We all know that travelling can take its toll on us, especially our stomachs. When you are exploring and you enter that ethereal state of discovery, it can be very easy to forget to feed yourself. But luckily that doesn’t mean the travelling has to stop. Sampling a place’s cuisine is very important, if not fundamental, part of the travel experience. So let us take a tantalising trip of taste bud satisfaction and explore some of Cape Town best eateries.
Ou Meul Bakery (Cnr of Long and Riebeek Street)
Ou Meul Bakery (Cnr of Long and Riebeek Street). Photo by Wiehahn Diederichs
This small but wonderful bakery is often overlooked when visiting Cape Town as it is located within the business district of the city, away from the buzz of the tourist hotspots. They have a delicious selection of baked goods ranging from their renowned pies to pastries, sandwiches and even a salad bar. They bake their goods daily so whenever you walk in at anytime and enjoy some freshly baked produce.
Van Hunks (Cnr of Kloof and Upper Union Street)
This restaurant is located smack-down in the middle of one of Cape Town’s trendiest parts. It is surrounded by a plethora of excellent eateries but it can proudly hold its own. They serve anything and everything from scrumptious breakfasts to mouth-watering ribs and traditional Capetonian meals such as Cape Malay Babotie.
Eastern Food Bazaar (96 Long Market Street)
Cape Town is a cosmopolitan place with a rich and diverse range of cultures, which is why it provides a wide variety of tastes to indulge in. Eastern Food Bazaar is the result of this diverse need for munchies. It is made up from a few different stalls selling authentic Eastern and Oriental dishes such as Shawarmas, Chow Mein and various curries. Not only is their food delicious and the portions generous but it is probably one of the most affordable eateries in Cape Town.
Quay Four (V&A Waterfront)
If seafood is your thing then the V&A Waterfront is undoubtedly one of your best bets. One of the V&A gems is the harbour side restaurant, Quay Four. It is a legend among locals and a place that truly emanates the “Capetonian Vibe”. Their seafood is fresh and delectably delicious comes in hearty portions. And if food isn’t enough for you then let me sweeten the deal by letting you know that they have live music every night.