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Shopping in Cape Town City Centre

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“Quirky cafe that's a steampunk world of pipes and old metal, with gourmet, home-roasted coffee.”
  • 213 locals recommend
“Perch for breakfast or get your fix at the counter. Never leave without a rye bread and add a sourdough for good measure. My 2yr old daughter makes me go there to buy her croissants. The vibe at the newer location in Greenpoint isn't quite the same. 185 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre”
  • 168 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Contemporary tapas at the original Canteen on Bree is a set menu of small plates for sharing in 3 courses. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
“A vibey rock 'n roll bar with frequent live music performances and a seriously good old fashioned cocktail on the menu, ”
  • 66 locals recommend
“My favourite book store in Cape Town. Check out their social media for info on book launches, live readings, and more. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The best Coffee Roastery in Cape Town. Explore the third wave of coffee at this boutique coffee shop.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“My very favorite little restaurant in Cape Town. It's one of the oldest restaurants in Cape Town, and where the locals go to eat. Delicious Greek food, with a modern twist. Unpretentious, casual and set in a quaint square in an historic and arty area. It's just 5 away minutes by car. Lunch under the trees in the dappled sunlight. And dinner under the fairy lights.”
  • 65 locals recommend
“Chocolate!!!...Chocolate!!!An indulgent chocolate escape in the heart of the Cape Town City. Located between the bustling streets of Loop and Bree, the café has a relaxed atmosphere.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Shopping malls

Miscellaneous Shop
“27 Somerset Road Greenpoint. 3.2 kms from Embracing Cape Town. Cape Quarter is one of the most stylish shopping centres in the Western Cape boasting over 100 retail stores and restaurants. Here also is one of the best Spar grocery stores in the Cape, as well as health and beauty and much more. Parking is no issue, with 900 secure underground parking bays in close proximity.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This underrated, underground shopping mall has existed in Cape Town 's CBD for decades. It has gone through several changes since, but there is no doubt that it serves all of your all essential day-to-day shopping needs, and is right across the road from Mutual Heights!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Flower Shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Right next door to the flat, on the very top of the Absa Tower/Centre, you'll find Cape Town's premier nightclub - Thirty One! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“closest convenience store that sells everything you need - food, toiletries, luxuries. There is also an internet cafe / laundromat / hair salon / ATM, cell phone shop / pharmacy / and a few other shops in the complex ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre


“Catch the vibe - From the North to the South of Africa this is it. lots of shopping from all over the continent. Accessible in the city of Cape Town”
  • 98 locals recommend
“You cannot visit Cape Town and not visit one of its oldest markets, set on a cobbled square between Short and Longmarket Streets. Greenmarket Square square dates back to 1696, the year when the first Burgher Watch House (Now the Old Town House) was built. This is where Capetonians have been buying their clothing, jewellery, sandals, crafts and nick-nacks for years, and, whilst the face of the market may have changed a little - African curios now predominate - there is still an exciting buzz as well as evidence of the city’s most colourful and eccentric characters.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“A good starting place to get a sense of the history and people of Cape Town. Markets, cafes, cobbled streets, art galleries, the historical company gardens behind parliament, the Castle of Good Hope and many interesting museums are all within close walking distance.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Cape Malay fast food - the Masala Steak Gatsby is on point. Go hungry! (Gatsbies are a Cape Malay tradition and consist of a large loaf of bread stuffed with curried meat, french fries, salads and sauces. Typically very affordable and shared between 3-4 people.)”
  • 4 locals recommend