Lekker eats Travel and lifestyle enthusiast Jess takes us on a tour of Cape Town’s foodie finds.
• Where’s your go-to restaurant in Cape Town?
One of my favourite restaurants is in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, a place called Starlings. It’s an old house that’s been turned into a rustic eatery with a lush back garden, too. They serve an amazing eggs benedict and a mean flat white. I also love Solo Restaurant.
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• What are your in-the-know spots?
Head out into the uplands for Asian-inspired cuisine at Delaire Graff’s Inochine restaurant. If you’re visiting on a summer’s day, try The Grand Café. And for artisan ice cream, Unframed Ice Cream on Kloof Street is a must. Try their unique flavours – like jasmine, rice and lemongrass, or coconut and raspberry.
• What’s trending food-wise in Cape Town right now?
Burgers, tapas, a growing coffee culture and stuffed donuts at Jason’s bakery on Bree Street or My Sugar in Sea Point.
• The hottest area in town?
Bree Street for First Thursdays where, on the the first Thursday of every month, restaurants host open galleries and exclusive entertainment.
• What’s the city’s most stylish restaurant?
There are so many great places that it’s hard to pick just one but I do love Giulio’s Café on Loop Street.
• And the must-try local food? Make sure you have a Gatsby – a foot-long roll filled with ‘slap’ chips, masala, your choice of meat, cheese, garnish and eggs. Others include sweet spiral koeksisters, biltong, fish and ‘slap’ chips – try the latter at Kalky’s restaurant or the famous Fish on the Rocks.
• Tell us one thing about Cape Town that only a local would know? When you stop at robots (traffic lights) you can buy fruit, windscreen wipers, ornaments, paintings, phone chargers, T-shirts, sunglasses and even vuvuzelas.