Right on our own front door we find the Mojo Market in Sea Point, featuring forty-five designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and twenty-five speciality food vendors.
It’s set up to allow for maximum indoor/outdoor flow with the pavement becoming the storefront and then transitioning into the indoor market. Indulge in ice-cream from Baskin Robbins or get All Thai’d Up for a zing of something spicy. There are clothes, accessories, trinkets and food, food and more food to choose from.
Kick back with an original Earthfire pizza and enjoy some of the live entertainment. This is definitely a “two-or-more visit” kind of market., you need to keep coming back :-)
Further along the coast, between Llandudno and Hout Bay you’ll find a beautiful and semi-antique location at the head of the Valley that leads down to Hout Bay Harbour, the Sentinel and Chapmans Peak.
Their Sunday buffet really kicks it up a notch, the starters include a selection of Meze’s, soup, pate (snoek, peppadew and chicken). The mains are beef fillet, gammon, honey-mustard pork belly and slow roasted chicken, fall off the bone tasty goodness.
Top it off with ice-cream, meringue, eclairs and mini pavlova’s.
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 :-)
One thing that Marika’s has that really sets it apart is an ambience, a relaxed, urban/ hole-in-the-wall feel with laid-back staff and a killer menu. The venue is small, seating between 40-50 guests at a time (with al fresco balcony seating available barring inclement weather).
Straight to the mains (this restaurant does amazing Meze too, of course), the Arni Mbrizoles (finely cut lamb chops) are melt-in-your-mouth good, also the Garides Sti Schara (grilled butterflied prawns) or the Garides Yiouvetsir (baked prawns, kritharaki, tomato and feta) will satisfy any seafood urges you may experience.
Located in Sea Point, this restaurant has a marvelous history, and it is situated in almost the same spot on Sea Point Main Road where Dimitri's father also had a restaurant called Mykonos from 1976 to 1983. Dimitri Peroglou (Chef/Owner) learned from his father from age eighteen and has perfected numerous Greek dishes. His two most well known ones are the Kleftiko Lamb, and Dimitri's famous grilled lamb chops.
The Kleftiko lamb is deserving of its’ own paragraph. Slow roasted for 6 hours this lamb shank falls off the bone, it is succulent, cooked to perfection and a great reason to keep coming back!
Dang it’s cold! This winter’s surprise cold snaps have got us yearning for sunshine and warmer climes. This is a great time to tuck into some mediterranean cuisine and let the palate take you to a balmier environment.
No run-down of burger joints in Cape Town would be complete without mentioning Royale. Royale was hipster before hipsters started calling themselves hipsters. The decor, the staff and the food all have a special quality, something different and interesting.
Take the menu, for instance, there is literally a section titled “Something a little different” 😊. From there we chose The Federale, a 160g basted beef patty blended with chorizo, chilies and coriander, served with guacamole and caramelized onions. Each burger comes with a choice of fries or sweet potato fries or a mix of both (recommended).
Always an experience, Royale never fails to deliver!