#HighburyHearsYou – we at Cape Town Etc are passionate about getting local restaurants back and booming in business. As part of our #HighburyHearsYou initiative, we’re dishing out the deets on some incredible restaurants in and around town.

Dining in Cape Town is not the cheapest activity, but here are some eateries where you can get away with pay R100 or less for a meal.

The Raptor Room:



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This queer-friendly venue and eatery is also known for its yummy and quirky foods. While the menu is not particularly extensive, you can get a sizable serving of their delicious Mac n Cheese for just R80.

If this does not tickle your fancy, try their awesome Chicken and Waffles, which is served with a crisp apple slaw. This meal will treat your pockets just right as it costs only R90.

If you happen to find yourself here on a Tuesday between 5pm and 9pm, you can get two Mac n Cheeses for just R90.

Address: 79 Roeland St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925
Website: https://raptorroom.co.za

Van Hunks:



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This popular Gardens bar is a well-kept secret bursting with specials. While they are most known for their R110 for two lunchtime specials, they also have some food items that won’t break the bank – even at full price.

Try their baby marrow and brocollio tagliatelle for just R90. It is served with a yummy lemon dressing and toasted almond flakes.

Address: Corner of Kloof Street and Upper Union Street in Gardens, Cape Town
Website: https://vanhunks.co.za

Kind Regards:



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This Indian and Portuguese fusion restaurant has two locations – its flagship in Observatory and its more casual outdoor-seated locale at Dunkley Square.

Here, you can find great drinks specials and yummy authentic cuisine. Try the butter chicken curry bunny chow for only R80, or the butter bean bunny chow for R70. If you’re in the mood for Portuguese food, try the spicy Prego steak roll served with a side of chips for only R80.

Address: 86 Station Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925/14 Dunkley St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Website: https://www.facebook.com/KindregardsDS/

Clarke’s Dining Room and Bar:



This popular City Bowl spot is known for its minimalist and laid-back atmosphere. Here, you can sit indoors or outdoors and watch as the city slows down after a long day of hustling and bustling.

Their extensive menu allows you to pick and choose a great meal, but we recommend the vegetarian Sloppy Joe for a filling meal that doesn’t strain the wallet. It costs just R98.

Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town
Website: https://www.clarkesdining.co.za


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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.