Cape town is an amazing place in many ways! The nature is breathtaking and there’s always something fun to do. Go on a hike in the mountains, relax at the beach, visit a vineyard and do a wine tasting and watch the beautiful sunsets. Cape town is definitely one of my favorite cities in the whole world! And, the food is so delicious, cheap and fresh. It’s a city where it’s very easy to find a lot of vegan options. Almost all restaurants are familiar with what “vegan” means and many already have vegan options on the menu. And of course there’s a lot of cafes and restaurants that are fully vegan! I would love to share some of my favorite food spots:

NOURISH’D

I would say, Nourish’d is one of my absolute favorite cafe’s in Cape town. They have lot’s of different smoothie bowls on the menu so you will always find one that suits you. Everything from chocolate, almond butter to green and mango. They also serve delicious avocado toasts, juices, warm drinks and salads. They are located at two different spots, one in the city center and one in Observatory area. The one in the center usually gets quite busy and sometimes you need to wait a little bit for a seat. The one in Observatory is bigger and they also have more lunch options on their menu.

Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery
177 Kloof street
Gardens
and
186 Lower Main rd
Observatory

Click here to see their menus.


RAW & ROXY

Another great place for a delicious smoothie bowl, and also so much more, is Raw and Roxy. Everything on the menu here is raw and vegan. Raw mushroom burger, raw pizza, tapas platter, ice creams and of course, my favorite – berry smoothie bowl with vanilla cashew sauce, are only a few of all the options here. I can also recommend the iced matcha latte which they always serve with a bit of mint (I always order it unsweetened).

Raw and Roxy
38 Hout st (the corner of hout and burg st)

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SCHECKTER’S RAW

If you want to eat a delicious vegan burger or sweet pancakes you should go to Scheckter’s Raw! They have lot’s of options on the menu, and everything is vegan. The snickers bar is one of my favorite raw treats.

Scheckter’s Raw 
98 Regent road, Sea point

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ORANJEZICHT FARMERS MARKET

A very fun thing to do during the weekends in Cape town is to visit a farmers market! To buy fresh organic produce, taste and eat a lot of different foods, buy home made products and beautiful flowers, and to hang out with great people. My favorite farmers market in Cape town is Oranjezicht City Farm – Market.
It’s located close to V&A Waterfront and is there every Saturday 9.00-14.00 and Sunday 9.00-15.00. I would recommend to go around 11.00.

Oranjezicht City Farm – Market
Granger Bay Blvd, V&A Waterfront

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THE POKE CO.

If you are a big fan of Poke bowls (like me!), you have to try The Poke Co. This place is not fully vegan but they have vegan options on the menu and you can also make your own poke bowl exactly how you want it. It’s also good for take away or to order on Uber Eats. 

The Poke Co. 
90 Loop St
and
The Point Mall, 76 Regent St, Seapoint

Click here to see their menu.


CAFÉ CHARLES

If you want to eat a nice lunch or dinner in a beautiful, cosy setting I recommend Café Charles. You sit outside under a big tree, or on their roof top. Or if you want to sit inside, it’s decorated as someones living room with a cosy fire place. The place is relaxed and their staff is super helpful and kind. The place is not vegan but you can always ask them to make a vegan dish for you and the chef is happy to help and adjust. The menu is seasonal but last time I was there, their sweet potato gnocchi with chickpeas and their green salad were my two favorites.

Café Charles 
137 Waterkant st, De Waterkant

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BABYLONSTOREN

A visit to Babylonstoren is just a must when you’re in Cape town. Or okey, it’s a little drive out of Cape town but it’s so worth it.
“Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and a sense of wellbeing.” 
Visit their huge, beautiful garden, enjoy a wine tasting, visit the garden spa, have a tea ceremony, and of course eat a delicious lunch or dinner at their restaurant Babel. They cook with their own fresh produce. Babel is not a vegan restaurant but they can make something vegan for you if you ask (let them know when you make the reservation). I mean they have a garden full of fresh vegetables and fruits!
Important to know is that you have to make your reservation at Babel far in advance.

Babylonstoren (Babel) 
Klapmuts Simondium Road,
Simondium, 7670

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FLOURISH BISTRO

A nice breakfast and lunch place in Woodstock is Flourish Bistro. Their menu changes from day to day, so there is always something new to eat. They have a lot of fully raw options on the menu.

Flourish Bistro 
403 Albert road, Woodstock

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LOADING BAY

Another good breakfast and lunch place is Loading bay. The place is not vegan but they have a few vegan options on the menu, and you can order small sides (like wild mushrooms!). They have good coffee and I really like their green juice.

Loading Bay
30 Hudson st, De Waterkant

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ORCHARD ON LONG

Orchard on Long is a juice and health bar. You can find many vegan options (even though the place is not fully vegan): delicious juices, vegan wrap, vegan burger, breakfast bowls, salads and some snacks.

Orchard on Long
211 Long st

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TASHAS

Since I’m vegan, and unfortunately the menu at Tashas is not very vegan friendly, I haven’t tried lot’s of the food here. BUT: I still have to mention that you can go here if you want a big salad! Order their Butternut salad, (order it without cheese to make it vegan!) it’s absolutely delicious and filling.

Tashas
Shop 7117 V&A Waterfront

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THE STRANGERS CLUB

If you are looking for a nice spot to sit and do some computer work or just enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch, The Strangers club is a good option. Dishes are quite small and the place is not fully vegan but they have some nice vegan options.

The Strangers Club
1 Braemar road, Greenpoint

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UNFRAMED

And, last but not least: 
You will find the best vegan ice-cream in Cape town at Unframed.
They always have around 4 different vegan options. Flavors like chocolate, peanut, raspberry, vanilla, turmeric, blue coconut and matcha. Always very creamy! You can have a look at their instagram story if you want to see the flavors of the day!

Unframed 
45C Kloof st Gardens
and
V&A food market

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GROUND ART CAFFE

If you want to enjoy a good cup of coffee, I recommend going to Ground art caffe. It’s a small place with very friendly staff. They always have different plant milk options. They started to serve food now too and they have vegan options on their menu.

Ground art Caffe
160 strand st

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