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10 Top Delicatessens in Cape Town
A selection of the best Delicatessens in Cape Town and the Surrounds
Last Update: February 10, 2017
Cape Town embraces diverse food cultures from around the world, from Asian to Italian. If the word delicatessen means: ‘delicious things to eat’, then Cape Town certainly has lots of these to offer. Why not enjoy the finer things in life? Lunch on homemade bread, filled with Parma ham, and impress your other half with some Italian black truffles, from one of Cape Town’s gourmet delicatessens.
The Foodbarn Restaurant, Deli and Bakery
The philosophy here is that food should be natural, so expect fibre rich, homemade bread from Eureka Mills and delightful pastries such as, croissants, muffins, quiche and pies. Tuck into a deli lunch in their equally natural, homely environment.
Noordhoek Farm Village | Corner of Village Lane and Noorhoek Main Road | Noordhoek | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 789 1966
Giovanni’s started out as an Italian deli, but has since embraced other European delicacies, so you’ll find French cookies and English tea here. Giovanni’s is home to the best cappuccino in town and you can even tailor make your own sandwich, from a range of homemade bread and fillings such as, roast beef and cheese. This deli is on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for – fresh ingredients of the highest standard. Enjoy their cosy bar on busy Sundays and there is also a quaint flower shop next door.
103 Main Road | Green Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 434 6893
This country-chic spot at the Old Biscuit Mill has food-quotes written on the walls and baby blue surfaces. Specialising in local meat and cheese, they’ll wrap a tailor-made sandwich in wax paper for you. Look out for cured sausages and bratwurst from The Black Forrest German butchery.
Unit A112 | The Old Biscuit Mill | Woodstock | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 447 7177
Melissa’s Food Shop
Melissa’s is a one-stop-deli for Cape Town’s health conscious as they’ve lovingly taken all the bad stuff out of their wholesome breakfast and lunch buffets, quiches and salads. This deli also sells handmade products such as, jams and cookies and patrons are wafted with the scent of their heavenly chocolate cake as they walk in. Whet your appetite with a sesame prawn and noodle salad @ New Vredehoek Eatery Offers Food Fashion and Flowers
21 Derry Street | Vredehoek | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 5540
Bread & Wine Restaurant
When you’ve quite finished feasting on one of Bread & Wine’s legendary pizzas in South Africa’s gourmet capital of Franschhoek, their farm grocer is well worth a visit. Situated in the lemon orchards and vineyards of M’reson Wine Farm, the grocer stocks smoked red wine vinegar, chicken liver parfait and old Cape Brandy marmalade. While your there, so some wine tasting at Moreson.
Happy Valley Road | La Motte | Franschhoek | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 876 3055
Caramello’s take cheese lovers on a journey from the cheese board to the cheese omelet (check out their cheesy bread rolls), meat lovers from honey glazed ham to pastrami and mop it all up with a passion filled chunk of Olive Bread.
Shop 16 | Lifestyle on Kloof | 50 Kloof Street | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 8172
New York Bagels
If planning a picnic, visit New York Bagels for a selection of dips, bread and meat. You can try unusual imports here such as, German sausage and palm tree (served as anti pasti). This deli has a friendly atmosphere and even opens up to greet the early risers with gorgeous breakfasts.
51 Regent Road | Sea Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 439 7523
PLUS: Discover farm-fresh cakes, coffee and breakfast, as well as a walk-in cheese and cured meats fridge and full delicatessen shop with a kids' play area, fireplace and beloved lunch menu. Come visit La Paris Deli in Franschhoek.
If these Cape Town delicacies have tickled your fancy, be sure to read Cape Town's Top Ten Bakeries and Cape Town's Top Ten Specialty Markets.
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