With everything from burger bars to delectable delis, our neighbourhood of Green Point is a key player in Cape Town’s famous culinary scene.
Let us take your on a tour of our favourite spots – all within walking distance of our hostel reception…
BEST FOR: BRUNCHING
SHIFT ESPRESSO BAR
Located just around the corner from us, this edgy espresso bar will provide your morning caffeine fix (try their signature House Blend) and offers a range of light, budget-friendly brunch options. It’s also a great place for all you digital nomads out there to set up office, with free-wifi and handy plug-in stations.
This fuss free daytime deli is the go-to spot in Greenpoint for any eggs Benedicts lovers out there. It’s a quaint, laidback spot although it shouldn’t be underestimated – many are hailing the coffee as ‘the best in town’ which is no mean feat in a city like Cape Town.
BEST FOR: LOCAL BITES
There’s always a crowd at this iconic Italian deli which offers a huge range of mouthwatering ingredients including cured meats, cheeses, olives and freshly baked bread. Plan a picnic with your hostel pals and pick up some tasty treats – perfect to take up to watch the sunset on Signal Hill.
BEST FOR: BIG APPETITES
HUDSONS THE BURGER JOINT
This hip hotspot is always busy thanks to their top quality gourmet burgers and creative toppings (think bacon jam, biltong cream cheese and BBQ beef rib meat). Hungry yet? Look out for their special offers throughout the week and head over on a Saturday evening after our happy hour to catch their new Live Music nights.
EL BURRO MEXICAN
This fun restaurant offers authentic, affordable Mexican cuisine that’s great for sharing – we’re talking fiery fajitas, cheesy quesadillas and build-your-own tacos. The atmosphere is lively and you can continue the party downstairs after dinner at their tequila bar, Cabritos. Margarita, anyone?
Is there ever a bad time for pizza? We think not – and especially not when it’s this good. With over 35 different topping options, including local meats like springbok carpaccio, you’ll find something to suit everyone’s taste. Head here with new found friends to refuel after a long hike… or recover after a night out!
BEST FOR: YOUR 5-A-DAY
NU HEALTH FOOD CAFE
With busy days, late nights and eating on the go, travelling can take its toll on your health. Step in NU Health Food Cafe – specialising in locally sourced ingredients, you’ll find nothing but wholesome, nutritious food here. You can eat in or take away and they cater for all with gluten-, dairy- and wheat-free options.
THE STRANGER’S CLUB
This (relatively) new kid on the block has a small menu filled with fresh, healthy options – but it’s the colourful smoothie bowls that have got people talking, both online and off. These Instagrammable dishes are on offer all day and are especially refreshing during the hot summer months. The Stranger’s Club is also located in one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings so you get a dose of culture with your coffee.
BEST FOR: SPECIAL OCCASIONS
A unique African restaurant that offers a one-of-a-kind experience, GOLD is a great choice for an extra special evening. It’s a little on the pricey side, but you get a lot of bang for your buck – a 14-course set menu with dishes hailing from every corner of the continent and live traditional performances to enjoy while you tuck in.
We don’t know about you but we’re feeling slightly peckish now – good job there’s a tonne of options to choose from just a few minutes from our doorstep, right?
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Cape Town which is a short walk from some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars in the city, you’ve found it! Come and join us – we’d love to see you!