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Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Veganism may be a rising trend but it’s by no-means one of the most common lifestyle choices out there. So, if you’re wondering how hard it’s going to be to stick to your vegan eating choices while staying in Cape Town self-catering accommodation, fear not. The Mother City has got your diet preferences covered with a range of eateries showcasing the very best Cape Town cuisine in the most vegan-friendly way.

Here’s where to check in when it comes to mealtimes:

Raw and Roxy

Run by a vegan who’s also an accomplished chef, Raw and Roxy puts the sexy back into salad and every other plant-based meal she dishes up. Expect common (and less common) vegan ingredients served up in a way that appeals to every sense.

Start your day with coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom infused granola for breakfast. Lunch and dinners include stripped zucchini pasta with cashew, coconut and garlic sauce, and crunchy salad using red cabbage, dates and more cashews flavoured with a dash of lemon juice, a sprinkle of salt and a pinch of herbs.

If that’s not enough to get your taste buds in an uproar, there are also fruit smoothies and even macaroons up for grabs.

Plant Café

Planning a night in? In Cape Town your vegan meals come to you, courtesy of this totally plant -based restaurant in Loop Street. Familiar favourites like koeksisters, burgers, nachos, samosas, toasted sandwiches and crepes, both sweet and savoury, take healthy eating to a whole new level.  

You’ll find everything your taste buds are missing on this menu, recreated in wholesome vegan form.  


With branches in Kloof and Observatory, Nourish is on a quest to save the world one meal at a time by incorporating sustainable, healthy and ethical principles in everything they do. You’ll never believe that doing good tasted so good though. Look forward to bowls of goodness and gourmet sandwiches with a side of the freshest juices, smoothies and shots.

Shceckters Raw

Keep it simple when you visit Cape Town’s leading and on trend raw food bar where you can fill up with breakfasts consisting of flapjacks, scrambled eggs or porridge. Your daytime choices include super bowls, wraps and burgers. Snickers have even made it onto the menu here.

Jessys Waffles

What could be better than a waffle designed to your own specifications. The tempting menu at Jessys consists entirely of choices from your waffle base, all the way through the fresh, delicious toppings to a side of vegan ice cream or yoghurt.

Everything at this Gardens eatery hails from local suppliers and is produced right there on site, you don’t get fresher or better than that, and everything’s gluten-free too.

Unframed Ice Cream

Yes, it’s true, there are enough ways to make artisanal (and healthy) ice cream that there’s an entire outlet dedicated to it. What’s more, you can watch the entire process as it happens right there in the store. Another bonus is that you can taste-test the produce before you order it – that’s one way to guarantee satisfied customers.

The vegan options are either sorbet-style or made with coconut milk and you can choose from wide range of toppings like toasted coconut chips, caramel nuts, raw date caramel, honey and candied almonds.

If you’re vegan, you owe it to yourself to try one of these icy treats during a summer stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation. Book your stay early to guarantee a place in the sun this summer in Cape Town.   Image Credit:

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