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9 amazing restaurants you should probably follow on Instagram

We don’t need to tell you that we’re all a little Instagram obsessed, as we’re certain you are too. Nowadays, however, Instagram has progressed from another mindless way to stalk people, to a platform that gives us actual insight into a certain industry. Instagram is particularly illuminating with regards to the restaurant industry, not just because it gives us a taste of the delicious food but also because chefs are able to show exactly what goes into making a meal great. These are just a few of our favourite local restaurants to follow on Instagram.

Lucky Bread Company (Brooklyn)

Bread is one of the best things in the world, and when someone is doing it as well as Luckybread? Well it’s just as well they’re taking photos of it, because that beauty needs to be documented. The artisanal bakery no doubt rakes in the likes thanks to their crusty loaves and sugar-dusted doughnuts, but we also think their perfectly-crafted coffees deserve some of the credit too.

Ono (Illovo)

A scroll through Ono’s feed will transport you to sunnier climes – at least in your head – but in between the palm fronds and beach sunsets, their bowls are the real scene stealers. Whether it’s of their breakfasts (the acai power berry protein bowl is particularly photogenic) or a poke bowl (we’re always giving the yuzu tuna a double tap), Ono’s feed is deliciously cheerful.

Serving up ALL of the health 🥒🍏🙏🏻

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Perron (Illovo)

Everything about Perron – from the food, to the decor to the Instagram feed – is a vibe, so it’s only fitting that this Mexican-inspired spot is on our list. Their profile is jam-packed with the fresh and vibrant food they’ve become known for, with a couple of tasty-looking cocktails thrown in for good measure. Although we love most of the things Perron posts, a recent posting of corn croquetas nearly made us weep.

Delish Sisters (Ballito)

We’re just going to say it, we have a major IG crush on the Delish Sisters. These cool, Durban-based girls make us want to pack up and move to Durban to join their girl gang. Aside from their great outfits, they also make the kind of hearty and wholesome food we want to eat all day, every day.

Noble Coffee (Berea)

Real talk. If we drink enough Noble Coffee, will we be able to curate a feed as cool as theirs? Probably not, but to make ourselves feel better we’re going to keep on scrolling and dreaming about *that* nearly-gratuitous English muffin and poached egg sandwich they posted.

Republik (Hillcrest)

Okay, where to start with Republik’s feed? Is the tall glasses of glistening G&Ts? Is it the burgers? Is it the achingly-cool team that works there? We aren’t sure. Maybe it’s all of the above. Either way, for one of the most drool-worthy accounts in the game, give Republik a follow.

Kleinsky’s (Sea Point)

For most Cape Town locals, Kleinsky’s bagel and latke shots are reason enough to follow them. Their food has always been comforting and honest, and this really does come through on their feed – almost like someone’s Jewish granny is curating it.

La Tête (City Bowl)

Two words: fish sandwich. Another three? Crispy pig’s tails. One more? Madeleines. These are just a few reasons we love La Tête’s Instagram feed.

Pajamas and Jam (Strand)

This sweet eatery looks like something straight out of the pages of Kinfolk, and their Instagram feed is similarly inspirational. We love them for the arty shots of their towering cakes and styled coffees, often accompanied by a well-manicured hand.

C a k e @pajamasandjameatery #thelocaleatery #cake #baking #today

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