“VEGANUARY” – For those who REALLY want to make a difference.

If you’ve read my Welcome… page, you’d know that transitioning to veganism was not an easy lifestyle change for me. At the risk of sounding dramatic, I really was a bit lost to begin with. If it wasn’t for stumbling upon Veganuary, I might have given up far more easily. What the hell is Veganuary? Veganuary is an initiative that aims to reduce the suffering of animals by INSPIRING and SUPPORTING people across the globe to go vegan for theRead more

Review – Whole Earth Café, Scarborough

Address: 257 Main Rd, Scarborough Hours: 8:30am-5pm Mon, closed Tue, 8:30am-5pm Wed-Sun Website Facebook In the quest to try to cover as many vegan restaurants as possible I have literally tripled my petrol budget for the past month. When you find me homeless begging outside The Hungry Herbivore in town, please throw me your vegan scraps! Bankruptcy is nigh! So I thought I’d drive to the furthest end of Cape Town on my petrol fumes to the seaside town ofRead more

Review – Dolcé Bakery, Observatory

Address: 239c Lower Main Rd, Observatory Hours: 7:30am-4pm Mon, 7:30am-5pm Tue-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat, closed Sun Website Facebook I am literally OBSESSED. I think the owner, Russell Soffer, may think I’m a bit weird. But I am in love with his food. This man and his crew know how to bake. I sort of found out about Dolcé through some Googling and it had been on my list for a while, so a month or two ago I decided to giveRead more

Review – Saucisse Boutique Deli, Woodstock

Address: Unit A112, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock Hours: 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2:30pm Sat, closed Sun Website Facebook Saucisse is French for “little sausage”. In my head it’s a little vegan sausage, made with chickpeas, lentils and unicorn dust! This quaint deli, situated in Woodstock’s Old Biscuit Mill, is everything this Cape Town Vegan wanted it to be! From the moment you enter, you spot owner, trained chef, and self-confessed ‘foodie’, Amanda Lewis, buzzing about with a confidence and ease whileRead more

Review – Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Café, Rondebosch

Address: Isckon, corner St Andrew Rd & Teddington Rd, Rondebosch Hours: closed Mon, 12pm-6pm Tue-Sat, 12pm-4pm Sun Website  Facebook I went with zero expectations and wasn’t quite sure what awaited me when a good friend told me he was taking me to the Hare Krishna Centre (Iskcon) in Rondebosch for lunch as they made amazing vegan food. I didn’t realise their café was called Govinda’s – a place I had been meaning to visit for over a year. Suddenly allRead more

Review – Chardonnay Deli, Constantia

Address: 87 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia Hours: 7:30am-6pm Mon-Sun Website Facebook Situated in the Constantia Valley near Groot Constantia, this little farmstall/bakery/deli was the perfect place to take Granny for her birthday, having just turned 81. Who doesn’t love a good ‘padstal’ vibe? Especially when you think of freshly baked bread! My experience was not an entirely positive one sadly. I will speak truthfully… Upon arrival it was jam-packed, on a Friday, at lunchtime. Does no one in Cape TownRead more

Review – The Hungry Herbivore, City Bowl

Address: 11 Orphan St, City Bowl Hours: closed Mon, 9am-6pm Tue-Wed, 9am-10pm Thu-Sat, 9am-3pm Sun (though their website doesn’t state this – it’s new, and should be updated on their site soon) Website  Facebook  I LOVE this place. A lot of people draw parallels to the TINY little stand that they used to have at the Waterfront, but this is NOTHING like it. Whenever someone says, “Oh ja! I haven’t been to their new place in Orphan Street, but IRead more

Review – Royale Eatery, City Bowl – updated Jan 2017

Address: 273 Long St, City Bowl Hours: 12pm-11:30pm Mon-Sat, closed Sun Website Facebook  UPDATE: Jan 2017 Royale Eatery has just added a NEW vegan burger to their menu called the Vegan Do It.  We love them for this!  It is a 160g patty made with brown lentils & spices, topped with chilli hummus, pickled red onions and fresh coriander leaves, sprinkled with sesame seeds for R82. HELL YES! I HAVE TO TRY THIS! Thank you, Royale!  Truth be told, thisRead more

Review – Col’Cacchio Pizzeria, Various Locations

Address: Belvedere Square (Mio), Shop 20, Corner Keurboom & Belvedere Rd, Claremont Blouberg, Shop 15, Seaside Village, Corner Otto du Plessis & Cormorant Drive Camps Bay, Isaacs Corner, Corner Victoria Rd & The Meadway Canal Walk, Shop 167, Entrance 3, Lower Level, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City Cape Town (Foreshore) Shop 2, Redefine North Wharf, 42 Hans Strijdom Ave Cavendish, Lower Ground, Shop L67, corner Vineyard Rd & Dreyer Rd, Claremont Durbanville, Shop 7 & 8 (Mio),Read more

Review – Unframed Artisan Ice Cream, Gardens

Address: 45c Kloof St, Gardens Hours: 11am-11pm Mon-Sun Facebook  Instagram  I was angry. I went there three times. Every time I went they were out of the Vegan Caramel. That is ALL I wanted. I stomped off like a spoiled brat. Why was everyone else allowed to taste it, and review it and post Instagram pics all over Facebook but me? Then it happened! I had the Vegan Caramel. And the Peanut Butter. And the Raspberry Coconut. I was onRead more

Review – El Burro Taqueria, Tamboerskloof

Hola Amigo! Como estas? Me llamo Cape Town Vegan. Mucho gusto! If I got that wrong, then let me know #couldbeawkward Address: Shop 1, 12-16 Kloof Nek Rd, corner of Kloof Nek Rd and New Church St, Tamboerskloof Hours: 12pm-11:30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-11:30pm Sat, closed Sun Facebook This is HEALTHY Mexican at it’s finest. Fresh, spicy and cheeky… and that’s just the waitresses! Kidding. Really. I’m not like that. El Burro Taqueria (younger sister to El Burro in Green Point) has carvedRead more

Review – Deer Park Café, Vredehoek

Address: 2 Deer Park Drive, Vredehoek Hours: 8am-9pm Mon-Sun Website Facebook Situated on the upper slopes of Vredehoek overlooking the city, this City Bowl eatery is great for all ages with inside and outside seating available with big bay windows overlooking The Rocklands Rd Park. Table Mountain is the backdrop with Deer Park being the popular gateway into the reserve. This Cape Town Vegan needed somewhere to have a breakfast meeting, so I popped in here on the off chance thatRead more

Review -Vegan Goods Market, Plumstead

Address: Khanyisa Waldorf School, 4 Victoria Rd, Plumstead Hours: 10am-2pm first Saturday of every month Facebook This is going to be an easy review because I am so fiercely passionate about this initiative. The first Vegan Goods Market was held earlier in April this year, and was then just a tiny collection of food and vegan merchandise stalls. Back then I was impressed; I mean hell – I got to eat vegan wantons, vegan lasagna as well as a veganRead more

Review – Scheckter’s Raw, Sea Point

Address: 98 Regent Rd, Sea Point Hours: 8am-4pm Tue-Sun, Closed Mon Website Facebook With most of us having been born into an omnivorous lifestyle, one can forgive the masses for finding the concept of veganism a little scary at first: “But what do you eat?!” … “Food.” When I first stepped into Scheckter’s Raw a little over a year ago as a newborn vegan, I was a little scared too – I mean “raw” food. What does that even meanRead more

Review – Orchard Juice & Health Bar, CBD

Address: 211 Long St, CBD Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, Sat 10am-2pm, Closed Sun Website Facebook Okay, so at first glance you may think, “This Cape Town Vegan guy is all about the burgers and pizzas!”. How wrong you are my friends. The more I review the more you will find out that as long as it’s edible (and vegan) (and not an avo, mushroom or banana), I’m on it! Orchard Juice & Health Bar is your one-stop-shop for all things healthy.Read more

Review -The Raptor Room, CBD

Address: 79 Roeland St, CBD Hours: 11am-11pm Mon-Sat, Closed Sun Website Facebook Quirky, cheeky, and definitely for the ‘everyman’, this little eatery will satisfy the hungriest of patrons! Situated in the heart of the CBD, The Raptor Room pays tribute to the little brunch venues scattered throughout New York and has added the best of Cape Town’s local ingredients to make it one of the best places to find some comfort food whether it be for a late start toRead more

Welcome…

Let’s get REAL for a second. Let’s put aside ethics, morals, spiritual beliefs, etc. Of course those things matter immensely as we are all vegan (or at least flirting with the idea) and vegans care about these matters. BUT – being vegan ISN’T EASY. Anyone who tells you it is is LYING. It’s hard and sometimes very exhausting. But, the good news is… it DOES get easier every day. And the world is becoming more and more informed. And yourRead more