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5 New Halaal Spots to check out in Cape Town

If you’re ready to venture out and pick up your foodie adventures where you left off before March 2020, then you’re in luck. Despite the difficult business environment brought on by Covid 19 and some closures, there have still been some new openings, Alhamdulillah. Here are some new spots you have to try out in the Mothercity.

Bo Kaap Deli, Bo Kaap
A casual coffee shop and brunch type restaurant serving a selection of breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches. They opened in September and have taken over the location that Batavia Cafe was at. So you can still look out for the signature blue building on Church Street. They have added the upstairs part of the building to include a chill lounge which is great for groups. Find more information here.

Rumi Cafe, Pinelands
Remember those Nutella pancakes from Timbuktu Coffee? If you cried crocodile tears when they closed down like I did, cos no more Nutella pancakes….. you’ll be glad to know about Rumi Café. Run by the same people who had Timbuktu, they have opened this new coffee shop and eatery in Pinelands. Serving Truth coffee, it’s coffee shop fare and light meals in the week and grills on the weekend. And of course, the Nutella pancakes are back!!! Find more information here.

Ciao Pizza, CBD
A hidden gem right at the top of Long Street serving authentic Neapolitan style pizzas. One of the few halaal spots you can get this type of pizza in Cape Town. The menu is small and very focussed but oh so worth it. Find more information here.

Coffee Cream Co, Sybrand Park
You’ll find Coffee Cream Co where Timbuktu Coffee used to be in Sybrand Park next to Smokey & Co. A fully halaal coffee shop and Café. Serving breakfast, sandwiches (ciabatta, sourdough, seed loaf and bagels) desserts (waffles, pancakes, brownies and ice cream). Full Espresso based beverage menu. Find more information here.

Persian Peacock, CBD
An intimate Turkish restaurant run by an Iranian family who have been in South Africa for many years. While they opened just before lockdown, they had to close down straight away and were only able to re-open in July. The restaurant has the most beautiful decor dominated by a huge luxurious mural of a peacock. The food is as authentically persian as the ambiance. A great spot for intimate lunches and dinners. Find more information here.

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