When wintery weather comes around we find ourselves struggling to roll out of bed and pretend like we wouldn’t rather be wrapped up in blankets doing nothing with our lives all day at home, if you find yourself in this predicament, here are a few places you can go to get the magical winter elixir that is a warm hearty soup.

Whether you’re looking for something vegetarian, vegan or particularly meaty, this is where you can find it:

1. Marrow

When it comes to soups one of the most important elements is definitely the broth.

This spot is definitely one more suited to the meat-eaters out there as Marrow specialises in bone broth.

Served piping hot and ready to warm your soul, Marrow’s beef broth is sure to leave you feeling like you can take on any winter’s day.

Contact: 079 556 3647

Address: 83 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8000

Website: www.marrowbroth.co.za


2. South China Dim Sum Bar

Soothe your chilled bones with a hot helping of Malaysian Ipoh shredded chicken noodle soup.

Served with especially warming jalapeño peppers and cooked to tender perfection there’s simply not better way to beat the cold.

Be sure to book in advance if you’re planning to try some South China Dim Sum soups, as they are quite the popular place.

They serve a variety of options from Thai coconut and lime chicken noodle to Prawn wonton noodle soup.

Contact: 078 846 3656

Address: 289 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

3. Plant Restaurant 

Here’s one for our vegan readers, Plant restaurant serves an unforgettable Laksa you’ve got to try.

It’s a typical Malaysian soup made out of a homemade sambal paste, coconut milk and rice noodles. Served with cilantro, lime, and chillies.

While you’re at it grab yourself some mushroom biltong by the kg as this is one of the only places in Cape Town where you can get it.

Contact: 072 521 9252

Address: 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8000

Website: www.plant.co.za 

4. Lola’s

From Mondays to Fridays Lola’s offers a R40 soup special with served with bread and butter.

Each week features a new soup but they often have favourites like leek and potato, butternut, lime and ginger or masala spiced red lentil soup.

If you’re considering paying a visit, pop them a call to see if the flavour of the week suits your fancy or just be daring and show up.

Contact: 021 423 0885

Address: 228 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8005

2. Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room

Classic soups are not to be forgotten this winter.

It can be argued that there’s no better combo than hearty tomato soup and a packed grilled cheese toasted sandwich.

You can grab yourself this hot pairing at Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room, plus its vegetarian-friendly.

Contact: 087 470 0165

Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Website: clarkesdining.co.za

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