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

Bacon on Bree

Bacon on Bree Street

Since Bacon on Bree opened it has become the bacon-equivalent of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for those who have a serious love of all things bacon. It’s situated on Bree Street and specialises in all things bacy. 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.

Location: 217 Bree St
Hours: Mon-Thu: 07h30-17h00 Fri-Sat: 08h30-21h00 Sun: 08h30-15h00
Contact: 021 422 2798


Melt Café

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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, we suggest that you opt for the Maple Baconyip, that’s cheesy goodness with the addition of sweet and salty bacon. Mmmmm, can you taste it?

Location: 235 Long St
Hours: Mon-Fri: 09h00-16h00 Sat: 10h00-14h30
Contact: 021 422 1603


Clarke’s Bar and Dining

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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.

Location: 133 Bree St
Hours: Mon-Fri: 07h00-00h00 Sat: 08h00-00h00 Sun: 08h00-15h00
Contact: 021 424 7648


God’s Army

This Christian bookshop on Bree street is packing some seriously good toasted sarmies alongside their holy literature. You can find these guys on Bree street in a literal hole-in-the-wall next to Love Thy Neighbour. This place is a real hidden gem, and a quiet escape from the busy lunch time chaos in town. Pop inside and enjoy the friendly service and one of their triple decker grilled toasties.

Location: St. Stephens Building, 102 Bree St
Hours: Mon-Fri: 07h30-15h30 Sat: 09h00-13h00
Contact: 021 422 4712


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

Jason Bakery

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Our love for Jason Bakery runs deep. This dreamy bakery makes everything to perfection, including their epic toasties. Owner, Jason Lilley aka Captain Bread, is a strong proponent of the benefits of good old-fashioned homemade sourdough. The bread is enough to make you go gaga, but the ingredients sandwiched in between this infamous bread are the real show stoppers. Get your hands on their Bacon Chilli Popper toastie, with thick cut streaky bacon, Colby cheddar, smoked jalapeno and cream cheese.

Location: 83 Main Rd, Green Point | 185 Bree St
Hours: Mon-Fri: 06h30-16h00 Sat: 07h30-16h00 Sun: 07h30-15h00
Contact: 021 433 0538 | 021 424 5644



We swear by the food God’s that the Reuben Sarmie at Kleinsky’s is life-changing stuff. This delicatessen specialises in varying menu items, but their Reuben is definitely on the top of our list of favourites. Expect a generous helping of beef pastrami coupled with melted Swiss cheese and sauerkraut housed between beautifully toasted buttery bread.

Location: 95 Regent Rd, Sea Point | 39 Parliament St
Hours: Mon-Fri: 08h00-16h00 Sat & Sun: 08h00-15h00
Contact: 021 433 2871 | 082 583 4162


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 cheddar, plum tomatoes and lemon dressed greens. It’s a slightly more modern rendition but super delicious.

Location: Albert Rd, Woodstock
Hours: Mon-Fri: 08h00-15h00 Sat: 08h00-14h00
Contact: 021 802 5525


Want to make your own toasted sandwich? Try this delicious pan-fried “toastie” on sourdough or ultimate grilled cheese on your braai.

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