Fodor's Expert Review Hemelhuijs

$$ Cape Town Central Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Super-stylish Hemelhuijs is both a showcase for a range of exquisite and fanciful ceramicware, and a centrally located restaurant serving equally fanciful and exquisite food. Though a little pricey for lunch, the owner-chef's inventive seasonal dishes burst with freshness and flavor (think pear-and-celeriac salad with hazelnuts and trout, or a crispy panfried veal of sublime flavor and texture) are well worth it. On one of Cape Town's few pedestrian walkways (near the footbridge crossing busy Buitengracht Street), this tiny designer space, where food is served in gold-painted bowls under chandeliers hanging with beads, driftwood, and star-shape seedpods, is truly a treat. Needless to say, breakfast and brunch are also divine.

Eclectic Breakfast Lunch Coffee Brunch $$ Fodor's Choice Service Casual

Quick Facts

71 Waterkant St.
Cape Town, Western Cape  8001, South Africa


Known For:
  • Supercreative and seasonal menu
  • Constantly evolving designer interior
  • Intimate friendly service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner

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