For the foodies

27 January 2023
Campus Life 2023 - Things to do in Cape Town - For the foodies
Photo Lerato Maduna.

Foodies take note, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to food. With a list of restaurants, cafés and fast-food joints to choose from, you’re guaranteed to get your favourite dish on one (or more) of our streets. We put this list together to help you decide what to eat.

  • There’s nothing like a quick bite close by. University of Cape Town’s (UCT) very own Food & Connect can be found around the university’s campuses and is your one-stop shop for snacks, food and drinks.
  • At the Food Courtin Cissie Gool Plaza at UCT, you’ll find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to sushi and slap Go now!
  • If you’re a sushi lover, then Nuri Sushi Factory is the place to be. Find them on Parliament Street in the CBD, Regent Road in Sea Point and Dreyer Street in Claremont. There’s something there for everyone – even those non-sushi eaters.
  • Sit down at Brocka on Rondebosch Main Road and enjoy their mouth-watering burgers, delicious steaks and a selection of milkshakes and waffles to end off a perfect lunch or dinner.
  • Eastern Food Bazaar is probably the “bastion” of cheap eats in the city. This laidback canteen-style eatery offers great food at affordable prices.
  • Capetonians agree that Poncho’s Mexican Restaurant is an institution in Cape Town. The eatery is located on Lower Main Road in Observatory and their chilli poppers, burritos and nachos are legendary. The servings are large, and the prices are good, so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • For one of your trusted grab-and-go chain eateries like McDonald’s, Chicken Licken, KFC, Nando’s, Steers and a few more, take a leisurely stroll down Rondebosch Main Road and satisfy those cravings.
  • Voted the best ice cream in the world by Big7 Travel, Unframed Ice Cream is delicious and will give your tastebuds a ride of a lifetime. Find them on Kloof Street and try one of their mouth-watering unconventional flavours.
  • As a UCT student, you must visit local legend Forester’s Arms (Forries) in Newlands. It’s the perfect place for some pub food, especially for sporting occasions.
  • Seven Colours Eatery is where it’s at for some home-cooked goodness. Pick your mains, grains and sides to create a wholesome meal. It is located at the V&A Waterfront.
  • If good coffee is what you’re after, then look no further than TRUTH Coffee. They’ve been named the best coffee shop in the world by UK news agency The Telegraph, and a visit to their steampunk-themed headquarters in the CBD will show you why.
  • A trip to one of Cape Town’s trendiest neighbourhoods is incomplete without fish and chips from Kalky’s. Locals and tourists love it, and while you’re there be sure to visit and support the local fishing community and snap a pic for the ’gram.


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