Looking for vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town? From plant-based sushi to Indian cuisine, we’ve got you covered with some of the top restaurants to satisfy your cravings.
Here are some tantalising places to visit:
One of Cape Town’s vegan food gems is Plant Cafe. Located in the CBD, this fully vegan eatery prides itself on its delicious, plant-based meals, smoothies, juices, and desserts. Choose anything from wraps, crepes, and even burgers. While you’re there, stock up on supplies like milk alternatives and vegan baking ingredients.
Where: 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town, CBD
Contact details: Call 072 521 9252 or visit plantcafe.co.za
Chefs Warehouse, Tintswalo Atlantic
Sample a four-course vegan tasting menu at Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic in Hout Bay. You can enjoy the menu for lunch or dinner. Expect delicious meals inspired by the indigenous flavours of the Cape. Advance booking is essential.
Where: Chapmans Peak Dr, Hout Bay
Enjoy an assortment of vegetarian and vegan options at the Planet Bar at Mount Nelson. Sit in a cosy, chic spot and indulge in menu items like a vegan mushroom burger, a grilled falafel wrap, or share a veg platter. The bar also offers an expansive ocean view-perfect for sundowners.
Where: 76 Orange St, Gardens
Scheckter’s RAW Gourmet Health Food
At the top of Regent Road in Sea Point, you’ll find a piece of heaven for ethical and health-focused foodies. Inspired by the food trends and accessibility of nutritious food in New York, Scheckter’s RAW has established itself as a favourite with Cape Town vegans. Menu options include pumpkin pie flapjacks with vegan ice cream, a probiotic bowl, and smoothies.
Where: 98 Regent Rd, Sea Point
Heading out of the city towards the Northern Suburbs, you’ll find Indigo, a delightful Indian take-out spot. This Belville eatery offers vegetarian and vegan options like potato samoosas, bean curry, and dhal bunny chow. The menu also offers burgers and vegetarian platters.
Where: Old Paarl Rd and Hadley St, Groenvallei
Honest Chocolate is a small artisanal Bean to Bar chocolate company located on Wale Street.
The cafe serves all things chocolate, made from raw, organic cacao and a touch of the natural sweetener agave. There is a range of vegetarian treats that you can wash down with a piping cup of hot chocolate.
Where: 64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Grumpy & Runt
Tuck into some delicious, homemade vegan donuts at Grumpy and Runt, a deli and vegan bakery based in Gardens. Everything is created from scratch, from their vegan butter, vegan cheese, vegan deli meats and pastry. The eatery is also known for their vegan bagels, sandwiches and subs.
Where: Dunkley Square, 22 Dunkley St, Gardens, Cape Town
BamBoo Plant Power
BamBoo Plant Power’ is a quick-service eatery focused on healthy eating and the sustainability of the planet. Their menu options include toasties, bowls and salads, mac and “cheeze” and desserts.
Where: 9 Long St, Cape Town City Centre
Harvest Cafe & Deli
Harvest Café & Deli is famed for serving nourishing meals like smoothie bowls, salads, soups, and healthy wraps.
Pop in at their Muizenberg branch and experience a refreshing seaside surf café, sprinkled with handcrafted wooden surfboards and bamboo furniture. Or visit the striking café in the leafy Newlands Quarter with swing chairs.
Where: 4 York Rd, Muizenberg and Newlands Quarter at 35 Dean Street
Prashad Cafe is a family-owned business that serves vegetarian and vegan cuisine that captures unique and unforgettable South African Indian flavours. Popular menu items include butter “chicken”, Palak Paneer, and mixed vegetable breyani.
Where: There are four branches in Kloof Street, Rondebosch (previously called Maharajah Vegetarian), Constantia Village Mall and the Baxter Theatre.
The Fussy Vegan
Consider yourself a fussy vegan? You should check out their restaurant in Gardens. This trendy eatery serves food truck-style vegan meals ranging from mac and cheese, sandwiches, burgers, and other comfort food.
Where: 23 Wandel St, Gardens
Tuck into plant-based sushi at Plushi, an online, zero-waste, vegan sushi restaurant in Salt River. Their expansive menu offers mouthwatering options like Dragon Egg Roll, Wasabi Tuna California, and poke bowls. There’s also a Mystery Roll created every month.
Where: 13 Brickfield Rd, Salt River
Nourish’d Café and Juicery
From her dad’s old garage to one of Cape Town’s most Instagrammable spots, Nourish’d Café and Juicery is a plant-based, zero-waste cafe and juicery. The eatery is famous for its cold-pressed (slow masticating method) juices and chic decor. For food options, tuck into toasted sandwiches, Fill Me Ups, and Rainbow Bowls.
Where: Nourish’d is in Observatory, Green Point and Kloof Street.
The Sunshine Food Sprouting Co Vegan Café
The Sunshine Food Sprouting Co Vegan Café is a hidden gem in the heart of Three Anchor Bay. From fresh green juices to burgers, tortillas, poke bowls and wraps, the quirky #FoodFARMacy serves up to 100% organic vegan food, bursting with rich, tangy and scrumptious flavours.
Where: 2 M61, Three Anchor Bay
Vegan Street Food
Hailed the “Home of Vegan Saucery”, Vegan Street Food‘s mission is to create exciting vegan experiences for visitors. Popular meal items at this Observatory eatery include Oh My Cluck™ Burger, Wicky Wacky Wrap, and Bacun Avo Feta Pizza.
Where: 79 Lower Main Rd, Observatory
Vegan Ice Creams
Unframed Ice Cream
Unframed Ice Cream has a few locations in Cape Town. There are two flagship stores in Kloof Street and Woodstock, and special stands at Delaire Graff Estate, Spier Wine Farm, and Allora Franschhoek. Sample their range of vegan flavours, which changes regularly.
*Woodstock Quarter, 187 Sir Lowry Road
* 45C Kloof Street
*V&A Food Market
* Delaire Graff Estate: Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch
*Spier Wine Farm: Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch
*Allora Franschhoek: 34 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek
Moro Gelato has some creamy and delicious dairy-free sorbet on their menu. Indulge in a few flavours like strawberry, mango, raspberry, and apple. Moro Gelato has locations in Green Point, Sea Point, Long Street, and Stellenbosch Central.