Moroccan-inspired Rick’s Café has not one, not two, but three fireplaces to keep you warm, but even better are the daily lunch specials for R45. The menu changes weekly and to make things really easy the website lists the daily options for the whole of June, so you can really plan ahead and choose your favourites or make a point of trying something new.
The special is available any time between 11am and 5pm, but if time is of the essence, you can phone ahead and pre-order; they’ll have your meal waiting for you. All pre-booked lunches also come with a free glass of wine or cappuccino and free WiFi!
Find Rick’s at 2 Park Rd, Gardens or call 021 424 1100
Hemelhuijs is celebrating winter with a menu inspired by childhood memories. It’s all about comfort food done really, really well, which, as we all know, warms both body and soul. This intimate restaurant on the Fan Walk (between Bree and Buitengracht Streets) is a stylish yet relaxed haven, offering escape from the sights and sounds of the city, and where mouth-watering dishes created from the finest, freshest ingredients are served in gorgeous hand crafted vessels.
Find Hemelhuijs at 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town or call 021 418 2042
Artisan coffee (Deluxe’s organic blend) brewed to perfection and freshly made sandwiches, salads or pastries. Brew Mobile is easily one of the best places in town for a quick lunch break. And if you really don’t have the time to leave your desk, they deliver. Bonus!
An absolute must try are the deliciously indulgent chocolate brownies and at only R8-00 it’s practically a giveaway. Team it with hot chocolate for a double choc fix.
Find Brew at 2 Long St, Cape Town or call 073 929 6894