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Getting my Mexican on in Mowbray at Fat Cactus – a review
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Getting my Mexican on in Mowbray at Fat Cactus – a review

On the busy Durban Road of Mowbray, somewhat secluded behind trellis work and bright lights, is the Mexican Mecca of the Fat Cactus. We arranged a dinner there, all at the last moment. Fortunately, Bon Jovi was playing live in Cape Town, so the restaurants wer...
A Taste of Mexico from El Burro in Green Point
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A Taste of Mexico from El Burro in Green Point

It was a friends birthday and the plan was to meet up at the mexican place, El Burro on Somerset Road in Green Point. I'd heard many good things about this place and so was excited to try it out. Walking in there was an instant buzz of activity and happy hum o...
Dinner at the V&A Waterfront Harbour House
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Dinner at the V&A Waterfront Harbour House

It was my birthday and I wanted to go out for a special meal with my family after plenty of debate we had a restaurant decided only to discover that so many restaurants in Cape Town are closed on Monday. I almost threw in the towel and was going to opt for a t...
Café Paradiso – patio dining in Kloof street, Cape Town
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Café Paradiso – patio dining in Kloof street, Cape Town

Nothing like a Sunday morning brunch with views out over the city bowl, and Table Mountain as your backdrop. Somehow these Madame Zingara types manage to get it right every time, and Café Paradiso is no exception (the restaurant is one of several that fall und...
Anatoli – A little piece of Istanbul in De Waterkant
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Anatoli – A little piece of Istanbul in De Waterkant

Anatoli has been around since the year dot – 1984, if I'm not mistaken. So I'm not uncovering a little gem here. But this popular culinary experience in de Waterkant still deserves a mention, simply for the experience. Food, like everything else these days, is...
Vista Café – A modern day relic like no other
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Vista Café – A modern day relic like no other

Vista Café needs no introduction to anyone who works around Cape Town's foreshore. The café is not only inundated with the breakfast, lunch and coffee crowd but it has also been around for thirty or so years – not necessarily in the same building or under the ...
Red Sofa Café, Vredehoek – ‘I Know This Great Little Coffee Shop’
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Red Sofa Café, Vredehoek – ‘I Know This Great Little Coffee Shop’

Red Sofa Café is low-key, seriously sophisticated and perched on the rise of one of Vredehoek's fashionable streets – on the corner of Derry and Exner.Its WiFi access and plate o' bacon (yes, that's a plate of only bacon) seems to have done the trick as th...
Top 9 (½) Vegetarian Restaurants In Cape Town
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Top 9 (½) Vegetarian Restaurants In Cape Town

Gone are the days when, if you deigned to ask for a vegetarian meal in a restaurant, they produced the ubiquitous creamed spinach, mashed butternut, baked potato and giant grilled mushroom - if you were lucky. If you were unlucky, you got the defrosted frozen ...
Spring Holiday Time – Great ‘hangout’ (kid-friendly) spots in and around Cape Town
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Spring Holiday Time – Great ‘hangout’ (kid-friendly) spots in and around Cape Town

Spring is sprung, summer is on the way, and school is out – the great outdoors is a feast of places and spaces awaiting exploration, and Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in which to do great things. We've selected a series of great spots in which ...