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Guide to Vegetarian Dining in Cape Town

Guide to Vegetarian Dining in Cape Town

If taking a vacation in the vibrant Mother City, Cape Town, the answer is most definitely yes!  There are a vast number of vegetarian restaurants and cafes offering great vegetarian dishes! We’ve compiled a quick list of a few places not to be missed!


• Krishna's Pure Vegetarian Cuisine - their legendary lentil biryanis are a lunch staple for vegans visiting Cape Town.

• Bella Vegan - their vegan pita pockets are a must but be sure to visit Tuesday – Sunday as unfortunately, they're closed on Mondays.

• Govinda's Natural Food Café - Look for the Hare Krishna Centre and you'll find this cosy café serving mainly Indian fare.

• SOPHEA Gallery and Tibetan Teahouse - a great place, absolutely bright with positive energy, they offer vegan, vegetarian and lacto-vegetarian options in the Tibetan style. Their masala chai are a must-try!

• Lola's – this popular spot is a favourite among hip and fashionable Capetonians, be sure to schedule a visit as it comes highly recommended.

• Quensh - this cool and contemporary vegetarian and organic haven offers more than just vegetarian fare, they also have a great range of fresh organic produce.

Vegetarian Friendly

While not totally vegetarian in the strictest sense of the word, the following great places offer hearty, tasty menus:

• Addis in Cape – a unique dining experience offering authentic Ethiopian dishes with vegetarian options.

• Gold Restaurant - drop by at night for their interactive drumming experience followed by great entertainment you'll remember long after your South African vacation is over!

• Rooti’s Cape Malay Restaurant - try the veggie curry for a taste of vegetarian with a traditional Cape Malay touch.

• Mama Afrika – a Cape Town institution offering an awesome African vegan stew!

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