The 13th of September is officially known at World Chocolate Day and we have found some of the best spots in Cape Town to celebrate. If you do not have a sweet tooth, then do not fear, chocolate usually goes hand-in-hand with a great cup of coffee! So come and celebrate this day of Coffee Chocolate and Decadence with the Cape Town Big 7!
A wise person once said: “You cannot live on wine alone, add some chocolate!” The Chocolate and Wine Pairing at Groot Constantia is a heavenly experience which can be shared by sweethearts, as it is incredibly romantic; or as a basis for lengthy catch-up sessions with your best friends.
Groot Constantia boasts two celebrated restaurants which you can visit for a decadent dessert or two, paired with a glass of their award-winning Grand Constance wine.
Chocolate and Wine Pairing
4 delectable chocolates paired with 4 of their award winning wines.
Date: Daily | Time: 09:00 – 18:00 | Venue: Tasting Hall | Cost: R80
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Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 21:00
Sundays: 09:00 – 17:00
Breakfast – Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 11:30
Please enquire for group dinner functions
Open 7 days a week: 09:00 – 22:00
Breakfast – Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 12:00
The Table Mountain Cafe offers a variety of freshly baked cakes and muffins and, we have it on good authority that their Milk Tart is one of the BEST! Once you have walked around a little bit at the top of the mountain, get yourself a creamy soft serve ice-cream and enjoy!
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Table Mountain Cafe
Open 10:30 – 16:00
Opens with the first car up, closes with the last car down
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The V&A Waterfront is home to a wide variety of coffee shops, ice cream parlours, chocolatiers and bakeries. It’s the perfect place for those with a sweet tooth and you cannot visit the V & A Waterfront without having an ice cream cone.
Visit Haagen-Dasz, Marcell’s Frozen Yoghurt or Cinnabon for delicious ice cream and frozen yoghurt.
For gourmet baked goods, cakes and chocolates, visit Myatt Café & Chocolatier or the Royal Bavarian Bakery.
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Great Coffee Shops include: Love, Revenge & Cappuccino, Melissa’s Food Shop, Vida E, Vovo Telo and the W-Café.
The V & A Waterfront is open daily from 09:00 – 21:00
Contact: +27 21 408 7600 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.waterfront.co.za
Pop in at Honest Chocolate in Wale Street for handmade chocolate, made from the finest raw (unroasted), organic Ecuadorian cacao. There are no preservatives, artificial flavouring or emulsifiers so as to keep the chocolate as pure as possible. It is also free of dairy and processed sugar, making it a healthier alternative.
Wale Street Cafe and Shop
64A Wale Street, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: 076 765 8306
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur (9am – 6pm), Fri – Sat (9am – 9pm), Sun (9am – 4pm)
If Chocolate is not your thing and you prefer a slice of cake, then a visit to the Company’s Garden Restaurant is a must! This restaurant built for children, families and visitors alike. Indulge in one of the freshly baked cakes, Apple Berry Crumble or Koeksisters with fig preserve.
Citizens of Cape Town, these cakes are not just gorgeous, they are delicious and will make you want more!! From #companysgarden just for you, we have #cheesecake #mudpie #chocolatecake #pecanpie #carrotcake and #glutenfree
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Daily from 7:00 to 18:00
Kitchen from 7:30 to 17:00
Tel: 021 423 2919 | Email: email@example.com
Two Oceans Restaurant
The Two Oceans Restaurant occupies an enviable position above False Bay at the southwestern tip of Africa. The restaurant is as famous for its seafood cuisine as it is for a superb wooden deck that looks out onto one of the most stunning ocean views in South Africa.
Try their Valrhona Chocolate Garden a chocolate mousse, coconut soil, meringue, raspberry sorbet, micro basil
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Breakfast : 09h00 – 11h00 (last orders at 10h45) – Lunch : 12h00 – 16h30 (last orders at 16h15)
Contact: +27 21 780 9200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
What can be more deserving than a slice of cake and a cup of coffee after a stroll through the most beautiful garden in Africa?
The Kirstenbosch Tea Room
The High Tea at the Kirstenbosch Tea Room is the perfect experience to share with your best friends. Enjoy savouries, tea, warm scones, cinnamon butter buns and home-made cakes.
Contact: +27 (0)21 797 4883 | email@example.com | www.ktr.co.za
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Enjoy amazing sweet dishes like Peppermint Crisp Cheesecake, Cape Malva Pudding, Rooibos Tea Creme Brûlée, and Crustless star anise and naartjie zest milk tart! Wash these sweet treats down with a cup of their speciality coffees or a pot of tea.
Contact: +27 (0)21 762 9585 | firstname.lastname@example.org
While there are no restaurants on the Island, you can pack a picnic of your favourite treats to enjoy when you get there. However, there are a few amazing sweet spots at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, which is located near the Clock Tower in the V & A Waterfront.
A delicious range of breads, pastries and cakes are made fresh daily. All available as sit-down or takeaway.
Contact: 021 418 2212 | email@example.com
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Vide e Café
Enjoy the best espresso and high quality coffee and pastries that Vida e Caffe is famous for.
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One Destination, 7 Unbelievable Experiences
There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 7, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 7 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.