Best Budget Beating Winter Warming Places to get a Meal in Cape Town

Cape Town isn’t known for its welcoming winter weather, but if you’re willing to brave the chill, it’s still an amazing place to visit from June to August. Outside of the busy summer season, you’ll find that cheap domestic flights to Cape Town are easy to come by, the crowds are thinner, and there’s still plenty to keep you amused and amazed during your trip.

Chances are the minute you arrive on your domestic flights to Cape Town, you’ll be looking for a warming beverage and a hearty meal to fortify your chilly travels. Sticking to the theme of cheap travel you will find a whole host of Cape restaurants offering hearty discounts on meals. Here’s where to start.


Shimmy Beach Club, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront


Shimmy Beach Club is going all out to soothe the winter blues with an amazing 50% off deal. Dine at this swanky seaside restaurant on a Tuesday between 11am and 11pm, and you’ll only pay half of your food bill! On Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, the deal is 50% off all pizza, sushi and dim sum.

Book your flights to Cape Town quick, the offer ends soon

Lola’s on Long Street


This beloved Cape Town institution is coming to the party once again this winter with a range of awesome specials.

Come breakfast time you can grab a full house breakfast for just R50 between 7:30 and noon, or an oven-fresh croissant with a short flat white, Americano or cappuccino for just R30 from 7h30 to 8h30. It’s the perfect start to every day of the week, Monday to Friday until 31 August 2018.

When lunch time rolls around, the comfort food comes out with beef lasagne, chili con carne, and lemon-thyme fish pie on offer.

A Touch of Madness

a touch of madness

True to their name, this Observatory restaurant is going whacky with winter specials until 31 August. On Tuesdays, you get 2 desserts for the price of one, including all-time favourites like malva pudding, chocolate brownies and heated koeksisters. Wednesday is happy hour all day long on selected wines and gluhwein. On Thursdays, Irish coffees are 2-for-the-price-of-1 and whiskies are also on special.

After work Fridays have craft beers going for R30 a pint and wine and gluhwein is R20 a serving. Lastly, pop fin or Sunday Funday and get a free beer with your burger.

The Piano Bar


Indulge in some soul-warming jazz every day from noon until late at the Piano Bar when you book a three-course meal at this homely establishment. The eats consist of three courses, offering a choice of tapas, main dishes and desserts for R280 per person.

All the meals are classic South African comfort food and there are vegetarian options available.

The 12 Apostles

12 apostles

Tuck into some classy curry at the exclusive 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa at Café Grill this winter until the end of August. The deal costs R395 per person and includes a plated starter, your choice of three curries with all the trimmings, a delightful dessert and a glass of MCC to start off the proceedings.

It’s your chance to dine at this posh Camps Bay eatery for a fraction of the price.

Mustacchio Caffè

If you haven’t tried a deep-fried burger yet, now’s your chance. Get two of these delicious treats at Mustacchio Caffe in Gardens, Cape Town with fries or salad for the price of one this June.

The burgers consist of 150g minced beef patty, double cheddar cheese and grilled onions wrapped in phyllo pastry, deep-fried and served on a brown bun with delectable J&B BBQW sauce.

Upper Bloem

Sharing is caring at this brand-new eatery, courtesy of the team behind the celebrated La Mouette. With just 40 seats, this cosy venue offers a winelands environment in the heart of Green Point.

Here you can get your hands on a sharing platter for 2 consisting of 6-courses of seasonal fare for just R195. The special is on for the whole of June at lunchtime from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

Discover Your Winter Wonderland

Apart from the restaurants, you’ll find that many of Cape Town’s attractions have special offers on the go to reward those who brave the Cape’s inclement weather.

Domestic Flights South Africa will help you to browse and book your cheap domestic flights to Cape Town now and explore the Mother City like never before. You’ll find the best deals right here.