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Dining during office hours for lunch can make an average looking day suddenly seem brighter and more flavoured. With so many choices for professionals, here are weekday lunch spots for workers in Cape Town. 

Food Lovers Market (City Bowl)

Stylish and modern, Food Lovers Market, in the heart of Cape Town is where professionals gather for the ultimate lunch time experience. The market offers a variety of cold and warm foods, salads, drinks and cake treats. Foods are prepared daily made with the freshest ingredients, staying true to an authentic home cooked meal. Indulge in gourmet meals, making lunch time, a delectable fun time.


Birds Café (City Bowl)

With meals averaging at around R80, Birds Café is popular for their lunchtime gourmet beef burgers served with bacon, mushrooms and mature cheddar cheese. Located in Bree Street, you are greeted by minimalism décor making lunch time a delightful experience. With its ever-changing menu, foodies are always raving about dishes and surprised by what’s new.

Eastern Food Bazaar (City Bowl)

As the name suggests, Eastern Food Bazaar springs dishes from China, India and Turkey. Prepare to enter a world of foods when lunching in this popular eatery. Flavours of various curry excites the senses and food portions are usually on the larger side. Why not buy one and share it worth your work BFF?

Da Vinci on Kloof

Is it that time of the month again where you have to stretch your wallet until the bank account is filled? Da Vinci on Kloof offers a Monday-Saturday R50 a meal lunchtime special with impeccable dishes to choose from. Routinely known for their gourmet pizzas, the menu ranges from burgers and chips with vegetarian options to authentic classics such as spaghetti and rice. Book your table and experience the true Da Vinci.



Located predominantly in business districts, Crave is a trendy healthy and fresh food, offering a range of sandwiches, salads, wraps and drinks for the on the go lunch. If you are selective about what you eat, Crave has healthy homemade inspired meals and drinks. If you have ever been to Crave you would have noticed its retail flair, yet firmly remain a creative café.

Food Lovers Market

021 424 0294

Birds Cafe 

021 426 2534

Eastern Food Bazaar

021 461 2458

Da Vinci on Kloof

021 424 7504


021 418 1080


Words: Waseem Van der Merwe 
Images: Supplied

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