Some of the best places to eat in Cape Town, serve authentic and contemporary African cuisines, giving you a taste of the entire continent without ever leaving this most idyllic city. Everyone’s favourite Ethiopian restaurant, Addis, plates flavour and authenticity in quite literally every dish on the menu. While the exclusive Gold restaurant serves 14-course Malay and African meals with everything from Malawi to Cameroonian to Xhosa delicacies. Andalousse meanwhile, is a Moroccan dining house that will treat all your senses with aromatics and flavours of Marrakech on your plate.
When you’re deciding what to eat in Cape Town, be sure to keep room for some of the local mainstays. Braai — the native barbecue preparation, is one such that you can’t miss. Head to Mzoli’s for some of the best grilled meats along with filling sides, with great music and mingling experiences too. While staples like bobotie and bunny chow aren’t really featured on typical restaurant menus, there are plenty of stalls and street vendors selling them by the scores.