While so many of Cape Town’s beautiful people are flitting around Cape Town’s southern suburbs, CBD and Atlantic Seaboard, it’s easy to forget that there is another side to the city that is just as magnificent but often left unexplored. Especially on the food front! From street food heaven in Durbanville to delicious sushi in Tygervalley, there’s so much to see, do, and eat in Cape Town’s northern suburbs. Here’s a list of just 5 restaurants you have to try in the northern suburbs of Cape Town!
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The Street Kitchen – Durbanville
If you love food trucks then The Street Kitchen is not to be missed! Located in a converted nursery, this open-air diner style restaurant is serviced by two permanent food trucks which serve as the dessert and main kitchens. Diners can tuck into their freshly prepared meal at one of the many outdoor tables nestled between the two kitchens and watch on as the chefs create street food magic. On the menu you’ll find delights like gourmet pizzas and burgers as well as quesadillas, taco baskets, wraps, jaffles, and a variety of savoury and sweet pancakes. For something moreish, try the Oreo Shake or opt for a healthier option with the Banting Burger (served on an avo bun!).
Address: 14 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Cape Town | Find out more about The Street Kitchen here.
Asami’s – Tygervalley
This understated gem beckons to foodies with an affinity for all things Asian. With an ever-expanding loyal fan-base travelling from far and wide for a taste of these bite-sized treats, Asami’s is well worth the drive. Their sushi is always uber-fresh, prepared with creative flair and presented as an edible masterpiece. But it’s not just their sushi that keeps diners coming back for more, the eatery is also much loved for everything from their delectable dim sum to their crispy ribs, tempura prawns and chicken wings.
Address: Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Corner Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie Van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town | Find out more about Asami’s here.
Chocolat Bistro – Durbanville
Deliciously located in Durbanville, the luxurious Chocolat Bistro is a haven for sweet-toothed diners. Dripping in French sophistication this eatery promises a grand experience at every turn – from the glamorous decor to the delicious eats, it’s a grand affair! Their selection of gourmet fare offers tasty wood-fired pizzas, artisan burgers and a host of other delights, all artistically presented as little edible masterpieces! Ladies who lunch will love their high tea and there’s no better place to lift your pinky finger than on their wrap-around porch or under a canopy of trees in the courtyard outside.
Address: 46 Oxford St, Durbanville | Find out more about Chocolat Bistro here.
Isabella’s Cake and Food – Willowbridge
This gorgeous, trendy eatery offers wholesome breakfasts, sensational light lunches, and indulgent sweet treats just waiting to be enjoyed! An ideal spot for ladies lunches, kitchen teas, and baby showers, you won’t want for much at this beautiful little spot. With chic decor, designer furniture, and indoor and outdoor seating enjoy a meal at Isabella’s is an exquisite affair. Don’t leave without sampling a slice of one of their many yummy cakes – there are loads of flavours to discover and enjoy every day.
Address: Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Carl Cronje Avenue, Tygervalley | Find out more about Isabella’s here.
Driftwood Café – Parklands
This magnificent family orientated restaurant offers great food and plenty of space for little ones to play. With a large covered outside seating area, complete with a kid’s play area featuring a trampoline, jungle gym and jumping castle, Driftwood Café is a must-try for families with little kids. As for the food, you’ll find something to suit everyone’s tastes on the menu, including breakfasts, burgers, pizzas, and seafood. There’s also a dedicated kiddie’s menu with lots of delicious choices to be discovered.
Address: Corner Hampstead Road and Parklands Main Road, Parklands, Cape Town | To find out more about Driftwood Café here.
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