Cape Town boasts various restaurants and dine-in or order-out options.
Among them is a taste of Greek cuisine offered by authentic restaurants. Greek food is famous for its flavours and nutritious ingredients.
If you enjoy seafood, particularly fish, this is the cuisine for you.
In a nutshell, you can expect meals prepared with olive oil and salad options with wholegrains, olives, fish, fruits, cheeses, and yoghurt.
Below are five Cape Town spots to take you to Greece:
1. YIAYIA’s TABLE
This Southern Suburbs Greek bakery offers unique delicacies made from recipes that have been passed down through generations.
Yiayia, the Greek word for grandma, and Elli’s good, wholesome food can only be tasted at YIAYIA’s Table in Mowbray.
The menu caters to both the young and the old. Delve into various salads, pies, sweet and savoury breakfast options, baked goodies and pretzels.
The food is paired with a lovely drink selection: there are various coffee options, cool drinks and smoothies.
- Location: 41 Durban Rd, Mowbray
- Contact: 021 689 8837
2. Mykonos Taverna
Success leads to growth and growth encourages multiplication. This is true for Mykonos Taverna because there are two in Cape Town.
Its authentic Greek dishes will transport you to the most famous Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
The good food, coupled with lively events with music and dancing (Kalamatiano style), is what keeps people coming back for more.
At Mykonos Taverna, you can smash plates to your heart’s content, and the atmosphere at their events is nothing short of magical, filled with music, fun and dancing.
Put on your dancing shoes and join in the “opa!” when you attend Greek evenings on the last Saturday of every month at Mykonos Taverna.
- Location: 343 Main Rd, Sea Point
- Contact: 021 439 2106
- Location: 7 Vineyard Road, Claremont
- Contact: 087 152 5323
3. Santorini Cafe
This Newlands gem is a must-try. Why? The food is just so tasty.
This quaint restaurant located on Dean Street is beautifully decorated with blue and white motifs of the picturesque island, Santorini.
Moreover, the food is impeccable. The well-run kitchen churns out platters and set menus that cater to groups and individuals.
- The best part of Santorini Cafe is it is affordable.Follow their specials for live events updates and specials.
- Location: 37 Dean Street, Newlands
- Contact: 021 685 3885
4. The Greek Club Restaurant
For satisfying and delicious Greek food The Greek Club Restaurant is one of your best bets.
Whether you go for lunch or dinner, the food will be made fresh and will leave your palate longing for more authentic Greek cooking.
The menu offers prawns, lamb, chicken and many other dishes delightfully prepared in Greek style.
If you still need more reasons to visit The Greek Club restaurant, read their glowing reviews.
- Location: 24 Bay Rd, Mouille Point
- Contact: 0832256687
5. NIKOS Glengarry
Do you want a Greek establishment that caters to all? NIKOS Glengarry is putting out kota, kreas, meze, viros and plated souvlaki.
The nationwide franchise has positioned its Cape Town restaurant in Brackenfell. It is known for the fusion of Greek home-style cooking and generous portions.
Its extensive Greek menu is perfect for date nights, sharing and functions.
Also on the menu are sweet Greek desserts such as the traditional baklava and galaktoboureko – not to give too much away but the Greeks have a way with phyllo pastries.
Also, try loukoumades (mini doughnuts with syrup and nuts) and halva ice cream, which is a posh Greek pistachio and sesame-flavoured ice cream topped with pomegranate seeds.
- Location: Glengarry Shopping Centre, Corner De Bron and Fairtrees Road
- Contact: 0219839335
See the below article if you’re looking for even more Greek feasts in Cape Town.