Best Kloof Street Restaurants: Where to Eat and Drink
Kloof Street is one of those eternally cool spots in Cape Town. It’s known for great boutiques, cool galleries and of course, fantastic restaurants. It can be hard keeping up with all of them, so we’ve rounded up all the Kloof Street restaurants.
Arnold’s is an institution when you’re talking about restaurants on Kloof Street, and they still offer their famous early bird breakfast special before 07h00. Will cure a hangover in no time.
Location: 60 Kloof Street
Good to know: They also have an afternoon happy hour that features half-prices snacks and drinks.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 06h45 – 22h00. Saturday – Sunday: 08h00 – 22h00
Contact: 021 424 4344
Another old favourite of the Kloof Street crowd, Asoka is the spot to go for drinks, dinner and dancing. They also offer a great special on Mondays that allow you to order three plates of snacks for R195.
Location: 68 Kloof Street
Good to know: The courtyard is the perfect spot for summer evening drink.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 17h00 – 02h00.
Contact: 021 422 0909
Do we really need to tell you about Bacini’s? This is easily one of the best restaurants on Kloof Street, known for its comforting neighbourhood feel and delicious food. Their pizza is one of our favourites.
Location: 177 Kloof street
Good to know: Order the lasagna. Don’t ask questions.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 22h30
Contact: 021 423 6668
For Italian cooking like nonna used to make, visit Bardelli’s. The cosy interior and hearty food is all you need for a great night out.
Location: 18 Kloof Street
Good to know: Don’t mess with a good thing, their pizzas are the thing to order here.
Opening times: Sunday – Thursday: 08h00 – 22h00. Friday – Saturday: 08h00 – 23h00
Contact: 021 423 1502
Bombay Bicycle Club
Quirky and a little silly, Bombay Bicycle is part of the Madame Zingara group, but despite it’s whimsical air, they serve up some pretty serious food.
Location: 158 Kloof Street
Good to know: They really do make the best ribs this side of town.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 16h00 – 23h00
Contact: 021 423 6805
With an ever-changing menu, you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get at this restaurant towards the top of Kloof. We love the blackboard menu-vibes, and food overall.
Location: 104 Kloof Street
Good to know: They allow corkage at R70
Opening times: Monday: 18h30 – 00h00. Tuesday – Saturday: 12h00 – 00h00
Contact: 021 426 2661
Like sitting down to a meal at friend’s house, Cafe Paradiso is the perfect restaurant for whatever occasion you’re planning. Call ahead and book a table outside – they’ll even let your dog join you.
Location: 110 Kloof Street
Good to know: They offer kids projects such as cupcake icing, so the little ones are entertained while you eat
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 09h00 – 22h00. Sunday: 10h00 – 15h00
Contact: 021 422 0403
Chalk and Cork
With a dedicated wine list, a fairy-lit outdoor courtyard and delicious small plates of food, Chalk and Cork is one of the best places to while away an evening.
Location: 51 Kloof Street
Good to know: Order a couple of their boards to share while you sip on something tasty.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 11h00 – 22h00. Sunday: 11h00 – 18h00
Contact: 021 422 5822
Part of the Cocoa group, Cocoa Oola serves up light meals from breakfast to lunch and through to dinner. They are known for their great burgers and pizzas and there will be something to suit all appetites. There’s a great R49 pasta special on Tuesdays and an R49 burger special on Wednesdays.
Location: 100 Kloof Street
Good to know: Check out their weekday specials.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 07h00-23h00
Contact: 021 422 3638
Da Vinci’s on Kloof
Well-loved for their thin based pizza and laid-back vibe and it’s for good reason too. The deck is the perfect spot to chill with a cold beer and pizza.
Location: 70 Kloof Street
Good to know: They really do make the best crispy based pizzas in town.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 11h30 – 23h30
Contact: 021 424 7504
The Deckhouse Crab Shack & BBQ
There is no better way to end a day than with a pile of crab and butter dripping down your elbows. As the name suggests, The Deckhouse has a gorgeous deck and some of the best views in the city.
Location: 108 Kloof Street
Good to know: They offer great specials every day of the week, including half off of their starters and drinks between 17h00 and 19h00 over the weekend.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 23h30
Contact: 021 424 1020
Hudson’s needs no introduction, if you’re after a simply fantastic burger and a great vibe, then look no further. It’s busy for a reason.
Location: 69A Kloof Street
Good to know: They make their burgers with Frankie Fenner’s patties, which are easily the best burger patties on the planet.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 23h00
An institution in Cape Town, the Kloof street branch of this bakery means you can get a hearty breakfast and good coffee on the way into work.
Location: 50 Kloof Street
Good to know: Plenty of freshly baked good served daily.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 07h00 – 22h00. Sunday: 08h00 – 17h00
Contact: 021 424 1666
Kloof Street House
Kloof Street house is one of those dreamy restaurants you can visit for any occasion. The simple, French-inspired menu will have something for everyone. The decor is opulent, making it great for a special occasion.
Location: 30 Kloof Street
Good to know: Book for the courtyard in summer and next to the fireplace in winter.
Opening times: Monday: 17h00 – 02h00. Tuesday – Sunday: 12h00 – 02h00
Contact: 021 423 4413
Liquorice and Lime
This little gem sits right at the top of Kloof Street and has quietly produced some of the city’s best breakfasts. Its a cosy little spot that gets really busy with locals in the area picking up coffee and pastries.
Location: 162 Kloof Street
Good to know: Their salmon fish cakes are fantastic.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 07h00 – 17h00. Saturday – Sunday: 07h00 – 16h00
Contact: 021 4236921
Manna is one of those perennial restaurants that has been around for years and has consistently made some of the best breakfasts in town. Cool and bright this spot seamlessly transitions from breakfast to lunch and then dinner.
Location: 151 Kloof Street
Good to know: They are open for dinner and offer a menu as simple and delicious as their breakfast.
Opening times: Monday & Sunday: 08h00 – 21h00. Tuesday – Saturday: 08h00 – 22h00.
Contact: 021 426 2413<
The Melissa’s brand has always been known for great food, coffee and overall vibe and their Kloof Street branch is the ideal place for a Saturday morning pitstop with the papers.
Location: 94 Kloof Street
Good to know: Need a last minute gift? Any of their edibles make for a great gift basket.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 07h00 – 19h00. Saturday: 08h00 – 19h00. Sunday: 08h00 – 18h00.
Contact: 021 424 5540
You wouldn’t be alone if you walked straight past this little restaurant. While they’re pretty low-key, they make some really delicious traditional Italian fare.
Location: 71 Kloof Street
Good to know: When it’s available, order the vongole.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 22h30
Contact: 021 422 2260
This tiny spot serves up delicious breakfasts, great coffee and even some guilt-free raw treats. We’re fans.
Location: 45B Kloof Street
Good to know: They offer a build-your-own breakfast, so you can order exactly what you want.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 07h00 – 17h00. Saturday: 07h00 – 15h00
Contact: 021 422 2885
This corner has seen many places come and go but Mustacchio seems to have stuck. Lots of craft beer choices, bespoke cocktails and a mean burger. Plenty of reasons to stop in.
Location: 8 Kloof Street
Good to know: Can be tough to find parking nearby, so uber if you can.
Opening times: 07h00-18h00
Contact: 021 422 3004
Nourish’d Juice Bar
Ok, so Nourish’d is kind of on the corner of Kloof Street but we’re including because we love their vibe and what the serve. Expect conscious food, fresh juices, smoothies, coffee and more.
Location: Ground Floor, 177 Kloof Street, ( The Old Garage on Hof Street ), Gardens, Cape Town,
Good to know: plenty of options for the health concious.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 07h00-17h00 | Saturday: 09h00-13h00
Contact: 063 648 104
Less of a restaurant, more of a window to grab pizza slices but therein lies the beauty. NY Slice is one of the only places open late – so when a craving grabs you this is your go-to spot. Open until 03h00 on Friday and Saturday so there’s no excuse not to line the tummy.
Location: 49 Kloof Street
Good to know: free delivery in the area until 23h00.
Opening times: Mon-Wed 11h00-midnight | Thurs 11h00 – 01h00 | Fri-Sat 11h00 – 03h00 | Sun 11h00 – 23h00
Contact: 021 426 4141
This little place keeps it pretty traditional with their Vietnamese menu and their location on Kloof street is bright and airy.
Location: Cnr of Kloof and Camp Street
Good to know: Their dumplings have a cult following.
Opening times: Saturday: 18h00 – 22h30. Monday – Friday & Sunday: 12h00 –14h30, 18h00 –22h30
Contact: 021 424 7670
Slug and Lettuce
No-fuss, no-frills and always fun, Slug and Lettuce always seems to be the spot you land up at the end of the night.
Location: 64 Kloof Street
Good to know: They make a mean set of ribs. Napkins are necessary.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 11h00 – 02h00
Contact: 021 422 5325
A relative newcomer to the Kloof Street restaurant scene, Stacked is committed to producing fast food well. Their ingredients are locally sourced and their beef and chicken are free range.
Location: 60B Kloof Street
Good to know: They make a good burger. Like, a really good one.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 07h30 – 22h30
Contact: 021 422 1572
Tiger’s Milk and Splendida Bar
The popular franchise has found a seriously cool home on Kloof Street. The restaurant features indoor seating but where you really want to be is outside in the courtyard under the pretty outdoor lights and greenery. Great burgers and pizzas as you would expect from the group.
Location: 55 Kloof Street
Good to know: great for sundowners.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 12h00 – 00h00.
Contact: 021 286 2209
Unframed Ice Cream
Unframed is not a restaurant per se but it does serve ice cream and everyone needs dessert right? Pop in for seriously crafted and delicious ice cream and look out for their vegan options.
Location: 45C Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
Good to know: their turmeric ice cream is amazing.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 11h00-23h00
Contact: 063 601 0287
Embracing the pub vibe, Van Hunk’s is where you head for casual drinks and great food.
Location: Cnr Kloof and Upper Union
Good to know: They offer a special of two burgers for R100 on Sundays. Perfect for nursing your hangover.
Opening times: Sunday – Thursday: 10h00 – 23h00. Friday – Saturday: 10h00 – 02h00
Contact: 021 422 5422
Whether you need a coffee, lunch or a place to party all night, Yours Truly has you covered. They serve Deluxe coffee, local beers and hearty salads and pizzas. What else do you need?
Location: 73 Kloof Street
Good to know: The rooftop the ideal spot for after-work drinks.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 07h00 – 23h00
Contact: 021 426 2587
Just Off Kloof Street but Worth Mentioning
Cause and Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Brandy Bar
So it’s become clear that Park Road needs a round up all of its own. The latest addition to this trendy strip is the ultra-cool Cause and Effect bar, specialising in super suave cocktails and with an impressive line up of local brandies. Drink first, eat later?
Location: 2a Park Road, Gardens
Good to know: They’re reinventing cocktails!
Opening times: 12h00 – 01:30
Contact: 073 016 8879
Jerry’s Burger Bar
Ok, we’ve completely busted the Kloof Street rule so we have to include Jerry’s – serving up one of the best burgers in Cape Town. Great for drinks with friends and casual but seriously tasty food.
Location: 5 Park Road, Gardens
Good to know: The Sloth Burger. That’s all we’ll say.
Opening times: 08h00-22h00
Contact: 021 422 4415
While we’re breaking the Kloof street rule, we have to include Thali. Liam Tomlin’s take on traditional Indian thali (small plates) is simply one of the best restaurants in Cape Town.
Location: 3 Park Road, Gardens
Good to know: The tapas are shared between two, but make sure you go hungry as portions are generous.
Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday: 12h00 – 14h30, 17h00 – 21h30.
Contact: 021 286 2110
The Fat Cactus
If you’re looking for a good time, generous jugs of margaritas and some delicious Mexican-inspired food, The Fat Cactus is where you need to be. Also, just off Kloof Street on Park Road.
Location: 5 Park Road, Gardens
Good to know: They have a daily happy hour from 12h00 – 18h00.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 11h00 – 00h00
Contact: 021 422 5022
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