Pocket-friendly food that will satisfy your hunger and tastes great without costing you an arm and a leg. Get great value for money at these awesome Cape Town restaurants.
Here are the top spots to get your grub when you’re eating out on a budget:
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1. Stacked Diner
This trendy hidden gem serves cheap, delicious food without sacrificing quality or freshness. Stacked diner only uses 100% free range grass fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, farm fresh ingredients, and their frankfurters used in their hot dogs are preservative free.
For R47 you get a free-range beef or chicken burger (R45 for veg/vegan burger) with unlimited picks of their free toppings and sauces. Or rather go for the pure pork dog for only R39. The hand-cut and twice fried chips or crispy onion rings are only R16 per serving. They also serve all day breakfasts that include affordable options like Classic Buttermilk Flapjacks (R38 for 3), Egg & Bacon roll( R26), Mushroom Melt (R24). Their homemade frozen minty lemonade is to die for and only R22.
60B Kloof Street, Gardens, 8001
2. Eastern Bazaar
Get transported to the East when you visit the Eastern Food Bazaar. There they serve everything from Falafels and hummus to Bunny Chows overflowing with rich curry. If value for money is what you want this is the place to be.
They are definitely not stingy with their portions and meals are super cheap with most dishes costing around R40. You can get a Chicken Shwarma with pita, chips & salad ( R50) or Falafels with hummus, salad, and pita bread (R35) or Chicken Bunny chow served with rice and salad (R50) And to end it off you can even get a scoop of ice cream for only R15. You won’t leave hungry.
96 Longmarket St, Cape Town, 8001
3. Kalky’s Fish & Chips
Get the good old favorite Fish & Chips at Kalky’s in Kalk Bay where they make the freshest seafood and serve generous portion sizes. Get the classic Hake/Snoek and chips for R55 or if you’re dining in a group order the family platter which consists of 1 hake, 1 snoek, calamari, 6 rolls, 2 medium chips, and a 1l cold drink for R180. Eat inside or enjoy your abundant meal outside on the pier.
At Salushi they offer a value menu that is available everday from 12 pm to 5pm and on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings where their usual sushi prices get slashed way down! You can get their 4 piece Tuna California rolls for R30 (usually R40) or the 4 piece Veg crunch roll for R26 (usually R38). Their kitchen menu includes affordable options like a starter of chicken rice paper rolls served with peanut sauce (R44), Crab stick and avo salad (R54), Veg noodles with macadamia nuts and tofu (R66) and a Lindt Dark Chocolate Pot for dessert (R42)
Intaba Building, 1 Protea Rd & Corwen Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708
Narona has two Branches one in Gardens and one in Observatory serving great pizza and pasta at even better prices. You can get a Large rosemary and garlic focaccia for only R40 or classic Medium Hawaiian pizza for R65. A cheese and tomato tramezzini served with salad will only cost you R55 or a Napolitana pasta with either tagliatelle or penne for R60.
136 Buitenkant St, Gardens & 39 trill road, Observatory
6. Le Flatteur
For a hearty and delicious breakfast that is easy on the pocket go the Flatteur Cafe where you can grab a Traditional breakfast of 2 eggs, mushrooms, bacon, beef sausage, chips, toast, and fried tomato for only R65 or Hearty oats with fruit and honey for R35. For R45 you can get a bagel with pastrami or ham, cream cheese, gherkin, and mozzarella or a quick muffin on the go for R15. If breakfast isn’t what you’re looking for you can get a comforting macaroni and cheese for R55 or savory pancakes for R60 each.
7. Burger Fair
If you have a car full of hungry mouths to feed, Burger Fair is the place to go. They have tons of combo deals that are perfect for groups or families dining together. The popular Rib Burger Combo is R105 and will get you 3 Rib burgers with 3 portions of chips and 3 drinks. Or the Family Special where you get 3 burgers with chips and soda for R90. The all-day breakfast special is only R43 and you get 2 eggs, bacon, boerewors, grilled tomato, chips, 2 slices of toast with jam and a fruit juice.
c/o Park Street & Strand Road, Bellville
All your Mexican favorites without the hefty price tag. Expect generous servings and a buzzing atmosphere and remember to book in advance! Grab a serving of nachos with your choice of filling (Chicken/beef/mushrooms/beans) for R78 Small/R88 Large or a three cheese Quesidilla for R75
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127 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town
9. Masala Dosa
Delicious authentic Indian food and specialties like a starter of Aloo Tikki (potato dumplings) for R50 or a spicy channa (chickpea) roti for R77 or go for the traditional Masala Dosa(a southern rice and lentil crepe) for R80. They also have a dedicated vegan menu and desserts like a frozen berry lassi (R55)
10. Easy Tiger
Part of the Tiger’s Milk chain of “dude food”, Easy tiger serves generous burgers, wings, and sides to go. Burgers start at only R50 and you can choose to have it on a bun or bunless served on a salad. A large serving of chips is R25, spicy coleslaw 28, or get 4 winglets on the side for R35.
Muizenberg’s Surfer’s Corner
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