Top 5

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

Because we all love lists and want to cut straight to the chase…

Grocery Stores for Vegan Goods

  1. Spar, Sea Point – the undisputed Vegan Mecca of Cape Town
  2. Checkers, various branches (e.g. Constantia)
  3. Woolworths, various branches (e.g. Canal Walk)
  4. Spar, Plattekloof
  5. Dischem Pharmacies, various branches

 

Breakfasts

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. The Kind Kitchen, Woodstock
  2. Our Place, Blouberg
  3. Tamboers Winkel, Gardens
  4. The Courtyard Café, Kalk Bay
  5. Plant, City Centre & Camps Bay
  6. Harvest Cafe & Deli, Bo-Kaap

Unique Experiences

  1. Eat Like a Local – Vegan Food Tour
  2. Monday Supper Club at Tamboers Winkel
  3. Green and Vegan Pop-Up Dining (Fortnightly), Green Point
  4. Vegan Goods Market or Oranjezicht City Farm Market
  5. Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery – Vegan Buffet

Fine Dining

Azure Restaurant 12 Apostles Hotel Cape Town Vegan

  1. La Moutte, Sea Point
  2. The Food Barn, Noordhoek
  3. FYN, City Centre
  4. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Afternoon Tea or12 Apostles Vegan High Tea by the Sea
  5. Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  6. Beluga, Green Point

Family-Friendly

  1. Green Vine Eatery, Constantia
  2. Plant, City Centre
  3. Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery, Gordon’s Bay and Mouille Point
  4. Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  5. Massimo’s, Hout Bay
  6. Whole Earth Cafe, Scarborough
  7. Old Mac Daddy, Elgin Valley
  8. Lekker Vegan, City Centre

Wine Estates (with V options)

  1. Glen Carlou, Paarl
  2. Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
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Tapas

  1. Thali, Gardens
  2. El Burro, Green Point
  3. El Burro, Newlands
  4. Homage 1862, City Centre
  5. The Botanical Bar, City Centre

Raw Vegan

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Raw and Roxy, City Centre
  2. Nourish’d, Gardens & Observatory
  3. Sweetbeet, Canal Walk
  4. Salad Bae, Sea Point
  5. Orchard Juice & Health Bar

Ethiopian

  1. Addis in Cape, City Centre
  2. Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, City Centre
  3. Madam Taitou, City Centre
  4. Timbuktu, Observatory
  5. Coming Soon – send me a suggestion if you have one!

Tanzanian

  1. Meeting Point Tanzanian Cuisine, City Centre
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Greek

  1. Marika’s
  2. Maria’s
  3. Coming Soon – send me a suggestion if you have one!
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Indian (and Cape Malay)

  1. Prashad, Gardens
  2. Curry Club
  3. Thali, Gardens
  4. Curry and Craft, Observatory
  5. Maharajah, Tamboerskloof
  6. Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Café, Rondebosch
  7. Masala Dosa, City Centre
  8. Indigo Cafe, Brackenfell

Mexican

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Lekker Vegan, Various Locations (try the Loaded Nacho Bowl)
  2. The Fat Cactus, Gardens, Mowbray, Woodstock
  3. El Burro, Green Point, Kloof, Newlands
  4. The Cafe Racer, Strand
  5. Tortilla Modern Mexican, City Centre

Turkish

  1. Anatoli, Green Point
  2. Coming Soon – send me a suggestion if you have one!
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Burgers

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Herbivorous Eats, Milnerton – The Beyond Burger 
  2. Mustacchio Caffe, Gardens – The Rock Star or Royale Eatery, City Centre – Vegan Cheese Burger
  3. Blended Health Cafe, Glencairn
  4. Sunshine Food Co., Sea Point
  5. Her Harvest, Elgin
  6. The Cafe Racer, Strand – 3 Speedster Burger 
  7. Green Vine Eatery, Constantia- Green Burger
  8. Whole Earth Café – Veggie Bagel Burger

Pizzas

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Goloso, Sea Point
  2. Massimo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Hout Bay
  3. Ferdinando’s, Observatory
  4. Balducci, V&A Waterfront
  5. Green Vine Eatery, Constantia
  6. Hudson’s, various branches
  7. Toscana, Claremont

Pies

cape town vegan pies

  1. Peregrine Farm Stall, Grabouw
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Sushi

cape town vegan sushi

  1. Beluga, De Waterkant
  2. Active Sushi, City Centre
  3. Mr. Lin’s Sushi & Thai, Observatory
  4. Saigon, Gardens
  5. Sushi Nori, Table View

Desserts

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Tamboerswinkel – Millionaire’s Shortbread
  2. Dolce Bakery – Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
  3. Jessy’s Waffles, Camps Bay and City Centre – everything!
  4. Lucy’s Cream Tea, V&A Waterfront – Chocolate Bundt Cake
  5. Chardonnay Deli, Constantia – Chocolate Cake

Ice Cream

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Unframed, Kloof St
  2. Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream, Noordhoek
  3. Moro Gelato, City Centre
  4. Myog, Sea Point, Kloof St, Stellenbosch
  5. You Bet It’s Ice Cream, City Centre

 

Milkshakes

cape town vegan milkshakes

  1. Herbivorous Eats, Milnerton
  2. Hudson’s Burger Joint, various branches
  3. Royale Eatery, City Centre
  4. Moro Gelato, City Centre
  5. Honest Chocolate, City Centre

Coffee

cape town vegan coffee

Now I’m no coffee expert, so I asked my good friend (and famous socialite), Talya Goldberg, what her top coffee picks were as you can almost always find her being trendy in the latest coffee hot spot in Cape Town. Here are her picks…

  1. Rosetta Roastery, Woodstock
  2. Espresso Lab Micromasters, Woodstock
  3. Tribe Coffee, Woodstock
  4. Skinny Legs Luxury Café, City Bowl
  5. Seattle, Everywhere

So, basically, if you like good coffee, move to Woodstock! Thanks, Talya!

Hot Chocolate

  1. Seattle – their hot chocolate is vegan when ordered with a plant-based milk
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Cape Town Vegan Top 5

Suggestions are MORE than welcome. Leave a comment below or inspire me to go try something, somewhere on some menu. I’m always up for a challenge (or a duel!).