Eating Out

‘Bistro on Rose’ The Bo-Kaap’s Best Kept Secret.

    Tucked away in Historic Bo-Kaap, and fitting snugly into the fold of Signal hill is "Bistro on Rose" - situated in the Bo-Kaap's most fashionable lifestyle centre - "35 on Rose". Bistro on Rose offers a relaxed scene with a friendly bar menu and signature cocktails. Guests can indulge in Lunch, Brunch and Dinner at the bar, atrium or in banquettes and tables throughout the energetic space. Upbeat lounge music and vibrant tones of orange, pink, lime and aqua underscore the chic and clean design of Cape Town Interior designer Patricia Jackson. An overall air of casual sophistication play host to the guests at this vibrant new neighbourhood café. Bistro on Rose can be - and should be                  


Bo-Kaap Market on Saturday.

    BO-KAAP CULTURAL MARKET ‘FOOD AND CRAFTS’ SATURDAY   24 SEPTEMBER -HERITAGE DAY HAAS GALLERY- 67 ROSE STREET   BO-KAAP   09:00 to 15:00 TRADITIONAL FOODS: TOMATO BREDIE, SMOKED SNOEK, PECAN/JAM TARTS, CAKES, KOEKSISTERS, MELKTERT, ROTI WITH CURRY, SAMOOSAS, LEMON / VEGETABLE/ WHOLE CHILLI PICKLES, SAUCES, DRIED FRUIT... JEWELLERY, GIFTS, CROCHET ITEMS, SOAPS, crafts made from recycled materials... SPECIALS!! Free one hour walking tour of Bo-Kaap starting at 11:00 and 12:00 from the market. Free tasting of traditional ‘Boeber’, a sweet thick drink made with milk. Next Market: 29                  

Coffee & Roasteries

Rare coffee found in Civet faeces sells in SA for almost R3 000 a kilo!


A newly opened boutique roastery and espresso bar in Cape Town is selling one of the world’s most expensive coffees, a rare and naturally sweet-tasting bean that has been through the digestive system of the Asian palm civet which removes all traces of bitterness. Known as Kopi Luwak, the Indonesian coffee sells locally for a little shy of R3 000 a kilogram or R80 served by the cup, and is at present available exclusively through the Haas Coffee Collective, attached to the lifestyle design store of hand-made objects, Haas Design Collective in Rose Street in the Bo-Kaap. Kopi Luwak, with a caramel-chocolate taste, takes its name from Kopi, the Indonesian word for coffee and Luwak, the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus