March 13, 2015
Halaal restaurants in Cape Town
Relaxed, family friendly, take-aways
Situated in Bo-Kaap, the oldest settlement of Malay people in South Africa, this vibrant restaurant is renowned for serving the best Cape Malay food. Their masala steak sandwiches, not to mention their phenomenal view of the city, are amazing.
Location: Bo-Kaap Kombuis, 7 August Street on Upper Wale Street, Bo-Kaap
Contact: +27 (0)21 422 5446
For one of the best butter chicken dishes this side of the equator and other mouth-watering treats, visit Biesmiellah in the Bo-Kaap.
Location: Biesmiellah, Cnr Wale and Pentz Streets, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 423 0850
EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR
Enjoy mystical Middle East decor while dining on yummy food. You’ll find shwarmas, kebabs, breyanis and more at Eastern Food Bazaar.
Location: Eastern Food Bazaar, 96 Longmarket Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 461 2458
Delicious gatsbys, pies, chips rolls, samoosas and half-moons make Mariam’s Kitchen a must-visit.
Location: Mariam’s Kitchen, 101 St George’s Mall, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 423 0772
LADYBEE DEHLI DINER
Dish up as much as you’d like of your favourite Malay food and pay per weight at this family oriented restaurant in Observatory.
Location: Ladybee Dehli Diner, St Peter’s Square, Observatory
Contact: +27 (0)21 447 6558
THE BLUE BISCUIT
A quaint and relaxed eatery situated in Rondebosch, the Blue Bird Biscuit caters for the whole family. They specialise in breakfast, teatime treats and favourites such as burgers, pizzas and kiddy foods such as chicken nuggets.
Location: 44 Belvedere Road, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)01 671 5530
THE LOUNGE ON KROMBOOM
Situated on the border of Crawford and Athlone, The Lounge is ideally located. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and specialise in delicious sushi. This venue also broadcasts all the major sports games.
Location: Kromboom Convenience Centre, cnr. Kromboom Road, Rondebosch East
Contact: 021 696 9719
This Rondebosch East-based restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, burgers, diners, sandwiches, seafood and vegetarian. They offer catering services and be booked for events.
Location: 409 Imam Haron Road, Academia Centre, Islamia College, Rondebosch East
Contact: +231 (0)21 824 07 32
ATLANTIC EXPRESS RESTAURANT
This unique restaurant was carefully restored and designed along the theme of a dining coach. Go for good breakfasts, light lunches and some main meals.
Location: 1B Regent Road, Sea Point
Contact: +27 (0)21 439 3038
La Rocca serves grills, pasta, seafood, sandwiches and salads as well as daily breakfasts. They have great pastas!
Location: Shop 10, Entrance 1, Canal Walk
Contact: 021 555 0909
SABRIA’S RESTAURANT AND COSY CORNER
Cosy Corner is a well-loved Cape Town staple that offers some of the best take-aways – gastbys, chip rolls, etc. Sabria’s restaurant, part of the Cosy Corner label, is a family-friendly restaurant for those who want to sit down to enjoy well-presented meals such as a variety of curries, steaks, seafood, pasta and much more!
Location: 119 Ottery Road, Wynberg
Contact: +27 21 761 524
Another Cape Town favourite, Bibi’s serves a range of meat, seafood and vegetarian curries and much more! Bibi’s is famous for our home made pastries and home of the prawn chaat.
Location: Medicentre, Broad Road, Wynberg
Contact: +27 (0)21 761 8365
This tandoor restaurant is unassuming, relaxed and unpretentious. The menu is made up of various curries, tandoor dishes, breyanis, wraps and much more.
Location: 8 Kromboom Gardens, Kromboom Road
Contact: +27 (0)21 697 3084/ +27 (0)21 697 3085
A mix of many cultures, Food Inn makes something for everyone - burgers, Chinese food, Indian/Pakistani food, Middle Eastern food, pizza, sandwiches, Turkish food and vegetarian in many different ways!
Location: 156 Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 422 5060
Somewhat of a Cape Town institution, Wembley Roadhouse is well known for its tasty treats. One of the most popular items served here is the masala steak sandwich, which is made with braised onions and extra strong masala.
Location: 21 Belgravia Road, Athlone
Contact: +27 (0)21 697 1430
This unassuming eatery is always abuzz with locals, and patrons from far and wide. No visit to Cape Town would be complete without tucking in to a Gatsby here.
Location: Corner of Hazel and Klipfontein Roads, Athlone
Contact: +27 (0)21 633 7864
This unique venue has private curtained booths with scatter cushions and offers great value on meals. There are hookah pipes available to partrons/ This restaurant, however, is not for under 16s.
Location: Metro Food Centre, Shop 4, 104 Kromboom Road, Rondebosch East
Contact: +27 (0)82 958 3419
TASHREEQA’S COFFEE AND CAKE EMPORIUM
Meet your loved ones or business associates for a quick, light meal and cake at this buzzing coffee shop in Rondebosch East.
Location: Tashreeqa’s Coffee and Cake Emporium, Kromboom Centre, Kromboom Road, Rondebosch East
Contact: +27 (0)21 696 1005
Take a well-deserved meal break between shopping in Claremont at this certified establishment. Indulge in their premium coffees while feasting on their scrumptious food.
Location: Shop 5 Grove Building, Grove Avenue , Claremont
Contact: +27 (0)21 671 9333
NINO’S (KENILWORTH CENTRE, ACCESS PARK, RONDEBOSCH)
With an extensive menu of breakfasts, light meals and main courses, Nino’s is a coffee shop that is able to please almost everyone.
Location: Shop 112 Kenilworth Centre, Doncaster Rd, Kenilworth; Shop B32 Access Park Shopping Centre, Chichester Rd, Access Park, Kenilworth; Rondebosch Village, Stone Cottage, Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)21 674 0035/ +27 (0)21 674 0035/ +27 (0)21 685 4867
Breathtaking views, gourmet Halaal dishes and quality time with your family are guaranteed at the Taj Mahal in Hout Bay.
Location: Taj Mahal, Shop No. 4, Rawoot Centre, 44 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay
Contact: +27 (0)21 790 4711
ON THE SQUARE AT THE CAPETONIAN
Well known for its hearty Ramadan and Eid feasts, On The Square also provides fantastic Halaal meals all year round.
Location: On The Square Restaurant, The Capetonian Hotel, Cnr Adderley and Coen Steytler, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 419 1553
Now in Moulle Point, Kaprinos has a buffet concept and a more modern setting. There are various specials to made use of!
Location: 202 Ocean House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point
Contact: +27(0)21 434 0134
Positioned at the edge of town, Truffle offers a great selection of sea food and favourites such as burgers, steaks and a variety of salads.
Location: 2 Hospital Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 418 3777
Influenced by dishes from North India, Mezbaan is known for its beautifully spiced curries, delicious kebabs and tasty tandoori dishes. Plus more!
Location: 126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3700
This article was first published on July 25, 2012.