The Piano Bar: I always associate piano bars with New York City. 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, funky African style are the sounds that stir your soul. Their cocktails are spot on, delicate creations that will give you a nice buzz. Dirty martini’s, basil martini’s different infused vodka with Cointreau and macadamia extract, a wide variety of flavoured mojito’s that 1780809_512744555510971_1195042692_nwill tantalize and titillate your taste buds. Snacky informal food.

47 Napier Street
De Waterkant
Cape Town
Tel: +27 021 418 1096

&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_li08jzaJF51qfytqpIf 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 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. IMG_2263The food seems to arrive out of nowhere and the service is good. 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

Café Dijon: Tucked away in Green Point this Café is worth getting to know. Very cool place, French café style buzz and French cuisine. The ribeye steak that they are known for is excellent! Then again so is the fish. The service is Capetonian style, IMG_1429laid back and the atmosphere is good. Great wines. We drank Takara  Sauvignon Blanc which was just right.  Closed on Monday’s

15 Napier Street
Green Point
Tel: +27 (0)21 418 3910

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

133 Bree Street
Cape Town
Western Cape
 Tel:+27 (0)21 424 7648

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 stop over.

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

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 theater 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

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,
Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 437 9015

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

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 B! there, it’s cool in summer.

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


Vida e Caffé : is Portuguese for “life and coffee”with 50 stores in total, Vida has become a landmark since its 2001 inception in Cape Town. Vida e Caffé is trendy without being over the top. 002It has sought out the hottest spots, attracted the hottest clientele and has the hottest coffee. Doing it the Vida way is a great way to start the day. Obrigado!

They are everywhere!
My favourite is in Constantia


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