Cape Town foodie escapades: The Hungry Herbivore Review

By definition and stereotype, I am a carnivore in the truest sense of the word. I’d dropkick asparagus, to get to some gosh darn beef! However, in the spirit of expanding my knowledge and exploring all dining ventures which Cape Town has to offer, I tried the other side of the foodie spectrum. This weekend,…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Lily’s Restaurant Review

Saturday! Sweet day of relaxation, sun and fun. I spent my Saturday (after shopping, obviously) catching up with old friends, at a new spot in town. People in Cape Town are often wary of dining anywhere close to the ocean, as most of the time, the proximity means sky-high dining prices. This weeks foodie escapade…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Tobago’s Review

Bored of the same damn mall restaurants, niche cafes or snooty fine dining establishments? Spend a Saturday in a hotel curled up close to one of the forgotten edges of Cape Town’s harbor. They’ve got…a supper club!(I’ll explain what that is, just now) This past weekend I had another foodie escapade after trekking to Constantia…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Bistro Sixteen82 Review

When Friday comes around, and the tendrils of winter begin chilling your soul – where does one go? Cape Town has been known to have sporadic bouts of interesting events to sustain locals and tourists alike; but what inevitably happens is that people follow their parched throats, grumbling stomachs and generally exhausted selves, to the…

Travel South Africa: Escape to The Last Word Constantia

I’ve been riding a happy high these past few days. A few things fell into place, and potential was realized; and I am just ever so pleased. With winter drawing ever so near, I wanted to escape to a place that would help reclaim the few tendrils of summer left. I ventured a little away…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Seelan Review

I escaped work this week, to check out a well-established (albeit underappreciated) restaurant, nestled quite literally, within the waterfront quays It may be grey and dank in Cape Town, but the hunger pangs live on! So today’s foodie escapade had me following my love of decor and need to placate the belly monster, to Seelan…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Mama Africa Review

Grey, though the weather in Cape Town may be, but vibrant are the people and their hustle & bustle so close to winter. Those who have heard of Cape Town, have likely heard of our infamous Long Street – invariably a culmination of local and international aesthetic. Among the cafes reminiscent of New York’s SoHo…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Beluga Review

May Day! May Day! It’s a new month, and with it comes new lifestyle adventures. This post serves to notify all readers to a solid dining option in Cape Town, this new month. Amid my relaxing weekend at the hidden O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in the city, I pushed myself to venture…

Travel South Africa: Escape to O on Kloof Hotel

Hello May! Another month, so another travel escapade became necessary to relieve the stresses already built up these past few weeks. Where did I head to this time? There is a dark architectural fusion wonder of urban chic and classic design, nestled in the deep recess of the Cape Town city, overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard….

Cape Town foodie escapades: One Star House Party Review

You’ll probably never get to experience this dining journey, unless you travel the far regions of the world with this team. One Star House Party is an organized group of ‘categorically homeless’ chefs, who travel the world, with suitcases filled with pots, blenders and pans, on one basic premise: 20 restaurants in 20 countries in…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Royale Eatery Review

Happy Easter my lovies. I do hope you remembered the sanctity of these past days, and not reclined in lazy recovery mode, as I did. Amid my heathen-adjacent vacation time, I took a minute to fuel up on some good grub. YEP! We got us another Cape Town Foodie Escapade. This time, I hit up The…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Hokey Poke Review

So I managed to actually have a lunch break yesterday, and side-stepped my usual saladpalooza, for another new foodie escapade in the inner city. Hokey Poke is a poke bar located within the central business district of Cape Town. Hawaiian Classic | Cape Town Original “Dafuq is Poke?” you ask?! Well my dear reader, Poke is…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Bertus Basson Restaurant Review

If you’ve ever done any research on what to get up to when you’re still in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but not in the bustling metropolis that is Cape Town, you’ll have come across The Spice Route. The Spice Route is a modern twist to the historical pattern of awaiting seasonal cross-continental trading of old. The…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Val du Charron

Only thing better than sleeping? Waking up to a spectacular view. The Val du Charron Olive and Wine Estate is less than an hours drive from Cape Town, and is hidden 10 kilometers from a small town called Wellington. This town – no bigger than other well-known South African historical towns like King Williams Town…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Makaron Restaurant Review

Following 2-hour traffic delays during my roadtrip, sweltering Cape Town heat – and amid my taking in the vivid wonder of Majeka House’s luxury hotel suites – I had to placate my rumbling tummy. Majeka House & Spa is a boutique hotel nestled in the  leafy green suburb of Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof. One experiences an idyllic…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Majeka House

Let us veer a little away from the ocean side with my next travel escapade, and into the lush green landscape of Western Cape’s more mountain-side luxury escapes. Conveniently situated along the Cape Wine Route (and under an hours drive from Cape Town), the gorgeous and eclectic, owner-managed Majeka House, is a luxurious pocket of paradise – whether…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Ginger & Lime Review

I cook to survive. I gotta say, I was excited at the prospect of getting to learn atleast some new tricks to cooking easy. Stuck in a studio, between: stay-at-home mothers, newlyweds, grandmothers, and cooking enthusiasts; I was in the Ginger & Lime food studio feeling like an awkward turtle who only just crossed the…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Asoka Restaurant Review

Pretty much a 9/10 folks There’s no way I could give Asoka Restaurant, Bar & Lounge anything else. It is an eye-catching, taste-bud tingling, stylish, and zen wonderland. In a cosmopolitan city as vibrant and saturated in history as Cape Town, there is no telling how many low-key galleries, hidden architectural gems, exclusive parties and clandestine lounges…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Sunset Café Review

Any restaurant or bar dwelling within range of the luxurious Camps Bay sea-shore, has the intrinsic benefit of accessible refinery and a healthy dose of sunny chill vibes. On Saturday, I vacated my stuffy apartment for the fresh air on Victoria Road. Sunset Cafe – located right on the Camps Bay strip – welcomed me with…