Le Petit Guide

How to be Parisian everyday 


With Cape Town being voted number one on the Condé Naste Travellers UK’s best food cities in the world list, it has not only become a holiday destination for its natural beauty and cultural experiences but also for its culinary offerings. From fish and chips on the harbour edge, to fancy tapas and Test Kitchen treats there is an abundance of choice. 

Being spoilt for choice has its limitations, and sometimes it can be rather tricky to choose from so much on offer. I find I am not always in the mood for fine dining, or an eight course tapas degustation and sometimes I need to accommodate a very important 3 year old. With this in mind, I decided to curate a guide of suggestions that are child-friendly in an epicurean way – How to be Parisian everyday so to speak. 

And what better way to explore Cape Town than through the experiences of those who have lived in this beautiful city?


Favourite Places 


Uitsig Heritage Market

Wonder outdoors with something for the whole family. Ice creams from Kristen’s Kick-ass ice cream parlour, made with love. Burgers from Nest Deli and beer for the hubby from Aegir Ale House, and then sip on delicious farm wines paired with tapas, or sushi for Mom. The views are magnificent, and you’ll all leave satiated and happy.

The Gardener’s Cottage

Nestled amongst old camphor trees in the Montebello Estate is a menagerie of art and craft studios, a nursery, a greenhouse, an organic deli and the lovely and rustic Gardener’s Cottage restaurant. Great for breakfast, lunch or tea and it even has a little forest play area made with curated wooden animals. It is so tranquil, the toddler may even sit still awhile! 

Cellars - Hohenort

The beautiful gardens will delight and transport you to a tranquil, peaceful place just perfect for lunch or tea. Best for a lazy lunch, especially when the ducks come out to play. The Sunday roast is also to die for, and the best part is should you miss lunch (until 230pm), they make a mean club sandwich which is quite delectable with a chilled glass of chenin! 


If you have enjoyed reading this, and think these would be good places for you to visit as a family, then Le Petit Guide is definitely for you. I have included places for breakfast, lunch and supper, wine farms, ice cream parlours, cheese shops, artisan markets, bakeries, where to find the best pizza and even an art gallery. You will be spoilt for choice. 


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Until next time, Lucie

Bon Appetit! 

Lucie Vos