Cape Town CBD has the best spots to pop over to during your lunch break. Whether you feel like a delicious cheese toastie or a fresh poke bowl, the city caters for everything your tastebuds could want.

Most of these restaurants and cafés are within walking distance from your office – so get out and get some fresh air. Treat yourself to these delicious Cape Town treats. We have found the perfect places to grab a bite under R100.

1. The Raptor room 

If you are looking for a fusion of old meets new, the Raptor room has a menu to satisfy your needs – from a classic chip roll to their signature popcorn chicken (which you can choose your own seasoning). The raptor room is known for its quirky and fun setting that offers meals under R 100.

Address:  79 Roeland Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Contact: 087 625 0630


2. IYO Burgers 

For one of the best burgers in the city centre, head to Inside and Out Burger bar. If you are in the mood for something sweet after a scrumptious burger then dig into the Oreo, Nutella and white chocolate cheesecake. The bucket of curly thin fries that come with the burger will leave you wanting more, prices start from R 76.

Address: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town city centre
Contact: 021 422 1313


3. The Strangers Club 

The Strangers Club is a little cove hidden in the central business district and is an escape from your busy day, with some of the best bite sized sandwiches. Their turmeric latte is well paired with the the smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich for  a low R72.

Please note that they are closed from 18 June to 2 July.

Address:1 Braemar, Greenpoint, Cape Town
Contact: 079 504 9786


4. Hokey Poke Bar

The restaurant serves, ‘Poke’ bowls which are a classic Hawaiian dish and consists of a mix of fresh vegetables and various seafood and meat additional options. It is the first poke bar in South Africa and offers an upbeat atmosphere. Home to the original poke bowls, the classic number one that is composed of naked tuna, shredded lettuce, sweet onions and toasted macadamias at R95 for a medium sized dish. The dressing is mind-blowing and the combinations are delicious.

Address: 1 Church St, Cape Town City Centre
Contact: 021 422 4382

5. Lola’s 

Opened since 2011, Lola’s offers familiar home cooked meals with a twist – their falafel sandwich cost R69 and is worth the walk to get it hot. Lola’s cafe is also known for their Chalmers steak sandwich served with a rich hollandaise sauce. The cafe offers options for vegetarians and even serve gluten free meals.

Address:  228 Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: 021 423 0885


6. Nourish’d 

If you are looking for smoothie bowl heaven, Nourish’d will help make your dreams a reality. Their smoothie bowl menu is a play on words and offers a fun and zesty vibe. The makin’ me cacao is a chocolate lovers heaven at R 78 and it has all the antioxidants your body could need. A restaurant with a difference, as it is a vegan friendly and conscious approach to food and dining. The harvest table that is open from 12pm – 2pm offers a healthy option for lunch.

Address: 177 Kloof Street, The old garage on Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Contact: 063 648 1040


7. Melt Café

This café takes the traditional toasted cheese sandwich to a whole new level – it is known as the best place to have a toastie in Cape Town. Picture a mouth-watering and cheese-oozing toasted sandwich served with a hot plate of fries, nothing beats a good old classic at R65.

Address: 235 Long Street, Cape Town City centre.
Contact: 021 422 1603


8. Clarke’s bar and dinning room 

Clarke’s mini burger selection has visitors coming back for more, the baby burger is R67 with a decent serving of fries. If you aren’t in the mood for a burger and happened to miss breakfast, then Clarke’s all day breakfast menu is just what you need.

Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town City centre
Contact: 021 424 7648


9. Jason’s Bakery

Cuisine: The famous bakery is known for their spontaneous flavour of the day pastries, but also has an hearty lunch menu with quinoa bowls, pie of the day and delicious sandwiches. The kick-ass pie of the day costs R60. If you are in the mood for something lighter – the choice of bagels is sure to tickle your fancy. On a Saturday morning, make sure you stand in line for the one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated cronuts, it’s worth the wait.

Location: 185 Bree Street, Cape Town City centre.
Contact: 021 424 5644


10. Arcade Café

Cuisine:  With a rustic setting and modern outlook the Arcade Café is known for more than its eventful Sunday parties. The Arcade Café offers thin crust pizza and prego rolls, as well as crazy decadent burgers. Prices range from R95 upwards.

Location: 152 Bree Street, Cape Town City centre.
Contact: 060 861 0511


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