You have arrived in Cape Town to learn English and you have immersed yourself into our way of life, our culture and you are learning more and more every day. Yet your taste for something foreign is not dampened that easily. Perhaps you are craving a meal from your home country or you have a favourite cuisine that you are missing. Needless to say I’m pretty sure Cape Town will have something to offer.
Not only does the city offer incredible African food, such as Mama Africa on Long Street, just a few doors up from our campus, and Moyo in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens but it also offers food from many different parts of the world.
In the mood for Chinese, but don’t feel like leaving home? No problem, call up Monk’s and they will deliver tasty authentic Chinese food right to your door. Their crispy duck pancakes are a personal favourite. If you do feel like stepping out you might want to try South China Dim Sum Bar at the top of Long Street. This small cosy place offers simple Asian street food that is reasonably priced and has changed many a sceptics’ opinion of those tiny flavour-filled parcels.
During the cold winter months nothing screams comfort food like a good curry. If it’s Indian you’re after there are plenty to choose from. Bukhara has been around for years and continues to produce flavoursome aromatic dishes. Maharaja on Kloof Nek Road serves delectable curries in a setting that will make you feel like you are in your own home.
Yindee’s has been around for 14 years serving authentic Thai cuisine to locals in Gardens; here you will find a few very hot and spicy dishes. The flavours will most definitely transport you back to balmy nights on your favourite Thai beach!
Even though you are in the southern part of Africa you may want to try North African cuisine while here. Addis in Cape is an Ethiopian restaurant a mere 80 meters from Oxford English Academy. The food is served in woven baskets and you eat by hand which is a truly incredible experience!
So as you can see Cape Town is not only an amazing African destination, it is a cosmopolitan, diverse mixture of cultures all enjoying the incredible experience of living in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.