The buzz in Bars/Café’s

The Piano Bar: Jazz in the Big Apple is as good as it gets. Now! Right here in the Mother City, The Piano Bar and all that jazz is low key and moody. Blues, soul and funky African style are the sounds that stir your soul. Their cocktails are spot on. Dirty martini’s, different infused vodka with Cointreau and macadamia extract, 1780809_512744555510971_1195042692_na wide variety of flavoured mojito’s that will tantalize and titillate your taste buds.

47 Napier Street
Cape Quarter
Tel: +27 (0) 81 851 6000

 

 

Ragù: A relaxed and buzzy bar/lounge. Cocktails, great music, snaky food, wine and fun. The concept in a nutshell is based on Italian lifestyle a Campari Lounge. Uber-sexy, great atmosphere, Italian flair in décor, cosy – fantastic for private parties and just hanging out.

123 Waterkant Street
Cape Quarter
Tel: +27 (0)81 276 3388

Café Dijon: Tucked away in Green Point this Café is worth getting to know. It’s a low key atmosphere, French cuisine café style buzz. They are known for their rib eye steak, which is excellent! IMG_1429Then again so is the fish.  Modern décor good clean crisp space. Great wines. The service is Capetonian style laid back.

15 Napier Street
Green Point
Tel: +27 (0)21 418 3910
Closed on Monday’s


Clarke’s on Bree Street is great. This bar/cafe lifestyle is laid back on the pavement; cool inside with simple but great taste. You can have a burger or a burger, with fries and for our veggie friends black bean something to nosh, at night; during the day the menu is vast! They stock my favourite wine ‘Life of Stone’ they don’t take bookings you just have to wait at the bar. Go!

133 Bree Street
Cape Town
Tel: +(0)21 424 7648

The Orphanage Emporium: This cocktail emporium, takes its unconventional name from its location on Orphan Street. Harking back to the drinking dens of the early 1900’s; Orphanage offers an extraordinary theatre of cocktail alchemy. The crayfish rolls and truffle chips are very good. Expect a laid back buzz and great spot for after office hours for drinks and nibble.

227 Bree Street and Orphan Street
Cape Town
Tel: + 27 (0)21 424 2004

&Union: This buzzing bar on Bree Street is a well-known drinking hole with great grub that marries well with beer. The big difference here with the beer is that they specialise in a range of craft beers.tumblr_li08jzaJF51qfytqp If you not up to a pint they have a good varity of wines. The outdoor seating space in summer is fantastic and on Thursday evenings you can book a spot at their free wine tastings.

110 Bree St
Cape Town 
Tel: +27 (0) 21 422 2770 7
Closed on Sundays

 


Café Paradiso: One of Madame Zingaro’s little gems on Kloof Street has a beautiful garden, a great buffet at lunchtime for a very reasonable amount, or their à la carte is good. I fully recommend the grilled Tuna steak. The interior is cosy with the zany flair of Madame Z. I always feel good to be there, it’s cool in summer.

110 Kloof Street  
Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 423 8653

 


The Rose Bar: Last summer on Friday nights, the Rose Bar was the hottest drinking hole in the Constantia valley. It was nick named the Cougar National Park and having said that, it didn’t seem to bother the younger yuppies/puppies or the fully grown bull dogs for that matter. This beautiful spot at the Alphen Hotel is a definite drinking hole for a stop over.

The Alphen Estate
Alphen Drive
Constantia
Tel: +27 (0)21 795 6313

The Leopard Bar: At the Twelve Apostles is always good. Overlooking the ocean it is by far one of the best places to watch the sunset. The mood is laidback jazzy piano bar. Good snacks to nibble on with your cocktails and a mixed crowd. If you going for the sunset you must get there early to sit on the terrace, space is limited.

12 Apostles Hotel
Victoria Road
Camps Bay
Tel: +27 (0)21 437 9015

 

 


River Café:  What I love about the River Café is, that at any time of day it works. It’s laidback and homey with a countryside feel to it. The café-style menu suits everyone. You can eat in or out at The Tea Room or The Red Room, both of which areMy-second-cup-of-tea just perfect for lazy summer days. Enjoy breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, in one of the most peaceful settings in Constantia.

Spaanscemat River Rd
Constantia
Tel: +27 (0)21 794 3010

Polana in Kalk Bay: Is a cocktail lounge that nestles right on the rocks overlooking the ocean. It is the perfect place for sun downers. African drums are often on the spot to put you in the mood. Get with the beat and enjoy the African heat. It’s only a 20 minute drive from Constantia village in the direction of Muizenberg.

Boyes Drive
Kalk Bay
Tel: +27 (0)21 788 7162

Olympia Cafe: As far as I am concerned, this is where you will find the best mussel’s mariner and a glass of white wine in Cape Town. The café is unpretentious and rustic. Drive through Kalk Bay on yourIMG_1329 way to the point or on your way back, stop off and chill! The rest of the menu is good, the portions are large. I love it!

134 Main Road
Kalk Bay
Tel: +27 (0) 21 788 6396 

Café Annex: On the main road below the Majestic luxury Apartments in Kalk Bay. My favourite table is one of the five tables, on a platform built under a magnificent tree overlooking the ocean. The view is great and the café is relaxed and quiet. The food seems to arrive out of nowhere and the service is good.IMG_2263 You can’t go wrong with the eggs benedict, they are just perfect. Café Annex is a great option for brunch.

124 Main Road
Kalk Bay
Tel: + 27 (0)21 788 2266

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