Relaxed, street-style Greek taverna in Newlands

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Relaxed, street-style Greek taverna in Newlands

Tapas in a courtyard + join plate smashing events

Last updated: Monday, 4 July 2022

The main dining room at Santorini depicts a street style taverna with its street signs and greenery covering the walls. The upper level has a large feature wall painted with a sea view, a wooden boat mounted to a side wall, and blue and white flags crisscrossing the ceiling. Plus, join a plate-smashing event every month.

The upper level brings in the outdoors with its blue ceiling and feature wall of a painted ocean. Image: Santorini Cafe 


Santorini hosts a “kefi” (loosely translates to the “Spirit of Greece”) evening, every first Friday of the month. The main dining room is cleared to make room for an evening of plate smashing, which is a tradionitial Greek custom. You pay per plate, which is added to your bill. There’s no limit to the amount of plates.   

The painted streets signs on the wall depict the quirky streets of Greece. Image: Sarah Jarvis


A wall of wine bottles, back lit with blue lights, and a chandelier are the backdrop to the bar. Choose your seat in the outside courtyard lit with fairy lights, or in the cosy dining room, where you can wind down after work or catch up with friends over daiquiris, beer on tap or Greek ouzo. 

The bar is set at the back of the restaurant leading into the courtyard. Image: Sarah Jarvis


Try the Santorini Tapas Platter (for 2 or 4 people), which has dolmades, calamari tentacles, fried saganaki, hummus, tstatzki, keftedes, pita bread and more. There are vegetarian options too, and, of course, baklava or home-made Greek yogurt.

Spanakopita triangles are a favourite at Santorini. Image: Santorini


Santorini is open: Monday to Saturday, 12pm - 10pm; Sunday, 12pm - 7:30pm
Find it: 37 Dean Street | Newlands | Cape Town
Price range: R40 - R285
Call to book: 021 685 3885
Contact Santorini on: 021 685 3885,, Instagram:


By Sarah Jarvis



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