Young Crusaders add to Cape Town Vibe

Vibe, energy, entrepreneurship in Cape Town

Cool new breed of entrepreneurs bringing fresh energy to Cape Town, writes Rachel Olding of Sydney Morning Herald Tradition and history are beautiful things but if you’re looking for the emerging buzz of a foreign city, look for the young. …

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Tea Cafés Cape Town – Get your Tea Fix at 4 Top Spots

How's that for a real treat of an afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson.

from  SA Venues Blog by Wanda Coustas Tea cafes are now the new coffee houses with lots of style, variety, choice but all hit a spot that brings one back for more.It’s official: tea is the new coffee of the masses. …

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Tom Cannavan reviews Several Cape Restaurants

Cape's exceptionally vibrant restaurant scene -Tom Cannavan

  Tom Cannavan reviews a wide range of restaurants both in Cape Town and the wider Cape region. This beautiful country is at the top of the ‘must see’ league of world destinations. Foodie tourists will find much to please, with …

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My Basaar – Smart Eatery in Downtown Cape Town

While walking to pickup our Budget hire car this afternoon, we stumbled on My Basaar, a delightful café run by Bernice van der Merve. It was quiet at this hour but we still enjoyed some delicious homemade apple cake with cappuccinos …

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Eat-Out Food Festival at Old Biscuit Mill

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 EAT OUT Newletter For the first time ever, the Eat Out DStv Food Network Produce Awards will be accompanied by a two-day food festival. Taking place at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, on …

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Movers & Shakers in the Restaurant World – So Exciting

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Courtesy of  Eat Out. Winter may not be high season, but it’s far from quiet in the restaurant world. In recent weeks two high profile chefs have had big news for us, and we’ve heard of …

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Overture Restaurant at Hidden Valley Wines

Overture Restaurant at Hidden Valley Terrace

We finally made it last night to Bertus Basson‘s famed Overture Restaurant at the Hidden Valley Winery. The setting is stunning but sadly, it was virtually dark when we arrived for dinner at 7pm – well it was April and …

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5 Cape Town Favourite Coffee or Lunch Spots

Newport Deli Along the Promenade at Greenpoint. No better reward after a bracing walk. Have a coffee and a read of the local papers (provided) or add a cake or savoury snack. Well stocked grocery shop to rear. Melissa’s V&A …

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek

The San Pellegrino list of the World’s Top 50 Restaurants has just been released with Noma in Denmark retaining the No 1 spot. South Africa, and particularly the Cape Town area, has much to be proud of. Le Quartier Francais …

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Heston Blumenthal for Cape Good Food and Wine Show

Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck

Wow! Heston Blumenthal coming to Cape Town. How amazing. This self-taught culinary genius runs the Fat Duck near London – a Michelin 3 star establishment and regarded by many as the best restaurant in the world. He has a deep …

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Jardine at Jordans Restaurant – Wow! Really Stunning

Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine

Last night, we went to Jardine at Jordans Restaurant in the Stellenbosch winelands. We knew George was a very talented chef since we first came across him at Jardines in Bree St a few years ago. He has since gone …

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Lunch at Manna, Kloof St

Summer Fruit & Herb Salad with Avocado & Brie at Manna - really yummy

Lunch at Manna at the top of Kloof St in Cape Town is a delightful experience. The place itself is calm, with an all white interior as well as some quirky elements like the chandelier made out of wood and …

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Jardines Restaurant on Bree St Closes

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I have just learned that Jardines Restaurant on Bree Street in down town Cape Town will close at the end of February. This is very sad news as Jardines was one of the best restaurants in Cape Town. Sadly for …

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Paul Cluver Wines

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure and honour of hosting Dr Paul Cluver for a few days in the west of Ireland. Paul, a former neurosurgeon, founded Paul Cluver Wines and produced its first wines 23 years ago. The farm …

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Cape Town Dining – Harbour House

Harbour House Seafood Platter

We are just back from an early evening meal at the Harbour House in Kalk Bay, some thirty minutes drive from Cape Town on the east side of the Cape peninsula. This is a most spectacular spot built on the …

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