With a familiar feel between staff and customers, you can’t help but fall in love with this little bistro that boasts both stunning views and the tastiest baked food. Huddled into Cape Town’s laid back Bakoven, so named for the famous rock which is shaped like a bread oven, the welcoming atmosphere of Baked Bistro is the perfect place to meet and mingle. Owner Zahir Mohamed manages to create a home from home atmosphere that bursts with passion and personality, something that also comes through in the food which is guaranteed to be of the freshest and finest quality. With ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients in all their produce, Baked Bistro provides divine, artisan breads made from non-GM flour. A favourite dish to try out is the rib-eye wrap with béarnaise, roasted cherry tomatoes, goat’s cheese and rocket.
Watch out for: The Baked Bistro’s Origin Artisan Coffee.
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 4.30pm
38 Bakoven Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 437 0297
‘Gorgeous’ pretty much sums up Café Caprice?’ The place, the people, the drinks are all exceptionally stunning. Recommended for the ‘World Class’ mixology award in 2014, drinks are created with passion, precision and pride. Enjoy these perfectly crafted concoctions whilst watching the sun set over the ocean between the pillars and the palm trees. You can even head over the road and sit with your cocktails on the sand, along with other members of the Caprice crowd. A particular cocktail recommendation for those who are finding it hard to decide: Botanical Gardener, a mix of rosemary and lemon infused Tanqueray No. 10 with fresh fruit zest topped with Hibiscus tea soda.
Watch out for: The café’s vivid night life as one of the top bars in Cape Town.
Opening Hours: 9am – late
37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 438 8315
Blues Restaurant & Bar
A landmark in the ultra-chic Camps Bay, Blues Restaurant & Bar serves some excellent Mediterranean cuisine in equally exceptional décor. The unique interior allows guests to feel as if they are stretched out on the beach as opposed to seated in a bar right next to it. From its opening in 1987 the restaurant and bar has hosted a number of notable foodies such as including TV and musical celebrities, sports stars and politicians. However, with an energetic, informed and wonderfully friendly service at your beck and call, everyone feels like royalty here.
Price: Mid-range/ Fine Dining
Watch out for: If you’re feeling rich you cannot possibly pass up the restaurant’s signature ‘Shellfish Extravaganza for two’, which consists of premium West Coast Crayfish, Mozambican langoustines, assorted prawns and West Coast Mussels (R1400).
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm
The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 438 2040
Codfather Seafood & Sushi
With wood panelling and racks of wine on classically dusty shelves, the Codfather is a warm and open space with a roaring fire as its centrepiece and a sushi belt adorning one side. The menu is resplendent with reams of fresh and perfectly prepared seafood, and the restaurant has been described as a seafood lover’s dream. With a vast array of creative and unique sushi providing most of the menu, you could remain here all day filling up Camp Bay’s finest.
Watch out for: The panoramic view of the gorgeous Camps Bay seaside.
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm
37 The Drive – Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 438 0782/3
Mezepoli Meze & Wine Bar
A recent addition to the Camps Bay beachfront, Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar is an exciting fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. With generous and crowd wowing servings, each meze dish is perfectly paired with one of Mezepoli’s carefully selected wines. The perfect urban dining experience, Mezepoli offers food-on-the-go for the tired and fed up workers who want to relax and enjoy their evenings off with a revitalising cocktail in one hand and a table full of promptly prepared meze in front of them.
Watch out for: The restaurant’s impromptu Cocktail O’clock event.
Opening Hours: Sun – Mon 12pm – 9pm; Tues – Sat 12pm – 10pm
The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 4381915
Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa
Sitting with a brooding glamour over the sparkling Atlantic Ocean between Table Mountain National Park and the iconic mountain range of the Twelve Apostles, Azure is a multiple award-winning restaurant forming part of the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa. With a menu that includes meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes, Azure restaurant brings to the table the best of African cuisine including the world renowned Cape Malay Curry which is an authentic Cape curry combining chicken and prawns in a sauce that is slightly sweet but also ferociously spicy (R205).
Price: Fine Dining
Watch out for: The hotel’s exhilarating helicopter transfers from the hotel’s helistop where you can see the spectacular aerial views of the Peninsula.
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm
12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 437 9255
Dining at its finest, the Roundhouse restaurant offers a side of history with its extraordinary meals, exceptional vintages and excellent service. Supposedly the favourite haunt of Doctor James Barry, a man who was revealed to be a woman in death and who was rumoured to be the secret love of one Lord Somerset, you can bet that the historical gossip surrounding the Roundhouse is as saucy as the food. On the constant lookout for long lost South African recipes to revive and present, this restaurant offers the combined cuisines of Europe and South Africa. For first timers in South Africa who want to try something new, the Roundhouse’s Kingklip is a tasty introduction to African seafood delicacies.
Watch out for: The Roundhouse tapas terrace called the Rumbullion.
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10.30pm
Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 438 4347