Hot New Restaurants In Cape Town You Need To Try In 2018

Some awesome new eateries have opened their doors in Cape Town in the last few months. Here are a few spots that have been creating some buzz and that we are excited to try in 2018:

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1. RAFAEL

| LEBANESE CAFE |

www.byblostrading.co.za/rafael-cafe/

Excellent Lebanese breakfast – delicious man’ouche and good coffee. Also a lovely selection of Lebanese deli food.” REVIEWER

Think freshly baked flatbread and pita, homemade hummus, olives, falafels, za’atar, olive oil, labneh, great coffee and more Lebanese delicacies!

CONTACT:  021 439 6783 / info@byblostrading.co.za
OPEN: Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm / Weekends: 8am – 4pm
Cnr Ellis & Main Road
Sea Point, Western Cape, South Africa

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2. LEKKER VEGAN

| VEGAN GOURMET JUNK FOOD |

www.lekkervegan.co.za

My first vegan experience. Excellent food and great service.” REVIEWER

Junk food without the guilt. Lekker vegan will give your favorite fast food joint a run for its money. No animals were harmed in the making of these lekker vegan Burgers, Gatsby’s, Chip rolls, sandwiches, nuggets, and ice cream.

CONTACT: info@lekkervegan.co.za

OPEN: Mon – Thurs: noon – 10pm / Fri: – Noon – 3am / Sat: 1pm – 3am / Sun: 3pm – 10pm

37 Barrack Street
Cape Town, Western Cape

3. THE POKE CO

| HAWAIIAN STYLE POKE BOWLS |

www.pokecoct.com

“The most insane/tasty/balanced poke bowl I’ve ever had” REVIEWER

Beautifully balanced bowls of nourishment filled with ingredients that are all locally sourced and fresh. Build your own or decide on one of their tried and trusted signature bowls or go wild and have a poke burrito! Vegan-friendly and gluten-free options aavailable too.

CONTACT: 087 470 0125 / info@pokecoct.com

OPEN:  Daily 11 AM – 9:30 PM

90 LOOP STREET, CAPE TOWN

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4. JANSE & CO

| CASUAL FINE DINING |

www.janseco.com

Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg uses seasonal and foraged ingredients in his refined dishes. Choose from a variety of approximately 20 vegetarian, meat, seafood, and dessert dishes on their tasting menu that might vary week to week.

“I’ve eaten here twice now, and will be back. Exceptional fine dining experience – the food, the decor, the service. Each dish is creative and inspired by the best ingredients. Both occasions the chefs adapted a menu for vegans without complaint or sacrifice in the quality of experience, which is very hard to find in this tier of restaurant in CT.” REVIEWER

CONTACT: 021 422 0384 / reservations@janseco.com

OPEN:  Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 2pm / Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 9pm

75 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

5. SHIO

| JAPANESE STYLE TAPAS |

www.hegreyhotel.co.za/shio

“The food was astonishingly clever, and so so delicious, service was amazing, ambiance was sophisticated yet cozy. I wish I was still there eating…” REVIEWER

Expect generous servings of Umi (ocean), Tochi (land), Chikyuu (earth) and Amai (sweet) Japanese style dishes including Grilled Pork Belly Chasu, Yellowtail Sashimi, Pak Choi Tempura, and Tonka Bean Dark Chocolate with coffee gel, miso butterscotch, and black sesame snap.

CONTACT: 064 661 7474 / info@shio.co.za

OPEN: Mon – Tues: 3pm -12am / Wed – Sat: 10am -12pm & 3pm – 12am

49 Napier St, Cape Town

 

6. THE BOTANICAL BAR

| CRAFT DRINKS & BAR FOOD |

www.thebotanicalbar.co.za

“A truly authentic experience! Delicious drinks with attention to detail and incredible food all in a beautiful space.” REVIEWER

As their name implies, they are inspired by the local Botanicals that are indigenous to South-Africa and aims to showcase local ingredients and what South African craft liquor producers are crafting.

CONTACT: 082 963 3534 / hello@botanicalbar.co.za

OPEN: Tues – Thurs: 4pm – 12am / Fri – Sat: 4pm – 1:30am

160 Longmarket Street

 

7. SENTIR TAPAS 7 SPIRIT SPACE

| TAPAS & SPIRITS |

www.facebook.com/Sentir-Tapas-Spirit-Space

“The food was absolutely exquisite and the service spectacular. The staff are sweet and kind. It was a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back!” REVIEWER

The menu is divided into 6 different tastes namely Salty(Pickled flash fried Sardines), Spicy( Curried Lentils), Umami (Fresh Oysters), Sour(Lemongrass Sago Pudding), Bitter (Dark Chocolate Pot), and Sweet (Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta). So there is sure to be something to suit your palate.

CONTACT: 021 422 3353
OPEN:  Wed – Fri: 4pm -10pm / Sat: 4pm – 11pm
33 Long Street
Cape Town, Western Cape

8. ROAST & CO

| HOMESTYLE FREE RANGE CHICKEN |

“The garden, the food, the staff, and drinks are not to be compared with anywhere else, perfect experience from all aspects will definitely be going back again and again.” REVIEWER

A trendy spot where you can enjoy a wholesome meal with your friends and family. Share a family-style spread with a whole free range chicken and a spread of accompanying sides like pumpkin fritters, roasted potatoes, and other family favorites.

www.roastandco.co.za

CONTACT: 021 424 6372 / info@roastandco.co.za

OPEN: Mon- Sat: 12pm – 12am

98 SHORT MARKET STREET, CAPE TOWN

 

9. SEABREEZE FISH & SHELL

| CONTEMPORARY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT |

www.seabreezecapetown.co.za

“Great vibe, attentive staff, amazing oysters and classic fish and chips! Highly recommended, we will be back!” REVIEWER

Local and sustainably sourced seafood is used to in these delicious and fresh dishes. Taste some Oysters at the bar during happy hour every day at 12pm- 1pm and 5pm -6pm.

CONTACT: 074 79 39 349 / crosby@seabreezecapetown.co.za

OPEN: Mon- Sat: 12pm – 9:30pm

213 Bree Street
Cape Town, Western Cape

 

10. BANKS BURGER

| BURGERS & SHAKES |

www.banksburger.com

“Such amazing burgers and I’m not known for liking burgers. Those caramelised onions on the burger are amazing!” REVIEWER

Quirky and down to earth burger joint where you can just chill with friends while enjoying a good ol’ burger, fries and a milkshake.

CONTACT: 062 056 3176

OPEN: Mon -Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00

47 Dean St, Newlands, Cape Town

11. CABRON

| TACO BAR |

www.facebook.com/cabrontacobar

At Cabron Taco bar they keep the menu sweet and simple with only a handful of items. Choose from their Tuna taco (R50), Pork, Beef or Vegetarian taco (R45) or a prawn taco (marked as SQ). Or go for the Nachos (R50) or Mexican Corn salad (R45). For drinks, there is beer on tap and also margaritas.

“Honestly the BEST Tacos I have ever had, and I have eaten A LOT of tacos in my life so far, to top it off cocktail specials, friendly service and a vibey venue” REVIEWER

CONTACT: 084 833 1876 / cabrontacobar@gmail.com

OPEN: Mon: 11 am – 7pm / Tues -Sat: 11am -11pm

120 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre

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12. NOW NOW

| TAKEAWAY CAFE |

Fresh and fast grab and go meals created by Woolworths. When you are out and about and need a quick meal this is the perfect spot. Now Now Cafe serves coffee, breakfast pots, breakfast buns, toast, lunch bowls, burgers, wraps, and salads.

CONTACT: 021 407 6666

OPEN:  Mon -Fri : 6.30am to 5pm

91 Longmarket Street, Cape Town, City Bowl

14. BILBOA

| MEDITERRANEAN SEAFOOD-INSPIRED BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT |

www.bilboa.co.za

“Stunning restaurant, divine food, and ambiance. Good service -we will definitely be back!” REVIEWER

Lovely fresh seafood, perfectly prepared, with amazing beachfront views, creates a romantic backdrop for any lunch or dinner.

CONTACT: +27 (0) 21 286 5155 / reservations@bilboa.co.za

OPEN: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 22h30

Shop 120, 2nd floor, The Promenade Building, Victoria Road
Cape Town, Western Cape

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