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5 great gourmet hot dogs in Cape Town’s City Bowl

Insanely delicious and anything but boring, here are five of our favourite places to eat gourmet dogs in the Mother City’s CBD.

Clarke’s Bar & Dining
Bree Street’s trendy diner serves up all things American, including their famous Rooster Dog. This not-so-ordinary hot dog comes loaded up with a German-style sausage, kimchi, sriracha, miso mayo and a crunch of toasted peanuts (R45).

The House of Machines
This super cool bikeshop-eatery-bar has a dedicated hot dog menu with four exciting options. Try the Labrador (R36) which is a soft white roll with a classic grilled Vienna, sauerkraut, cheese, mustard, and tomato sauce. For those looking for a little something extra, tuck in to the Chi-Wawa filled with a Vienna, housemade guacamole, mature cheddar cheese, and sriracha sauce (R45).

One of the hot dogs at The House of Machines. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

One of the hot dogs at The House of Machines. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The Power and The Glory
A hipster hub for after-work drinks, the busy P&G has a few hot dogs to choose from. There’s the classic option: a frankfurter in a crisp, buttered roll topped with gherkins, tomato sauce and mustard (R38), or the Dog con Carne which is topped with sour cream and a vibrant coriander (R52).

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Weinhaus + Beirgarten
These perfect-with-beer hotdogs are made with top-quality emmenthal pork sausages and a toasted hotdog bun. The dogs are then served with the holy trinity of mustard, tomato sauce and mayo, and the dog is topped with bacon sprinkles (of course) and served with pickles on the side for R55. If you want to forgo the bread, try one of their killer grilled wursts served up with German mustard and a bowl of sauerkraut.

 

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Tjing Tjing Torii
This trendy spot situated between Dear Me and Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar serves up modern Asian fare. Try the Pork Atsui Dog: a soft white bread roll filled with a flavoursome pork, miso and ginger sausage and topped with a punch of kimchi, creamy kewpie mayo and nori (R55) or try the Beef Atsui option which has teriyaki beef sausage, sticky soy and crispy onions (R55).

A Pork Atsui Dog from Tjing Tjing Torii. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A Pork Atsui Dog from Tjing Tjing Torii. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

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