Cape Town is known across the globe for its fabulous food scene. With so much variety, regardless of your dietary requirements, your tastebuds will be tantalised. With the global trend of people converting to vegetarian, plant-based and vegan diets, restaurants catering specifically to the herbivores have popped up all over the city. Whether you’re a herbivore or not, here are some delicious and nutritious eateries for you to indulge in:

Nourish’d Café and Juicery

Nothing quite compares to the menu at Nourish’d. Famous for their smoothie bowls, Nourish’d is the embodiment of foodie heaven. This chilled back eatery is a firm favourite on the Cape Town food scene. Creative and delicious items are consistently added to the menu, fresh from the mind of owner, Tash Napoli. I highly recommend the creamy and delicious ‘boobalicious’ smoothie bowl, or the scrumptious and smokey jackfruit ‘jack me off’ burger. Recently, Nourish’d have began experimenting with CBD-infused smoothie bowls, that will keep you cool, calm and collected.


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CBD Smoothie in the afternoon sun 🌞🌱 We modelled this smooth on the classic peppermint crisp chocolate 🍫 Creamy avocado and banana base with fresh mint and speckled cacao paste 🥑 Topped with buckwheat crunch (for the crispycrip) and decorated with frozen blueberries and mint sprigs 🌿 Each bowl includes 10mg of pure CBD extract to relax the nervous system, empower the immune system and help you achieve full-body balance 🌵 The fatty avocado base makes the oil more bio-available and the cacao helps carry it into your bloodstream 🥑 Bliss in a bowl 🕊 ~ ~ #nourishd #nourishdcapetown #vegan #vegancapetown #cbd #cannabis #cannabisSA #raw #smoothiebowl #rawvegan

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Nourish’d has two stores in Cape Town:

Kloof Street: 177 Kloof Street Gardens

Phone: 064 755 2431

Observatory: 186 Lower Main Rd. Observatory

Phone: 066 336 3944


The Sunshine Food Sprouting Café

Nestled in the heart of busy Sea Point, you’ll find a sanctuary of relief in the form of Sunshine Food Sprouting Café. Their food is otherworldly, flavourful and almost too beautiful to eat. You can stop by for a quick grab-and-go or to sit and enjoy your meal. Their juices, smoothies, burgers and wraps will captivate your tastebuds and soon enough you’ll be back for more.

Address: 6 Main Rd, Sea Point

Phone: 081 825 0925



Falling under the Skin Co. brand, ERTH is the world’s first nutricosmetic eatery. Taking ‘save the planet’ to another level, ERTH is a waste-free kitchen. The purpose of this store is to bring edible skincare to the table. The food at ERTH is designed to nourish your skin from within. You will find ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen (using fish-based peptides), resveratrol and potent phyto-ceramides combined into a juice or in a dish. These ingredients, while flavourless, are packed with nutrients and have endless benefits for the human body.

Address: 35 Main Road, Green Point


The Kind Kitchen

This deli and café is bursting with creative, fun and delicious meals at both stores. If anyone ever accuses you of being boring for eating plants, take them here. The hearty meals range from breakfast to burgers, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, hot dogs and more. If you’re visiting the Woodstock store, try Fungi the vampire slayer or the Cake for breakfast smoothie. If you’re visiting the Constantia store, try a burger with a turmeric bun.

Woodstock address: 252 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

Phone: 061 508 0655

Constantia address: Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806,

Phone: 064 554 9116


Lekker Vegan

If you’re battling a mild hangover, or have a bottomless pit for a stomach, then the question is ‘Lekker Vegan?’ and ‘yes’ is the answer. This vegan gourmet junk food joint will convert even the most carnivorous non-believer. Their gatsbies, crispy chip burger and the lekker cheesy burger will change your life. Be sure to pair your order with a side of sweet potato fries and OG sauce.

Lekker Vegan has two stores:

Harrington Street: 37 Barrack Street, Corner of Harrington & Barrack Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925

Phone: 064 268 6959

Kloof Street: Shop 11A1, Palmhof Shopping Center, 105 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Phone: 084 903 6697


Jessy’s Waffles

Whoever said you can’t have dessert for breakfast lied to you. At Jessy’s Waffles, take your brunch game to a new level and treat yourself to delectable dessert. Order the chunky monkey, an amalgamation of the richest, most delicious, cruelty-free chocolatey goodness you will ever try. Opt for some whipped coconut cream on the side, and if you’re brave enough – order a full portion. You won’t regret it.


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Yummyness awaits! . . Grab your goodness @Dunkley 9-9 & @Camps Bay 9-6 🌸

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Jessy’s Waffles stores:

Gardens: 58 Barnet St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Phone: 087 470 0139

Camps Bay: 1st floor, The Promenade, Shop 130A, 87 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005

Phone: 087 470 0139


Harvest Café & Deli

Situated in the bustling Bo-Kaap, overlooking the iconic colourful homes, is where you will find Harvest Café & Deli. This humble eatery is a force to be reckoned with, whipping up delicious juices, smoothies, breakfasts, lunches and so much more. Opt to sit near the windows so you can gaze on the happenings down below. Both vegetarian and vegan-friendly, this quaint café is laid back and completely unassuming.

Address: 102 Wale Street

Phone: 021 422 1199

Image: Instagram/ Lekker Vegan

Article written by

Imogen Searra