Long Street

Photo courtesy Mark Holtzhausen

mother city party capital

Cape Town City Bowl by night

If you’re looking for fun vibes and an excuse to stay out all night, visit Long Street, party capital of the Mother City.

Long Street has a buzzing energy and it’s one of Cape Town’s best spots for browsing during the day or a big night out on the town.

The long way round 

eating on long

Start off at Mama Africa’s (+27 (0)21 424 8634) for sundowners and an early evening meal – try out the ostrich steak or the Mozambican peri-peri prawns. Long Street Café (+27 (0)21 424 2464) is an institution and a great place for dinner or sundowners or both. For something a little more exotic, pop into Mesopotamia (+27 (0)21 424 4664), a Kurdish kitchen on the corner of Long and Church Streets. Another great favourite is Masala Dosa (+27 (0)21 424 6772), a southern Indian restaurant that brings a touch of Bollywood to Long Street. The burgers at Royale Eatery (+27 (0)21 422 4536) cannot be beaten and South China Dim Sum (+27 (0)78 846 3656) have the best steamed buns in town.

bar hopping on long

For an evening out, The Dubliner (+27 (0)21 424 1212) is just the place. Choose a cigar from around the world as you sip on cocktails and listen to live jazz. The Waiting Room on 273 Long Street,  (+27 (0)+27 21 422 4536) is a fantastic venue for live music and comedy, as well as the odd poetry reading.

The Loop (+27 (0)72 539 1121) on 161 Long Street is popular with the young crowd, while The Purple Turtle (+27 (0)21 423 6194) is frequented by fans of alternative and heavy-metal music. Fiction (+27 (0)21 424 5709) offers a combination of music styles and a mix of DJs. 

If you want to know where the locals hang out, you'll find them at Sgt. Pepper (+27 (0)21 424 5608), Neighbourhood (+27 (0)21 424 7260) and The Waiting Room (+27 (0)21 422 4536).

For those who don’t want to miss a second of the excitement, you can always book into the Grand Daddy (+27 (0)21 424 7247) for independent travellers and experience the good vibes of Long Street just up the road.

  • Phone: +27 (0)21 487 6800

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Long Street

If you’re looking for fun vibes and an excuse to stay out all night, visit Long Street, party capital of the Mother City.

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Best place in Cape Town! To stay, to eat, to party!



166 Long street. Clay Oven. Apparently the Clay Oven has been taken over by new owners and is thus under the scrutiny of the locals that frequent the place for its awesome pizzas and excellent pastas. The new owners have spent alot of time and energy renewing and fixing up the place. Rumours are that it will soon be closed for renovations and possibly launched under a new name...NomNom, Beer, Pizza, Pasta. One of the most needed hang out vibes on Long Street.

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