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Manna Epicure

As tapas bars in Cape Town go, this one’s definitely amongst the most stylish. An all-white space with ever-changing decor elements (including the most interesting flower arrangements in town), Manna offers the healthiest, quirkiest, freshest selection of flavours on Kloof Street, along with a mature trendy crowd. Grab a table inside by getting here early (no bookings taken) or you’ll have to sit on the balcony and, sunglasses in position, watch the scene on Kloof ‘s busy sidewalk. Classic jazz and melodies from the Twenties spill out of white speakers, while the menu offers a selection of tantalising summer salads such as watermelon with watercress, feta, toasted pumpkin seeds and pecan nuts, or honey and mint tabouleh with baby spinach, pear, goats cheese and roasted macadamia nuts. Breakfasts are served throughout the day, and they do a wonderful open omelette with roasted aubergine, gorgonzola, and fresh pear julienne. Tapas are a speciality here and their own freshly-baked breads are served together with delicious spreads. The line up of main dishes is short and divided into taste categories – sour, sweet, bitter, spicy and savoury, so there’s literally something to satisfy all tastes. There’s a small list of personally chosen wines, a few good choices available by the glass. Service waivers between pretty sprightly, and atrociously slow – you’re paying for the innovative tastes, and the sometimes superb people-watching.

151 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof,
City Bowl
+27 21 426 2413
Opening Times
9am-6pm (4pm Sun) Tues-Sun
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