Walking DistanceThe Gardens and Kloof Street Area
Kloof Street is the buzzing heart of Gardens, a boho residential suburb of Cape Town. Originally, it was just a main road linking the old town to the residential suburbs south of the centre but now it’s a thriving little area by day and by evening (it winds down around 11 p.m.). You should go here for lunch and for dinner as not all the places do both meals and you’d be missing out if you don’t try at least one lunch and one dinner here.
The majority of restaurants in this area are owner managed, small, personal, informal and not fine dining. (There are exceptions, though.) Most places have no more than about ten tables, some even less. Expect bustle and laughter, not restraint and refinement.
WALKING DISTANCE (less than 10 minutes on foot)
|Saigon – Vietnamese (Cnr Kloof and Camp)||(021) 424 7670|
|Societi Bistro – Italian/French bistro||(021) 424 2100|
|Miller’s Thumb – Family bistro (Kloofnek)||(021) 424 3838|
|Limoncello - Italian, relaxed vibe (Gardens)||(082) 218 7252|
|Kyoto Garden – formal Japenese (Kloofnek)||(021) 422 2001|
|Manna Epicure – Lunch for serious foodies (Kloof St.)||(021) 426 2413|
|Melissa’s – Deli with eat in (Kloof St)||(021) 424 5540|
|Puka – smallest café in town (Tamboerskloof Road)|