Chapter 10: Family friendly
Dining with kids can be hard, but luckily Cape Town caters for foodies of all ages.
Since opening in 2006, Café Roux has become an institution in the Noordhoek Valley. Set in a quaint, old-fashioned farm village, the café is half restaurant, half outdoor music venue, and classy enough to impress on both counts.
Expect a fresh, seasonal menu, accompanied by chalkboard specials that change regularly.
a: Chapmans Peak Dr, Noordhoek
t: +27 21 789 2538
h: Monday—Sunday: Breakfast: 08h30-11h00, Lunch: 12h00-15h30, open for afternoon tea and cakes, open for dinner on select nights only.
Check in for scrumptious, homestyle cooking and an inspirational kitchen that works to the brief that everything is made on-site to ensure super-freshness and traceable provenance.
Emulating the look and feel of a country farm stall, Café Paradiso stands out as one of the best family restaurants in Cape Town—with plenty of romantic nooks for couples.
a: 110 Kloof St, Cape Town
t: +27 21 422 0403
h: Monday—Friday: 12h00–22h00, Saturdays and Sundays: 09h00-22h00
With gorgeous views of the mountains and bay, good service in a lovely setting and an excellent play area for children, Dunes ensures quality family time without compromising on the finer things in life.
The only beach restaurant on the Atlantic seaboard!
a: 1 Beach Cres, Hout Bay
t: +27 21 790 1876
h: Monday—Friday: 12h00–20h00, Saturday: 09h00-20h00, Sunday: 09h00-18h00
Nestled inside the historic centre of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Jonkershuis delivers classic Cape Malay cuisine surrounded by ancient oak trees and the legendary Groot Constantia vineyards.
The views of the peninsula and majestic Constantia Valley are unrivalled.
a: Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
t: +27 21 794 6255
h: Sunday—Thursday: 08h00-17h00, Friday and Saturday: 08h00-20h00, dinner available on special request. Breakfast served daily from 08h00-11h30.
As arguably one of the best Italian-style eateries in the Mother City, Massimo’s needs little introduction—if any, to be frank.
There’s pasta and spuntini (tapas-style small plates) on offer, but the wood-fired thin-crust pizzas are a Massimo’s speciality.
a: Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Rd, Hout Bay
t: +27 067 324 0261
h: Monday—Thursday: from 16h00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12h00.