Best Buffet Restaurants in Cape Town

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

You may have heard of “all you can eat” or “self-service” but those are just other names for the mighty buffet. Known for conquering the hunger of people and appetites of all ages, thanks to the range of dishes on offer. This list of the best buffet restaurants in Cape Town will take you on a delicious adventure around the city.

Best Buffet Restaurants in Cape Town

Breakfast Buffets in Cape Town

Azure Restaurant at Twelve Apostles


Azure Restaurant is situated inside the Twelve Apostles, which is located just past Camps Bayon the way towards Llandudno. It boasts a beautiful view of the mountains and the ocean. It is the perfect place to spend your Sunday morning indulging in a gourmet breakfast buffet and sipping on glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, while admiring the view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Location: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Good to know: the buffet is on Sundays only.
Why you’ll love it:  the incredible view.
What we loved: the eggs Benedict.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 07h30-10h30 | 12h30-15h30 | 18h30-22h00
Contact: 021 437 9029

Flavours at the Devon Valley Hotel

buffet restaurants in cape town

The view of the spectacular garden alone is one of the reasons why Flavours at The Devon Valley is one the best settings in Stellenbosch. Another reason is their fantastic breakfast buffet on Sundays. Flavours also has a delicious three-course buffet menu consisting of a number of dishes like Pesto and Garlic Calamari, Homemade Chicken Pie and Mini Apple Frangipane. If you don’t want to wake up too early, you can catch their Sunday Lunch buffet that runs from 12h00-15h00. Spend a Sunday morning or afternoon eating wonderful food with the family in a beautiful setting.

Location: Devon Valley Rd, Devonvallei
Good to know: if you miss the breakfast buffet, there is a three-course Sunday lunch buffet.
Why you’ll love it:  the atmosphere.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11h30-00h00 | Sun: Closed
Contact: 021 465 7547

Reuben’s at the One & Only, Cape Town

Reuben’s is located inside the One & Only, Cape Town and serves the hotel’s buffet breakfast every morning. The buffet is vast and pretty much covers every breakfast item and then some. Plus there is still an extensive a la carte menu to choose from too. If you can’t find something that you love on this menu, then you should probably go back to bed. There is a special section just for kids too and their waffles are incredible! The brown butter eggs Benedict will blow your socks off.

Location: The One & Only, Cape Town, V&A Waterfront
Good to know: they cater for kids with plenty of healthy and not-so-healthy options.
Why you’ll love it: the selection is mind-boggling.
Opening hours: 06h30-11h00
Contact: 021 431 4511


Brunch Buffets in Cape Town

Oasis Bistro at The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel


Oasis Bistro at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers an extensive breakfast buffet for guests and walk-ins. Spend your Sunday morning basking in the sunshine while eating from the amazing breakfast buffet. You can choose any dish from the á la carte menu to add to your breakfast buffet and get more bang for your buck. Before you tuck into your meal, take a seat on the lawn, soak up the sun’s rays and marvel at the lush greenery surrounding the iconic hotel.

Location: Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange St, Gardens
Good to know: if you miss lunch there is also a Sunday lunch buffet.
Why you’ll love it: the gardens are stunning.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun:  06h30-11h00 | 12h00-15h00
Contact: 021 465 7547


Suikerbossie has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and boasts jaw-dropping views of the valley of Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak. They offer a delicious breakfast buffet and a three-course lunch roast buffet menu, which makes this the ideal place to spend an afternoon with the entire family. Treat your taste buds to a full English breakfast with fresh rosa tomatoes, basil, rocket and all the trimmings on the side. However, if you choose to rock up at lunch then you can choose dishes like smoked German gammon, with honey mustard glaze, from the broad Roast Buffet menu.

Location: 1 Victoria Dr, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Good to know: they have a lovely garden.
Why you’ll love it: it’s family friendly.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 06h30-11h00 | Sun: Closed

Lunch Buffets in Cape Town

Tobago’s at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront



The Sunday Lunch buffet presents an extensive starter selection with a “build your own salad” buffet. The day’s delights include a carvery station, a variety of mouth-watering hot dishes and Yorkshire Pudding. What’s more, indulge in delectable desserts and a local cheese selection served with port and sherry. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean whilst humming to live music. It sounds like the perfect Sunday, doesn’t it?

Available: the Sunday buffet is from 12h30 – 15h30.
Cost: R395 per person

Location: Granger Bay
Good to know: there’s a buffet option for every day of the weekend!
Why you’ll love it: great food and an unbeatable view,  need we say more?

Moyo (Kirstenbosch Gardens and other branches)

Best Buffet Restaurants in Cape Town

Moyo is situated inside the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which sits at the foot of Table Mountain. Moyo’s is where amazing food and live entertainment meet to create a unique (South) African experience. This is the ideal destination to sample like Maputo Peri-Peri Chicken, Beef Dombolo (steamed dumplings), Senegalese line fish and other traditional meals from around the continent. As you move from one station to another at the buffet, you can take a trip from South, East to North Africa. If you’d like to travel the continent without a passport, head down to Moyo to nibble on some amazing food and to experience the vibrant atmosphere.

Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Dr.
Good to know: they have live entertainment.
Why you’ll love it: authentic African dishes.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 09h30-11h00 | Sun: Closed
Contact: 021 465 7547

La Cuccina

Located in Hout Bay, La Cuccina are known for their incredible home-cooked meals. The team that runs the restaurant ensure that all of their ingredients are sustainably sourced. Their Thursday night buffet is a hit with locals. Be sure to look around the salad, grains and meat stations as well.

Location: Victoria Mall, Cnr Victoria & Empire Roads, Victoria Rd
Good to know: they make home-cooked meals.
Why you’ll love it:  the relaxed ambience.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 07h30-17h00 | Sun: Closed
Contact: 021 790 8008

Dinner Buffets in Cape Town

Active Sushi

Best Buffet Restaurants in Cape Town

Active Sushi, which is located in Hudson Street in Greenpoint, aims to make high-quality sushi accessible to all of their guests.They do this by using only the freshest fish and ingredients for all dishes on their menu, including their popular buffet which features crowd favourites like sashimi and salmon roses. Their all you can eat special makes this restaurant a hotspot amongst sushi lovers in Cape Town. When you crave Maki rolls or a fashion sandwiches make sure you stop by their branch in Bree Street or Hudson Street and treat yourself to a feast.

Location: 32 Hudson St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001 | Bree: 4 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
Good to know: a small fee of R8 is added to every piece of sushi that isn’t eaten| Limited sitting time of 90 minutes.
Why you’ll love it: it’s all you can eat.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11h30-16h00 | 17h30-22h00 | Sun: Closed
Contact: 021 465 7547

All-day Buffets

The Quarterdeck Restaurant

Best Buffet Restaurants in Cape Town

The Quarterdeck Restaurant is located inside the famous Grand West Casino and like the casino, the restaurant has a reputation for entertaining guests. There are 15 food stations where you can choose dishes like Italian potato salad, cauliflower casseroles and sizzling steaks. When you see other guests helping themselves to a second serving, you’ll know that it is the flavour of the food that reels diners in. However, it is the selection of tarts, pies and other tasty desserts that are the piéce de résistance. If you have a sweet tooth and appreciate great food, the Quarterdeck is the ideal destination for you.

Location: 1 Vanguard Dr, Townsend Estate
Good to know: there are 15 food stations.
Why you’ll love it: the selection of desserts.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11h30-00h00 | Sun: Closed
Contact: 021 505 7220

The Village Buffet


The Village Buffet has a welcoming atmosphere and a number of familiar dishes that everyone in your family will know and love.

Location: 102 Long St Cape Town City Centre.
Good to know: for dinner make a reservation.
Why you’ll love it: they have a kiddies buffet.
Opening hours: 11h00-23h00
Contact: 021 422 3186

Schoongezicht (Brackenfell)

buffet restaurants in cape Town

Situated in the tranquil area of Kruispad, Schoongezicht has a legendary grill and buffet menu. Schoongezicht adds sushi, Mexican and seafood to their regular buffet menu on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. You can do the rounds on and top up on dishes from one of their many traditional food, carvery and pasta sections. They also have an all you can drink service where can have as many warm or cold drinks as you like.

Location: Brackenfell South, Cape Town.
Good to know: it’s all you can eat and drink.
Why you’ll love it:  there is a massive garden.
Opening hours: Tues-Sat: 08h00-00h00 | Sun: 12h00-16h00 | Mon: Closed
Contact: 021 982 7099

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