bay

What: Cheyne’s is a pacific rim dining restaurant with a menu that is always changing. The food is perhaps Asian with a twist (yip, that’s how I would describe it). The menu is divided into earth, sea and land. Earth is your vegetable options, sea is fish and land is meat. We enjoyed a few dishes from the menu (I just cannot remember what we had … naughty me!) but I obviously remember what we had for dessert because they were real show stoppers! We had Fiji apple crumble (outstanding!) and coconut rice pudding (superb!).

Thoughts: I cannot wait to visit this restaurant again! The food was exceptional!

First time: Yes

Adding to my list of favourites? Yes

Menu: click here

Where: YOKOS

Location: V&A Food Market

What: Coconut yoghurt topped with all the fresh fruit, chia seeds and honey

Thoughts: I am totally and utterly obsessed with all things coconut and YOKOS make the best coconut yoghurt! I also love the toppings on offer. It’s the perfect breakfast treat or healthy afternoon snack!

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Menu: click here

Where: Tessa’s Bakery

Location: Milpark Centre, Jasmin Road, Milnerton

What: Turkish Delight cupcake

Thoughts: The selection of sweet treats, like cupcakes, cakes and even pastries is WOW! The Turkish Delight cupcake was so good (but very sweet … like maybe too sweet?)

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Menu: click here

Where: Junior Burgers

Location: Shop 2, 12 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof

What: Cheese burger, fries and coleslaw

Thoughts: Possibly the best cheese burger and fries I’ve ever had! Possibly! The coleslaw though wasn’t my favourite!

First time: Yes

Adding to my list of favourites? Yes

Menu: click here

Where: Bootleggar Coffee Company

Location: Sea Point

What: Chai Latte (and coffee!)

Thoughts: My favourite place in Cape Town to do work, drink latte’s and people watch!

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Where: Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

Location: Sea Point

What: Smoked Salmon Bagel

Thoughts: The. Absolute. Best. Bagel. In. The. World!

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Menu: click here

Where: Unframed Ice Cream

Location: Kloof Street, Gardens

What: Speculoos flavoured ice cream

Thoughts: One of the reasons I visit Cape Town is to get my Unframed Ice Cream fix – definitely the best ice cream!

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Menu: click here

Where: The Cousins 

Location: 3b Barrack Street, CBD

What: The Cousins famous pasta dish called The Cousins, beef carpaccio and gnocchi bolognaise

Thoughts: The Cousins is my all time favourite Italian restaurant and you know how much I love Italian restaurants. The Cousins pasta dish is absolutely superb!

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Menu: click here

Where: The Butcher Man

Location: 105 Main Rd, Green Point

What: Chalmar Wing Rib with chips and a side salad

Thoughts: Chalmar steak is one of the best steaks you can get and The Butcher Man makes it the best with their famous basting sauce!

First time: No

Adding to my list of favourites? Already on the list

Menu: click here

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