Where to get the Best Toasted Cheese Sandwich in Cape Town

Words: Crush

The classic toasted cheese sandwich will always be one of the most iconic and delicious things you can do with 2 slices of bread. A major shout out needs to go to the person that made that discovery. If you’re looking to treat yourself to tasty experience check out this list of places to get the best toasted cheese sandwich in Cape Town.

Where to Get a Toasted Cheese Sandwich in the CBD

Culture Club Cheese

If you’re looking for a premium cheese experience in Cape Town, then Culture Club Cheese is going to be a good place to start. The menu (and shop) feature all the things your cheesy dreams are made of, from a range of exceptional local cheeses to a wide range of hand selected international cheeses. The restaurant menu has plenty of yummy cheese items on offer but since we’re in pursuit of the best toasted cheese sandwich, let’s get right to it. The Classic is Myst Hill cheddar with tomato on Woodstock Bakery sourdough– delicious in its simplicity. If you’re in the mood for a little something special, try their Red, White & Green – spicy red pepper pesto, De Pekelaar boerenkaas, basil and aubergine.

215 Bree St, Cape Town | +27 21 422 3515

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Bacon on Bree

Since Bacon on Bree opened it has become the equivalent of Charlie and The Factory for those who have a serious love of things bacon. It’s situated in Bree Street and specialises in all things pig. One stellar combo is their Smokey Joe – sourdough with bacon, cheese and a sprinkling of paprika. It’s melty and gooey and bacon-y all at the same time. If you’re looking to treat your taste buds, pay Bacon on Bree a visit.

217 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre | +27 21 422 2798

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Melt Café

Searching for a place that specialises in perfecting the toasted cheese sandwich? Yes? Well, you’ve found it. Melt Café is located on bustling Long Street and their speciality is making heavenly toasted sandwiches.  They have a wide selection of delicious sandwiches that range from savoury to sweet.  We’re fans of The Classic – the Melt cheese blend with mayo. If you’re in the mood for a little more than just cheese, choose the Maple Bacon, yip, that’s cheesy goodness with the addition of sweet and salty bacon. Mmmmm, can you taste it?

235 Long St, Cape Town City Centre | +27 21 422 1603

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Clarke’s Bar and Dining

One of the most popular places to eat in the city, Clarke’s as it is affectionately known, is located on Bree Street. It’s renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and tasty food and one of the most iconic dishes they serve is their classic Grilled Cheese on White (fyi: even better when it’s served with a bowl of their famous smoked tomato soup). From the choice of good old white bread right down to the cheddar cheese, the Clarke’s toasted cheese sandwich is always a winner.

133 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre | +27 21 424 7648

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Where to Get a Toasted Cheese Sandwich in Sea Point & Hout Bay


If you’re looking for a delicious, artisanal toasted cheese sandwich, then head down to the Mojo Market in Sea Point, or the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay and find Raclette. This little corner cheese counter has only two dishes on the permanent menu but when they’re as yummy as they are, that’s all you really need. You’ll be able to identify the unmistakable smell of toasted cheese as you enter the markets, so let your nose lead you to where you need to go. Once you find them, order the Toasted Cheese, a pile of Austrian Raclette cheese (super melty), Klein River Gruberg, onions and leeks, hugged by two slices of Cape Point Bakery sourdough bread. It’s toasted to perfection and the mild flavour and uber meltiness of the Raclette is perfectly balanced by the local Klein River Gruberg. It’s cheesy, toasty heaven.

Mojo Market, Regent Street, Sea Point | Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay


Where to Get a Toasted Cheese Sandwich in Woodstock


This is the place where Woodstock residents start their day and hang out. Superette is an avid supporter of sourcing their produce locally so that they can provide ethical food from farm to plate. Their take on the toasted cheese sandwich is a more refined and open-style version of classic – melted Colby Cheese, plum tomatoes and lemon dressed greens. It’s a slightly more modern rendition but super delicious.

Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town | +27 21 802 5525

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Want to make your own toasted sandwich? Impress yourself or guests by making the this delicious pan-fried “toastie” on sourdough or ultimate grilled cheese on your braai.

Check out our list of our favourite tasty cheese recipes.

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