Many streets across the Mother City are home to the most interesting and unique varieties of restaurants, stores and experiences to discover. To get you started on your journey of exploration through Cape Town’s streets, we give you five memorable spots on Kloof Street to add to your list.
Kloof Street is a buzzing hub of hot spots for drinking, eating and generally enjoying the city vibe. From night to day, you’ll find what you’re looking for along this central Cape road.
1. The Bombay Bicycle Club
You won’t soon forget your first visit to the The Bombay Bicycle Club.
From swings as chairs to quirky decor and lighting along with an avant-garde atmosphere, this Kloof Street spot – which doesn’t actually have anything to do with Mumbai in India – is a must-visit.
The restaurant is perfect for a drink with friends or a special evening out, and the menu has many options including ones for vegetarians and vegans.
Contact: 021 423 6805
Address: 158 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
2. Asoka Bar
With live jazz on Tuesdays and soft lighting in an intimate atmosphere, visiting Asoka is a great way to spend an evening.
Unique Victorian-style furnishing and oriental details are an unexpected match made in heaven.
The drink specials here, as well as the Asian fusion tapas, are highly recommended.
Contact: 021 422 0909
Address: 68 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
3. Café Paradiso
Book a table for lunch in the shady and relaxing courtyard of Café Paradiso, from where you can enjoy a pristine view of Table Mountain.
If you’re a pasta lover, we insist you try the much-loved Gnocchi here. All of Paradiso’s dishes combine a country style touch with Mediterranean flavour.
Contact: 021 422 0403
Address: 110 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
4. Kloof Street House
Somewhat hidden along the busy street, Kloof Street House is the CBD’s secret garden.
With a whimsical air and an otherworldly look and feel, this enchanting locale will likely charm you into visiting again and again.
Drink specials, rich furnishings, lush greenery, and an eclectic menu are a few of the delights here.
Contact: 021 423 4413
Address: 30 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8005
5. Today & Tomorrow
Sit among dangling foliage and twinkly lights that reflect off the zinc roofs.
Today & Tomorrow offers visitors a unique experience from day to night, as the laid-back space transforms from a relaxed eatery to a happening night-spot.
Before the music kicks in, the pasta and pizza will fill you up and prepare you for a night of cocktails and dancing here.
Contact: 021 422 0175
Address: 71 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001