Restaurants that can trade during load shedding

Load shedding has become a reality in South Africa over the last few months. It’s the most sinking feeling when you’re going to escape from the blackout at home by grabbing your laptop and parking at your favourite coffee shop only to discover they can’t serve you either. We did some checking on who is trading as normal to save you the buzzkill. Here’s a list of halaal spots that are able to trade as normal or semi-normal.

Cape Town

Atlantic Express Cake and Coffee Train, Sea Point
Arabian Nights, Crawford
The Daily Coffee, Gordons Bay
Primi Express, Rosmead
Mugg & Bean, Kenilworth
Sabria’s, Wynberg
Food Inn India, Sea point & CBD
Bollywood Cafe, CBD
126 Cape Kitchen & Café, Hilton Hotel CBD
Khao Hom Thai Cuisine, Claremont
Bo Kaap Kombuis, Bo Kaap
Syriana, Sea Point
Bootlegger, 3 Anchor Bay – They don’t serve coffees but do have pre-squeezed juices available. They also serve the whole menu excluding anything fried eg. Rosti/Chips.
Dolce Bakery, Observatory
Tomahawk Spur, Goodwood
Timbuktu Coffee, Sybrand Park
Simply Asia, Kenilworth – Trading during load shedding with all wok fryer dishes 90% of the menu, the deep fryer dishes cannot be made
Rocomamas, Harrington Square, CBD
Café on Queens, Woodstock
Col’cacchio, Canal Walk
The Lounge on Kromboom, Crawford
Zia Cafe, Claremont
Coffee Meat Shake, Rondebosch
Sumaya’s Foods, Rylands


Nomad Creative Dining, Melrose – Fully operational during load shedding and they create a candlelit dinner vibe for the patrons at night.
Jasmine Fusion, Sandton
Kahawa Caffé, Sandton – Able to trade during load shedding at a reduced level. During the scheduled downtime they are able to provide more than 75% of the menu. Excluded from this are their pizza bagels, snacks & sides, cappuccinos and smoothies.
Clenergy, Emmarentia – Only change is that during load shedding they can serve you coffee in the old school way.
Calisto’s, Cresta
Nonna’s Italian, Sandton City and Rosebank
Ocean Basket, Killarney
Col’cacchio, Mall of the South
Upcycled Cafe, Benoni


The Empire Steak, Durban
Adega’s, Gateway
Kasbah Seafood and Grill, Morningside
Rocomamas, Florida Road
RJ’s Steakhouse, Morningside

Contact us on info@hungryforhalaal.co.za to be added to this list.


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