Brass Bell

When a very dear and close friend wanted to meet up for a long overdue brunch, I was so happy that I could finally pull Brass Bell out of my box of magic tricks. This iconic Kalk Bay institution has literally been on my road to and from work every day for many years, but…


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…

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.