The Grand Café at Granger Bay, Cape Town
South Africa 8000
Tel: 27 21 425 0551
Concierge.com's insider take:
Cape Town's cool kids—and, in some cases, their kids—camp out at the Grand Café at Granger Bay, where South Beach meets South Africa. Housed in a converted warehouse with a secret clubhouse–like location down a gravel road, the industrial-meets–Parisian bistro dining room decor includes rusted chandeliers, candelabras, nude sketches, and lots of red roses. Pull up a wicker chair and flip through the menu, which is designed to look like a newspaper, in a Sunday morning manner. There are pastas, salads, and seafood, but go for the flatbread pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven. Well-crafted cocktails, such as the sweet but potent Brazi (fresh grapefruit and lime, cachaca, and Cointreau) and the Back Porch Lemonade (vodka, lemon juice, cranberry juice, ginger syrup, and ginger ale), pair well with a breezy spot in the cabanas out on the deck or on the man-made beach.Josey Miller
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 12 pm until late.