Restaurants with fireplaces in Cape Town

Right, so before winter is out, we need a list of places with fireplaces (that are in use). We all know nothing beats having dinner or sipping wine on the couch next to a roaring fire, especially when it’s raining and miserable outside. This is the list I have compiled, thanks to all who contributed on Facebook and Twitter and by email (I also stole a few from the Main Ingredient newsletter). There will obviously be many I haven’t included, please share them by leaving a comment.

Cafe Verdi
Chapman’s Peak Hotel
Forester’s Arms
Greens (in Constantia)
Opal Lounge
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant
Rick’s Cafe

Societi Bistro
The Roundhouse

Wild Fig
Mezepoli in Camps Bay

Behind the Lentil Curtain (Noordhoek & Kommetjie)
Cafe Roux
Imhoff Farm

In the bushes (Winelands, but not specifically on wine farms)
96 Winery Road (Somerset West)
Country Kitchen (Mont Rochelle)
La Brasserie (Franschoek)
Le Bon Vivant (Franschoek)
Monneaux (Franschoek)

On Wine Farms
Bistro Allée Bleue
Cassia (Nitida)
Catharina’s (Steenberg)
Glen Carlou Restaurant
Grand Provence
Haute Cabriere
La Colombe (Constantia Uitsig)
Laborie Restaurant
Lilly Pad (Anura)
Terroir (Kleine Zalze)
Olivello (Marianne Wine Farm)


  1. karen August 20, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Woodstock Lounge
    Jamacian Me Crazy

  2. Chris August 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm


    waterfront – Alba Bar (just one of those gas & pebbles things)

    Noordhoek – Red herring used to have a Queen Anne Stove?

    Kalk Bay – Polana – one of the best fireplaces & views in town.

    Town – Ricks Americain Cafe & Paradiso

    Will think some more.

  3. Massimo August 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Massimo’s Pizza Club: fireplace,VERY hot pizza oven and to finish a sugar cube infused in aromatic alcohol and set on fire!!

  4. blade August 20, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    you forgot ASOKA on kloof street.
    one of my fav spots.
    they got a fireplace

  5. Chris August 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    sat at Yum in Vredehoek by their great fireplace last night, def needs to be added to the list!

  6. Tracy August 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    A Touch of Madness in Obs, and Millstone Cafe at Oude Molen Eco-Village.

  7. Brett August 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Deli Delish in Hout Bay

  8. cjp August 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    RIOJA in Noordhoek has 2 roaring fire places!

  9. Timea August 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Greens (in town) also has a fireplace. Lovely..

  10. Susan May 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    La Cabane in Hout Bay

  11. Dax May 13, 2011 at 9:10 am

    La Mouette in Seapoint has a fireplace in every room! A perfect winter spot.

    Kitima, regarded as the top Asian restaurant in Cape Town, sorry, Hout Bay.

  12. Felicia May 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Avontuur wine farm on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset west

  13. Lisa van Aswegen May 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    French Toast in Bree Street has a great fireplace downstairs.

  14. Jim May 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    El Burro in Greenpoint has a lovely fireplace inside, and a delicious range of tequilas to make a fire in your belly..

  15. DJ May 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Pastis Brasserie in Constantia now also has a fireplace in the non-smoking restaurant area (in addition to the fireplace in the bar lounge).

  16. Saul Beder June 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Great fireplaces with a cosy atmosphere with great winter specials at Saul’s Saloon & Grill (Maitland/Wynberg/Strand).

  17. Tamsyn July 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Twist in Wellington