{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…

{news} Valentine’s Day Vegan Dinner at Balducci

Not sure what to do this Valentine’s Day? Tired of chocolates and take-aways? Balducci’s has you covered with their very trendy Valentine’s Day vegan dinner offer! To read my blog on Balducci’s new vegan menu, please click here. VALENTINE’S DAY VEGAN DINNER R395 per person (excluding gratuity) GLASS OF VEGAN BUBBLES ON ARRIVAL ANTIPASTI STARTERS…

{eat} A meaty affair at Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs

There are a few foodie dishes that simply must be prepared to perfection for that ultimate dining experience. These dishes deserve respect and demand your full eating attention. And if they were not prepared by a master craftsman (or woman!) then please just take my plate away. These items include: an impeccably seasoned medium-rare steak,…

{eat} Tradition and history: Quarter Kitchen at the Portswood Hotel

I’ve tasted, experienced and cooked many different authentic world cuisines in my life as a wandering foodie. But time and time again, when I’m asked what my favourite dish is, I will immediately return to the smells of my childhood and my mother city; the sweet and spicy aroma of Cape Malay cooking. A recent…

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…

Bombay Bicycle Club

  If you’ve lived in or around Cape Town for more than a couple of years and your feet has not lead you to the wacky shack at the top of Kloofnek Street, you need to reconsider your life’s decisions. Bombay Bicycle Club guarantees a night full of theatrics, entertainment, intrigue and exquisite cuisine. Come…

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 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.