In no particular order, our favourites this week are:
RICK’S CAFÉ | 021 424 1100
Here’s the thing about Rick’s. You can head on over at 11am and end up staying all day. The Monday to Friday lunch special – a mere R45 – offers both meat and vegetarian options and is available from 11am until 5pm. Seriously. The full week’s menu is posted to their website and Facebook page weekly, so you can even plan ahead! See here. But wait, there’s more.
Happy hour is an understatement. Every day from 3pm to 7pm. True story.You’ll find cocktails and martinis, craft beer on tap, mezze and tapas platters and German Weizen (from 5-7pm) and more. All the details here.
There’s free WiFi, too, so you could probably skip the office altogether.
SAINT’S BURGER JOINT | 021 424 0030
Classic Burger Night Thursdays in Kloof Street – that’s tonight – is a 2-for-1. Word is they get really full, so call them. Now. They have regular specials on other days too, so check with them directly.
ORINOCO | 021 418 4544
This vibey restaurant in Bree Street serving authentic Latin American has a new evening special: a 3-course dinner set menu for R180 from Thursday to Saturday (from 6pm) each week.
IT’S A HOUSE | 021 418 2411
Happy Hours every day from 5pm to 7pm = 2-for-1 cocktails. Make yourself at home; it’s a house.
P.I.S.C.O. BAR | 021 419 2633
Pop into P.I.S.C.O.– above Keenwa – for the Tapas-after-work happy hours and enjoy free tapas with your drink. Keenwa’s food and wine pairing events are back this year and will happen on the last Thursday of every month, which makes this month’s event on 31 January. Details still to be advised so either call or check their Facebook &Twitter.
EL BURRO | 021 433 2364
Lunch time specials from 12pm to 4pm every day, including the always popular build your own taco. See the full El Burro menu and the specials here. The Stadium Station MyCiTi bus stop is 50m away so you don’t even need your car. Another margarita, anyone?
HUDSON’S BURGER JOINT | 021 426 5974 Kloof | 021 433 1496 Somerset Rd
Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for half price beer, cocktails and appetisers. Make sure to ask them about other great specials.
ALEXANDER BAR & CAFÉ | 021 300 1088
The best way to start a working week (besides working, that is) is by treating yourself at the end of the day. The Monday Meal Deal is a steal at just R40. The meal changes weekly and is updated on Twitter every Monday, although not always on Facebook. We’ve yet to hear a negative word about this great venue.
SOTANO | 021 439 5119
Wednesdays from 5pm – 2-for-1 lamb burgers – perfect midweek respite at the edge of the ocean in Mouille Point.
We’ll have a new selection of specials next week.