Happy Boy, the street-food café in lively Obz

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Happy Boy, the street-food café in lively Obz

Simple South African street food classics like vetkoek and Stoney

Happy Boy Cáfe, in one of Cape Town’s most lively districts, Observatory, is for everyone – from students and artists to business owners. 

Check out the industrial-style bar, with quirky features like a Greek statue. Image: Happy Boy Café


I mean who doesn't love fresh vetkoek and cold, Stoney ginger beer. For all the real Slim Shadys, there’s an Eminem Tartine (mushroom, mint, peas and lemon zest on toast). Or crispy wedges with a shot of tequila...who said potatoes were boring?

Fresh vetkoek and ice cold Stoney ginger beer...and let's not forget thosr crisy potato wedges. Image: Happy Boy Café


Happy Boy, with its neon-purple sign, fits right in in Observatory, with its street art, funky bars and thrift shops. It’s a place for all to unwind at the bar, disconnect from the screen and connect with people over classic South African street foods. 

To keep you smiling throughout the week, there’s happy hour from 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Image: Happy Boy Café 


Happy Boy Cáfe is open: Sunday and Monday; 8am - 9pm, Tuesday; 8am- 10pm, Wednesday to Saturday; 8am - 12am
Find it: 107 Lower Main Road | Observatory | Cape Town
Price range: R65 - R120
Call to book: 073 844 3546
Contact on: 073 844 3546,, Instagram: @happyboy_capetown

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By Sarah Jarvis


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