Oftentimes you’ll find that regular grocery stores don’t stock that specialty item you need to cook an exotic dish. Luckily these top Cape Town delis stock a wide range of unique foods and imported products. They’re also ideal for meeting up with a friend for a quick coffee and bite to eat.
This vibrant Italian deli is a Cape Town institution and much-loved place to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner. The deli is a little on the small side but that’s only because it’s stacked from floor to ceiling with a vast range of products, from freshly-baked goods to imported speciality foods you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in town. There’s also a meat and cheese counter where you can stock up on cold-cuts and Italian cheeses, and a take-away counter that serves a delicious array of ready-made food.
103 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, +27 21 434 6893
The Food Barn
The Food Barn is a popular restaurant and deli situated in the coastal town of Noordhoek, Cape Town. Headed by chef Franck Dangereux of La Colombe fame, the charming restaurant whips up unique country fare combined with South African flavors, while the deli stocks anything from fresh produce to freshly-baked croissants. At night, the restaurant is transformed into a vibey tapas restaurant.
Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Cape Town, +27 21 789 1390
New York Bagels
Established in 1940, this family-run deli is Africa’s only dedicated bagelry, specializing in traditional boiled and baked New York-style bagels in 13 different varieties. New York Bagels is the perfect place to pack a picnic basket with their wide variety of products on offer, or sit down for a quick and tasty lunch. The deli offers a selection of bakery and confectionery items, smoked salmon, brisket, pastrami and a host of other delicacies. Be sure to try their baked cheesecake, which is to die for!
44 Harrington St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, +27 21 21 820 4359
Situated in the heart of trendy Woodstock at the Old Biscuit Mill, Saucisse (French for sausage) is a small family-run deli that serves scrumptious breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, wraps and salads. Apart from a set menu, patrons can create their own breakfast or lunch from the deli’s seasonal items, cured meats and freshly made bread. With a warm ambiance and friendly staff, the deli stocks only local free-range and organic produce and runs an eco-responsible kitchen.
The Vineyard Deli
Situated in Durbanville, a 30-minute drive from Cape Town, The Vineyard Deli has provided foodies in the northern suburbs with fresh food shopping for over 10 years. The deli offers a large variety of imported products, as well as fresh produce, artisan breads, health food and home-made takeaway meals. The small, intimate café is a great place to unwind with a cup of coffee and a tasty meal.
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