These are the arty creative fringe areas next to the city that are home to lots of fun funky and artisanal spots
No Fixed Address is owned by a local South African chef who lived in Vancouver in Canada for many years running an award winning catering company. Steve felt homesick and decided to head home and start his quirky street food style restaurant in Cape Town. He started with a spot in Obs and then moved to a stand in a food market in Woodstock. Here he has a small menu of delicious street food style dishes (many with an Asian twist). The new address is 240 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. His new home is in a development called the Iron Works Development in Woodstock. Here he shares space with other vendors. This means that if you have a crew of friends who all feel like a different dinner – they will all come right in this market space! Note there is a great little bar here selling the local gins and beers produced in the woodstock “hood”. Track Steve down! His food is wonderful. Note that he has taken a fairly large space so that he will be able to cater for events as well. So get in touch for any catering requirements you have from office parties through to weddings. In line with being quirky – they do not have a website (he is now working on one) or a facebook page – but he does have instagram and a mobile phone! +27 73 070 5386
Head to THE KITCHEN to try Karen Dudley’s delicious love sandwich and salads….which were enjoyed by Michelle Obama on her visit to Cape Town!! On a serious note – if you are into funky delicious salads or a fantastically fun sandwich called the Love Sandwich, a quirky setting and a focus on delicious freshness – you have to head to this spot. Note if you get there after 12h30 – you will have to join the queue of creative people from the “hood” queuing out of the door – so be warned get there by 12h00 to get a spot to sit and have one of the most delicious salad meals of your life! Yes – I am serious – I love the Kitchen! Weekdays only 08h30 – 16h30 (note that if you go in the afternoon there will be very little food left!) Perfect for anyone into delicious salads and paradise for Vegetarians! Funky, fresh, hip and very local! 111 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. No bookings taken. Ps Karen Dudley has written wonderful cook books.
I finally made it to Table Seven for their simple deli lunch of the day! What a treat! This is a “must do” for any foodie who loves a personalized experience. Here you can take a seat in front of the chef and chat to him about what he is making over a glass or two of wine! Note this is a simple lunch of the day concept – there will always be one veg option and one meat or fish option for the day. Lunch is not meant to be fancy – it is however cooked by an extremely talented chef! It is real flavours of locally sourced seasonal food. There were three options on the day we were there – I however spotted the octopus that had arrived for the next days lunch – and Luke agreed to prepare it for us. I love simple food that is fresh and beautifully cooked – and that is exactly what I got here. It is my idea of heaven to be able to actually taste the flavours of each dish. I loved our lunch! There are many sides to Table Seven! Luke and Katie use this space as their business home base. They do lunch daily, cater for functions from here and book the table out for events. This is perfect for a birthday party or a small work event – you can book a Chef’s Table of up to 20 people and they will design the menu and drinks around your interests. In addition they will be doing shared table evenings where you can book to join others for dinner. These will be on random dates – so if you are keen you will need to watch their facebook for details on dates that can be booked. Check out their facebook NOTE that it is best to check if they are doing lunch on the day as Luke also caters for events and does private chef jobs – so make a booking to ensure that they are there on the day that you head over there! Note also that this is NOT in the city – it is in an area called Salt River which is an area that is on the fringe of the city – so it is about 20 minutes away from the city if there is not too much traffic. (Photo credit – the last photo below has been provided by Table Seven) The address for lunch is -Table SevenUnit C5, Salt Orchard, Salt River. Tel no (+27) 082 588 7804 (Chef Luke)