Top 10 lunch spots in Cape Town

We finally got round to compiling a list of our top lunch time spots, after having the breakfast version do so well. These are the cream of the crop and all have something special about them, whether is be the food style or venue setting, I would highly recommend trying them all – in time of course!

1. Numi – St Johns Piazza, 395 Main Rd Sea Point
“Nü is more than good honest food – it’s about passion, sustainability and quality.  The fusing of global trends with the finest locally sourced produce.” – Food24

*We recommend the Protein Flapjacks – yummmmm

2. Sababa deli – 231 Bree Street in CBD
“The deli’s neutral decor is the perfect backdrop to a huge central table configuration laden with homemade quiches, salads, vegetarian dishes and mouth-watering desserts, cakes and pasties (meat-dishes are refrigerated). The extensive menu has something for everyone, whether, like us, you want a little something sweet to serve with coffee or need to stock up your freezer with delicious family meals to save time in the kitchen after a busy day.” – b-guided

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3. Bootleggers – 39 Regent Rd Sea Point
“With a laid back atmosphere, all day breakfast and coffee that will surely please any connoisseur, The Bootlegger is the perfect spot for any meal.” – Food 24

4. Yours Truly – 175 Long Street and 74 Kloof Street CBD
“Yourstruly is a truly Capetonian cafe where quality products and good service is most important. They also focus on offering a great meeting place for people to network and socialize whilst having a bite to eat and a drink.” – EatOut

5. Café Paradiso – 110 Kloof Street CBD
“An ideal venue for the whole family, kids can enjoy story time in the kitchens, pasta playtimes and baking boards all day as well as their very own menu. A true home from home, Café Paradiso invites guests to relax with their families and enjoy the warm hospitality for which both Madame Zingara and Paradiso are renowned.” – Dining out

* We recommend the Rosemary chicken with quinoa, tomatoes, feta and a fresh salad

6. Simons – Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
“Nestled in the breathtaking Constantia valley on South Africa’s oldest wine farm “Groot Constantia” you will find Simon’s restaurant. The restaurant is beautifully appointed , with the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor dining options. The contemporary décor blends harmoniously with the surrounds and allows for a relaxing and yet cosmopolitan dining experience.” – Come Dine 

7. Café Roux – Chapmans Peak Drive, Noordehoek
“A Bedouin tent spreads over the outdoor area in summer to provide extra shade – ideal for breakfasts or long lazy lunches. Easy to keep an eye on the kids playing on the lawn, in the playground or under the oak trees.  In winter, the indoor restaurant area is cozy thanks to the real roaring fire. Weekends are buzzing with a great atmosphere and the live music is very popular on Sunday afternoons.  Food portions are generous and can be described as seasonal with emphasis on fresh produce and great presentation – all cuisine is South African with a twist.” – Noordehoek Village

8. Buitenverwachting – Klein Constantia Rd, Constantia Valley
“Elegantly timeless, Buitenverwachting Restaurant is perfectly positioned and has long been considered one of Cape Towns finest. A la carte and set menus are available daily for lunch and dinner. Edgar’s sense of artistry is portrayed to perfection adding to the mouth-watering experience for the pampered palate. Menus are frequently changed offering sophisticated fare, using only the finest produce sourced locally and internationally.” – Constantia Valley


* We recommend the Caeser salad with Norweigen salmon

9. Eight – at Spier Wine Estate, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
“Eight is a pioneering farm-to-table eating experience. The produce used at Eight is either grown on the farm or sourced from nearby farmers. Natural and organic ingredients are preferred and combined to create nourishing, healthy, and delicious food, which diners can enjoy in a beautiful setting next to the Eerste River.” – Dining Out 


10. Overgaauw – The Overgaauw Wine Estate, Stellenboschkloof Rd, Vlottenburg
“The former chef from Eat Out’s 2011 Country-style Restaurant of the year, and the creative mind behind its seasonal, local menus is back in the kitchen. Menus are presented to reflect what is available from local producers each week, offering a glimpse of the region’s bounty. It’s honest, wholesome country cooking at its best, where the menu is constructed around a main meat dish like beef, quail, pork or venison – only finalised once Camilla knows what’s being harvested.” – Eat Out

* Read our full review on the Overgaauw restaurant here

Which is your favourite restaurant for lunch time relaxing and great food? Let us know as we are always keen to try somewhere new. Keep an eye out for our top dinner spots which will follow in the next month.


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