March 11, 2013
Top 5 delectable places to eat in tasty Cape Town: an Instagram essay
I live and work in Cape Town, a place that inspires me on a daily basis with its beauty. I try and capture its exceptional uniqueness and that of other fabulous cities around the world, as best I can, as often as I can, through one lens or the other. I'm probably addicted to Instagram.
It's fair to say that I'm in search of amazingness wherever I can find it, and find it I shall.
I work as a Publicist in the entertainment industry, and am the founder and owner of DIVA PR (@AllisonFoat on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook / www.capetowndiva.blogspot.com).
My motto: seize the day.
I love seeking out the best food and drink in tasty Cape Town, and then letting fellow foodies know when I find it. It can be anything from haute cuisine or a plate of salad at a deli to a craft beer, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. If it's great, I'll Instagram it immediately it and show it off to my followers.
I'm very proud of what's available to us in the Mother City. There's no end to the number of outstanding offerings, and once you've tasted excellence there's no turning back.
These are just a few of my top delectable places to eat in Cape Town:
Poached eggs with basil pesto on rye is a "must try" breakfast dish at Loading Bay on Hudson Street in De Waterkant, a most picturesque part of the Mother City. The coffee by Espresso Lab Microroasters is also excellent. Loading Bay is open Monday to Saturday.
Contact: +27 (0)21 425 6320
Try Tamboers Winkel on the corner of De Lorentz and Kloof Street in Tamboerskloof for lunch. Chef Karen Arends' chicken pie in phyllo pastry, with a chickpea side salad with basil pesto, is a tasty choice. Tamboers Winkel, open seven days a week, is a stylish deli that feels like home away from home. Free WiFi is available for patrons.
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 0521
Harbour House in Kalk Bay, like its sister restaurant in the V&A Waterfront, serves outstanding seafood (the freshest of fish!) in a superb setting flanked by the blue waters of the sprawling bay and the working harbour. It’s a wonderful choice for either lunch and dinner.
Harbour House is a member of the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI), an organisation dedicated to creating a sustainable seafood industry. Harbour House is open seven days a week from noon.
Contact: +27 (0)21 788 4133
Pot Luck Club
Chef Luke Dale-Roberts has opened the Pot Luck Club at the top of the Old Biscuit Mill in trendy Woodstock. The exquisite food – small plates of "fusion and classically influenced dishes" – is surpassed only by the 360-degree views of the Mother City.
The Pot Luck Club is open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and on Sundays for brunch.
Contact: +27 (0)21 447 0804
Eat as much as you like at MYOG (103 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof) because there's a fat-free option … yoghurt ice cream at its best! Add as many toppings as you like during happy hour every day between 19h00 and 20h00. Free WiFi is available, too.
Allison Foat is a publicist in the entertainment industry and the founder and owner of DIVA PR. An Instagram addict, Allison is inspired by Cape Town’s beauty on a daily basis. Visit www.capetowndiva.blogspot.com for more of her tasty adventures and follow @AllisonFoat on Twitter