{eat} Balducci Restaurant: Chef’s Vegan Table

Why does it feel as if veganism has made a sudden come-back in recent years; undergoing some sort of plant-based revival? Why does it feel so buzzy and contemporary? Eager to jump onto this meat-free bandwagon, I was delighted to join the Chef’s Vegan Table at Balducci Restaurant in the V&A Waterfront for the launch…

{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…

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…

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.

The Company’s Garden Restaurant

Nestled in the middle of Cape Town city centre, The Company’s Garden Restaurant offers a haven of peace and tranquility for everyone who needs a break from the city buzz.

The Stag Coffee Company

Beautiful, vintage-inspired coffee shop and café just a short walk from the popular Fish Hoek beach.