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January 22, 2013

A united nations of food in Cape Town

Enjoy a coffee ceremony at Addis in Cape. Photo courtesy Swiv


Cape Town is a gastronome's delight. Wherever you go you will find great-tasting, carefully prepared food, from the Constantia wine route to the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.

But just a little away from the bright lights there are restaurants serving food from many other countries: Greek, Lebanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Japanese – the list, it seems, is endless.

Addis in Cape is an Ethopian restaurant, traditionally decorated, where they perform a classic Ethiopian coffee ceremony and serve authentic food. The chef is Ethopian and the menu has been designed with everyone in mind, from carnivores to vegetarians and vegans. Addis in Cape, is in Church Street in the city centre. 

Cape Town's Mediterranean climate may give you a hankering for hummus and falafel or chickpea stew. And one of the best places to find it is at Cedar, a Lebanese restaurant in Kloof Street that is owned and run by a Lebanese family. 

Reviewing Cedar on TripAdvisor, Capetonian Holly2Capetown described the restaurant as the surprise of the year: "If you manage to look past the awkward decor and bad location (below the checkers in Palmhof shopping centre) - you are in for a treat! family run mom-pop restaurant - the owners are middle eastern and the food is as authentic as you get!!! Ask the owner to recommend something, you will not be disappointed. Good value for money too."

Saigon, on the corners of Camp and Kloof Streets, has been serving authentic Vietnamese food for years and it is advisable to make a reservation.

If you're in the mood for ceviche, a South American dish in which raw seafood is marinated in citrus juices, why not try Keenwa, situated in Waterkant Street?

Smoke a hookah pipe while sip Turkish coffee at Barans on Greenmarket Square, and enjoy their delicious starters. They serve a delicious and filling mezze platter.

Come and discover a cornucopia of taste sensations in Cape Town!

For more information, or for bookings, contact Cape Town Tourism on +27 (0)86 132 2223 or info@capetown.travel

 

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