Just outside of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands of South Africa produce some of the best wines in the world. So it’s no surprise that Cape Town would be home to some fantastic wine bars. Caveau Wine Bar is one of them.
Just a few streets away from the backpacker scene of Long Street, Caveau doesn’t look like much from the outside. Don’t be tempted to take a seat at one of the tables on the patio fronting busy Bree Street. Instead, head inside and ask for a table in the back garden. Here you’ll be transported miles away. You feel like you could be at any little bistro in the world, from Napa Valley to the streets of Paris.
The day’s menu of small plates and sushi will be listed on chalkboards posted around the courtyard. Choose from the rotating list of options such as beef cubes and béarnaise, lamb samoosas with tzatziki, artichoke and anchovy risotto, prawn tempura, and double-cheese tart. Wines are available by the glass or bottle and feature selections from some of the Cape’s best wineries.
The restaurant is located at 92 Bree Street and is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Small plates range from 35 to 80 South Africa Rand (about $5-10US).
Photo Credit: Katie Hammel
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