Tag Archives: Kloof Street

Kloof Street in Cape Town named one of the Coolest Streets in the World by TImeOut!


Kloof Street in Gardens in Cape Town is making a comeback, once known for having the largest number of restaurants in one street in Cape Town, until Bree Street took over the accolade.

Now Kloof Street has been named as one of 33 coolest streets in the world by TimeOut, ranked at number 26.

The Street has a large number of eateries (including Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s JAN Continue reading →

Cape Town retains title of Gourmet Capital of SA, with increasing number of international and Africa awards and nominations!


Cape Town is recognised as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, with the largest number of top restaurants in our city as well as in the Winelands.

Not only are the Cape restaurants ranked tops by our local Eat Out dining magazine, but internationally and on the African continent too. The following 12 Cape Cape, restaurants, restaurants have recently received international and African recognition : Continue reading →

May Restaurant Update: More restaurants opening and closing in Cape Town and Winelands!



New restaurants are still opening, or planning to open in Cape Town and the Winelands, despite it being on the eve of Winter.

The biggest planned opening is that by Chef Liam Tomlin, who will open The Bailey, a three storey Brasserie, Bakery, and two Bars across the road from Heritage Square.  His opening is running late. He has closed down his Chefs Warehouse on Bree Street. Restaurant Artizian will open on Bree Street in July. Chef Peter Tempelhoff is said to open a Japanese Street Food restaurant on the ground floor of Speakers Corner, the building in which FYN operates. Misfits by Ideas Cartel has opened in the former Beluga in Green Point. TANG will create a big stir when it Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 69 of Level 1, 8 December 2021


Wednesday 8 December 2021, Day 69 of Level 1 😷

My Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very calm organized working day, getting a website edit completed and posting for each of my clients, without any major disturbances to distract me; for a client newsletter finally finished and sent out; for a Bakoven walk; for excellent Status meetings at newkings boutique hotel and Zest; for a lovely 26C summer day with only a mild breeze; for fabulous service at my laundry, dropping off bed linen; for a late afternoon Continue reading →

Restaurants offering Food Delivery/Collection during 2021 Level 4 Lockdown: Cape Town and Winelands.


Cape Town and Winelands Restaurants have been quick to set up a Delivery and/or Collection Service, since President Ramaphosa announced the Level 4 Lockdown on Sunday,  closing down all restaurants for Sit-Down Service in the country.

Whilst surviving two restaurant closures in Lockdown last year, this restaurant Level 4 closure appears to have caught many by surprise. Many restaurateurs have become wiser through last year’s experience, and have calculated the break even point in terms of minimum income to be made. Combined with the rain all week to date and freezing cold, and the fear of the fast-spreading Delta Covid variant, many restaurants are making losses by being open for Take-Aways. Continue reading →

ëlgr. in Cape Town named 18th Best New Restaurant in the World by TimeOut !


Much like Cape Town and the Winelands seeing at least 70 new restaurants having opened in the past 15 months since the Corona Lockdown began, so too Restaurants are opening in other parts of the world.

TimeOut has selected a handful of restaurants from around the world, curating a list of 21 restaurants from as far afield as Mexico City, Madrid, Lisbon, Montreal, Sydney, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Cape Town. The method of selecting the best new restaurants is not revealed, the majority of these being based in the USA. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 45 of Level 3 Adjusted, 9 February 2021.


Tuesday 9 February 2021, Day 45 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 340 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, warm, but windy now, making it hard to walk back home; for my housekeeper Portia doing a monthly spring clean, I doing so too on my desk, getting my admin work up to date; for Jared of Camps Bay Hardware delivering a new pool blanket, after the previous one disintegrated, at about one third of the cost of one bought via a pool company 🙏; for soon no longer being a contract client of Vodacom, receiving information about how to go about it; for a visit to CitiVet in Camps Bay, for Mr Grey’s vaccinations, driving with me in the car without a carrier, so well behaved there too; for a Camps Bay only walk, not feeling as energetic at the end of the day; for an uneventful shop at Pick n Pay, Camps Bay being quiet today with little litter; and for being happy and healthy . 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: New ëlgr. has most complex restaurant name, a breath of fresh air, food light and multi-cultural!


The new ëlgr. restaurant which has taken over the space of the former Janse & Co is a breath of fresh air, having moved more of its restaurant seating to its newly created outside seating area, bar and pizza counter area. It opened on Kloof Steeet two months ago.

It has the most complicated restaurant name I have ever come across, a Swedish word that means moose, but the reason for the choice is not explained. It is pronounced like the composer Elgar. With such a Scandinavian introduction, one might expect the food to be from the region too, but it is local yet ‘multicultural’, its website informs, offering French cooking, South African dishes, and Italian pizzas., made with fresh ingredients, and to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment.  Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to The Green Goddess; Sour Service Award goes to Carne on Kloof!


The Sweet Service Award goes to The Green Goddess and its owner Rosy Krämer-Schrott, producers and distributors of quality herbs and vegetables, for delivering the most sumptuous box of organic vegetables, herbs, and eggs. The box included Happy Eggs, spinach, kale, carrots, baby beetroot, a pumpkin, a butternut, cucumber, green/black peppers, black potatoes, tomatoes, baby marrow, cherry tomatoes, chives, rocket, parsley, and thyme, a gift delivered to me to try. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, 4 February 2021.


Thursday 4 February 2021, First Thursday, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 316 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day that just got better and better, ending off on a high note; for a lovely warm day with little wind, although the mountains were covered in clouds; for a brisk walk to Clifton, earning 300 Discovery points, being less stressed about mask-wearing as there were fewer walkers about; for a longer than planned Skype meeting with a representative of my Canadian Tour Guiding company based in India, talking about the company’s marketing and Social Media, which I will assist them with, and writing Cape Town content too; for my two poppy seed rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for being healthy enough to donate blood; for a good status meeting with my client over lunch, I having a healthy delicious Caprese Salad; for a long-overdue session with my podiatrist; for popping in at the WCafé at Woolies in Sea Point for a juice; for being spoilt when I went to see George Sax at the new Kloof Street Hotel; for being thoroughly spoilt by Gary Peterson and Thomas, as well as by the new ëlgr, the restaurant with the most difficult name in Cape Town, meaning ‘moose’; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →