{eat} My latest OBZsession: OBZ Café

When you ask a young(ish) Capetownian about Observatory, (or Obs, as it’s fondly called) most will recollect a handful of great memories that involves some watering hole in Lower Main Road. I’d like to think Obs is now a bit more grown up and caters for students and tourists alike. And with the gradual re-shift…

{event} Have your cake and eat it at Sweet Cillie’s new high tea

Like my life-long infatuation with glittering Christmas lights on a dark night, I will never quite lose my child-like passion and obsession with the indulgences of a high tea spread. I can stare for hours in wondrous amazement at all the petite cakes and sweets and treats, spellbound by the colours and sprinkles and beautiful…

Chinchilla Rooftop Café and Bar

To me, the perfect Cape Town restaurant should have exclusive and uninterrupted views of our incredibly beautiful piece of the continent. It should have innovative and stunning dishes showcasing our local produce. It should have a relaxed, yet playful atmosphere, as us Capetonians like to present ourselves to the rest of the world. And signature…

{EVENT} Let it Flow SA II 2018

Everyone can do with a bit of hip-hop, house and RNB on a Friday evening after work, right? Throw in a vibey venue in Woodstock with delicious food, craft drinks and sterling DJ’s and you have the perfect equation for a killer night. This year’s Let it Flow party, hosted at Cape Town’s The Mash…


Everyone has their secret indulgence. The one thing you can eat day after day, in all its glorious shapes and forms, and never tire of it. The thing you crave most when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you’re hungry or when you’re just bored. Some people have a love affair with chocolate, some with pizza. Some with…

The Hub Café

This little gem on the Scarborough foreshore couldn’t have had a more appropriate name if it tried. The Hub Café is exactly that; a hive of activity, all centred around local produce and delicious plates of food. Throw in some panoramic sea views, a patio full of oversized couches and low coffee tables, a lovely, high…

Mangata Restaurant

Please note: Unfortunately, Mångata Restaurant closed shortly after the review was published. (TLH) Fast food Every foodie has a bucket list. Dishes they want to eat, culinary adventures they want to undertake, flavour sensations they wish upon their taste buds. Very often, these bucket list items are also “firsts.” Without knowing, a friendly invitation to dine…

Café Paradiso

Date night doesn’t get any more romantic than Café Paradiso. Cradled at the foot of Table Mountain in the ever-so-popular Kloof Street, this beautifully cosmopolitan restaurant will leave you feeling completely love-struck…and more so for the food! Café Paradiso creatively renovates the tired concept of date night; here you have date night with your kids, your family or even friends!

Café Manhattan

Saddle up for a night on the town! Located in the vibrantly bustling village of De Waterkant, Café Manhattan is the place to be when the sun sets.

The Sidewalk Café

Another of the uber-successful and vibey Madame Zingara group eateries, The Sidewalk Café is our Capetonian take on the European pavement dining culture.

The Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant

ituated in the heart of the very popular Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, The Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant offers patrons a cup of coffee and something to eat in old English countryside style. This cottage kitchen confidently offers a wholesome menu for breakfast and lunch, filled with fresh and tasty ingredients. 

Bluebird Garage Food & Goods Market

After a long working week, relax and unwind at the Bluebird Garage Market in Muizenberg. Filled to the rafters with delicious food, locally crafted drinks, and way too many good vibes, it’s a one-stop-shop for Friday night family entertainment.