The weather’s getting colder, at least here in Cape Town, which means it’s time to start thinking about all things winter: itchy scarves, the smell of rain, Aunt Edna’s winter hot toddy, and crackling fires that warm your heart and toes. We’re big fans of fireplaces (honestly, we really, really love them), whether for cuddling with your beloved and a cup of cocoa, or just for cozying up with the gals while catching up on gossip. In case you love fireplaces as much as we do – we’ve rounded up our favorite restaurants with fireplaces on the Cape Point Route.
When cold weather sets in for the Cape Town winter months, there is nothing more satisfying than dining and drinking beside the warm glow of a roaring fire. Not all restaurants boast real working fireplaces so searching for them can take up valuable time – time that could be spent being drawn like a moth to the flame and unwinding by the light of the fire.
In order of each town on the Cape Point Route (see map) here is a list of the best fireside drinking and dining spots on the Cape Peninsula. If we’ve missed any restaurants with fireplaces on the CAPE POINT ROUTE please let us know. (We do know there are many more restaurants with fireplaces in Cape Town…!)
- Massimo’s: Hout Bay
- Kitima at Kronendal: Hout Bay
- Chapman’s Peak Hotel: Hout Bay
- Pure Restaurant, Hout Bay Manor: Hout Bay
- Café Roux, Noordhoek Farm Village: Noordhoek
- The Toad in the Village, Noordhoek Farm Village: Noordhoek
- Thorfynn’s Restaurant, Monkey Valley Resort: Noordhoek
- Blue Water Café, Imhoff Farm: Kommetjie
- Pickled Fish Restaurant, Imhoff Farm: Kommetjie
- Fisherman’s Restaurant: Kommetjie
- Cape Farmhouse: Scarborough
- Boulders Beach Restaurant: Simon’s Town
- Seaforth Restaurant: Simon’s Town
- The Bay Café on Glen: Glencairn, Simon’s Town
- The Annex Restaurant: Kalk Bay
- Harbour House: Kalk Bay
- Polana: Kalk Bay
- Cape to Cuba: Kalk Bay
- The Brass Bell: Kalk Bay
And whilst not officially in the fireplace category, if it is warmth you are after this winter then think about visiting the following restaurants:
- Lookout Deck in Hout Bay – they’ve got underfloor heating in the restaurant and plenty of powerful heaters outside on the famous deck
- Wharfside Grill at Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay – they’ve got foot heaters alongside each table in the restaurant and outside heaters in the Bistro
- The Foodbarn Deli in Noordhoek – the bakery is open plan and generates a lot of heat – they did win Best Bakery in the Western Cape at the 2011 Eat In Awards after all so there’s a lot of baking happening.
- Empire Café in Muizenberg – very powerful heater to keep you roasty toasty for those chilly mornings.
Stay warm, stay dry, go indoors after some winter activities and indulge in some great dining at these Cape Point Route Restaurants with Fireplaces. We encourage responsible drinking so if you planning to have more than your limit, consider staying overnight at one of the fabulous accommodation establishments on the Cape Point Route – from hotels to cozy B&B’s and quaint self catering cottages – there is a wide range of accommodation to suit every need & budget. Call Cape Point Route for more information. 021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za for more. Look out for the SPECIALS too!