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Where to get the best halaal burgers in Cape Town

Updated May 2019

Burger Spots Cape Town

Burgers are a dime a dozen and just about every restaurant out there has one on the menu. But finding a truly great burger, now there’s the challenge. I’ve rounded up some of my personal favourites as well as some generally well loved burger spots. Here in no particular order:

Gringos
Operating out of Grassy Park they are known for towering stacks that you can barely wrap your mouth around. Whatsapp your orders through on Friday and Saturday nights or catch them at an event or festival.
Follow them here.

Jango Café
Used to be known as Chocs Burgers. They are known for great flame grilled burgers and can be found most weekends at an event. They also trade Friday nights from their home in Rondebosch.
Follow them here for updates.

Flamed Burger
Find them on Long Street in the Cape Town CBD. They served burgers and some middle eastern items. Their signature burger comes served with a steak knife throught the top… nuff said!
More about them here.

Flamed Burger Hungry for Halaal11

The Izzy Burger
These guys used to operate from their home in Belgravia Road in Athlone. With a consistently good product focussed only on burgers and chips they proved to be a huge hit and have opened a permanent branch in Wynberg.
Follow their facebook page here for more.

Izzy burger

Woodies
A burger spot that has a cult following. Their V&A branch is closed down but they still operate from the new spot in Claremont. They keep their menu small and focussed. You can’t go wrong.
More about them here.

Woodies burger hungry for halaal

Rack and Grill
You can usually find Rack and Grill trading on Imam Haron Road in Lansdowne. They do move around a bit and could pop up literally anywhere. Their burgers are substantial in 4 standard flavours. Watch out for the chilli burger. It means business. They are even more famous for their ribs, but it’s burgers we’re after now.
More about them here.

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District Cafe
This small but popular eatery in Woodstock has garnered a loyal following and is known for great steaks. They do a mean steak burger and have added wagyu beef burgers to the menu. Ask for the masala basting… 😋
More about them here.

District cafe Hungry for halaal

Wembley
They’re famous for the Wembley Whopper, a confection of steak, braised onions, sliced potatoes, salad and sauce in a bun. This infamous landmark crammed into the tight Southern Suburbs streets has become a destination venue. Go there for a great falooda crush as well. More on Wembley here.

Halaal Restaurants and Accommodation

La rocca
This popular bistro type restaurant in Canal Walk Shopping Mall serves a total of 11 burgers. Some interesting combinations and flavours or your classic Double Beef. I’m seriously sad they don’t make their steak fillet burger anymore but their other burgers don’t disappoint.
More about La rocca here.

Mushroom Mozz burger

Steelies
Initially started in the Industrial part of Gatesville they have now moved to a spot at the V&A Watefront. They have a  selection of burgers with patties that are handmade and generous. Their Gourmet Burger is a serious filler and the breakfast burger is spicy and a definite do again. They are also known for outrageously photogenic Gatsby’s.
More about them here.

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Brocka
This streetfood style diner can be found in Canal Walk Shopping Centre. They do ambitious burgers with fun and quirky combinations. The Mexican with jalapeno poppers is particularly good. Also look out for their freak shakes and wings.
More about them here.

Brocka Hungry for Halaal

Have we missed any? If there’s a place that you think should be on this list, let us know in the comments.

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