Ocean View House picked ten colourful restaurants in Cape Town

Cape to Cuba!

Main Road, Kalk Bay

A colourful and unique experience, located in Kalk Bay, with a large variety of cocktails and tasty meals, all Cuban inspired and Cajun influenced. The décor and location are beautiful, right on the sea and full of colour and intricate designs. This, along with its regular music nights, makes it a great night out to experience something incredible!

Colours Café

Burg Stree, Cape Town

Colours Café, a deli at the Rainbow Experience in Cape Town, is a place to experience both “fresh, delicious fusion food” and South African heritage. They have a wide variety of books and even a short film of Nelson Mandela’s life. It’s a great place to get a good idea of what our rainbow nation has accomplished.

Tessa’s Bakery

Milpark Centre, Milnerton

Tessa’s Bakery, in Milnerton makes amazing cakes and fantastic beverages to accompany them. Tessa’s Bakery is no longer just a place to pick a birthday cake, it is now described as “a sweet escape”. Tessa’s Bakery is a simple looking space full of colour, sugary, “picture-perfect” delights, alongside baking supplies and creative cake toppers.
From cakes, to cupcakes, to gluten free and vegan options, to their – now well loved – unicorn macaroons, this bakery really seems to have it all.


Gardens, Cape Town

A gorgeous restaurant serving delicious Asian fusion food, combined with the tapas style of serving small to share dishes. Described as “quaint and tasty”, it has a lovely interior and amazing food. The area itself is colourful and friendly, with cheerful staff and a great atmosphere.

The Charles Café

De Waterkant, Cape Town

If there is one thing all the guests can agree on, it’s their quality food.
Burgers, sandwiches, salads, breakfasts, risottos, fish and chips … you name it! They have an extensive, colourful, and delicious menu. Not a place to drop by and grab a bite, but a fantastic place to sit down and really enjoy the food, and the view!

The Tuck Shop

Kenilworth, Cape Town

This cute, little homey restaurant is loved for its meals, which are filled with love and tasty flavours! It’s cosy, colourful nook to go to and grab a good meal. The food is free range, the bakes are delicious and the shop owner is a delight. Yes this place is a local little treasure.

Culture Club Cheese

Bree St, Cape Town City Centre

A bright yellow building with a rustic interior, it is perfect for the cheese lovers among us. It not only has a wide variety of cheeses, but a wide variety of non-cheese items as well, such as salads, sandwiches, and coffee! Yep, an excellent place to grab a bite while cruising Cape Town.

The Kitchen

Woodstock, Cape Town

The Kitchen, a lovely, comfy catering company, famous for its Love Sandwiches and fantastic salads, is definitely a place to visit when in Cape Town. With a vast variety of treats such as sandwiches, croissants, sausages and falafel, this kitchen really offers a colourful menu. Open Monday to Friday, this place has been described as a place of “wholesome good food”.

El Burro

Main Road, Cape Town

El Burro, a restaurant with a rich colour scheme, authentic Mexican dishes and tequila. Located in Green Point, it is an excellent place to come on a sunny afternoon for a drink and some great food! Plus, there’s even a full vegan menu, and they do what they can to protect the environment. Guests have commented on the helpful and happy attitude of the staff, and the great decor.

The Stack

Gardens, Cape Town

With a great décor, full of colour and intricacy, and excellent food, this old “Gentlemen’s Club” was transformed into an incredible restaurant and venue. Guests have described the service as being “treated like royalty”, and recommend it as a lovely place to get away from the hustle of the city, a nice little get away from the busy streets. With an extensive and delicious venue, including drinks, it’s truly a lovely, sophisticated and enjoyable place to have a meal.