A stylish take on the traditional diner, Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room has become a staple of the Bree Street restaurant strip. That’s largely thanks to the superb beef burgers served on buttery brioche buns – but their soup and grilled cheese sandwich offer at lunch remains one of the best affordable bites in the city. Look out for well-priced breakfast specials before 9am, when you’ll find savvy digital nomads tapping into the free Wi-Fi.
Cape Town is often ranked amongst the world’s most affordable holiday destinations, but it still pays to keep an eye on your spending when dining out. Happily, alongside the city’s no-expense-spared fine dining destinations, you’ll find an array of affordable restaurants to make your budget stretch further. Here’s our pick of where to fill your boots, without emptying your wallet.
This article was written by Richard Holmes, a travel writer based in Cape Town. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines and check out our latest travel guides written by local experts.