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Horseback riding, a great gin or dinner in the same venue where Michelle Obama imbibed a meal. Find the best breakfast and probably South Africa’s smallest vineyard bye the sea. Join us on our journey to Cape Town.
 
 
COFFEE, GIN, AND BIKES IN WOOD STOCK.

A good day often starts with good coffee. And you’ll find it in an amazing place within Cape Town’s Woodstock district, which in itself is worth a visit. Woodstock is an upand-coming Cape Town district in which artists, entrepreneurs, shops, and galleries pop up beside car repair shops and other industries that historically resided in this once rough district. Here we found Espresso Lab, run by Helen and her husband Renato. They roast the coffee beans with clinical precision, and serve their coffee in a beautifully designed venue.
Try their signature vitamin C shot: a mixture of coldpressed ginger, lemon, and honey – with a single espresso poured over it. They serve the shot in a test tube. It has a kick to it and helps to resist infections. We watched Helen prepare the beverage with two small beakers from which she poured together the ingredients. Small dose, high energy. Exactly what we needed to kick-start our day. espressolabmicroroasters.com
 
 
Just down the street from Espresso Lab, you’ll find another “medicinal” institution (yes, gin was medicine a few hundred years ago). Just knock on the door of the Woodstock Gin company, a micro-distillery. Here, you can sit and enjoy four amazing types of gin, while watching the staff behind a large glass wall as they distill the next batch. Well worth a visit; we recommend gin tasting. woodstockginco.co.za
 
 
Like bikes? Motorbikes, that is ... If so, then visit Woodstock Moto Co. where you can see fine vintage bikes, discuss spark plugs, and drink a cup of coffee or eat a hot dog. A terrific Woodstock hangout. woodstockmoto.com
 
 
HORSEBACK RIDING, AN AMAZING OMELET AND A TINY VINEYARD.

Ensure that you get an early start. It’s worth watching the day emerge in the Kalk Bay harbor. Once you’ve had enough of soothing waves and noisy seagulls, slip into Olympia Café and Deli. An institution. People travel long distances just for breakfast. Kenneth McClarty and his brother run this venue that also serves lunch and dinner. Kalk Bay Vineyard is in its back yard. According to the brothers, this vineyard, of all vineyards in South Africa, is closest to the ocean – and probably one of the smallest. Excellent Cabernet Franc. And for breakfast? Definitely get the omelet! olympiacafe.co.za
 
 
After getting fortified from an omelet, take a 30-minute ride across the peninsula to beautiful Nordhoek Beach. Enjoy a morning run (before the omelet, if this is your preferred means of motion) or book a horseback ride on the beach that stretches more than three kilometers along the sand dunes. We recommend that you contact a farm from which you can reserve horses, because riding is a pretty popular thing to do.
 
 
FRESH SEA FOOD AND A GREAT DAY TRIP TO PATERNOSTER.

Town city life, then why not take a two-hour ride to the northeast? Along the coast you’ll see Paternoster, a small fishing village with white facades. Local, street-corner vendors offer fresh lobster and shellfish (well, we’ve heard that they might not always be super fresh). No matter how much we love their presence and love to support local, small-scale entrepreneurs, we ended up selecting the Noisy Oyster. A pleasant little place in the heart of Paternoster. Amazing food. We enjoyed sitting in the backyard – chuckling about funny quotations on the walls and about the menu! It’s organized like sexual intercourse with foreplay, intercourse, and afterglow. Enjoy! @noisyoysterpaternoster
 
 
FOOD AND WINE ALL OVER THE TOWN.

Many great restaurants, too little time. Here are a few we visited and enjoyed. The Shortmarket Club (TSC). Fine dining made easy. Delightful crossover cuisine served in a lively milieu – if you’re like us and like to eat at the bar. Superb service and quality wines. TSC is one of Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurants. Dale-Roberts is one of the absolute best chefs in the world and has several other restaurants we didn’t try (e.g., Test Kitchen and Pot Luck Club). Reservations are a very good idea. theshortmarketclub.co.za
 
 
Want fast food yet delicious dishes? Then go to The Kitchen in Cape Town’s trendy Woodstock district. It became famous a few years ago when Michelle Obama decided to drop in and grab a bite – without fanfare and forewarning. Amazing staff. Fabulous food (try the sandwiches). Cozy, comfortable setting. lovethekitchen.co.za
 
 
THE CLASSICS: Kloof is a famous street in Cape Town. It starts where Long (a famous bar street) stops. A vibrant Cape Town district with one classic venue: Kloof Street House – in an old Victorian building that’s filled with eclectic decorations, many small rooms, and winding stairs. Sit in its amazing garden and enjoy divine drinks and fantastic food. Book in advance, because it’s very popular. After dinner, stroll down the street and hit the Long Street bars. Touristy but probably a must. kloofstreethouse.co.za
 
 
And while we’re on classics... Sometimes you just want a great steak with good wine. So go for the Hussar Grill that’s been in business since 1964. What could go wrong? hussargrill.co.za
CAPE TOWN
 
The view from half way up Table Mountain is wonderful.
But don’t stay there. Dive into the city and explore. Great food,
even better wines, nice venues to visit and fun things to do.
We collected some of our favourites here
 
COFFEE, GIN, AND BIKES IN WOODSTOCK.

A good day often starts with good coffee. And you’ll find it in an amazing place within Cape Town’s Woodstock district, which in itself is worth a visit. Woodstock is an up-and-coming Cape Town district in which artists, entrepreneurs, shops, and galleries pop up beside car repair shops and other industries that historically resided in this once rough district. Here we found Espresso Lab, run by Helen and her husband Renato. They roast the coffee beans with clinical precision, and serve their coffee in a beautifully designed venue.

Try their signature vitamin C shot: a mixture of cold-pressed ginger, lemon, and honey – with a single espresso poured over it. They serve the shot in a test tube. It has a kick to it and helps to resist infections. We watched Helen prepare the beverage with two small beakers from which she poured together the ingredients. Small dose, high energy. Exactly what we needed to kick-start our day. espressolabmicroroasters.com

Just down the street from Espresso Lab, you’ll find another “medicinal” institution (yes, gin was medicine a few hundred years ago). Just knock on the door of the Woodstock Gin company, a micro-distillery. Here, you can sit and enjoy four amazing types of gin, while watching the staff behind a large glass wall as they distill the next batch. Well worth a visit; we recommend gin tasting. woodstockginco.co.za

Like bikes? Motorbikes, that is ... If so, then visit Woodstock Moto Co. where you can see fine vintage bikes, discuss spark plugs, and drink a cup of coffee or eat a hot dog. A terrific Woodstock hangout. woodstockmoto.co

 
HORSEBACK RIDING , AN AMAZING
OMELET AND A TINY VINEYARD.

Ensure that you get an early start. It’s worth watching the day emerge in the Kalk Bay harbor. Once you’ve had enough of soothing waves and noisy seagulls, slip into Olympia Café and Deli. An institution. People travel long distances just for breakfast. Kenneth McClarty and his brother run this venue that also serves lunch and dinner. Kalk Bay Vineyard is in its back yard. According to the brothers, this vineyard, of all vineyards in South Africa, is closest to the ocean – and probably one of the smallest. Excellent Cabernet Franc. And for breakfast? Definitely get the omelet! olympiacafe.co.za
 
After getting fortified from an omelet, take a 30-minute ride across the peninsula to beautiful Nordhoek Beach. Enjoy a morning run (before the omelet, if this is your preferred means of motion) or book a horseback ride on the beach that stretches more than three kilometers along the sand dunes. We recommend that you contact a farm from which you can reserve horses, because riding is a pretty popular thing to do.
 
FRESH SEAFOOD AND A GREAT
DAY TRIP TO PATERNOSTER.

Town city life, then why not take a two-hour ride to the northwest? Along the coast you’ll find Paternoster, a small fishing village with white facades. Local, street-corner vendors offer fresh lobster and shellfish (well, we’ve heard that they might not always be super fresh). No matter how much we love their presence and love to support local, small-scale entrepreneurs, we ended up selecting the Noisy Oyster. A pleasant little place in the heart of Paternoster. Amazing food. We enjoyed sitting in the backyard – chuckling about funny quotations on the walls – and about the menu! It’s organized like sexual intercourse with foreplay, intercourse, and afterglow. Enjoy! @noisyoysterpaternoster
 
FOOD AND WINE ALL OVER TOWN.

Many great restaurants, too little time. Here are a few we visited and enjoyed. The Shortmarket Club (TSC). Fine dining made easy. Delightful crossover cuisine served in a lively milieu – if you’re like us and like to eat at the bar. Superb service and quality wines. TSC is one of Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurants. Dale-Roberts is one of the absolute best chefs in the world and has several other restaurants we didn’t try (e.g., Test Kitchen and Pot Luck Club). Reservations are a very good idea. theshortmarketclub.co.za
 
Want fast food yet delicious dishes? Then go to The Kitchen in Cape Town’s trendy Woodstock district. It became famous a few years ago when Michelle Obama decided to drop in and grab a bite – without fanfare and forewarning. Amazing staff. Fabulous food (try the sandwiches). Cozy, comfortable setting. lovethekitchen.co.za
 
THE CLASSICS: Kloof is a famous street in Cape Town. It starts where Long (a famous bar street) stops. A vibrant Cape Town district with one classic venue: Kloof Street House – in an old Victorian building that’s filled with eclectic decorations, many small rooms, and winding stairs. Sit in its amazing garden and enjoy divine drinks and fantastic food. Book in advance, because it’s very popular. After dinner, stroll down the street and hit the Long Street bars. Touristy but probably a must. kloofstreethouse.co.za
And while we’re on classics... Sometimes you just want a great steak with good wine. So go for the Hussar Grill that’s been in business since 1964. What could go wrong? hussargrill.co.za
 
 
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