Looking for a restaurant in Cape Town that serves delicious veggie meals? Well, the Mother City has plenty of fine-dining restaurants where you can gorge to your heart’s content. Scroll down for some exciting options!

The Cedar Café

Hidden away in the Rheede Street Mall, this small but sophisticated restaurant specializes in organic Lebanese dishes and many other delicacies from the Middle East. Try the mouth watering shawarmas, if you drop in for lunch here. Home-made teas, Lebanese coffees and a variety of other drinks are sure to add that extra punch to your main meal. The interior is sober, yet beautiful, making the atmosphere all the more invigorating. The enthusiastic owners, David and Marlene, make sure that your needs are not just met but surpassed.

Govinda’s Natural Food Café

It’s an exclusively vegetarian restaurant with a gentle atmosphere and an extensive menu focusing on delicious South Indian food. Located behind the Hare Krishna Centre, opposite the Rondebosch Railway Station, the eatery charms everyone who walks in. Expect service that pays attention to detail; clean and cosy settings; and delicious dishes made with fresh organic ingredients. Some of the must-try delicacies include bean curries, crisp papad with cumin, and pakoras with tea.

Bukhara Restaurant, Sandton

Serving a wide range of authentic Indian, Indo-Chinese and Japanese vegetarian dishes, Bukhara spoils you for choice. The captivating décor of green Udaipur marbles and elegant handmade Teak furniture manifest the grand standard of Bukhara. The service is quick and efficient, making a dining experience here all the more delightful. The restaurant is located on Nelson Mandela Square and is a fantastic place to enjoy lunch and dinner.


Many people stand united in their claim that Zucchini’s serves the ‘best vegetarian food in Cape Town’. The elegant wooden tables and ambient lighting give the place a convivial atmosphere, which is well complemented by its cordial and efficient staff. As far as the menu is concerned, it is exclusively vegetarian and features an array of delicacies to take one’s pick from. Try homemade Muesli with fruit salad, Besil pesto pasta or a selection of delicious sandwiches coupled with veg soups.


Run by a couple of nomads, Aragorn and Stefanie, this plant-based café, with its exclusive drinks and food menu, is a foodie’s paradise. Try any of their daily specials, and you’ll definitely crave for more. The Fairtrade organic coffees, smoothies and fresh fruit juices are served in exquisite flavours and are concocted with a lot of creativity. The lively ambiance that Bolo’bolo boasts is well complemented by its large inventory of interesting books and a fast Wi-Fi service. It’s a perfect spot for a special brunch.

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