Best cafés in Cape Town

Check out the top cafés in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Two Oceans Aquarium
1. Two Oceans Aquarium
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189 local reviews
Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+27 21 418 3823
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Tessa
The Two Oceans Aquarium is so impressive that adults love it more than children. Check out the jelly gallery a…
Afribode
The Two Oceans Aquarium is so impressive that adults love it as much as children. Check out the jelly gallery …
1. Two Oceans Aquarium
1. Two Oceans Aquarium
host-0host-1
189 local reviews
Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+27 21 418 3823
Tessa
Tessa
The Two Oceans Aquarium is so impressive that adults love it more than children. Check out the jelly gallery and walk through the marine tun…
Afribode
Afribode
The Two Oceans Aquarium is so impressive that adults love it as much as children. Check out the jelly gallery and marine tunnel. Feeding tim…
2. Giovanni's Deliworld
2. Giovanni's Deliworld
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257 local reviews
Main Rd, Green Point
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+27 21 434 6893
StorePoint of interestFood
Morne
This deli is all about the premium foods, mostly Italian. Superb café vibe, a local favourite for coffee, croi…
Dale
This deli has all premium foods, mostly Italian. Superb café vibe, a local favourite for coffee, newspaper, ba…
Andrew
This deli has all premium foods, mostly Italian. Superb café vibe, a local favourite for coffee, newspaper, ba…
2. Giovanni's Deliworld
2. Giovanni's Deliworld
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257 local reviews
Main Rd, Green Point
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+27 21 434 6893
Morne
Morne
This deli is all about the premium foods, mostly Italian. Superb café vibe, a local favourite for coffee, croissants, newspaper, banter and …
Dale
Dale
This deli has all premium foods, mostly Italian. Superb café vibe, a local favourite for coffee, newspaper, banter and a sidewalk. They also…
Andrew
Andrew
This deli has all premium foods, mostly Italian. Superb café vibe, a local favourite for coffee, newspaper, banter and a sidewalk. Order esp…
3. Café Caprice
3. Café Caprice
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169 local reviews
37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+27 21 438 8315
RestaurantCafeBar
Joanne
Relaxed, split-level, all-day cafe combining an eclectic café-style menu, artisan cocktails, relaxing lounges …
Gerard
"Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experien…
Heidi
Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experienc…
3. Café Caprice
3. Café Caprice
host-0host-1host-2
169 local reviews
37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+27 21 438 8315
Joanne
Joanne
Relaxed, split-level, all-day cafe combining an eclectic café-style menu, artisan cocktails, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experi…
Gerard
Gerard
"Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experience the epitome of Cape Town’s …
Heidi
Heidi
Café Caprice combines artisan cocktails, a café-style menu, relaxing lounges and sidewalk seating to experience the epitome of Cape Town’s c…
4. Camps Bay Beach
4. Camps Bay Beach
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150 local reviews
Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town
Natural featureEstablishment
Tania
Our local beach, white sands, tumbling waves, rocks to explore, restaurants and cafés over the road for when t…
Tessa
These soft white sand beaches attract Cape Town’s beautiful people. But forget about swimming - the water is f…
Afribode
These soft white sand beaches attract Cape Town’s beautiful people. But forget about swimming - the water is f…
4. Camps Bay Beach
4. Camps Bay Beach
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150 local reviews
Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town
Tania
Tania
Our local beach, white sands, tumbling waves, rocks to explore, restaurants and cafés over the road for when the hunger or thirst gets too m…
Tessa
Tessa
These soft white sand beaches attract Cape Town’s beautiful people. But forget about swimming - the water is freezing! Just top up your tan …
Afribode
Afribode
These soft white sand beaches attract Cape Town’s beautiful people. But forget about swimming - the water is freezing! Just top up your tan …
5. The Gin Bar
5. The Gin Bar
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150 local reviews
64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+27 71 241 2277
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Michael
Tucked neatly behind Honest Chocolate Café in the armpit of the Commune 1 Gallery, this dedicated gin bar, lik…
Maybe
Tucked away in the Honest Chocolate courtyard is The Secret Gin Bar. Neighbours and friends, this team of con…
Mary
Fun place to be and experience. One of the country’s only true speak-easy bars, accessed through a Chocolate C…
5. The Gin Bar
5. The Gin Bar
host-0host-1host-2
150 local reviews
64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+27 71 241 2277
Michael
Michael
Tucked neatly behind Honest Chocolate Café in the armpit of the Commune 1 Gallery, this dedicated gin bar, like its chocolately sibling, is …
Maybe
Maybe
Tucked away in the Honest Chocolate courtyard is The Secret Gin Bar. Neighbours and friends, this team of connoisseurs make an unbeatable g…
Mary
Mary
Fun place to be and experience. One of the country’s only true speak-easy bars, accessed through a Chocolate Café, and nestled within a Med…
6. Grand Africa Café & Beach
6. Grand Africa Café & Beach
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146 local reviews
Granger Bay Blvd, V & A Waterfront
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 425 0551
RestaurantCafeClothing store
Khosie
Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach café culture, nestled poignantly on the sea-front sho…
Talga
Set within a restored warehouse, paying tribute to our eco policy, positioned on a private beach in Granger Ba…
Sheri
Cape Town’s favourite destination restaurant and venue, Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited be…
6. Grand Africa Café & Beach
6. Grand Africa Café & Beach
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146 local reviews
Granger Bay Blvd, V & A Waterfront
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+27 21 425 0551
Khosie
Khosie
Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach café culture, nestled poignantly on the sea-front shoreline and flaunting her majes…
Talga
Talga
Set within a restored warehouse, paying tribute to our eco policy, positioned on a private beach in Granger Bay. Grand Café & Beach is part …
Sheri
Sheri
Cape Town’s favourite destination restaurant and venue, Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach café culture, nestled poig…
7. Cafe Roux
7. Cafe Roux
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74 local reviews
Chapmans Peak Dr, Noordhoek
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 789 2538
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jenni
“Since opening our doors in 2006, café Roux has become an institution in the Noordhoek Valley. It’s a place fo…
Verena
Affordable, home-cooked food is what you’ll find at this family-friendly café. Think generous burgers and hear…
Andrew & Penny
Café Roux is a family run business, open daily for breakfast, lunch and cakes. Situated under the oak trees, e…
7. Cafe Roux
7. Cafe Roux
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74 local reviews
Chapmans Peak Dr, Noordhoek
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 789 2538
Jenni
Jenni
“Since opening our doors in 2006, café Roux has become an institution in the Noordhoek Valley. It’s a place for friends and family to meet, …
Verena
Verena
Affordable, home-cooked food is what you’ll find at this family-friendly café. Think generous burgers and hearty wraps. The outdoor area is …
Andrew & Penny
Andrew & Penny
Café Roux is a family run business, open daily for breakfast, lunch and cakes. Situated under the oak trees, en route to Chapman’s Peak Driv…
8. La Belle Bistro & Bakery
8. La Belle Bistro & Bakery
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16 local reviews
Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+27 21 437 1278
BakeryStoreRestaurant
Joanne
Located high above the lights of Camps Bay's glittering strip, la Belle offers uninterrupted oceans views that…
8. La Belle Bistro & Bakery
8. La Belle Bistro & Bakery
host-0
16 local reviews
Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+27 21 437 1278
Joanne
Joanne
Located high above the lights of Camps Bay's glittering strip, la Belle offers uninterrupted oceans views that can only be found at one of t…
9. Olympia Cafe
9. Olympia Cafe
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135 local reviews
Olympia Cafe, Kalk Bay
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+27 21 788 6396
CafeBakeryStore
Abigail
The Olympia Café and Bakery is a well-established, much loved institution and has survived years of restaurant…
Juanita
Iconic world famous Café and Deli situated in the trendy fishing village of Kalk Bay. You can’t book a place a…
Carmen
Olympia Café continues to draw the crowds no matter what time or day of the week. With consistently high stan…
9. Olympia Cafe
9. Olympia Cafe
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135 local reviews
Olympia Cafe, Kalk Bay
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+27 21 788 6396
Abigail
Abigail
The Olympia Café and Bakery is a well-established, much loved institution and has survived years of restaurant revolution along the popular …
Juanita
Juanita
Iconic world famous Café and Deli situated in the trendy fishing village of Kalk Bay. You can’t book a place at their tables, but you can st…
Carmen
Carmen
Olympia Café continues to draw the crowds no matter what time or day of the week. With consistently high standards of quality and presentat…
10. The House of Machines
10. The House of Machines
host-0
80 local reviews
84 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 12:30 AM
+27 21 426 1400
CafeBarStore
Nick & Tanya
Coffee, Café, Craft Beer, Cocktails, Live Music. There is live music Tuesday to Saturday nights.
10. The House of Machines
10. The House of Machines
host-0
80 local reviews
84 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 12:30 AM
+27 21 426 1400
Nick & Tanya
Nick & Tanya
Coffee, Café, Craft Beer, Cocktails, Live Music. There is live music Tuesday to Saturday nights.
11. Kloof Street
11. Kloof Street
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48 local reviews
Kloof St, Gardens
Route
Lorien And Matthew
Busy, buzzing, eclectic and interesting, Kloof Street offers a bit of everything – from burger spots, coffee s…
Tom
Kloof Street is known as the "Restaurant Mile" of Cape Town. Great favourites include Hudson's Burger Bar, You…
Morne
Kloof Street is known as the "Restaurant Mile" of Cape Town. Great favourites include Drop-kick Murphy's, Huds…
11. Kloof Street
11. Kloof Street
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48 local reviews
Kloof St, Gardens
Lorien And Matthew
Lorien And Matthew
Busy, buzzing, eclectic and interesting, Kloof Street offers a bit of everything – from burger spots, coffee shops and chic cafés to pubs, p…
Tom
Tom
Kloof Street is known as the "Restaurant Mile" of Cape Town. Great favourites include Hudson's Burger Bar, Yours Truly, Arnold's, Davinci's,…
Morne
Morne
Kloof Street is known as the "Restaurant Mile" of Cape Town. Great favourites include Drop-kick Murphy's, Hudson's, Arnold's, Davinci's, Sai…
12. The Company's Garden Restaurant
12. The Company's Garden Restaurant
host-0
79 local reviews
15 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 423 2919
RestaurantParkPoint of interest
Afribode
These gardens in the heart of the city are beautiful and tranquil. They have recreated the vegetable garden of…
12. The Company's Garden Restaurant
12. The Company's Garden Restaurant
host-0
79 local reviews
15 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 423 2919
Afribode
Afribode
These gardens in the heart of the city are beautiful and tranquil. They have recreated the vegetable garden of the first colonists back in t…