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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...
Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite
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Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite

Tucked in a hidden lane above the railway line, Empire Cafe occupies a double volume space in an original vintage building in York Road, Muizenberg. After eight years, Empire still reigns supreme as Muizenberg’s favourite breakfast and lunch spot.Locals br...
Pet friendly Restaurants in Cape Town
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Pet friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Recently we found a lost dog, a beautiful golden Labrador with violet eyes, and the sweetest demeanor. No one claimed her and she became part of the family. We named her Perdie, and she was the perfect dog - our absolute shadow. She suffered from separation an...
Jason Sushi and Restaurant – a review
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Jason Sushi and Restaurant – a review

Tucked away in the quiet suburb of Welgemoed near Durbanville, you can find a relatively new restaurant called Jason’s Sushi. The restaurant took over from a rather dingy branch of Mamma Roma that was seriously in decline. Jason bought the space and revamped i...
Tables at Nitida Restaurant – A Review
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Tables at Nitida Restaurant – A Review

Tables at Nitida is a relatively new eatery on the Durbanville wine route, opening its doors in November last year. Since then, it has had a fantastic start, perhaps in part due to the success of Nitida’s Cassia, which is renowned for its stylish food. Tables ...
Closer – purely vegan food, in Muizenberg
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Closer – purely vegan food, in Muizenberg

'So what does Closer stand for?', I ask Michelle as she hands us the menu. We're sitting at a cosy table and chairs in the new (ish) café and eatery where items like Fairtrade coffee, trendy raw chocolate (if you haven't managed to sample any, you don't know w...
Blowfish Restaurant in Bloubergstrand lives up to its’ fine reputation
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Blowfish Restaurant in Bloubergstrand lives up to its’ fine reputation

A friend of mine recently reached the milestone of 88 years young, and I was lucky enough to be invited out to dinner with his family to celebrate his birthday at Blowfish Restaurant in Bloubergstrand. I’d heard many people raving about Blowfish, which styles ...