Cape Town is cooling down for winter, but these restaurants are bringing the heat. Here’s your ultimate winter list of the best cozy spots to sip a glass of red, have a hearty meal and enjoy the winter vibes by the fireplace.
1. The 41, Camps Bay
Average Main Meal: R120
Located on the popular and vibey Camps Bay beach strip, this the best place to watch a stormy Cape Town sunset by the fire while sipping on a thirst-quenching cocktail. The 41 is well known for its Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant and menu and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is always something happening at 41, whether it’s a live DJ, Breakfast on the Bay event or a Single in the City night, it’s never boring at this spot.
2. Kloof Street House, Kloof Street
A 20th century Victorian oasis with 3 fireplaces, a fair-lit garden and intimate dining area’s, Kloof Street House is known for it’s magical feeling. This house consists of multiple intricate rooms and spaces each bursting with character. The menu is brasserie-style and all of the meat is free-range, grass-fed and responsibly sourced.
Kloof Street House has a magnificent winter lunch set menu special (starting at R195 for 2 courses) that you can see on the FOMO App
3. Café Paradiso, Kloof Street
Average price range: R120- R200
Mediterranean-inspired food with an authentic home-style feel, great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on a winter’s day. Capetonians love this spot serving exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades, and babaganoush as well as country-style dishes. This Cafe makes all their bakery goods, pasta and pizza in-house and from scratch!
Cafe Paradiso has breakfast, lunch and dinner set menu options displayed on the FOMO App, check it out here by using the app search bar.
4. Asoka, Kloof Street
Asoka has vibes upon vibes upon vibes wait…did I mention vibes! Asoka often has live music by the fireplace, such as electro-jazz nights, they strongly believe in the combination of food and music that brings people together. You can come for the food but you will stay for the drinks!
Asoka has a great dinner set menu special on the FOMO App, 3 courses for only R195!
4. Chef’s Warehouse, Beau Constantia
Average price per person: R500
Known for their tapas-style sharing plates, top-class wines, and professional service. With two fireplaces on the go this is a great place to warm up in winter. Many of the fresh ingredients are grown locally or on the beautiful Beau Constantia farm, the open-plan venue gives you views for days!
They explain their restaurant as a casual fine-dining experience.
5. La Parada, Constantia Nek
Average meal: R80- R160
Housed in the oldest restaurant in Cape Town, they’ve got delicious tapas, weekly deals and a crackling fireplace.
This cozy spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you are starving or just looking for a snack and cocktails La Parada is your place as they serve tapas, bar snacks, burgers, steaks and so much more.
Looking for restaurant specials and events?
6. Azure at The Twelve Apostles
Average price per person: R825
Voted South Africa’s best hotel restaurant in 2020, this is certainly the finest of dining the Mother City has to offer. With a winter-tasting menu to die for and fireplaces on the go, this is the ultimate winter warming treat.
8. Harbour House, Kalk Bay/ Waterfront
Average Main Meal: R190
Watch the waves crash against the giant glass windows while enjoying some of the best seafood and sushi Cape Town has to offer. Do you love looking at a great ocean view in a warm restaurant, eating your genuine quality food? Then Harbour House is going to be your favorite place.
9. Chapmans Peak Hotel
Average Main Meal: R200
Traditional and cozy with great views of Hout Bay, this is the perfect location for a lazy winter Sunday lunch. Chapmans Peak Hotel has been running for the last 25 years so they must be doing something right!
They serve everything ranging from seafood, to grilled steaks to salads, so whatever you are in the mood for they have you covered.
10. Die Damhuis, Melkbosstrand
Located in a national monument in Melkbosstrand right on the beach, the rich heritage, history, fireplace, and outdoor gas heaters make this a perfect cozy winter spot. Die Damhuis serves seafood and traditional South African cuisine.
Are you in the mood for a rich, hearty Oxtail or Eisbein? If you nodded, then you are in luck as both of those dishes are on the FOMO App on special!
11. The Tangram Restaurant at Durbanville Hills
Average Main Meal: R150-R230
Escape the hustle and bustle to this award-winning restaurant at Durbanville Hills Winery. With sweeping views of Table Mountain and entertainment for the kids, this is the perfect winter choice for a family treat. Here you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If you live in Cape Town and you haven’t been to the winelands are you even a Capetownian?!
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