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Tamboerswinkel: a hidden gem

Step through their quaint doors and go back in time to when things were simpler and wholesomely delicious. Tamboerswinkel is hidden between two buildings, and although it can be easily missed when driving by if you’ve been there once you’ll definitely be back for more.

Winkel is an Afrikaans word for a small shop, and this character-filled winkel is far more than what first meets the eye. The padstal-themed space is filled with delicious baked treats, fine wine and household nik naks. You’ll find just about everything you need to take with you to a dinner party.


As a firm favourite on Kloof Street, the restaurant is the go-to spot after a walk in De Waal Park, a hike up Table Mountain or a quick cycle around the neighbourhood. Enjoy scrumptious breakfasts at their outside table at the weekend or pop in for a cup of coffee before work to get your day started.

They have recently revamped their space, and you can’t help but feel at home with their elegant and sophisticated design, with large wooden tables and bar stool seating by the window. If you are looking for an after dinner delight, tuck into the best chocolate brownies in the Mother City – ones that will even put your ouma’s recipe to shame.

Whether it’s a hearty rotisserie chicken, a healthy cauliflower soup or crisp summer salad you’re craving, this restaurant will satisfy all your foodie desires. Have a look on their chalkboard to see what the specials of the day are, and tuck into dishes made from fresh ingredients.


If you are looking for a fun date night idea, join them for their Thursday beer and burger night, where you’ll be seated around their large dining room table.  Looking for a local meetup place with friends? Visit on a Wednesday evening for free wine tastings and tuck into their decadent meals.

So what’s the holdup? Add this café to your foodie bucket list and give them a call to make a booking: 021 424 0521.

Operating hours: 07h00 – 22h00

Address: 3 De Lorentz St, Gardens, Cape Town


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