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One of the longest established venues in De Waterkant, Café Manhattan is still as popular as ever. It has an ever growing number of regulars who come for the relaxed atmosphere, hearty meals, and great drinks, and who come to enjoy a good time with friends under the shady trees on the outdoor patios. Mainly catering to a gay and lesbian crowd Café Manhattan welcomes anybody who enters its doors. The wait staff is incredibly friendly and attentive, the music never overpowers conversations and one is always assured of a pleasant time. Perfect for meals throughout the day or for a bite before heading out to the nearby clubs.
Beefcakes takes a 1950’s American diner approach to their amazing venue. Located in Green Point just down the street from the new Green Point Stadium, this is one of the nicest areas in Cape Town. Beefcakes boasts having the biggest and best burgers in Cape Town. Every appetizer is served in macho portions. Beefcakes serves amazing salads and a variety of burgers from ostrich to veggie burgers. In addition to burgers Beefcakes is also well known for their chicken and tuna sandwiches. Lastly be sure to make room for dessert or coffee because Beefcakes milk shakes and espressos are a wonderful way to end the evening. Drinks and wine are available at Beefcakes, or bring a bottle of wine for a R20 corkage fee.
Gourmet Burger is a must-visit for every passionate burger lover: it is all in the name. Do not expect to find the same old boring burgers at this restaurant. Instead, Gourmet Burgers make burgers with flare and their own personal style. The menu is different and exciting, the restaurant is impeccably and beautifully styled, and their service is more than efficient. Gourmet Burger really is unique in every regard – from its scrumptious burgers, to its Lindt Milkshakes and rich wine selection. The restaurant is casual, yet classy and everyone can expect to feel welcome when they are being served. - Joel Bronkowski
Hudson’s is located in Green Point, Cape Town. It is said to be the best burger joint in Green Point, if not Cape Town. Hudson’s on Somerset is the classic old school American diner, but slightly refined with classic flare. It is the perfect restaurant to go to where everyone will find something that they like on the menu while being able to smell the ocean breeze. It has a hospitable, warm and friendly atmosphere – the ideal place to get together with a group of friends. Along with its authentic burgers, Hudson’s also serve pizzas and other classic specials – pair that with a beer on the seaside and you will understand why Hudson’s is so popular amongst the locals. - Joel Bronkowski
Take an old 1950s diner mixed with an urban city vibe and add some incredible food, and you have Royale Eatery, located at the end of Long Street just before Kloof Street. With over 50 types of burgers and over a dozen types of milk shakes, there is really something for everyone. The personal touches of this restaurant are apparent as you look through the well-designed menus and as you gaze at the always-changing art on the walls. Being situated on Long Street, it is not uncommon to find a mix of tourists, but it is also a local favorite and fashion industry hot-spot. Be sure to head up stairs to the Waiting Room for drinks and an amazing evening after dinner. - Joel Bronkowski
The Dog’s Bollocks is a restaurant of sorts that first opened its doors in October 2011. It was started by the sole employee and owner, Nigel Wood. It is known for its great burgers and odd ambiance. Their large blackboard menu lists wholesome burgers and nothing else. There are no bills, no waiters and no drinks except for cardboard packages of wine. Their burgers run out fast so make sure to get there early.
Saul's Grill began with humble roots as a small, late-night food spot, but has now grown into one of Sea Point's favorite diners. Saul's Grill is one of four Saul's restaurants in the Sea Point area, just a five-minute drive from the center of Cape Town. Saul's stands out with its amazing 24-hour service, affordable prices and outstanding food. Saul's Grill is well known for having the biggest burgers in town. Saul's serves a wide range of diner foods, desserts, and a variety of drinks.
Sticky Fingers BBQ first opened its doors to visitors in June 2010. This eatery is known for its hearty and delicious barbecue eats. Their menu includes items such as burgers, ribs, wings, shakes and so much more. Visiting this eatery is sure to be extremely messy, but completely worth it. Sticky Fingers have several other outlets including the one at Observatory or in Rondebosch in Cape Town city. Visitors and locals alike flock to the restaurant.