That Bree Street is hot and happening is already old news. Since a year or two, this street in the city bowl of Cape Town has developed itself to foodie heaven and hipster paradise. Today it’s Short on Sunday, so I will give you 16 ideas where to go on Bree Street. Nice detail: It’s in right order, so if you start all the way up, around number 220, you can make you way downhill and will easily find all these hotspots.
Mother’s Ruin Gin Bar
My favourite 5 o’clock drink? If it’s not bubbly or a glass of white wine, then it’s definitely a G&T ! Especially in summertime. At Mother’s Ruin Gin Bar you can chose between many special local and international gins, award winning and well know, but also small stocks and finds. So where are you still waiting for? Make your way to Mother’s Ruin Gin Bar on Bree Street! Click here for their Facebook page.
This farm to table restaurant in Upper Bree Street, next door to Mother’s Guin Gin Bar, is too good to be true. I love everything here, from the menu to the interior. Organic, free range and fresh products, simple dishes and real taste. Spanish influences as the owner grew up in Spain, together with South Africa’s finest products. Best of both worlds! That is Little Saint on 223 Bree Street.
Bacon on Bree
Vegetarians or muslims please scroll down, it’s all about pork here! At Bacon on Bree you can enjoy breakfast or lunch with bacon as central ingredient. I don’t eat a lot of meat in general and pork I try to avoid a bit.. But for a good BLT I make an exception. And here the BLT is too die for! So bacon lovers what are you waiting for? Make your way to 217 Bree Street!
Culture Cheese Club
Next door to Bacon on Bree there is the cheese shop….. As much as I try to avoid to eat too much meat, the more I eat cheese…. I love cheese. Smelly French cheeses, but also the hard delicious ‘boeren Plaaskaas’ (farm style cheese) from South Africa. Here on Bree Street they have it all! Earlier I wrote already an article with more photos about this heavenly place on Bree.
The best croissants in town! The most delicious pain au chocolate. And fantastic sandwiches on sourdough! Of course I talk about Jason’s Bakery. Click here for the blog post I wrote about Jason’s already somewhere in April.
Best place for Friday afternoon drinks with colleagues? Go to Arcade on Bree. Awesome drinks, burgers, pizzas and other snack food. Salads too for when on diet. More information about this bar and resto you will find here. It’s a good place for larger groups too. You can make those bookings upfront.
Mulberry & Prince
OK, just around the corner from Bree, on 12 Pepper Street, there is this fancy, quite new (opened in April 2016) hot spot called Mulberry & Prince. How beautiful is the colour combination on their facade? Very. I haven’t eaten here yet, but it’s high on my list. The couple owning the place, lived in New York city and therefore they called their restaurant Mulberry & Prince, after two well know streets in NYC. The food menu does appeal to me: Oysters with yuzu mignonette, asparagus, romesco and a 63 degrees egg, lamb ribs with spices and honey, hake with garlic, butter beans and napa cabbage. All too fancy for you? Go for the Steak for two (R295).
Food, fashion and art can be found on 165 Bree Street. At Latitude33 you can have a sandwich, breakfast or cake and coffee while shopping or while you have a look at the interesting art collection.
Crisp pizzas, cool beers and Italians snacks like burrata or risotto balls. Go to Bocca for pre-dinner drinks or a quick lunch or dinner. Their home made pasta is good, too. Located on the busy intersection with Wale Street there is always something to see. Click here for their website.
Make your way for the best burgers to Easy Tiger, 12o Bree Street.
Clarke’s on Bree is an all day every day favourite. I wrote about this hotspot already earlier on the blog. Try the Bloody Mary here for sure.
SAM (South African Market)
No food this time. But a very cool hotspot on 67 & 69 Shortmarket Street, just around the corner from Bree. (with the entrance actually ON Bree) For presents, fashion, creative ideas, beautiful notebooks and handmade bags made of recycled materials you go here! It’s a great initiative to make it easier for young entrepreneurs to rent a small space in a big space, instead of investing a lot of money in renting a whole shop. I love this concept and you see it more and more, also in the Watershed Market at the V&A Waterfront. SAM (South African Market) offers a whole range of special, unique products and ideas, lots of organic and ecological use of materials and recycling. Click here for their Facebook page.
Canteen at Chef’s Warehouse
My favourite place for fine dining for a fair price! At Canteen restaurant the food is absolutely great and the sharing menu is the best. My article, the menu and more information about this fun place on 92 Bree you can read here.
In Hout Street, just around the corner from Bree Street, you’ll find this French Spanish Italian inspired restaurant called Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro. Behind this venture the winemaker of Dorrance Wines (Christophe Durand) and restaurateur of La Boheme Bistro and Wine Bar (Faisal Khakoo). It’s a relaxed foodie place with excellent wines by the glass, too. In summer time you can eat in their courtyard with wine barrels.
Dapper & Co
An unique concept on Bree: Dapper Coffee Co. Coffee bar and fancy car shop in one. Most Porsches, Ferrari, MG’s and more. Great for car lovers and if you’re not interested in cars like the other half might be, go for coffee and the newspaper. Click here for the website.
Locanda @ Villa 47
My favourite place for lunch on Bree Street. Locanda at Villa 47, for the most delicious fresh Italian inspired food. Friendly and fast service, great wines by the glass and an extensive menu. I love this place. More information about Locanda you can read in this blog post.
I hope you liked my article about 16 times fun on Bree Street. If you are still hungry don’t forget HQ and Bizerca Bistro on Shortmarket Street, just around the corner from Bree Street. And what about Café Frank a bit higher up Bree Street, opposite Jason’s Bakery. Or La Parade Tapas, underneath SAM (South African Market). Bree Street for sure is my favourite street in Cape Town’s City Bowl. Don’t miss: every first Thursday of the month it’s Street Feast in Cape Town and then Bree Street is the place to be! Click here for the First Thursday’s Facebook Page to keep up to date.