The 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) 

3 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa

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