Cape Town – Yes, we talk about Cape Town again the mother city, and also our home where we are located.
If you want the rush for money Johannesburg will be te city to go, but if you have money to spend, expensive houses, top restaurants, clubs, cocktail lounges then Cape Town is the perfect playground. For many years Cape Town was voted one of the top cities to visit, and do not forget about the top quality restaurants, always under the top 10 in the world, but to afford one dish at some of the places is just too expensive, and you can feed an entire family with that price; for a whole week. But let us not dwell off the topic, cause in this case we are not looking for a bargain hunt, you have Groupon for that, we are indeed looking for the best restaurant.
I love food, lets be honest, I would love to be a Matt Preston, tasting food everyday, travel the world to try the top restaurants, editor of a food magazine and er ehem yes a judge on Masterchef Australia, Envy!
So I went on my own restaurant trip(s) around Cape Town. Many will not agree with my choices, as some of the places are not restaurants but coffeeshops/espresso bars, but ey, I love that vibe. Fine dining can be great, but do I ever remember that night or just the food. I want to remember the night as a great vibe, good company, and the food, and the best way to experience food is with friends, and to share food, you need the bond.
Here we go: (And no I do not put 1 or 2 in front, cause I do not rank these from best to less great, they are all equal with their own uniqueness).
– Deluxe Coffeeworks & The Bitches Tits
This is surely one of my favourites. With the fresh coffee roast in the morning, all the cyclists hanging out there, pop in, and the next time you will know everyone and you can always count on a good vibe, and conversations. Don’t get too hooked on this place, remember you still have a job to go to. Sharing the premises is The Bitches Tits, write your name and order on the door, and listen for your name to be screamed out, yes no table service, cause you do not sit at one place and play with your mobile phone, you connect with the locals, and enjoy the restaurant coffeeshop for what it was created for, the town gathering.
Why Balducci’s? They are situated in a way that I can look at the people passing by, you can look at all the Tug boats going in and out, and sometimes the big Krupp floating crane. Back to the food, excellent food, I never had any bad experience with waiters, the only problem perhaps is that when you serve expensive dishes I will judge your food very strictly, so be careful, but nothing bad yet. They have delicious burgers, and pasta’s are good. I choose this place purely on the fact that I can look at people as I am a photographer (hobby) and I love documentary photography. Balducci’s is in the heart of the V&A Waterfront.
- Il Leone
Not a lot of people know this place, then again they are always busy. So they are doing something right, and I can confess, I know what they are doing right.
Is it a secret? NO! it is their excellent PASTA. And what else, PASTA. This is my most favourite place to go for PASTA and only PASTA. True Italian Pasta, made by Italians. Pasta is probably easu to make yes I do agree, to perfect it, well not so easy. These guys are not just making pasta, but you can taste to really good stock they use for their meats, and all other ingredients going into their pasta. And Al Dente to perfection.
Wait for it…. Yes the Table Bay Hotel. This is one you do not read about often in food reviews, so why did I choose it? Because of their Egg Benedict. Thank you Table Bay Hotel for not throwing in Mayonaise, and cheat making your Hollandaise Sauce. I love your Egg Benedict and for that reason I will give you business and credit.
There you go, those are the places I love, I can go on and on and on, since I eat out every week and try new places. These are the ones that came to mind this morning.