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Observatory Restaurants

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1890 House Sushi and Grill in Observatory

1890 House Sushi and Grill

Observatory Asian restaurant in Observatory

If you are in Cape Town and have not yet visited 1890 Sushi House and Grill, then you are seriously missing out. Some like to keep it a secret just to make sure they will always have a table. Capetonians all agree that this is the best and most delicious sushi in town with a grill to match. One does not even notice the simple and slightly bare décor because you are just too busy socialising over the fresh sushi – or fresh turn-table sushi – and large portions. The most difficult choice is will I only order sushi or take on one of the mouth-watering chicken, duck, pork, beef or seafood dishes. You will be sure to spot Charlie, the owner, ensuring that all his patrons are happy and catching up with his regulars. Be sure to book a table at this very popular and reasonably priced restaurant in Observatory, Cape Town. They are open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. The best sushi in Cape Town!

A Taste of Asia in Observatory

A Taste of Asia

Observatory Asian restaurant in Observatory

A Taste of Asia is found on the bustling Lower Main Street in Observatory. The restaurant has been said to be great value for money and one of the best places to enjoy sushi. The fusion of Asian meals includes cuisine from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand. The restaurant is an old house with the rooms offering guests seating. Every room has a fireplace which creates a fantastic cosy and romantic atmosphere and much-needed warmth in winter. All this coupled with friendly and efficient service. A Taste of Asia is well known for its buffet specials and it is advisable to book in advance. Look out for their live band nights. Bring your wine and have a hearty time. Street parking is available and the best place to look is the down the one-way just before the restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Lunch hours are from Tuesday to Friday, from 12 pm to 3 pm. Dinner is served every day from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Please call for further information.

A Touch Of Madness in Observatory

A Touch Of Madness

Observatory Pub Meals restaurant in Observatory

Grab your friends and head straight to A Touch of Madness for a tasty meal and a great bottle of wine. This unique restaurant in 'Obs' offers a blend of South African Fusion with a little madness. It caters for most tastes with falafal dinners and filled butternuts to delicious beef and venison steaks. On Monday evenings you can listen to Off The Wall poetry readings from 8pm. Thursday nights are Irish music sessions from 9pm and every alternate Sunday night at 8pm you can hear the tunes of Blacksmith, a Bluegrass band. Open 7 days a week from 12 noon until late (Monday to Saturday) and 5pm until late on Sunday.

Cocoa Cha Chi in Observatory

Cocoa Cha Chi

Observatory Coffee Shop restaurant in Observatory

Cocoa Cha Chi is one branch of the Cocoa group, of which there is only four to maintain top quality and exclusivity. This Observatory coffee shop restaurant has a fantastic courtyard, ideal for spring and summer days. In winter, guests relax in the shop and watch the wind, rain and cold from the warm interior. The menu covers meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is a wide choice available for drinks. The extensive breakfast menu has an option for anybody’s taste with plates of your basic eggs and bacon, toast with delicious toppings, French toast and croissants, to the hunger-buster Cha Chi Eggs with chorizo, tomato, cheddar with a toasted baguette – vegetarian versions are also available. The light meals offered are perfect for a break from the office or a lazy afternoon with friends. Choose from toasted sandwiches, salads, wraps, burgers and tremezzinis to pitas and pastas. Then there is always the option to dig into a crisp and topping-filled pizza by yourself or with a friend. The drinks menu is vast but the iced fruit crushes, smoothies and chillers are delicious and well known for their refreshing tastes. The coffee options are not something to be missed either. Look out for the value-for-money specials like R25 breakfasts, cheap pizza and pasta days and draught beer Saturdays. Cocoa Cha Chi is open on Mondays to Saturdays, from 7 am to 11 pm, and on Sundays from 8 am to 8 pm.

Crespella in Observatory

Crespella

Observatory Turkish restaurant in Observatory

Boasting over 40 different crepes, the menu entices and tempts with chocolate chilli, apple cinnamon and cream and savoury crepes filled with fresh ingredients. Although sparsely decorated, Crespella does not entertain through décor, but pampers through tantalizing crepes as discovered and indulged by guests who have adorned the walls with their gastronomic comments. Visit Crespella in Lower Main Road, Observatory for some delicious indulgent crepes – a must try visit at least once.

Eagle Eye Spur in Observatory

Eagle Eye Spur

Observatory South African restaurant in Observatory

There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings. Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.

El Fiesta in Observatory

El Fiesta

Observatory Mexican restaurant in Observatory

El Fiesta is a hidden Mexican restaurant off Main Road in Observatory, Cape Town. The bright and mismatched décor with sombreros everywhere makes one imagine they might be in Mexico. The meal portions are quite big and a starter can be enough for even the hungriest eyes. The affordable food and always-tempting jugs of frozen margaritas make any group enjoy the festivities.

Gypsy Cafe in Observatory

Gypsy Cafe

Observatory French restaurant in Observatory

Gypsy Café is a delightful fit to the trendy suburb of Observatory. The heart and cosy theme is evident in their desserts made in to heart-shaped treats. The vibrant staff is attentive and the chef dutifully explains the dishes being prepared to his guests. The menu is a fusion of French, soul food, Thai and vegetarian cuisine. Takeaways are welcomed. The wine list is simple and tasty and the ambiance sets a romantic atmosphere. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 5 pm to 12 am.

Hello Sailor Bistro in Observatory

Hello Sailor Bistro

Observatory Light Meals restaurant in Observatory

Hello Sailor is a trendy little spot in Observatory with a sailor-ocean theme throughout. The staff are friendly and it’s a great place to stop for a good ‘hangover-cure’ meal, or just the hungry and thirsty. The coffee is a winner and will get you going for the rest of your day. The menu is incredibly reasonably priced with nothing that will break the bank, but most definitely have you rolling out of there. With oldies like poached eggs, bacon and hollandaise on toasted ciabatta or rump steak prego topped with egg, no one will be complaining there is nothing they like. The salads are delicious or you can always go for a ‘bowl’ on the menu. This little place is quickly becoming part of the colourful Observatory family. Whether you need a morning pick-up or a cold drink with a meal in the evening – without shredding your wallet – this is a spot where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 23:00; Saturday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 23:00. Please call for further details.

Mango Ginger in Observatory

Mango Ginger

Observatory Coffee Shop restaurant in Observatory

Located in Observatory, Mango Ginger’s philosophy on food is about health, nutrition and flavour. Enjoy intimate and professional baked goods, wheat free organic pies, wholesome breakfasts and lunches that change daily. For lunch try the Potato Rosti with smoked salmon, herbed cream cheese and salad, Parmesan Chicken Strips on crostini with a cooked tomato salsa, pesto and garnished with rocket and olives. For wheat intolerance diners, try the Wheat Free Crepes filled with lemon, artichoke chicken and garnished with freshly blanched asparagus. Winter warms the palate with hearty Lamb, Almond and Ginger Casserole with a side serving of short-grain organic brown rice. Mango Ginger takes care of all palates and caters for all appetites that enjoy healthy, hearty and nutritious food.

Mimi the delicious food company in Observatory

Mimi the delicious food company

Observatory Coffee Shop restaurant in Observatory

Mimi the delicious food company is a health conscious coffee shop offering breakfast, light lunches and homemade lunches. Mimi’s products are organic and free range eggs are used for the energy-boosting breakfasts. This coffee shop caters for vegans and vegetarians and dietary requirement s such as gluten- and dairy free meals. This rustic chic coffee shop serves a famous lasagne as well as sandwiches, ciabattas and wraps. If you are in the mood for real ice cream then gulp down the Italian ice cream made delights. Breads are served daily.

Obz Cafe in Observatory

Obz Cafe

Observatory International restaurant in Observatory

Situated in the heart of bustling Observatory, the newly refurbished Obz Café is the perfect place to experience the urban vibe and have a great meal. With a New York-type feel, restaurant décor is upmarket, yet relaxed. Exposed brick work and red and white check tablecloths add to the bistro’s ambience, while friendly staff and a terrific vibe all make for a great dining experience. For those preferring to dine al fresco, there is also sidewalk seating and an outside courtyard area. The menu is uncomplicated and caters to all tastes. Especially recommended is the wing rib steak, 500g of pure pleasure on a bone! The porcini mushroom pasta is also highly recommended, as well as the prawn and cannellini bean starter, bursting with all kinds of delicious flavors. Our thin crust pizzas are very popular and some have called our burgers ‘the best in town!’ Wheat and gluten free pastas and pizzas are also available. In the day time a deli menu is on offer, serving up tasty sandwiches on their in-house baked breads. Try the renowned Monster Sandwich – a triple decker of corned beef, pastrami and salad on rye. Restaurant owner Gavin Hagger is no newcomer to the industry, having put legendary Durban hotspot Joe Kool’s on the gastronomic map. It’s the perfect spot for a casual business lunch or dinner, birthday party, romantic dinner or long boozy Sunday lunch. A place to cater for all seasons, the wood burning pizza oven ensures it’s always warm and cozy on those winter days and nights and air conditioning unit keeps it cool in the summer. The venue also has free Wi-Fi. Experienced bar staff make great coffees and cocktails and an adjoining bar and theatre can make for a whole night of entertainment!

Obz Essions in Observatory

Obz Essions

Observatory Grills restaurant in Observatory

Obz-Essions is a casual yet fine dining experience in Observatory. The interior takes a girl back to fairy tales and the outdoor seating has one expecting to see Alice and the Queen of Hearts popping out from around the corner. The menu offers contemporary dishes as well as grills, seafood and the occasional pub fare.

Panchos in Observatory

Panchos

Observatory Mexican restaurant in Observatory

As with all Mexican eateries, it’s all about sizzling palates, frozen margaritas and fiery tequilas, enjoyed in an authentic and vibey setting. The menu boasts generous portions and a wide variety of choice, with option of heat levels tailored to suit your palate. Visit Pancho’s for great Mexican food and ice-cold margaritas in Observatory.

Players Restaurant and Bar in Observatory

Players Restaurant and Bar

Observatory Pub Meals restaurant in Observatory

Players Restaurant & Bar underwent a major renovation in early 2012 improving the look and feel of all areas of the restaurant and bar. We have three bar areas, a full restaurant area and a brand new patio area to suit all types of functions. At Players Restaurant & Bar we offer a relaxed atmosphere in beautiful surroundings overlooking the Riverclub’s golf driving range. We cater for small and big groups of people and our regular features include major sporting events shown on our big screens, Kurt Schoonraad’s Jou Ma se Comedy Club every Thursday night and monthly live music evenings. Our patio areas are an ideal meeting place for your after work drinks and social gatherings with a wide selection of draught beer, fine wines and cocktail menus from our bar. Players Restaurant & Bar recently launched its brand new menu with a wide variety of different dishes, ranging from golfers breakfasts to light meals, pizzas and a full a la carte lunch and dinner menu to select from. We also have a variety of daily chef’s specials and our popular half prize pizza special runs every Monday. We have a tasty selection of buffet menus, platter options and set-menus for you to select from for functions, events and private parties. We are a popular venue for end of year work functions, birthday parties and all types of celebrations. Bar Trading Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8am until 10pm Sundays and Public Holidays: 8am to 5:30pm

 

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