Tag: cape town

A day in Rawsonville

September 04, 2017

Saddle up vacationers, we are going day tripping out to Rawsonville a haven at the side of the Breede River with a host of fine wines, great food and simply amazing countryside. It’s a 1 hour 20 minute drive through some of the most astounding South African scenery, rich in history and local culture.

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Loop down Loop Street

August 14, 2017

Better known for its share of the Cape Town nightclub scene in the past, Loop Street has been abuzz with all kinds of new and exciting things. We’ll take a stroll down Loop and have a look at some eateries, from Mediterranean to local braai cuisine, perhaps hit the town for a few drinks afterwards.

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Bountiful Buitenkant Street

August 07, 2017

In part III of our #CTstreetbystreet series, Buitenkant Street is where we’re headed. Running in the direction from mountain to sea, it is packed with little surprises, heritage sites and haunts. We will be popping round a tapas restaurant, a tattoo parlour and a creative design collective that happens to create amazing coffee and food too.

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A jaunt down Long Market

July 24, 2017

In part II of our #CTstreetbystreet series we will be taking a gander at Long Market Street which runs parallel to Table Mountain and across the center of Cape Town, passing Greenmarket Square along the way. We’ll pop into a vintage clothing store, a brasserie and a themed rooftop bar. Call your Uber, let’s go.

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A slice of Bree

July 17, 2017

Bree Street in Cape Town used to be known as the sailor’s haunt, filled with dive bars and brothels and Riebeeck square being the place in town where you could turn your ox wagons around. Many things have changed, and now it is some of the most sought after and historic real estate in town, and has been dubbed Cape Town’s hottest eating strip with its many boutique restaurants and bars. Let’s have a peak then, shall we?

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Food? Food! - Tamboers Winkel - Part 2

June 14, 2017

The cute sounding “Winkel” translates to “shop” in Afrikaans, but this delightful little spot is so much more than that. This is a proper farm style kitchen that prides itself on freshly producing staple favourites much to the daily delight of their scores of fans. 

Their legendary breakfast includes fluffy soft scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes with a huge croissant. Alternatively, you can spoil yourself to decadent French toast with bacon, strawberries and honey. For lunch and dinner options there are charcuterie and cheese platters, beautifully presented salads, bobotie (local favourite) wraps and all manner of gourmet sandwiches and seasonal soups. 

The wine list is nonexistent, replaced rather with a wall of wine which you can choose from, a great way to broaden the palette and experience new things. Frequently, wine and craft beer tastings are hosted here.

 The farm goodness is framed in a small but cleverly decorated space, with bare wood and high ceilings being highlighted. For great modern/rustic fare, seasonal, fresh daily made specials and flavours both new and comforting, you can’t go wrong with Tamboers Winkel

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

E: distrikswinkel@gmail.com 

Tel: +27 21 424 0521

Location: 3 De Lorentz street, Gardens

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Wanted: Vintage pub with modern grub - Firemans Arms - Part 1

May 30, 2017

Another of the oldest pubs in Cape Town (and thus, South Africa), Firemans Arms was established in 1864 and was a sight that was yearned for amongst many of the sailors and travelers making port in the harbor. 

It is as traditional as an old but modern pub can be, having undergone several renovations since its inception. This venue is a superb place to watch sporting events with many big screen TV’s and an amazing digital sound system. 

Aside from the sportiness and usual pub décor, what sets this place apart is its thoughtful and surprisingly delicious menu. The glazed Kassler chops (Apricot basted smoked pork chop with buttered mash & gravy) are fine cuts and beautifully prepared. Also, the salt and Szechuan pepper calamari strips (tender and cooked to perfection, served with golden chips and a homemade tartare sauce) are absolutely delicious. Expect a loud (ish) crowd and some amazing food and beer, the energy at Firemans is infectious. 

URL http://firemansarms.co.za/ 

E: info@firemansarms.co.za 

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

Tel:  +27 (0)21 419 1513

Location: Cnr. Buitengracht & Mechau Street, Cape Town

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