||The Africa Cafe, Cape Town
When you dine at The Africa Cafe in Shortmarket Street you jump from your holiday apartment in Clifton into 15 or more African countries. It’s one of the most authentic African venues you’ll find in Cape Town.
Some people may call it a bit of a tourist trap and pricy - but the owners certainly make an effort to give you a crash course in African cuisine and culture. As soon as you arrive, your waitress, dressed in traditional Xhosa attire, leads you through a hand washing ceremony. Then she explains what the different dishes are and where they come from. What’s a Cape Town holiday without surprises?
Their food ranges from Springbok Curry to Malawi Mbatata Cheese and Simm Simm Balls (sweet potatoes and cheese rolled in sesame seeds). Mala Mala is a fresh pineapple and passion fruit drink, while Ethiopian Chic Pea Bites are potato and green chili fritters. If you are really interested, perhaps the waitress will bring you a recipe to try as well back at the apartment.
One of the nice things about The Africa Cafe in Cape Town is being able to choose between many different rooms, each with its own theme from a different African country. Wherever you are, you can be sure of an entertaining evening. The waitresses sing, dance and play the drums, giving you a true feeling of the joy of South African entertainment. The guests at our holiday apartment regular give this place a good vote!
108 Shortmarket Street
Tel: 021 422 0221
Note: This information serves as a general guide only. We suggest that you check out each recommended restaurant on the Internet first, look at the recent comments that diners have posted and then decide if this place is worthy of your custom. The Gastronomy section is offered as a public service by the owner of the Talia holiday apartment above Clifton’s First Beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Talia holiday accommodation has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds. It is equipped with all the comforts expected in quality holiday accommodation and has a large patio with breathtaking sea views. The beach below is sheltered from the constant SE winds. Holiday accommodation at Talia, positioned at an ideal spot along the coastline, provides the best quality-price value that one can find in Cape Town.
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