Plant Café (Cape Town City Centre)

6 Reviews
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Café fare, Health food, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, Vegan food
Phone Number 0725219252 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30am to 8.45pm; Sunday 8am to 4:30pm


Menu - Plant-Menu-Feb-2018-v2 - updated February 2018


R70 avg main meal
Café fare, Health food, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, Vegan food
R70 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Thulisa Martins

With a mainstream menu selection, plant is a vegan paradise. Great for easy lunches and is good value for money options on the food side.
The dishes are not consistent, so ask for their specialties at the time as the menu does change from time to time. Ordering a soup with tempeh and mushrooms came out without the tempeh at first and then after enquiring about the tempeh it was brought to the table. The soup had a sweet and sour flavor and mushrooms well cooked. Other options recommended to start off with are the mushroom tartare, fried cheese sticks and tacos.
For mains, the happy salmon burger is tasty with crunchy carrot bits and a slight sweet flavor, served on a bun with a savoury avocado guacamole. Another option to try is the mushroom burger which has sautéed mushrooms, cashew cheese, tomatoes on mayo on a bun. one of the popular dishes is the quesadillas with smokey refried beans, cheese and cooked salsa filling; served with a sour cream & salsa.
The desserts look great in this plant based restaurant - some displayed over the counter and the menu includes brownies beautifully decorated with edible flowers.
If one is looking for something more fresh, creamy and lightly sweet, the Superfood raw cheesecake is a good choice – not cheesy at all though. The cheese cake is light and smooth with a nutty base and slight fruity flavor.
The portion sizes are generous.
This is not a place for the meat lovers nor is it a place to convert them ☺.

There is a selection of fresh juices, cold drink (including Kombucha), mock cocktails, craft beers and ciders on the menu and guests could enjoy if they are in stock.
Plant has a selection of their in-house infused rum displayed in large tap jars and the Buchu & berry infused rum is delicious.
There is also a selection of white, red and sparkling wines that come at a price.

Even though the service is friendly and welcoming, the speed is lacking and guest can be left alone for a long time. Most drinks can be out of stock without being informed and only finding out when ordering. Unfortunately the service does let plant down.

Plant has a bit of a forest vibe. Cut wooden crates on the walls with wall/ living wall plants. It’s a medium sitting space, relaxed, natural and informal. A big black board on one side of the wall with the chef’s specials written with chalk gives a bit of a food market twist.

Best For...
A completely vegan meal in the heart of Cape Town.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Undoubtedly one of my favourite eateries in Cape Town. Their menus are constantly changing and improving - and now they're also open on Sundays with changing themed Sunday menus and a buffet option.
    Not worth it. Bland and leaves a lot to be desired. Service is shocking and management should be reviewed.
    Love it! This place is amazing! Try the BLT!!!!

    My husband and I popped into Plant one Saturday afternoon for a bite. It's one of his favourite places - there is so much choice than just the usual Greek salad, veg stir-fry or mushroom risotto that are usually his lot when dining out. (I am not a veggie, but I feel his pain.) Plant is a gorgeous, moody little spot, into which you descend from the street down a few steps. Pale wood and a wall of living pot plants keep things feeling natural, but the room also has an industrial inner-city kind of vibe. I loved my personal bottle of beetroot-purple juice, which arrived cold from the fridge, along with a little glass. Yes, it means it was probably prepared an hour earlier instead of five minutes earlier, but I really appreciated how refreshing it was. As for the food, my choice of veggie wraps was a winner. Stuffed with slivers of peppers, avo, carrots, cabbage, coriander and sprouts, and paired with a little dipping sauce, the silky rice wraps were filling, gorgeous to look at, and very tasty. Just what the doctor ordered. I've also had the vish burger before, with potato emulating flakes of white fish pretty well. I haven't tried their selection of dairy-free brownies and bonbons, but they looked good too. Plant is a great spot for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.


    What a delightful and delicious discovery! I have a new favourite dessert... plant desserts! I never get dessert at a restaurant, both times I have been at plant I got 2 desserts! Don't get me wrong, not only the desserts are delicious... Their wraps are definitely my new favourite wraps!

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