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Treehouse eatery with a secret nightclub

Take me to Church Street for bourbon milkshakes and cheese steak sandwiches

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Just off Bree Street you'll find a treehouse-looking eatery – a sandwich lover’s paradise and a milkshake haven that will even get adults excited (think bacon, bourbon and peanut butter). And at 8pm the eatery turns into a full-blown club. If that’s not cool enough – the restroom has a party button, turning the room into a disco dance floor. This is Safehouse. 


Safehouse is located where the old Leo’s club used to be. Image: Andy Turner-Dauncy

DISCOVER THE TREEHOUSE EATERY

Safehouse is the newest hottie on Cape Town’s nightlife scene. The eatery overlooks Church Street, with a wooden deck hanging in between large trees. The greenery wraps around the 4-seater tables, with hanging and pot plants all around – magnifying the treehouse vibe. At the back of the restaurant is a vault door, concealing a sexy secret (read more below). 


The eatery is up the stairs, next to Scala and Office & Co. Image: Andy Turner-Dauncy

GET SANDWICHES AND BOURBON MILKSHAKES 

Safehouse has its own version of the classic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. The Cape Town Cheese Steak is made with slow-cooked beef short rib, mushrooms, cheese and red onion marmalade (vegetarian option available too). Other hits on the menu include the Crispy Asian Cauliflower Wings, the house salad and, of course, the adult milkshakes. 


Each sandwich comes with a side of fries and a sauce of your choice (we recommend the Safehouse gravy). Image: Andy Turner-Dauncy

You can’t go to Safehouse without trying one of the bourbon milkshakes (made with Jack Daniel’s). There are five options to choose from – the Double Choc Double Shot, Jacked-Up Berry Jam, Caramel Ginger Crunch, Espresso Martini (with Oreos) and the 10-Out-Of-Tennessee (with bacon and peanut butter). You can also order a non-alcoholic version of the shakes. 


There’s also a selection of beers, wines and cocktails available. Image: Andy Turner-Dauncy

UNLOCK THE HIDDEN NIGHTCLUB

Behind the vault door, at the back of the restaurant, you’ll find a moody corridor leading you into the secret nightclub, which can fit up to 200 people. Cherry orchards hang from the ceiling, while a red “I licked it so it’s mine” neon sign lights up the large booths. Safehouse’s club hosts a number of events, from student nights to kink parties, organised by the creative director of Safehouse and well-known South African DJ, Das Kapital. Get a sneak peek of the inside of the club.


Keep an eye out for upcoming events on Safehouse’s socials. Image: Andy Turner-Dauncy

GET IN TOUCH WITH SAFEHOUSE

Safehouse is open: Thursday to Sunday; 12pm - 2am
Find it: 75 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre
Price range: From R95 for a main
Contact on: 067 332 3558 | @safehousecpt

By Lara van Zyl

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