Western Cape

A quick look at our favourites – those recommended on our destination pages – plus “one-offs” that are definitely worth a try if you’re in the area! Links to websites (where available) for easy booking.


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Diesel & Crème

Retro diner serving fabulous burgers, milkshakes and more. Very funky decor.






The Jam Tarts

Daytime eatery serving good food made with local produce – and great cakes!






Mez Karoo Kitchen

Small restaurant offering Mediterranean/Middle Eastern fare using seasonal produce. Menu changes weekly. Open Thurs – Sat eves & Sun lunch.






Ronnie’s Sex Shop

Pub and café a few kms outside the town itself (don’t be put off by the name!) – with good burgers and toasties from the Road Kill Café!








The Botrivier Hotel

Lovely bar serving craft beer and good pub food.





The Shuntin’ Shed

Restaurant in converted railroad siding serving up freshly made wood fired pizza, ribs, burgers and traditional Sunday roast.






Kromrivier Restaurant – beautiful newly built wood and glass structure that blends seamlessly into the environment. Great home cooked food and on-site brewed craft beer – Nieuwbrew.




De Rust

Village Trading Post

Village Trading Post

Great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. Situated in the main road it is identifiable by the large cockerel outside. Funky furniture, eclectic decor and a charming gift shop at the back. Lovely fireplace in winter and welcoming courtyard for summer days. The food and service is excellent and there are also unusual jams, olive oils and preserves for sale. I believe Sunday lunches are special – booking is essential. A new addition is a bar adjacent to the restaurant which is open during the day and Wednesday evenings.




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The Fat Fish

Fantastic fish restaurant offering an unusual selection of tapas along with sushi and freshly caught fish dishes. Lovely courtyard for sunny days and fireplaces inside for winter. Booking essential in the evening. Read our blog review






The Hungry Monk

Tapas and freshly sourced seasonal produce. Small, cosy restaurant with a fire in winter and outside area for summer dining.





Oak & Vigne

One of Greyton’s institutions. Very vibey, busy joint with good coffee and sandwiches. Always lots of people to watch and nice art on the walls.






The Post House

Lively pub and restaurant serving good country food.






Searle’s Trading Post

This eclectic store sells memorabilia and kitchen utensils, along with freshly baked cakes and fine food.



Kalk Bay




Harbour House

The best sea food with exquisite views of the sea, but it doesn’t come cheap.





Olympia Cafe

This place is always full so the atmosphere is up there with the best. Wonderful baked goods and delicious food ordered from the blackboard of daily specials.





Fabulous tapas bar with interesting menu and lovely interior.






The Brass Bell

Numerous bars and eating areas, all with sea views, and serves great fish and chips.







The Laird Arms

The wood panelled bar inside the hotel. Pub grub and fun atmosphere.



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The Lord Milner restaurant

A la carte menu using locally sourced produce. Karoo inspired food -evenings only.



The Coffee House



The Coffee House

Great coffee and homemade cakes – daytime only.







Karoux restaurant

Wonderful fresh food sourced locally and written up on a blackboard menu.







Flora’s Eating House & Gallery

Lovely country fare and fabulous coffee situated in a beautiful old building decorated with botanical prints.






Tigers Milk

On the beachfront with amazing views over the ocean. Very funky and vibey serving great burgers and a good selection of craft beers. Open daily.




Blonde & Beard


Blonde & Beard

Great coffee and food stop. The place is fun and full of energy just off the seafront with free wifi. Open daily 8am – 5pm.







Beautifully decorated bistro serving wonderful pizza and specials of the day. Open Tuesday – Sunday.







An institution in Muizenberg specialising in prawns with recipes inspired by her birth country of Mozambique. Dinner Monday – Saturday 4pm til closing. No credit card facilities. Call 021 788 6860 for reservations and further info.






Lively bar with seating on the street as well as inside. Great place for meeting friends over tapas and drinks. Open Tuesday – Sunday 4pm – 11.45pm.





Casa Labia

This grand old dame houses a lovely restaurant in splendid surroundings. Open Tuesday to Friday 11am – 4pm; Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 4pm. Booking advised.






The Striped Horse

Recently opened craft brewery, pub and bistro with great decor. Open: Tues-Friday 12pm to 1am, Sat 11am to 1am and Sunday 11am to 10pm.





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Napier Farm Stall

Lovely selection of homemade produce and breads. Also serves breakfast, lunch and good coffee in a  beautiful old stone building.





Pascal’s of Napier

Fresh, seasonal and free range food – famous for its lamb shanks and fresh fish. There is also a pub for pre-dinner cocktails.




Suntouched Inn

The Suntouched Inn

Popular with locals and visitors alike this is a very comfortable pub and restaurant serving delicious pizzas and pub food.







The Fox

Cosy pub with intimate bar where the locals hang out and great pub food.



Noisy Oyster


Noisy Oyster

Delicious and well presented food and there is a substantial wine list with some off-beat choices. Best to book over weekends.






Situated on the rocks above the beach with spectacular sea views. It is small and intimate with a menu to suit. Booking essential.






The red roof building that has been here for ever! Situated right on the beach – paddling in the sea is de rigour between courses. Serves great fresh fish.






The chef has been acclaimed as one of the up-and-coming ones to look out for. He only cooks if you book in advance and  the menu is really creative – he classifies it as Strandveld cuisine.




Prince Albert




Quirky shop and farm stall with lovely garden for summer and cosy conservatory in winter. Breakfasts and light lunches (daytime only) – the burgers here are delicious! Licensed.






Gallery Café

à la carte dining in art gallery amongst a changing backdrop of artworks. Fine Karoo food and great service. Licensed and open every evening.




Café O – situated at O for Olive farm 3km out  of town. Light lunches – fully licensed – in beautiful setting. Open daytimes only Tues – Sun.






Simply Saffron

Superb indian food with a karoo twist in a great setting – the locals’ best kept secret! Open Fri & Sat evenings only – not licensed and booking is essential.



Riebeek Kasteel



Kasteelberg Country Inn & Bistro

The food, often with a French flair, is excellent and has a changing menu. In summer The Secret Garden comes into its own – outside pub and braai area offering great burgers and steaks.





Mama Cucina

Fabulous Italian inspired food and mouth-watering pizzas.






Red Tin Roof

Pub and bistro with great vibe and decor – large garden at the back complete with outdoor bar. Their food philosophy – “local is lekker”.






Situated in an old house that fronts the street, it is an award winning restaurant, named after the owner. Open Thursday – Sunday, midday – 4pm and booking is essential.





Coffee Corner

A coffee/bakery shop that serves delicious breakfasts and light lunches. Open daily from 7.30am – 4pm and some evenings for pizza.




Ou Meul

Situated at the entrance to the village it serves freshly made bread, croissants and mouth-watering pies for which they are famous! Open daily 7.30am-6pm.




Table 13

An old-style bar and grill serving up good wholesome food, connecting to the local pub. Open midday – 9pm Tuesday to Saturday; midday – 4pm Sunday; closed Monday.



Italian Wilderness



Lovely Italian trattoria serving great food – especially their pizza. Open 7am-11pm, 7 days a week.






Fláva Café

“Restaurant quality food in a cafe atmosphere” – great vibe and service with lovely upstairs terrace for summer days. Open daily.





Royal Siam Thai Restaurant

This lovely restaurant serves up truly delicious Thai food – well worth a visit. Open Tuesday – Sunday, midday – 11pm.






Blind Pig Tap Room

Small craft beer bar hidden away in a lovely garden setting – platters available to soak up the ale! Open daily lunchtime – 10pm.




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The Green Shed Coffee Roastery

Cute wooden-built coffee roastery located just off the main road. Great coffee and sinful, homemade cakes.