Kalk Bay Restaurants

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19-On-Main Bistro in Kalk Bay

19-On-Main Bistro

Restaurant in Kalk Bay

The 19-on-Main Bistro is located in a hidden structure, immediately on your left as you enter Kalk Bay from Muizenberg. A favourite restaurant with locals due to it’s rustic and down to earth aesthetics, its ‘tucked away’ location, gourmet home-style cooking and endless views across the ocean, 19-on-Main Bistro has a special brand of charm. In the Winter months, the bistro is warmed with log fires and offers hearty delights, such as lamb chops and curry buffets. In Summer the restaurant takes on a different character with lighter meals, such as salads, wraps and seafood, all enjoyed with a glass of crisp white wine peering out at the moody seas. The interiors might be ramshackle, but the food is excellent, served by passionate staff who have been there for years. Built just behind the railway line, the views from the bistro are some of the best on offer in Kalk Bay. Enjoy the casual atmosphere on a Summer’s afternoon in Kalk Bay or warm yourself next to the fire on a chilly night.

Bob's Bagel Cafe in Kalk Bay

Bob's Bagel Cafe

Kalk Bay Coffee Shop restaurant in Kalk Bay

Within The Potter’s Shop – Robin’s wife Charley’s ceramics shop. Mon - Fri: 7:45 am - 1:00 pm Sat - Sun: 8:15 am - 2:00 pm Cash only.

Cape to Cuba in Kalk Bay

Cape to Cuba

Restaurant in Kalk Bay

Experience Luminous Lunar mist on the Cape to Cuba Riviera. Saints and savages alike love this quirky restaurant set on the beach with unsurpassed views of the harbour and the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Don’t be surprised to see Ché passing through while you puff on a cigar sipping one of the best cocktails in Cape Town. Filled with understated surprises real and fake , Cape to Cuba is a veritable feast, a siesta, a carnival. Chill in this Bohemian Cuba carved by the tides. Everything in the restaurant is for sale including the décor which has become a popular concept with diners.

C'est la Vie in Kalk Bay

C'est la Vie

Kalk Bay Deli restaurant in Kalk Bay

In its cobbled street setting in a lane off Main Road, C'est la Vie has all the charm of a rustic European sidewalk cafe. With their own bakery on site and one of the top 10 best coffees in Cape Town, as mentioned in Elle Magazine, patrons can enjoy the best artisanal breads with their morning cappuccino's. Coffee is taken very seriously at C'est la Vie as is evident by their poster inside with the motto, "You haven't had enough until you're shaking!" Offerings on the menu are sweetly presented on wooden boards, with handmade cups and ceramics. Breakfasts are simple and fresh, with expertly crafted sandwiches taking centre stage over lunch. Fillings include brie and fig preserve, salmon and cream cheese and other delicious delicatessen style delights. Regulars at the coffee shop know to bring baskets along to their morning coffee, which they pack with brownies, cheese sticks, croissants and freshly baked bread from the bakery shelves. Experience C'est la Vie for a morning and you'll be embracing the carefree, artistic spirit of Kalk Bay.

Chartfield Guest House Restaurant in Kalk Bay

Chartfield Guest House Restaurant

Kalk Bay Fusion restaurant in Kalk Bay

The Chartfield Guest House Restaurant is located a few roads above the main road, in Kalk Bay. Owing to its elevated position above the harbour town, views from this restaurant will keep you coming back for more. Pale, clean interiors and fresh décor create an atmosphere of serenity and relaxation. The restaurant specialises in a buffet style breakfast, with a mountain of delicious and beautifully presented food laid out daily on a groaning buffet table. The views can also be appreciated from the pretty outdoor seating area, with the raw stone and natural rock still preserved in the restaurant's exterior lending a rustic feel to the terrace. The restaurant only caters for bookings of over 10 people for lunch and dinner, so be sure to book beforehand.

Excuse my French in Kalk Bay

Excuse my French

Kalk Bay French restaurant in Kalk Bay

‘Excuse my French’ is a French Creperie in a rustic setting at the seaside in Kalk Bay. With a variety of fillings, from English breakfast through to sweet delights, such as Nutella and cream, dining at ‘Excuse my French’ is a wonderful experience. The creperie is located behind the well-known junk shop, The Railway House, in Kalk Bay. With fresh sea air coming off the waves that are crashing only a few metres away, the venue is every bit as delightful as the menu. Enjoy your crepe with a speciality coffee and watch the changing moods of the ocean from your rustic seat. If you’re fond of the table and chairs, you’re welcome to buy them, as everything has a price tag. If you’re looking for a quick breakfast or a light lunch with an unbeatable view and relaxed atmosphere, this French creperie with a difference is perfect for the whole family.

FSH Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Kalk Bay

FSH Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

Situated on Main road silhouetted by majestic mountains and lapping shores of Kalk Bay harbour, FSH Restaurant and Sushi Bar offers elegant scenery softened by gentle music and the sway of palm trees. With a large outside dining area enclosed by sliding glass doors looking out onto colourful fishing boats, patrons can relax and savour the wide variety of fish and seafood, succulently grilled to perfection. With an aromatic blend of spices and styles to choose from, FSH Restaurant caters for easy going and most discerning palates with ease and quality. Enjoy fresh fish including deep sea and game fish alongside succulent portions of crayfish, calamari and prawns dusted with aromatic spices. Entice the palate with a wide array of side dishes and sauces including fresh Sushi and Sashimi with delicious vegetable pastas available for land lovers. Round of your meal with scrumptious deserts and Italian ice creams made daily.

Harbour House in Kalk Bay

Harbour House

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

Dining at Harbour House is the perfect fusion of elegant cuisine and an exceptional location, perched above the rocks in the working Kalk Bay harbour. With an air of relaxed sophistication, patrons are treated to a menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood while waves crash against the rocks below. Beautifully presented dishes have a slightly Mediterranean flavour, perfectly complimented by wines from the best local wine regions. Starters from the carefully created sushi menu prepare the palate for more robust mains. Fish goes from sea to plate, owing to the restaurant using their own boat, aptly named 'Live Bait,' to trawl the sea in search of the freshest catch of the day. Long drawn out Sunday lunches at Harbour House are an unforgettable experience. During winter, log fires create a cosy sanctuary protecting weary diners from the elements. In Summer, the glistening blue ocean provides an entrancing backdrop to lunches and dinners, where Southern Right Whales can often be seen frolicking within metres of the restaurant from Spring time. With all these factors, no trip to Kalk Bay could be complete without an experience at Harbour House. Remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Home of Waffles and Pancakes in Kalk Bay

Home of Waffles and Pancakes

Kalk Bay Deli restaurant in Kalk Bay

With its prime location opposite the harbour at the beginning of Kalk Bay, the aptly named ‘The Home of Waffles and Pancakes’ on Main Road is a tribute to decadence in every flavour. From cinnamon pancakes to caramel and ice-cream topped warm toasted waffles, a visit here will satisfy all your sweet-tooth cravings. The decadent establishment also offers main meal options on the menu, including savoury pancakes with a selection of delicious fillings, but be sure to try their sweet dessert pancakes and waffles for dessert. The ambiance is casual and light, with views stretching over Main Road and onto the Harbour. Large floor to ceiling windows invite plenty of sunlight which patrons can enjoy from the window counter or at tables inside. Whether its sweet treats you’re after, or delicious comfort food on a rainy day, stop in at 'The Home of Waffles and Pancakes' for an experience of something different that may transport you back to a time when waffle and pancake houses were a dime a dozen.

Kalk Bay Expresso in Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay Expresso

Restaurant in Kalk Bay

Located in a derailed blue train carriage, Kalk Bay Expresso is one of the most unique venues in Cape Town. Situated next to the working train tracks at the Kalk Bay train station, patrons enjoy a nearly authentic railway experience. Known for their English style breakfast, lunch and tea menu, the quaint restaurant is perfect for grabbing a simple meal during a day spent browsing in Kalk Bay. Enjoy full breakfasts, scones and pancakes and favourites such as toasted sandwiches and burgers for lunch. There are also tables provided outside the carriage should the compartment be too full. No experience of Kalk Bay could be complete without an experience at this unique venue. Take the family along for burgers and shakes and watch the trains whizz past from the carriage windows.

Kalky's in Kalk Bay

Kalky's

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

Located along Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalky’s is a laid back and down to earth eatery bustling with trawlers, marine life and hungry palate indulging in seafood. Lunchtime streams in steady numbers who come to enjoy some of the most delicious seafood in the area. Fresh from the sea (caught on the owners boat) the blackboard menu brims with authentic fish and chips, deep fried calamari, snoek and crayfish, all served with rice or chips. Expect generous portions and daily offers which can be enjoyed with an easy drinking house wine or beer watching trawlers at work and seals at play along the vibey Kalk Bay Harbour.

Kassia and Figg in Kalk Bay

Kassia and Figg

Kalk Bay Deli restaurant in Kalk Bay

Kassia & Figg is a sweet bakery and coffee shop owned and run by a dedicated and passionate family. The coffee shop is located opposite the tidal pool, at the entrance of Kalk Bay when coming from the direction of Muizenberg. Baked sweet treats and candy coloured décor all contribute to a welcoming atmosphere at Kassia & Figg, where locals are seen reading newspapers and enjoying coffee on any given morning. With its indoor and outdoor vintage inspired seating areas, the coffee shop is a relaxed meeting place for friends and family throughout the week. The menu is saturated with gourmet sandwiches, pastries and cakes, made only with organic ingredients. Treat yourself to their artisanal breads and pack some baked goodies in your basket for after.

Klipkantien in Kalk Bay

Klipkantien

Kalk Bay Tapas restaurant in Kalk Bay

A popular breakfast haunt with sweeping views, Klipkantien serves up great cocktails and simple mouth-watering delights with lovely harbour views and seas. Serving some of the best tapas around including freshly caught, seared and served Tuna straight from the sea, this small intimate eatery boasts breathtaking views in a simple setting popular with locals. From hearty breakfasts, delectable tapas and simple sandwiches, salads and pastas to cool cocktails and wines, Klipkantien provides the ideal place to relax and enjoy the cool ocean breeze while sampling finger-licking delights under the shade of the trees.

Live Bait in Kalk Bay

Live Bait

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

Live Bait is snuggled between Kalk Bay Harbour's pier and big sister upstairs, the glamorous Harbour House restaurant. Both share the spectacle of dramatic crashing waves when the ocean turns wild. This unpretentious restaurant offers a good selection of sushi, fabulous calamari, line fish, seafood platters and other non-fishy fare. Stunning views overlook False Bay and the mountains beyond on one side, and the colourful harbour on the other. From late July, the Humpback and Southern Right whales come into the bay to calf and are regularly visible to diners. If that isn't enough, the reasonable prices, friendly efficient service, relaxing atmosphere and tasty food is sure to hook you.

Lucky Fish in Kalk Bay

Lucky Fish

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

With all the charm of a working harbour fish and chips shop, Lucky Fish has the added edge of offering delicious seafood at excellent prices. Situated amongst Harbour House and its sister tapas and cocktail venue, Polana, this fast food seafood canteen is worlds away from any other. It's harbour location makes it a perfect stop whilst meandering through Kalk Bay. In typical Kalk Bay style, Lucky Fish is just about the only fish shop you'll ever find that also sells freshly baked croissants, ciabatta loaves and fresh green salads to accompany newsprint wrapped crumbed seafood. A range of food is on offer, from crumbed hake, chips and calamari, to freshly prepared soups and mutton rooti's. Not only is the seafood fresh and delicious, but the generous portion sizes offer even more value for money. Patrons can enjoy their meal at the tables inside and outside Lucky Fish, or take a walk along the harbour wall and sit amongst the seagulls and the fisherman. Enjoyed with friends, family or as a fast delicious meal, you'll be glad you tried this fish shop with a difference.

 

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