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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour
Take to the streets of Cape Town and indulge in the vibrant food and beverage scene the city has to offer. With our culinary experience, you will discover why so many people fall in love with our home. This energetic, personal and backstage 3 and a half hour experience will show you the secrets of the Cape Town Culinary scene.  Join us as in the De Waterkant toward the V&A Waterfront as we engage with local food producers, sampling the foods which make Cape Town atop Culinary Destination! Where the two oceans meet, with every plate there comes a quality story.
What to Expect

Cape Town Culinary Tours showcase the flavourful history that lies within the roots of Table Mountain. Tasting your way through this strikingly unique and multicultural city, an absolute must for any Culinary Enthusiast. Set yourself up for an experience you won’t soon forget! Join us in De Waterkant – Cape Town’s premier culinary suburb. Upon arrival, meet our fellow foodies and let your culinary journey begin. By walking through a 3 and a half hour, well-designed tour path, you’ll learn the history and culture which supports the local culinary industry in Cape Town.  Enjoy flavors from all over the world, with uniquely South African twists, and find yourself immersed in an array food tastings. Let us share with you why Cape Town is the World’s best kept culinary secret.

The tour meets in De Waterkant area. We suggest arriving approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Exact Meeting Point location and directions will be provided upon ticket purchase. The following tasting locations are included in the tour, however subject to change.

Origin Coffee Roasting

Discover the uprising coffee culture in Cape Town and taste the richness of African Coffee Culture.

La Petite Tarte

La Petite Tarte honors homemade Cape Malay curries and sweet treats. Find this little gem filled with locals and visitors alike every day of the week.


Hidden within the bricks of The Foundry, Baluga maintains it's reputation as serving some of the finest seafood in Cape Town.

Cafe Extrablatt

Here we explore the international growth in Cape Town through a CBC partner, the Cape's famous Cape Brewing Company, with there internationally recognized German beer master.

The Butcher Man

The Butcher Man is as South African as a butchery can get. Famous for high-end meats prepared to order, the friendly and welcoming environment is what sets this shop apart. Learn about the culture of "Braai" & "Biltong" altogether.

Secret Spot
Walk through a hidden surprise and learn more of when and how our history was formed.

Mondiall Kitchen & Bar

Incorporating international flavors to the South African palate has secured Mondiall as a leading culinary stop. Connecting with local farmers is paramount to its success.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Highly recommend!

A great way to get to see parts of Cape Town and get to appreciate the wonderful diversity of food. Ellie is friendly and knowledgeable, and the people at each place visiting were very welcoming. Food was delicious - make sure you arrive hungry!More

Thank Millrock
Management response:Responded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you so much for the very heartfelt review (my apologies I can not see from who it come's from on TripAdvisor, I have a slight idea) but I am so very glad you joined me on the Cape Town Essentials Tour, your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yes, please, and thank you

Let me start by saying I love food tours. They've been my travel obsession for the last few years and I try to do one in every city I visit. This was an excellent food tour with a good mix of food, drink, and culture....More

Thank Kelly M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Kelly, So good to hear from you, hope back to school is ready for you. Thank you so much for the amazing review, it means so much to me and my team!! You are such an amazing woman and wish you all the best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must for every visitor to Cape Town

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Cape Town. We tasted great food walking from restaurant to restaurant while chatting to a charming and informative guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the outing and will highly recommend to visitors and locals alike.

Thank Esti F
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear/liewe Esti, Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining me on the tour along with Helen. I know with our local passion and food intrest we will definatly see each other again soon. Keep well & in touch. Kind regards Elsje

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Culinary Tour Delight!

What a fantastic way to enjoy decadent food and drinks amongst breathtaking scenery and exploring Cape Town's rich history. Ellie was a superb Tour Director and she made this experience one-in-a-million! Thank you! We will be back!More

2  Thank Justine G
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Justine, Thank you Thank you, for the lovely review. It was amazing having you and Maurice join me on the Cape Town Essentials Tour, you both love life and food and that really keeps my passion going!!!! All the best when you head back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Special weekend

The pinnacle of our weekend in Cape Town was the Essentials Food Tour. It was a lovely day, Elsje was the perfect host, great people! It is an easy walk, even for the not-so-fit. Lovely sightseeing along the way. Interesting places and fun with people...More

Thank Anina A
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Anina Thank you so much for your Kind review, means so much to us. As always we do hope to see you again in Cape Town soon and take you on another adventure. But for now safe travels and keep enjoying new city's, food...More

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Megan G
31 July 2018|
Response from 7satraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
The tour finishes in the Waterfront.
1 May 2018|
Response from 7satraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about 3 and a half hours.