#CTLucky7: Seven ways to carbo-load for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

With the Cape Town Cycle tour just around the corner, we’ve got the best selection of places to tuck into dishes that will leave you (and your non-racing friends) drooling.

1. Get fresh – go bakery hunting!

From cult-status bacon croissants to breads made with ancient grains, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into at these top bakeries. Read more

2. Explore the noodles of the East

Before you explore the roads of the Cape, why not dig into a carby broth? It’s pork, citrus, soy and beer flavours for the win at what’s been called Africa’s top spot for ramen. Read more

3. Do carbs the Cape Town way – try a Gatsby!

Filled with slap chips, salads and meat, this legendary local dish doesn’t hold back on filling you up. Read more

4. Hit the trail and catch a market

Chow your way through the Tokai forest market on Saturday, after a fun warm-up ride along the nearby pine-covered, dappled paths. Read more

5. Taste Italian tradition.

Chef Giulio Loreggian brings memories of his mama’s kitchen to life in his famous Pollo Pesto Linguine at this fresh, modern spot in Cape Town’s bustling city centre. Read more

6. Taste (and cycle) your way through the Cape Winelands.

Called the gourmet capital of South Africa, Franschhoek holds a heritage of cuisine and some of the best off-road biking trails. Get your carb on at La Motte, one of the top estate restaurants in the valley. Read more

7. Get your coffee fix

Need a caffeine boost while browsing cycling gear or giving your beloved bike some TLC? Try one of these cycling-based coffee spots: &Bikes Cafe and Bicycle Boutique in Loop Street, The Handle Bar on Hans Strijdom Avenue, Breakaway Café on Waterkant Street or Starling and Hero Bicycle Café at The Woodstock Exchange.

The colourful culture of Greenmarket Square

Photo by @allietea

Framed by divine coffee shops and the interesting hustling bustling that is the Cape Town City Centre, lies Greenmarket Square. There is something for everyone on the daytime African themed market with the multi coloured stalls offering the most intricate and exciting curious curios around.

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The Old Biscuit Mill

Nestled in the heart of Woodstock, lies one of the more enthralling artistic hubs of Cape Town. With a wide range of day and night markets, grandly dynamic office space, myriad designer stores, divinely delicious restaurants as well as an epic lineup of festivals, events and captivating productions.

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Bay Harbour Market AKA Hout Bay Market

If Gene Kelly taught us anything it is that rainy days do not have to be gloomy but that you can go about your day singing in the rain. He hit the streets on foot, skipping and dancing, umbrella in hand. You too can channel your inner Gene Kelly without getting your boots wet! Continue reading “Bay Harbour Market AKA Hout Bay Market”