Restaurants with a beach view in Cape Town

There are many ways to enjoy Cape Town’s beaches – you could see them from above by paragliding over the city, admire them all at once from the top of Table Mountain or sunbathe on the sandy beaches themselves. But the best way to enjoy Cape Town’s beaches on a HOT summer’s day is under air-conditioning and with a cocktail in hand. Luckily there are plenty of beach-side restaurants in Cape Town that you can do just that. And because Cape Town is the foodie capital of South Africa these restaurants also offer fantastic meals you just have to try.

One of the best ways to enjoy the beach in Cape Town is sipping a cocktail while enjoying the sunsetting over the ocean. These are a few restaurants with the best view to do just that...

There really is something for everyone, from casual burger bars and health food cafes to classy up market restaurants for those nights when you just want to dress up. I have rounded up some of the most popular places to go for a sunset dinner or cocktail. While not technically on the beach these restaurants do offer an amazing view of the sunset over the ocean, some with Table Mountain too.

Muizenberg surfers corner

Muizenberg’s surfer’s corner is a real mixed bag of tricks when it comes to activities and beach-side restaurants available here. You have some really up market places where you could go when you are in the mood to dress up and impress, and then you have the more casual laid back kind of places where you would go for a drink or a bite to eat right after a surf or swim.

Here are some of the more popular beach-side restaurants in Cape Town, each of them with their own charm

  Tiger’s milk

Location:  Sidmouth Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town,

Check out their menu

Empire café

empire-cafe

Menu : check website – updated regularly

location: 11 York Rd, Muizenberg,

Bombay chilli

location: 46 Beach Rd, Muizenberg

check out their menu.

Lucky fish and chips

fish-and-chips

80 Beach Rd, Muizenberg

check out their menu

Blonde & Beard

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25 Beach Rd, Muizenberg

 

  Primi Piatti

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Sidmouth Rd, Muizenberg,

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Knead Bakery

Surfer’s Corner, Beach Rd, Muizenberg

Gaslight

13 York Rd, Muizenberg,

 Lagerchinos

Cnr Of Beach Rd & Atlantic, 44 Beach Rd, Muizenberg

 Carlas Portuguese Restaurant

 9 York Rd, Muizenberg

 Live Bait

live-bait

70 Beach Rd, Muizenberg

sea food grill and sushi bar

 

Yoffi Falafe

Balmoral Building, Muizenberg

takeaway

 Camps Bay

Camps bay is more the chill on the beach with a book or sun worship, kind of place. The waters aren’t really suited to water sports, but the view of the ocean on one side and the spectacular 12 apostles mountain range on the other make it a dramatic place to spend the day. The various beach-side restaurants are mostly up market but there are a few casual places where you can enjoy a good sun-downer. I love this beach because it feels like I’m in a totally different country when I’m here.

Paranga Restaurant

Victoria Rd, Camps Bay,

check out their menu

The Raj

 Shop 4, The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay

The Hussar Grill Camps Bay

 108 Camps Bay Dr, Camps Bay,

Café Caprice

37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005

check out their menu

Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel

Victoria Rd, Camps Bay,

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Col’cacchio

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 Victoria Rd & The Meadway, Camps Bay,

check out their menu

 

Primi Piatti

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18-21, Brighton Court, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay,

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Kauai

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55 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay

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Ocean Blue

1a, Promenade, 85 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay,

Eden on the bay

This is a mall that leads out onto a beach. Most of the beach-side restaurants are sea facing with an amazing view of Table Mountain. This is my favourite spot for sunset cocktails. All of the restaurants are casual and very welcoming.

Inside Lounge

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Moyo

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Saints burger joint

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check out their menu

Eden Café Restaurant

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Ocean Sizzler

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So these are just some of the restaurants with the best beach views around Cape Town. While winter sunsets are the most spectacular, it’s usually too cold for the beach in winter, unless you have a wet-suit, but the summers are just perfect for sun-downers and snacks.

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