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Sundays in the CBD

Sundays in the CBD

by Simangele Mzizi
28 July 2022

Jazz up your Sundays by exploring the myriad destination venues available in the Cape Town Central City. Here’s a handy list of eateries that trade on Sundays.

What’s up:
Allure Rooftop Lounge is one of the CBD’s latest stunning rooftop bars with breathtaking views of Cape Town. It’s ideal for anyone who enjoys music from the best local DJs as well as an impressive drinks and food menu.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 13h00 to 02h00
Location: 71 Waterkant St
Book: www.allurerooftop.co.za or call 021 569 9092 / 067 102 8634

What’s up:
Beerhouse has become a CBD institution with its signature bright yellow exterior. The venue has 25 taps and offers 99 bottles of the best local and international beer. There’s also a varied food menu with burgers and pizzas.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 11h00 till late.
Location: 223 Long St
Book: www.beerhouse.co.za or call 079 369 8990

What’s up:
A list of top Cape Town burger spots isn’t complete without Burger & Lobster which serves one of the most expensive (and totally worth it) burgers in the Mother City. This CBD favourite is also popular for its fresh lobster dishes, saucy ribs and cocktails.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 12h00 to 22h30
Location: 105 Bree St
Book: www.burgerandlobster.co.za or 021 422 4297

What’s up
: This eatery and bistro bar recently turned one and has been the talk of the town since it opened in 2021. Here, patrons looking to have brunches and lunches made with everything butter are spoiled for choice. The venue also offers vegan options, cocktails and wines.
Opening times: Sunday from 10h00 to 14h00, Tuesday to Friday from 08h00 to 15h00 and Saturday from 09h00 to 15h00.
Location: 70 Loop St
Book: www.butterallday.com or call 082 853 1939

What’s up
: Café Societi is one of the city centre’s newest cafés and is already making waves. It’s inside the newly launched District Six Homecoming Centre (HCC), the former home of the iconic Fugard Theatre. The menu is varied with drink and food options ranging from coffees to pastries, pasta, mushroom risotto, soups to lemon tart.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 19h00.
Location: 15A Buitenkant St
Book: www.cafesocieti.co.za or 021 42 42 100

What’s up:
If it’s great vibes you’re after and mouth-watering food, Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room has got you covered with fresh juices, all-day breakfasts, sandwiches and brunch.
Opening times: Sunday from 08h00 to 15h00, Monday from 07h00 to 16h00 and Tuesday to Friday from 07h00 to 22h00
Location: 133 Bree St
Bookwww.clarkesdining.co.za or call 087 470 0165

What’s up: This unique ceramic painting venue and tapas bar is ideal if you’d like to paint or decorate from Bisque-ware items while enjoying food and drinks. Included in their fee are three paints to use, tools and the firing and glazing process.
Opening times: Sunday from 09h00 to 18h00, Monday to Tuesday from 10h00 to 17h00, Wednesday to Friday from 10h00 to 22h00 and Saturday from 09h00 to 22h00
Location: 199 Bree St
Book: www.claycafeinthecity.com or call 061 917 4191

What’s up:
The tranquil Company’s Garden Restaurant was “built for children, families and visitors alike”. It “offers a point of peace within a buzzing urban metropolis” and has a great menu with breakfast and lunch options as well as cocktails, bubbly and wine. It’s also among the CBD’s pet-friendly eateries.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 08h30 to 18h00
Location: 15 Queen Victoria St
Book: www.thecompanysgarden.com or call 021 423 2919

COPA Restaurant, inside Pepperclub Hotel, has a contemporary menu that’s been carefully crafted by executive chef Shane Louw using locally sourced ingredients. It includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
Opening times: Saturday and Sunday from 06h00 to 23h00 and Monday to Friday from 06h30 to 22h30
Location: Corner of Loop & Pepper sts
Book: https://www.pepperclub.co.za/dining/copa-restaurant or 021 812 8888

What’s up:
GiGi Rooftop at the boutique hotel, Gorgeous George, is perfect for breakfasts and brunches. Staying over for dinner is encouraged. The menu, created by GiGi executive chef Guy Bennett, is broad “with an emphasis on sharing dishes with friends”. There’s also a great selection of cocktails, wine and spirits.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 23h00
Location: 118 St Georges Mall
Book: www.gigirooftop.com or call 021 111 0452

What’s up:
Iron Steak and Bar offers delicious steaks flame-grilled to perfection and is all about “good food, good drinks and good vibes”. It also has a variety of wine, beer, and classic cocktails. The venue is pet friendly too and has outdoor seating.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 12h00 to 22h30
Location: 114 Bree St
Book: www.ironsteak.co.za or 021 422 1175

What’s up:
Jerry’s Burger Bar describes itself as “a place to meet, enjoy great food, craft beers and whiskey”. Its owner, Gavin Hagger, is quoted as saying, “it was born from a belief that a burger isn’t just a burger.” And that’s why they “aim to provide an experience” using the freshest and best locally sourced ingredients daily.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 11h30 to 23h00
Location: 98 Shortmarket St
Book: www.jerrysburgerbar.co.za or call 021 569 1355

What’s up:
This trendy Long Street pizzeria, café and bar has the best Italian pizza in town that’s made with the freshest ingredients and time-honoured methods of preparation. It also has a large selection of drinks from beers to coffee and spirits.
Opening times: Sunday from 11h00 to 23h00, Friday to Thursday from 12h00 to 02h00 and Wednesday to Thursday from 17h00 to 23h00
Location: 215 Long St
Book: www.lamattapizzeria.com or call 021 023 2159

What’s up:
The focus at Labotessa Hotel’s Café & Terrace is on all-day breakfast and lunch dishes made with ethically sourced ingredients. The café is also known for its tasty baked goods and homemade jams.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 16h00
Location: 37 Parliament St
Book: www.labotessa.com or call 021 010 6600

What's up: This cosy eatery is the home of authentic Ethiopian food with fresh flavours. Dishes are made from scratch every day and there’s a varied selection of wines, beers, Ethiopian coffee and traditional teas.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 11h00 to 22h00
Location: 76 Shortmarket St
Book: www.littleethiopia.co.za or 021 424 8254

What’s up:
Love is Burgers chose the Cape Town CBD as its home in early 2022 and has quickly made a name for itself as one of the go-to venues for fresh pizza, mouthwatering burgers and ice cream. A kids’ menu is also available.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 23h00
Location: 16 Loop St
Book: https://www.facebook.com/loveisburgers/ or call 081 430 1663

What’s up:
Located inside The Onyx aparthotel in Heerengracht St, the MRKT serves up healthy on-the-go deli-style meals as well as hearty breakfasts and light lunches. It also has a barista station with freshly brewed coffees.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 06h30 to 18h00
Location: 59 Heerengracht St
Book: https://newmarkhotels.com/dining/mrkt or call 021 111 0452

What’s up:
Mulberry & prince defines itself as “the best place to kick off your day or just take a break and enjoy a yummy brunch”. Food options range from delectable comfort food including fried chicken, hamburgers, and chicken to waffles.
Opening times: Saturday to Sunday from 10h00 to 14h00 and Wednesday to Friday from 09h00 to 14h00
Location: 12 Pepper Street
Book: www.mulberryandprince.co.za or via Dineplan

What’s up: On The Square, which overlooks Pier Place, has a range of locally inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s also one of the city centre’s top Halaal-certified eateries.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 21h30
Location: Pier Place (Heerengracht St)
Book: www.capetonian.co.za or 021 405 5670

What’s up:
Good music, food and wine are the perfect pairing. Openwine, which is known for its impressive collection of South African wines, marries these together perfectly and hosts live jazz on Sundays from 16h00.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 12h00 to 11h00
Location: 72 Wale St
Book: Instagram: @openwine_za or call 021 422 0800

What’s up:
This newish kid on the block, by best friends Tando Bavuma and James Williams, specialises in authentic Neapolitan pizza. It’s been a hit with Cape Town CBD visitors and locals since it first opened its doors in February 2022 in trendy Bree St.
Opening times: Friday to Sunday from 12h00 to 21h00 and Tuesday to Thursday from 16h00 to 21h00
Monday to Sunday from 13h00 to 02h00
Location: 231 Bree St
Book: Takeaways on www.pizzashed.co.za. Reservations aren’t needed for sit-down service.

What’s up:
At this family-friendly and Halaal-certified CBD venue, you’ll find tasty smash burgers with chips, chicken wings and “rockin” ribs. The varied menu also has delicious desserts.
Opening times: Sunday from 11h00 to 20h00, Monday to Thursday from 11h00 to 21h00 and Friday to Saturday from 11h00 to 22h00
Location: 29 Buitenkant St
Book: www.rocomamas.com or call 021 201 7422

What’s up:
Rosetta Roastery had the honour of being included in the Financial Times’ best independent coffee shops in the world in March 2022. Patrons are guaranteed only the best at Cape Town’s first exclusive single-origin speciality coffee roastery. The menu includes pastries and light breakfasts.
Opening times: Sunday from 08h00 to 14h00, Saturday from 08h00 to 16h00 and Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 16h00
Location: 97 Bree St
Book: www.rosettaroastery.com or call 021 447 4099

What’s up:
This is where you go if you’re looking for a place that sources local and sustainable seafood and presents a “fresh take on the traditional seafood restaurant”. Dishes can be enjoyed inside the restaurant, on the terrace or in the venue’s oyster and MCC bar.
Opening times: Friday to Sunday from 12h00 to 21h00, Monday to Tuesday from 17h00 to 21h00 and Wednesday to Thursday from 12h00 to 09h00
Location: 211 – 213 Bree St
Book: www.seabreezecapetown.co.za or call 074 793 9349

What’s up:
Add this laid-back East City eatery to your list of brunch spots to visit. Food is made using nutritious and ethically sourced ingredients. The eatery is pet friendly too.
Opening times: Sunday from 08h30 to 14h00, Tuesday to Friday from 07h00 to 15h00 and Saturday from 08h30 to 15h00
Location: 7 Constitution St
Book: via Dineplan (https://bit.ly/38FHkmJ) or call 063 776 8662

What’s up:
SGT. PEPPER prides itself on being “a place to escape the rut of everyday life”. Here, dancing as if nobody’s watching and indulging in pizza and a range of drinks, including aromatic coffees, wine and beers, is encouraged.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 11h00 to 02h00
Location: 194 Long St
Book: www.sgtpepperct.com or call 021 424 5608

What’s up:
Souk is among the city centre’s premier party venues and offers bottle service, tapas, cocktails, spirits, champagne and wine, and music.
Opening times: Sunday from 14h00 to 22h00 and Thursday to Saturday from 14h00 to 02h00
Location: 163 Long St
Book: www.soukcpt.com or call 060 682 68949

What’s up:
This treasure on the ground floor of Southern Sun The Cullinan offers al fresco dining (open-air) around a magnificent pool. The seasonal menu has food options ranging from tapas to traditional lamb cutlets. There’s also a great selection of South African wines and a resident sommelier at hand.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 00h00
Location: 1 Cullinan St
Book: www.southernsun.com/the-cullinan/dining/stella-cafe-and-bar or call 021 415 4000

What’s up:
Cape Town’s authentic Parisian crêperie is the brainchild of French-born Jessica Rushmere who channelled her quirky irreverent style, a trained eye for detail and impeccable taste into Swan Café. Expect a range of breakfast and brunch options including savoury galettes, sweet crêpes, salads and a wide selection of drinks.
Opening times: Sunday and public holidays from 09h00 to 14h00 and Tuesday to Saturday from 08h00 to 15h00. Opens daily from 12h00 to 22h30
Location: Corner Buitenkant & Barrack sts
Book: www.swancafe.co.za or 079 454 4758

What’s up: 
Situated in a repurposed auto-electrician building that burnt down, The Electric is a juice and nut-milk bar, sandwich shop and bakery.
Opening times: Sunday from 10h00 to 15h00, Monday to Friday from 07h30 to 18h00 and Saturday from 09h00 to 14h30
Location: 48 Canterbury St
Bookwww.the-electric.com or call 021 461 0916

What’s up: 
This eatery is all about helping people do good for their bodies, communities and the environment. It offers fresh and healthy poké bowls made with top-quality ingredients from local small-scale farmers. With winter in full swing, the restaurant has introduced broth bowls perfect for cold days and nights.
Opening times: Sunday from 11h00 to 20h30, Saturday from 09h00 to 20h30 and Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 20h30
Location: 90 Loop St
Book: www.pokecoct.com or call 087 470 0125

Whats' up:
The CBD is becoming the go-to destination for Neapolitan pizza with The Shed being one of the best venues to visit for this offering. It also serves up mouthwatering burgers and fresh sushi.
Opening times: Friday to Sunday from 12h00 to 22h00 and Tuesday to Thursday from 16h00 to 22h00
Location: 3 Vredenburg Lane
Book: www.theshedcpt.co.za or 072 757 2972

What’s up:
VIXI Social House is conveniently located in the bustling hub of the CBD in Bree Street and offers an all-day dining Mediterranean menu as well as a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday from 12h00 to 23h00
Location: 49 Bree St
Book: www.vixi.co.za or 021 418 1338

IMAGES: Carmen Lorraine

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