It may have felt like the world was on a go-slow this year, but some restaurateurs used the downtime to launch new ventures. As we all start heading out again, here are the new restaurants in Cape Town to add to your must-visit list.
This West Coast pizzeria found a new home in the city centre during lockdown. The wood-fired pizzas boast authentic Italian ingredients that are 100% halaal and are made in the traditional Neapolitan way with a soft, chewy crust.
This deli, which opened during lockdown, has now also launched a new bistro. Enjoy a glass of wine with typical Italian pasta dishes, antipasti platters, or desserts such as tiramisu on the deck.
Swing by for a healthy breakfast before 12pm, or stop over for lunch or coffee with some baked goods. They also sell a great range of treats if you’re looking for a tasty takeaway on your way to the beach or just want to stock up on pantry items like eggs and rusks.
Liezl Odendaal’s new pop-up in Wale Street offers a variety of seasonal dishes. Think smoked snoek croquettes, tempura prawns and fried baby chickens. Or head there on Sundays for a long lazy brunch complete with mimosas.
Now you can enjoy some of the best pizza in the Mother City with a (slight) view of the famous Blouberg beach. Loyal customers of their branch further up the road in Raats Drive will be thrilled to know that the beachfront Forneria offers all the same delicious Italian dishes.
The legendary burger palace has relocated to give those in the ’burbs a taste of their epic burgers and shakes. Here’s more about what to expect from the new Royale Eatery.
Another Italian restaurant that changed locations is Step Brothers. Locals were disappointed when they closed their doors in De Waterkant – but, thankfully, they’ve just moved further up the coast.
Keep an eye on Eat Out for more about these restaurants launching within the next month.
The Cheyne’s family is revamping Deez in Hout Bay, but diners can still expect epic Mexican dishes to make their way out of the kitchen from this iconic spot in Scott Estate.
Darren Badenhorst is welcoming yet another new restaurant to his Franschhoek stable. This South-Asian eatery is set to open in October.
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In light of our President’s announcement that South Africa will be downgraded to lockdown level one, we feel that we should share even more good news. We can now officially lift the lid on Franschhoek’s latest spot, Ōku Asian Eatery. Masterminded by Darren Badenshorst and Ryan Shell, this South-Asian eatery will open its doors to the public in October. Inspired by Asian cuisine, Ryan and Darren are creating an authentic, yet casual experience to their patrons. Follow @oku_eatery to keep up to date with opening dates, teasers and menu information
This new project comes from the team at the popular Sepial’s Kitchen. From October, you’ll be able to buy dumplings, broth, noodles or salad from their stall at the V&A Waterfront Food Market.
Chef PJ Vadas from Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery is launching a dedicated pasteis de nata café in Ryneveld Street in Stellenbosch! An SA first, it’s set to open in November – find out more about PJ’s new spot here.