Fodor's Expert Review Hemelhuijs

$$ Cape Town Central Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Super-stylish Hemelhuijs is both a showcase for a range of exquisite ceramicware and fanciful lighting, and a centrally located restaurant serving equally fanciful and exquisite food. Though lunch prices are closer to what one would expect to pay for dinner, inventive seasonal dishes bursting with freshness like a 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 magical space of burnt sienna and slate, 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 Trendy Sophisticated Breakfast Lunch Coffee Brunch Quick Bite $$ Fodor's Choice

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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