Want to know where the best burger joints in town is – we’ve got you! Here’s a list of our favourites.
From outrageous-sized burgers fit to serve a group to farm-to-table style options, there’s something for everyone. Check out our picks:
Zuney’s Wagyu Burger Bar
Zuney Wagyu Burger Bar, though only a few months old, has swiftly become renowned as one of the city’s top burger spots. Embracing a farm-to-table philosophy, Zuney ensures a guilt-free feast by serving only ethically raised wagyu beef from their own Zuney Valley farm. Picture this: a delicate brioche bun cradling a sumptuous wagyu patty, adorned with the rich flavors of wagyu-infused onions, tangy pickles, and their signature house sauce. Elevate your experience by choosing between wagyu or sweet potato fries on the side. Veggie lovers, there’s a delectable vegan option that’s equally tempting.
Location: 69A Kloof Street, Gardens
Price: From R100.
Contact: Visit zuneywagyu.com/burgers/
If you’re looking for knockout burgers, then head over to Smoking Joe’s. This halaal-friendly establishment is home to the 12th best burger in the world, The Gypsy King. This burger masterpiece is crammed with 2×65 gram patties, gooey cheese, a kick of jalapeno popper, succulent smoked beef fillet, onion, peppadews, and roasted tomatoes. Smoking Joe’s goes beyond the classics, offering signature creations like the Lightweight, Trip Switch, and the Royale with Cheese. Elevate your experience with tantalising sides like their delectable chilli cheese or truffle fries.
Location: 50 Kloof Street , Gardens
Price: From R65
Contact: Visit smokinjoesburgers.com/
Prepare to be awestruck by the burgers at Dog’s Bollocks. Seriously, these are no ordinary burgers. An iconic Cape Town institution for 15 years, Dog’s Bollocks boasts a menu featuring some of the most mouthwatering burgers in the city. Step into their electric mid-century haven and savour the best of both worlds with a variety of meat and vegan burger options (the chicken is Halaal).
Among the favourites include the legendary Matt Dougle, towering at a staggering 30cm, and the Black Burger served on a sumptuous charcoal bun.
Location: 6 Roodehek St, Gardens
Price: From R70.
Contact: Visit www.yardco.co.za/
For an evening packed with burger excitement, look no further than Beefcakes. This LGBTQ+-friendly hotspot is renowned for its robust patties, giving diners the freedom to craft their own burger or select from a diverse menu that features delights like Buffy the Hamburger Slayer.
Take your pick from beef, chicken, ostrich, or vegetarian options, and revel in the mouthwatering experience. Each burger comes accompanied by your choice of fries, potato wedges, or a side salad.
Spice up your night with regular drag shows, hosted by the city’s most fabulous drag performers.
Location: Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Rd, Green Point
Contact: Call 021 941 9966 or visit www.beefcakes.co.za/
Café Crave is a halaal-friendly establishment where the star of the show is the Crave Brioche Burger. Picture this: a succulent flame-grilled 200g beef patty nestled on a freshly toasted, homemade brioche bun, generously loaded with two eggs, cheese, perfectly seasoned beef, peppers, and mushrooms.
And that’s not all! This eatery goes beyond with a tempting array of other burger options that will leave your taste buds in awe.
Location: 74 Loch Rd, Claremont
Price: From R85.
Contact: Call 073 565 1888. Visit: facebook.com/cafecravekenilworth/
No Ordinary Burger pretty much sums up the NOB. With an impressive menu featuring a whopping 20 burgers (17 of which are monster-sized), this eatery goes all out to tantalise your taste buds and create Instagram-worthy moments.
While vegan burgers aren’t standard fare, you can request them. A standout recommendation, for the truly adventurous, is the Mega Pulled Beef Fullhouse—a 2kg masterpiece loaded with beef patties, double cheese, double bacon, pickled chili, prego sauce, egg, and pulled beef.
Location: 2 Niagara Rd, Tygerlake Building
Price: Starts from R100. You can upsize to the mega option from R80.
Contact: Call 084 477 2434.
To sample ‘Cape Town’s finest Halaal Gourmet Burgers,’ visit Izzy Burgers at any of their three branches in the city: Goodwood, Wynberg, and Woodstock. With a menu boasting over a dozen burger options, this eatery serves some of the juiciest beef and chicken burgers. Unfortunately, they do not cater to vegetarians or vegans. For a classic thrill, indulge in the Single Izzy, a classic patty adorned with cheese, gherkins, and lettuce, all served alongside crispy chips. Feeling adventurous? The Izzy Long Footlong Burger, a 23cm marvel loaded with 3x 80g beef patties, American cheddar cheese, and a hint of fresh chili should be on your bucket list.
Location: 121 Ottery Road Wynberg
Price: From R90.
Contact: Visit facebook.com/TheIzzyBurger/
Royale Eatery steals the spotlight with its burger creations. Featuring three enticing meal options: the Slider, OG, and OMF Big Boy, this vibrant eatery has established itself in three locations: V&A Waterfront, Claremont, and Mouille Point.
Indulge your cravings by crafting your own burger or exploring their diverse selection, which includes The Baxter, boasting grilled chicken, Asian slaw, lettuce, tomato, gherkins, sesame seeds, and coriander.
For those seeking vegetarian or vegan options, the Winks Newman beckons with its soya patty, beetroot, feta, pickled red onions, and rocket. Alternatively, experience the Vegan Royale, a delightful twist on the classic Royale with cheese, featuring garlic aioli and caramelised onion.
Location: 20 on Vineyard Road, Claremont, The Deck on Beach, Mouille Point, and Harbour View, V&A Waterfront
Price: From R80
Contact: Visit www.royaleeatery.com/