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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 ...
Lunch at Delvera – Mama Joan’s Farm Kitchen, a delight
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Lunch at Delvera – Mama Joan’s Farm Kitchen, a delight

I've heard of Delvera. They are connected with a full moon hike, and children's theatre, and I'd stumbled across them a couple of times in my trawlings of the web in the bid to find exciting things to do over weekends in the Cape Winelands. What I didn't re...
The Oxford Arms in Durbanville – a review
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The Oxford Arms in Durbanville – a review

People who know about food know that many of our trends come from overseas and that in the last decade there was an international trend of gastro pubs, which were especially popular in Britain. Pubs have been the watering houses of travelers for centuries and ...
De Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch – A Review
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De Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch – A Review

“De Volkskombuis? I can’t even pronounce that!” was my reaction when I heard where we were going for dinner. Forgive me, I grew up abroad and my Afrikaans is limited to “Dankie”. So on Tuesday night I found myself at De Volkskombuis Restaurant in Stellenbosch....
Tickle Yourself Pink with the Burgers at Beefcakes Diner
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Tickle Yourself Pink with the Burgers at Beefcakes Diner

“I’ve just had the best burger I’ve ever tasted,” these were the words my friend Lara greeted me with when she got home on Saturday night. “Really, where?” was my enthusiastic response. “Oh, it’s a place called Beefcakes. It’s this retro 1950’s diner in ...
The Lower Deck Bistro at Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand – A Review
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The Lower Deck Bistro at Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand – A Review

One of my favorite beaches is Blaauwberg Beach. The beach was a long stretch of grey-white sand which is great to take the dog for a run on. The sea was a beautiful range of different blues, and there was a cooling breeze. There were many kite-surfers out with...
The Manor House at Meerendal – A Review
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The Manor House at Meerendal – A Review

The Manor House Restaurant at Meerendal is known for its good food. On weekends people flock there for breakfast. So if you want to eat there, book a table. They are tenacious about keeping the tables aside too. We have arrived without a booking and been turne...