Bree Street is coming along wonderfully. Its latest addition, in terms of food and drink, is Door 221, a cocktail and tapas bar which occupies the same block as Bacon on Bree and Culture Club Cheese.

Door 221 opened its doors just a few weeks ago and is already proving to be a cosy little go-to spot for great tacos, craft beer and, the kicker for me, their trinchado fries.

I guess you could say that there was a certain amount of expectation that surrounded Door 221 prior to its opening. I mean, when your neighbours are the likes of a bacon nirvana and a cheese haven it’s fair to say that Door 221 had a lot to live up to. And I found that it did.


Tuesdays in Cape Town just got a little more varied with Taco Tuesday at Door 221 – every Tuesday you can pick up a delicious, stacked taco like the one pictured below for the reasonable price of R45. Choose from a pulled pork, cumin and tomato salsa taco, a fresh tuna, guacamole, coriander and lime taco or a grilled mushroom, jalapeno and bean taco served with feta and corn salsa. The trinchado fries are also heavenly and I loved them as a side with the hot dog – grilled bockwurst, home-pickled cucumber and radish with German mustard on a soft butter roll from Woodstock Bakery.

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This little dive bar is big on character and the locals are loving it already (just check the reviews on Facebook). But whatever you do, make sure you order a side of those trinchado fries.

Where 221 Bree Street, CBD
When Tuesday – Saturday 4 pm – 2 am
Contact [email protected], Facebook

Photography Josh Adams/HSM Images

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