We don’t only share a city with Banting’s founder Professor Tim Noakes – we also share a keen interest on the Banting Diet. Capetonians have latched on to the trend and made it a lifestyle, it is glaringly apparent on our menus. With a multitude of eateries offering a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) option on their menu, you can almost be certain Banting is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Here are some of the best local places to enjoy a banting meal.
Four & Twenty (Wynberg)
With a reputation as one of the finest breakfast joints in the city, Four & Twenty serves up a wide selection of early-morning favourites with enough banting options to satisfy even the most dedicated follower. But it’s not just the breakfast offering which keeps Four & Twenty fans coming back, their lunch and bakery offering is filled with LCHF gems.
Contact +27 21 762 0975, www.fourandtwentycafe.co.za
Where 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg
Keeping up with the times, the much-loved nationwide Col’Caccio, with is roots in Cape Town, has added some terrific banting options to their menu. Guests can enjoy the fare which has made the Italian chain so popular – and now a few menu classics have been modified to suit the modern banter. Our favourite is the new take on the Nacho Libre pizza. And for dessert? Go for the banting cheesecake and thank us later.
Ellie’s Deli (Noordhoek)
Situated in the leafy, sleepy hollow of Noordhoek, you’ll find Ellie’s Deli, a quaint eatery celebrating all things low-carb. For breakfast, try the banting eggs benedict, or if you’re in the mood for something sweet, a wide range of fresh, banting-friendly tarts and cakes might hit the spot .
Contact +27 21 789 1827
Where Noordhoek Main Rd & Katzenellenbogen St, Crofters Valley, Noordhoek
Along Belvedere Road in Claremont lies Starlings, an eatery tucked away behind hedges which opens up to a stunning courtyard. The setting lends itself to relaxed brunches enjoyed under the vine-clad terrace, with a daily-changing menu sporting delectable dishes to satisfy both banters and non-banters alike. The produce used to create these items are of the finest quality, locally-sourced, non-GMO goodness.
Contact +27 21 671 6875, www.starlings.co.za
Where 94 Belvedere Rd, Claremont