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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.
Crave, in coherence with its name, satiates its patrons’ cravings with healthy fast food. The visitors mainly comprise of the ‘office crowd’. Apart from the easy to eat platter menu, the restaurants also serves up a range of breads like baguettes and ciabattas, as well as salads, burritos, croissants and muffins. Crave is also known for its excellent coffee and delicious winter soup.
Yourstruly is a truly a unique coffee shop based in Loop Street, Cape Town. In the center of the buzz in Loop Street, it is a little haven for any coffee and/or art lover. Highlighting its' quirky appearance, there is a vintage shoeshine chair standing outside the little coffee shop’s door. Besides fresh and beautifully prepared coffee, Yourstruly is decorated with fabulous art and also sells delicious gourmet sandwiches and other treats. With its delectable coffee and warm service, this little coffee shop is definitely different from its Loop Street contemporaries and certainly worth a visit. - Joel Bronkowski
Newport Market and Deli can be found on the Beach Road at the picturesque Mouille Point. They are open through the week from 7a to 5p. In 2014, they shifted location leading their patrons to believe that they had shut down, much to their distress and subsequent elation on hearing of their new location. The deli is best known for its small savory snacks and quick coffee. Their sandwiches are always a favorite recommendation.
De Becourt is located on the busy Regent Road. It is often referred to by another name ‘The real French delicatessen’. The gourmet restaurant lives up to its name. Open from 9a to 5.30p, the restaurant ensures that all of its food is ‘home-made’. The fresh meals are often unforgettable. Both the mains as well as the desserts are very popular with the locals, especially as the prices are affordable.
Owned by celebrity chef Franck Dangereux, The Foodbarn Restaurant serves a delectable array of Mediterranean dishes. The food is prepared from fresh, organic ingredients resulting in a playful menu that changes daily depending on what’s available in the market. Opt for the prix fixe menu with wine pairing during dinner as it’s the best way to get a taste of the scrumptious delicacies this eatery has to offer. Not only are the dishes banting friendly, but they are also flavorful, creative and quite decadent. If you are still wondering about whether you should try out this stylish eatery, know that The Foodbarn Restaurant has been featured in Featured in Banting Friendly and Celebrity Chefs Collections.