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Street food, graffiti and signed glasses at this cheeky wine bar

Tuck into dumplings and enjoy live DJs at this rebellious spot on Bree Street

Last updated: 26 June 2023 

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This new spot isn’t your typical wine bar. With signed glasses, elevated street food and graffiti on the walls, Who Knows on Bree Street is an eccentric spot with an attitude.

 
Where else can you drink wine out of graffitied glasses in Cape Town? Image: Who Knows 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE CHEESE AND CRACKERS 

When people think of a wine bar, most imagine a sophisticated spot with charcuterie boards and cheese pairings. Not Who Knows: this cheeky eatery on Bree Street rebels against expectations. Instead, you’ll find signed wine glasses (like Starbucks, but better) and booths and tables made out of crates. Tongue-in-cheek phrases like ‘Soup of the day: Champagne’ and ‘buy wine, not cocaine’ are graffitied on the walls. If guests are lucky, they’ll be able to make their own graffiti marks too. 


When you visit, try to find the funniest piece of graffiti. Image: Who Knows 

Who Knows serves upscale street food from across Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, Mexico and more. Think dumplings, arancini balls, crab bruschetta, and hummus and pita dip. True to its roots, the food is served in cardboard containers and an average meal will only cost you around R100.


Pictured here is chicken liver pâté and corn on the cob. Image: Who Knows

WHEN + WHERE TO GO 

Who Knows is open: Tuesday to Thursday, 3pm to 12am; Friday to Sunday, 2pm to 12am
Find them: 17 Bree Street | Cape Town CBD
Price range: Average food bill R100; average wine bill R150
Contact them on: 071 490 2834, @who_knows_bar
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By Julia Rowley 

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