These 8 food creators in Cape Town, South Africa win my heart. Yes, the list can go on and will. But this is what comes to mind for now. Guide yourself down this golden road of food happiness that will make your day and please share with me your favourites to add.
- Lunch time with Food Maker Merchant
Ammy and the team like to keep it low-key, delicious, homemade and wholesome for take-away lunch from 11-2pm. A staple is the Chicken Coriander Mayo sandwich on sourdough, and the assortment of salads, dishes and scrumptious specials they offer every weekday. Want more? Order take home dinners and sign up for her newsletter to plan your day on when you will be stopping by for her different inspired dishes. If she has a carrot cake or Lindt chocolate brownies on the counter, add that on to your order – you won’t regret it.
154 Lower Main Rd and Nelson, Observatory Main Rd
2. Ferdinando’s Pizza & Garlic Aioli
Laughter, Peace, Pizza and Love. This wood-burning pizzeria is a bubbly and beautiful dream come true. Creators, Diego and Kimon, weave their joy and flavours into two beautiful places that serve wholesome, delicious and fantastical pizza and platters that leave you smiling inside and out. Diego’s pizza dough is incomparable to the countless pizza houses around Cape Town – no one comes close to the crispy chewy sourdough crusts and the fun variety of pizza toppings. Check out the beginning of their story here and continue it for yourself at:
- 205 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town (Order Tip: be sure to order the Shanico)
- http://www.ferdinandospizza.com/084 771 0485 to book a table
- firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday to Saturday 6pm til late
3. Soma Confection Custom Chocolates & Products
The no-limit soldier of chocolate, Heather Thompson, is inspired by fun, quirky and delicious . . . chocolate creations and many other edibles. Amongst other things, when she’s not found spinning vinyls, dreaming and scheming apocalypse survival tips, she’s making your dreams come true in edible chocolate forms. Ask about her 420 spa too! www.cannayaya.com
072 632 7288 – Heather Lady Venom
4. The Spinach King Cafe: Spinach Bread & more
Popeye power in a bread loaf: Espinaca serves up freshly baked green bread with hints of cayenne and bay leaf to boost your nutrition and well-being. Pair it up with their freshly pressed apple, pineapple and spinach juice. Take home their spinach and feta muffins and spread their message to your friends. The Spinach Bread King, Lufefe, has big plans and his green food movement is rolling out all over Cape Town. Support!
5. Mariam’s Kitchen Salomies
The flakey pastry, a.k.a Mariam’s rotis, is the type of dish that you crave when you are overseas. Nothing else compares to the spices and hand-rolled dough that makes up these classic salomies. Order a bean or steak masala salomie with your favourite fizzy drink to bring a taste of home cooking into your lunchtime. Every crispy, gooey bite #willmakeyourday.
Favorite location: 101 St George’s Mall Arcade, CBD. 7:30am -4pm
6. Oumeul Bakkery Pies
It all started on a road trip on the N2, Garden Route. Pass by Riviersonderend and load up on the freshly baked spinach and cheese pies. Whether it’s lamb, bobotie or chicken pie, the recipe and tradition #willmakeyourday in Cape Town at these locations:
14 Long Street CBD & Willowbridge
7. Eastern Food Bazaar’s Peshwari Naan and Coconut Ice Cream
For the coconut lovers out there. Dried grated coconut and ghee baked inside freshly prepared flatbread, then top it with coconut ice cream made with natural ingredients! It’s a DIY gourmet combo in the middle of the bustling city arcade from noon til 11pm!
96 Longmarket St, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone: +27 21 461 2458.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm. Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 10:30pm
8. Lazari’s Millionaire Squares & All-Day breakfast
Butter, sugar, chocolate alchemy at it’s best. Chris and the team at Lazari are like the family you always wanted. They make scrumptious baked goods, pies and daily specials in Vredehoek. What #willmakeyourday is the daily baked goods by the cash register – buy at least six of the toffee Millionaire squares to take home after you’ve enjoyed a breakfast on a late Saturday morning. Although this friendly neighbourhood cafe is famous for their white pink chocolate and vanilla cupcakes – I will never say no to the Millionaires!
Corner of Upper Maynard and Vredehoek Ave, Cape Town, 8001
hello @ lazari .co .za
021 461 9865
- MON-FRI7.30am – 5pm
- SAT-SUN8.30am – 4pm
Yes, and the list could go on . . .
Let me have it.