So you are in Cape Town and you’ve done everything on my Cape Town bucket list? Or you only have a few days to spare (maybe before or after AfrikaBurn) and want to spend them wisely? Cape Town is a wonderful city, I cannot disagree with those saying it’s the most beautiful city in the world, and you want the best of the best, right? Well here’s a little list for you.
- Best pizza: Ferdinando’s pizza (84 Kloof Street)
The restaurant named after the dog, but definitely no dog food here, delicious pizza’s in a very nice atmosphere. Before or after your dinner you might be able to catch a concert at Blah Blah Bar, at the same address.
- Best fish&chips: Fish Hoek Fisheries (64 – 74 Main Rd, Fish Hoek)
According to spear-fisher and free-diver Trevor Hutton the best in Town and who am I to disagree with him?
- Best Greek restaurant: Maria’s (31 Barnet Street)
At Dunkley Square (also home of Roxy’s) since forever, run by an AfrikaBurner for the last 20 years, lovely mezes and other Greek favourites.
- Best Obz bar: Tagore’s (42 Trill Road, Observatory)
Named after Rabindranath Tagore, a very soulful bar, usually packed with soulful people and soulful music, either live or DJ, just down the road from Café Ganesh, Obz’ second best bar.
- Best silent disco: Octopus’ Garden (Main Road, St James)
Right next to St James’ train station (between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay), except for silent disco (about once a month), also has concerts, very nice pizza, children’s play park and an AfrikaBurn vibe.
- Best dive bar: Lefty’s (105 Harrington Street)
Beers, ribs, in the cooler East side of town, nuff said.
- Best yard food: The Dogs Bollocks (6 Roodehek Street)
Lovely food, have their own craft beer, same yard as Deluxe Coffeeworks base and their Roastin’ Records shop.
- Best drive: Kommetjie to Scarborough
Even more beautiful than Chapman’s Peak drive if you can believe it, passing very aptly named Misty Cliffs (have only seen it sans mist a few times), drive both directions since they each have unique and breathtaking views.