CapeTownMagazine.com

“Soul food” from the Cape Flats at The Roadhouse

For Moments of Joy
Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Un-clicking the clique-iness
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Cape Town & Surrounds
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
excitement@capetownmagazine.com
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
CapeTownMag

“Soul food” from the Cape Flats at The Roadhouse

Tikka chicken pizza, salomies, falooda, burgers + more

Last updated: Monday, 27 September 2021

The Roadhouse in Athlone was a famous nightclub, The Address Club, for 20 years. Now it’s a fast food joint serving the food of the Cape Flats made by local cooks. You’ll find Cape Town classics like masala steak salomies, toasted masala steak sandwiches, koesisters, falooda and tikka chicken pizza.

The_Roadhouse_Athlone_Cape_Town_koesisters
A tempting koesister tower at The Roadhouse. Image: The Roadhouse / Priya Patel.

GET A TASTE OF THE CAPE FLATS

“If you’ve never eaten a toasted masala steak sandwich or a salomie, you haven’t had the whole Cape Flats experience. These are staples here, and for us they are our version of soul food,” says Bev Patel, one of the owners at The Roadhouse.

The_Roadhouse_Athlone_Cape_Town_salomies
The Roadhouse’s Salomie. Image: The Roadhouse / Priya Patel.

This is a Cape Flats culinary experience. At The Roadhouse you’ll find all the fast foods you crave, from burgers and pizza, to koesisters and falooda (an Indian version of the Persian dessert of a similar name, made with sweet basil seeds, rose syrup, vermicelli, milk and ice-cream).

The_Roadhouse_Athlone_Cape_Town_burger
The Classic Burger with chips and a milkshake from The Roadhouse. Image: The Roadhouse / Priya Patel.

CONNECT OVER SOME CAPE FLAT’S SOUL FOOD

“We want to create a space where we can bring people together, and what better way than with food?” says Bev Patel. Bev calls their full house steak sandwich a “must-have”. Then there’s the No. 11 Pizza, topped with: tikka chicken, masala steak, green peppers, chilli and garlic.

The_Roadhouse_Athlone_Cape_Town_chicken_tikka_pizza
The No.11 Pizza from The Roadhouse. Image: The Roadhouse / Priya Patel. 


Kismet Plaza, 35 Aden Ave, Athlone | Cape Town | 060 99 777 41 | www.theroadhouse.co.za 
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 2 hours before curfew

By Jessie Leverzencie

--- 

DISCOVER MORE OF WHAT CAPE TOWN'S FOOD SCENE HAS TO OFFER

Get a taste of Paris in Cape Town

Be sure to check out these new restaurants and experiences in Cape Town.

For salomies and gatsbys on the forershore, visit Mariam’s Kitchen.

Try what locals have dubbed the best Gatsby in Cape Town.

For more halaal foods try out Against the Grain. 

Satisfy your pizza cravings at one of these pizza restaurants in Cape Town.

Here’s a list of 7 halaal restaurants that deliver to you.

Bring on the heat at one of these restaurants serving curry in Cape Town.

---

Loved discovering this?  Make sure you get our popular weekly newsletter.Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
November 2022
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Old Fashioned MonthThe best bars for Old Fashioneds + how ...

Where to drink one of the world’s oldest cocktails + a recipe

Fairtrade giveawayTake a quiz, win coffee + tea for a ...

Life isn’t fair. But you can be (and win). It takes 2 minutes

Drumstruck performersDrumstruck at Silvermist! African drum ...

Drumstruck is back from Broadway and playing for a limited run in Cape Town

Picnic in the parkPicnic in the Parks, fun workshops for ...

Book a picnic basket, get it delivered to the park + do interactive workshops

Distiller's UnionMake your unique brand of gin

At Distiller’s Union you get to also pick the flavour, colour + do a beer tasting with ...

Elvis BrewElvis Blue’s “lekka” padstal on ...

Elvis Brew in George has the closest viewing deck for large aircraft in SA

Bar KeeperBar Keeper is open on Sundays till ...

Order 1 bottle to many cases online or in store, get it delivered same day, cold

Sweet River Brewery ingredientsBook out this distillery for your next ...

Make your own at Distillers Union + get beer and pizza at Sweet River Brewery

Art Haus origamiLearn how to do origami from a Guinness ...

Help an artist create an art piece and learn to make origami from a pro

Bombay BrasserieBombay Brasserie offers sumptuous ...

Taste 7 unique dishes (+ a surprise) at Taj Cape Town’s signature eatery

The Purple WindmillWeekend market that has it all

Craft beer, kids playpark, aqua golf, target shooting, donkeys and more

Black Elephant Vintners music and wine pairingEver imagined a rock ‘n roll ...

Silent disco, wine barrel tables + rock star murals at Black Elephant Vintners

Blue Train ParkKids Party Idea: Take a ride on the ...

BOOK Now and let the outdoor adventure begin!

Breathwork Africa foundation3+ ways to get your breath back and ...

Classes, courses, retreats on conscious breathing run by the trainers leading the global ...

The Blue Room interiorLive jazz at The Blue Room

Dine, drink cocktails while top local muzos jam at this moody new bar

Taj kids bedHere’s an unbeatable deal: Kids stay ...

You’ll get 2 interleading rooms, 1 harbour + canal cruise and royal treatment

The Galileo open air cinemaThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape ...

The Galileo screens at a different wine farm every Saturday. See schedule

Oasis Association Claremont coffee shopDo Good

3 ways to support Oasis: shop, donate or take your recycling there

Leopard's Leap FamilyLeopards Leap serves succulent ...

Family-style lunches are its speciality, plus there’s a big lawn for kids to play on

White Shark Cage Diving - BoatSpectacular rates on shark-cage diving ...

Where conservation meets adventure. FREE Buff + ask for current CapeTownMag specials

Ficks CocktailsFicks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Strolla RestaurantGet Irie On The Sunset Deck At Strolla ...

Weekend sunsets at Strolla mean live DJs and reggae (Rivertones)

La Motte Tasting RoomVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

Honeybee Heroes Be a beekeeper for a day at Honeybee ...

Adopt a hive, learn about bees, take a beekeeping course, buy honey

Klein Roosboom tasting caveTaste wine in a cave

Boutique winery with 6 six cosy tasting nooks. Plus platters, picnics + trails

Irma Stern Museum artHere’s what’s on at the Irma Stern ...

Celebrate 50 years with art workshops, walkabouts and discussions

Canto Wines champagne + macarons tasting3 unusual pairings at this Durbanville ...

From MCC to tonic tastings: there’s something at Canto for the whole family

GiveawaysTravel Tips