Top 5

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

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

Breakfasts

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Poké Co, City Centre
  2. Plant, City Centre
  3. Scheckter’s Raw, Sea Point
  4. Ground Zero Marley Coffee, Observatory
  5. Spirit Cafe, Gardens

Unique Experiences

  1. Eat Like a Local – Vegan Food Tour
  2. Green and Vegan Pop-Up Dining (Fortnightly)
  3. Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery – Vegan Buffet
  4. 12 Apostles Vegan High Tea by the Sea or Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Afternoon Tea
  5. Sunday Buffet at Plant – a different theme every week (e.g. South African, French, etc.)
  6. Warwick Wine Estate – Vegan Picnic

Fine Dining

Azure Restaurant 12 Apostles Hotel Cape Town Vegan

  1. The Food Barn
  2. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Afternoon Tea or12 Apostles Vegan High Tea by the Sea
  3. Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  4. Beluga
  5. Thali

Family-Friendly

  1. Plant, City Centre
  2. Green Vine Eatery, Constantia
  3. Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery, Gordon’s Bay
  4. Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  5. Massimo’s, Hout Bay
  6. Whole Earth Cafe, Scarborough

Raw Vegan

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Raw and Roxy, City Centre
  2. Salad Bae, Sea Point
  3. Beetbox RX, Sea Point
  4. Orchard Juice & Health Bar
  5. Nourish’d

Ethiopian

  1. Addis – for their vegan platter – definitely for sharing
  2. Madam Taitou
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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. Thali
  2. Jonkershuis
  3. Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Café
  4. Masala Dosa
  5. Indigo Cafe
  6. The Indian Oven

Mexican

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. The Fat Cactus – for their The Big Cheese nachos with vegan cheese
  2. El Burro Taqueria
  3. The Cafe Racer, Strand
  4. Tortilla Modern Mexican
  5. A Touch of Madness

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. Mustacchio Caffe, Gardens – The Rock Star
  2. Sunshine Food Co., Sea Point
  3. Royale Eatery, City Centre – Vegan Cheese Burger
  4. The Cafe Racer – 3 Speedster Burger 
  5. Green Vine Eatery – Green Burger
  6. The Hungry Herbivore – Oh-Sweet-Kim Burger
  7. Lekker Vegan – Lekker Crispy Burger
  8. Engruna Eatery – simply called “Vegan Burger”… ooooh!
  9. Whole Earth Café – Veggie Bagel Burger

Pizzas

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Hail Pizza, City Centre
  2. Massimo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Hout Bay
  3. Goloso, Sea Point
  4. Ferdinando’s, Observatory
  5. Green Vine Eatery, Constantia
  6. Dolce Bakery, Observatory
  7. Italian Kitchen, Newlands & Tokai
  8. Nonna Lina, Gardens

Sushi

  1. Beluga
  2. Mr. Lin’s Sushi & Thai
  3. Coming Soon
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Cakes/Donuts/Cupcakes/Waffles/Brownies

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. The Hungry Herbivore – Waffle
  2. Dolce Bakery – Peanut Butter Pie
  3. Delish Restaurant – Chocolate Cake
  4. Charly’s Bakery – Poop Emoji Chocolate Ganache & Coconut Cupcake
  5. Mustacchio Caffe – Dark Chocolate Cake w/Homemade Orange & Beer Marmalade
  6. Ground Zero Marley Coffee – Waffle
  7. Honest Chocolate – Buckwheat Tart

Ice Cream

Cape Town Vegan Top 5

  1. Unframed
  2. Moro Gelato
  3. Skinny Scoop Frozen Dessert
  4. Myog, Sea Point, Kloof St, Stellenbosch
  5. Urban Vegan SA (available in supermarkets)
  6. You Bet It’s Ice Cream

Milkshakes

  1. Royale Eatery, City Centre
  2. Moro Gelato
  3. Honest Chocolate, City Centre- DF and GF milkshakes, iced chocolate milk and Coconut Dream
  4. Mustacchio Caffe, Gardens
  5. Jessy’s Waffles, Gardens

Coffee

Now I’m no coffee expert, so I asked my good friend (and famous socialite), Talya Goldberg who runs Vegan Foodie Cape Town, 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!

Cheese

  1. Fauxmage
  2. Utopia FoodsMildMature and Herbes de Provence – are UNPARALLELED! I dare you to find a better tasting cashew nut cheese!
  3. Urban Vegan – who make the BEST mozzarella
  4. Nature and Moi – available from Checkers
  5. Violife

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!).