Throughout Cape Town, there are little restaurant hubs. It seems that birds of a feather, flock together. You can pick and choose the type of vibe you feel like. From the grungy Observatory, simply known as Obs by the locals, or the more sophisticated Harfield village.
The Roodebloem street restaurants hub strikes a balance somewhere in between. Situated on the edge of lower and upper Woodstock, it’s not smack in the middle of the edgy Woodstock, and not quite too fancy to feel snobby.
From café food, to authentic Italian or Caribbean dishes – you will definitely find something here to satisfy your tastebuds!
115 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday to Thursday 8:45AM – 5PM | Friday & Saturday 8:45AM – 11PM | Sunday Closed
Cost: R55 average main meal
Food: Light meals such as burgers, strictly Halaal foods
Corkage: No alcohol
A cosy little family-run Halaal-friendly restaurant. They serve breakfast as well as light meals including bagels, burgers, tramezzini’s, and quesadillas. The décor is laidback with reference to the history of the café.
Pesce Azzurro Seafood Italian Bistro
113 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday Closed | Tuesday to Saturday 12:30PM – 2:30PM & 6:30PM – 9:45PM | Sunday Closed
Cost: R150 average main meal
Food: Italian with Mediterranean influences
Mediterranean flair, infused with Italian goodness. They also serve tapas food specialities and fresh seafood. Immerse yourself in the extravagant Italian style, while enjoying the unique seafood delights they have created for your taste buds.
85 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday to Saturday 6PM – 10:30PM | Sunday Closed
Cost: R130 average main meal
Corkage: BYO, No corkage
If you want pure Italian food, this option is great for you. A scarpetta is the little piece of bread Italians use to soak up the leftover sauce after all the pasta has been slurped up.
The restaurant serves seasonally authentic homemade Italian food that will make you reach for your scarpetta to soak up all the goodness.
79 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday to Friday 7:30AM – 8PM | Saturday 8AM – 8PM | Sunday 8AM – 4PM
Cost: R100 average main meal
Food: Light meals with deli delights
A quaint little neighbourhood deli situated on the corner, with a well-stocked wine shop tucked away inside. Stop here for a delicious coffee with a decadent breakfast or lunch. They aim to create a space of convenience shopping, perfect if you want to grab a snack on the run in between meetings.
Hidden Leaf Eatery
77 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday Closed | Tuesday to Saturday 10:30AM – 9PM | Sunday Closed
Cost: R170 average main meal
Food: Vegetarian and vegan friendly, burgers and café food
A boutique urban eatery fitting in with the eclectic vibe of Woodstock. They only use organic ingredients, as well as free range products. Perfect for a decadent lunch infused with healthy options. You can choose between the downstairs area, or the upstairs balcony for a meal with a view. The owners are very hands-on and love playing around with the menu, to keep you on your toes every time you come to visit.
Jamaica Me Crazy
74 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday to Saturday 11AM – 11PM | Sunday 12PM – 10PM
Cost: R100 average main meal
Food: Caribbean inspired
A great spot to relax with a cocktail while overlooking Woodstock. Their Caribbean inspired specialties include a Jamaican Pepperpot Stew, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya. They also cater for vegetarians, serving Jamaican Jive pizza and Trinidad Roti. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events, including quiz nights and bingo.
The Woodstock Lounge
70 Roodebloem Road | Woodstock
Monday to Saturday 11:30AM – 12AM | Sunday Closed
Cost: R80 average main meal
Food: Pizzas and tapas, bakery goods
Hang out with the locals. They strike a perfect balance between sophisticated and comfortable, with a diverse menu including tapas, salads, burgers, and wood-fired pizzas. There’s something for everyone! Remember to take a closer look at the stunning prints on the wall of Woodstock, depicting its transformation over the years.