Cape Town is the undisputed gourmet capital of the continent, and ranks with the finest on the globe when it comes to food. Last year we were named best food city in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.

It is here you will find The Test Kitchen, which is considered among the top 50 restaurants on the planet. Not even Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi could get a table at short notice. Last year La Colombe in Constantia rose into the 76th position of the top 100 restaurants in the world, the only South African restaurant in this category, while the Test Kitchen moved up to number 28.

Bree Street in the CBD in particular has become a restaurant hotspot. In between bars like Mother’s Ruin and Orphanage Cocktail Emporium are Bacon On Bree, and right next door, Culture Club cheese specialists in a bright cheddar-yellow building. From there all the way down to the Foreshore you’ll find owner-run establishments serving burgers, tapas, Peruvian, Italian, Spanish, coffee and cakes, health food and smoothies, bagels, and pub grub.