May 22, 2013
Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: top foodie spots with fireplaces in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
There is just something about the cooler weather in inspirational Cape Town that makes me wish I was at one of her top foodie spots, enjoying the warmth of a fireplace this Wednesday.
Several delectable establishments where I’d rather be indulging my Hump Day cravings come to mind, but if I absolutely had to choose I’d say:
Pop by the Harbour House at the V&A Waterfront for their stunning views of the Table Bay Harbour, the Mother City’s oldest working harbour, their affordable winter specials and of course, that gorgeous fireplace that warms you to the bone.
Madame Zingara’s quirky Café Paradiso restaurant in trendy Kloof Street is the perfect spot to catch up with loved ones over a delicious meal, in front of their blazing hearth. Their set menu, for just R155 person, is filled with scrumptious goodies, including free-range rosemary chicken and oh-so-sweet crème brulée … yummy!
Stay warm with a hearty fire and sweet cocktails at the fiery Rick’s Café American in Gardens, before heading down to Long Street for a night of dancing and fun.
So now you know what I’m daydreaming about, let me know Where You Would Rather Be in Cape Town this Wednesday. Drop me a line and your original photos at firstname.lastname@example.org, hit the comment button on the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook fanpage post, or tag your suggestions with #lovecapetown on Twitter.