Location: Camps Bay

Ladies, all the ladies! - Goddess Luncheon at Cafe Caprice - Part 2

August 01, 2018

A special gastronomically inclined Women's Day event catered for foodies is taking place on the Camps Bay “Strip”, palm trees, sea views, beautiful people and amazing tastes.

We’re talking about a three-course luncheon menu elegantly designed to take you on a flavour journey that is wholesome, intricate and grounded in conscious living. 

Gluten, dairy, meat and free options are available across the board, ensuring something for everyone. Expect delights such as wild mushroom risotto with thyme, parmesan cheese and crispy shimeji’s or an heirloom tomato salad with toasted almonds, baby beets, buffalo mozzarella and a lime/basil infusion.

Everything will be paired with elegant Cointreau cocktails, bubbles and a little Happy Culture Kombucha.

A festival of taste to treat yourself like a goddess!

 Book: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1482555188 

Tel: 021 438 8315

Location: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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Slow-roasted Sundays - Sunday Lunch Buffet at Azure Restaurant - Part 1

June 26, 2018

On the way from Camps Bay to Llandudno a small divot of the Table Mountain National Park has been winkled out and made into a fabulous boutique hotel, spa and restaurant/bar.

The Azure Restaurant has been hosting Serendipity Sundays for a while now, and they are awesome. Relax to the soothing tones of the resident lounge singer and enjoy the expansive Sunday lunch buffet on offer.

There are fireplaces for the cold days and outdoor seating for those rarer patches of sunlight, bring a healthy appetite and some good friends :-)

URL: https://www.12apostleshotel.com/food-and-drink

Tel: +27 21 437 9000

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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Food with a view! - La Belle Bistro & Bakery - Part 1

April 04, 2018

With the 12 Apostles Mountain Range behind you and the Atlantic Ocean in front, the la Belle Bistro and Bakery is one of the most beautifully situated eateries in Camps Bay. The decadent baked goods and sweets are complemented and juxtaposed against modern finishes. 

Perfect for a delicious breakfast, a business meeting or a romantic afternoon bite, this venue lends itself to all sorts.

Enjoy hot artisanal coffees with cupcakes, chocolate torte, gingernut biscuits, crunchies muffins, or chewy choc chip cookies. 

You also have the choice of a full a-la-carte dinner menu with some excellent choices for a delightful dinner. Try the pomegranate glazed salmon trout with pickled red onion, peas, beans, sticky rice and herb aioli, it is amazing!

URL: http://www.labellecampsbay.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/laBelleBistroBakery

E: info@labellecb.co.za

Tel: +27 21 437 1278

Location: 201 The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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Try something a little different - Chinchilla Rooftop Cafe & Bar - Part 1

February 27, 2018

With wrap around views of Camps Bay, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles, Chinchilla offers a playful, boho-chic interior and amazing (really, really amazing) cocktails brought to you courtesy of their in-house mixologist.

Grab yourself a chicken paillard, a delicious chicken breast with lemon, fresh herbs, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, elevated and fantastic. Alternatively, have yourself some monkfish goujon with bread crumbs, lemon, sea salt, black pepper and tartar sauce, it is sublime and worth coming back for more.

To go with that have a vanilla orange pomegranate Margarita with Don Julio Tequila, orange vanilla infused Martini Bianco, fresh lime and pomegranate juice, Uber home 😊

URL: http://chinchillarooftop.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/chinchillacpt

E: reservations@chinchillarooftop.co.za

Tel: +27 21 286 5075

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay

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Three beaches, three ways to stay cool - Camps Bay Beach - Part 2

Liam Smith January 25, 2018

The most popular and vibrant suburb in Cape Town, Camps Bay lies in an outstandingly beautiful setting as the jewel in the crown of the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head.

The beachfront is palm tree-lined white sand and the “Golden Strip” of Camps Bays Café’s and Restaurants, vying for their share of the perfect sunset.

There is always a small contingent of stand-up paddler’s, surfers and kayakers in the water (which is refreshingly cold), and no shortage of great cocktails on the other side of Victoria Drive. 

Head over to Café Caprice for a Bikini Bottom mixed with Cîroc pineapple, Angustora orange bitters, pear syrup muddled with fresh limes, pineapples and basil (don’t forget to Uber!).

Location: No need, if you’re not in Camps Bay, where are you? 😉

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Harvest time, Theatre and Art in the Mother City - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Part 2

March 29, 2017

One to enjoy with the kids, this biblical tale of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is the musical Andrew Lloyd Webber production brought to you by Pieter Toerien. 

The tale is cheeky, hilarious and exuberant, the songs are catchy and heartfelt and you will find yourself busting out in show tunes unexpectedly for the next several days. This show has entertained and amazed theatregoers since the 70s, and features award-winning musical pieces like ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’. 

The show has re-opened its doors due to unprecedented and massive local demand and features the stellar cast of Earl Gregory as Joseph, Nádine as the narrator and both Jonathan Roxmouth and Anton Luitingh playing the Pharaoh. 

Be prepared to be amazed, this is a vibrant and cross-cultural take on this story, brilliantly executed and just a wild ride from beginning to end. After the show, head across the Camps Bay Strip for a leisurely cocktail or some hot chocolate, to discuss your favourite bits.

Dates: 24 March – 08 April

Bookings: https://pietertoerien.computicket.com/

URL http://www.pietertoerien.co.za/

E: info@pietertoerien.co.za

Tel:      +27 21 438 3301

Location: Theatre On The Bay – 1 Link Road, Camps Bay

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Cape Town Eclectic - The Rumbullion - Part 3

March 02, 2017

‘Rumbullion’ is an archaic English term for a riotous good time, and the venues ambience lends itself to exactly that, encompassing the terraced outer grounds of the renowned Roundhouse Restaurant. 

The Roundhouse Restaurant itself is the peak of the intersecting points of service and culinary prowess, and anything that exits their kitchen is absolutely draped in perfection. But today we focus on the outside, where the somewhat austere severity that accompanies true food appreciation is toned done to the sensation of an incredibly high end picnic. 

The morsels to consume are of the highest order, grab a Roundhouse Bakery ciabatta, some cheeses and preserves from one of their pretty presentations, top it off with some black forest ham and a craft beer or two. The next bit is the easy part, sip, nibble and soak in the Camps Bay view from the Unesco World Heritage site. 

URL http://theroundhouserestaurant.com/

Bookings: info@theroundhouserestaurant.com

Tel:      +27 21 438 4347

Location: 1 Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

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Cape Town Eclectic - High Tea by the sea - Part 1

February 28, 2017

Join us at the Twelve Apostles Hotel for high tea with a difference. First of all, what makes this venue amazing is that it is the only building along a 10 kilometer stretch of unbroken pristine cape coastline, roughly halfway between Camps Bay and Llandudno. 

With these uninterrupted views of endless ocean as a backdrop, let’s take a peek into the menu. Order a tea stand for two, a beautiful array of dainty traditional light finger foods, scones, pastries and sandwiches. Add to this some seasonal dainty sweet treats (such as red macaroons with chocolate filling and strawberry mousse) and a vast selection of fragrant teas and coffees. 

You can enjoy these either from the comfort of the luxuriant deep plush couches of the Leopard Bar or you can meander out to the huge veranda if you feel like the sensation of some fresh sea spray on a choppy day. 

URL https://www.12apostleshotel.com/food-and-drink/extraordinary-dining

Bookings: restaurants@12apostles.co.za

Tel:      +27 21 437 9029

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

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Flight of body and flights of fancy - Café Mynt – Camps Bay - Part 2

February 15, 2017

A new addition to the Camps Bay Strip, Mynt has all the benefits of a view to die for and a menu to live for. Created by the owners of Julep and Café Mojito in Long Street (Theo Pearson and Graham Albone) this venue was designed with locals in mind, to bring back the feel of a relaxing neighbourhood café in an over commercialised and often overpriced neck of the “golden mile”. 

The menu is seasonal, fresh, and focusses on quality ingredients, plated with skill and speed, in interesting combinations. For mains (dinner) we highly recommend the ostrich fillet, 300g of succulent ostrich fillet grilled and served with a gin and cranberry sauce. Cocktail wise, look out for the blueberry and chilli ginger mojitos, they are taste explosions that redefine this cocktail. There’s something for everyone at this beautiful spot by the sea, long may it last!

Address: 31 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Tel: +27 (0) 21 437 1765 |

URL: http://www.myntcafe.co.za

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From the Cape Quarter to Camps Bay - Mantra Café – Camps Bay - Part 4

February 03, 2017

Close enough to the beach to get sand in your sandals; we have this relative newcomer to the Camps Bay “Golden Mile”. Gorgeous uninterrupted views of the ocean and Camps Bay Beach complement the open, clean décor and the yummy summer cocktails. 

Their Pimms cocktail is ridiculously good, and the menu returns to the sharing theme, with mix and match plates as well as fantastic table salads. For the salads, the one that stood out to me was the Rockstar (blue cheese, preserved green figs, olives, cucumber, bacon lardons and parmesan croutons), the layers of the sweet and salty were beautiful. Another great plate of food is the Seared Beef Carpaccio (served with truffle mayonnaise, oven roasted tomatoes, parmesan and pea shoots), the attention paid to the preparation and presentation is marvellous. Bring your sun hat and some time to kill, you won’t want to leave.

Location:  43 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay

Phone: +27 (0) 21 437 0206

URL: https://www.mantracafe.co.za/

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