Fireman’s Arms

Fireman’s Arms welcomes you with the ambiance of an old English pub; the dark, rich polished wooden bars and tables, memorabilia such as fireman’s helmets, an old ladder, a fireman’s pole, and snippets from sport history, make you think back to a time of old.

Established in 1864, firemans-arms is one of the finest and oldest pubs in Cape Town providing fine beers and wines with exquisite food and light meals. The pub has undergone renovations and improvements over the years while keeping the original building and ambiance, it offers high definition viewing and big screen events to it’s patrons while offering exceptional service in a relaxing and traditional setting.

The firemans-arms provide spectacular viewing in full high definition on all 9 46″ flat screen panels as well as 2 big screens for all major sporting events with digital sound to match. Wireless internet access is available in all area’s of the venue, there are smoking and non smoking area’s all of which provide ample viewing area’s of the flat panel displays. Private functions and event can be arranged on request, additional information on events and functions can be found on the site.

If you ever find yourself in need of refreshment, come to Fireman’s Arms, come thirsty. We have a selection of more than 25 beers on tap, great specials and a large variety of beverages which include speciality coffees. Indulge your beer addiction, who knows it might help you pluck up the courage to climb to the top of our fireman’s pole to leave your mark, as you sign the ceiling.

What’s a good pub without some grub? We turn up the heat with blazing, hearty meals that hit the spot. Our homemade pies are in a class of their own. The Fireman’s Pie is strictly for the brave, it doesn’t get hotter than this. Fill the hole in your tummy with starters, foccacia, homemade soups, salads, mains that range from steak, to pies, curry, fish and chips and pizza. Why not try out our thin gluten free pizza base? Get creative with a range of decadent toppings including escargot. Whatever you end up having, leave room for dessert!

coffee, croissants and great breakfast at cafe puka

Café Puka is the epitome of your neighbourhood corner coffee spot. A well-kept secret with a handful of tables and chairs and a golden retriever named Wags.

The food is delicious, the coffee is great and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The full breakfast resembles an aggressive Sunday morning skottel fry-up and the large coffee (the cup is the size of a small swimming pool) will keep you buzzing for the day.

The name was inspired by a small shell worn by Indonesian surfers during the early ‘70s and the radio is tuned into KFM who bust out tunes from the same era.

And, they also serve THE best chocolate croissant in town.

CAFÉ PUKA
021 423 6715
Cnr Brunswick & Tamboerskloof Roads
Tamboerskloof
Website

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