Hg2 : The Hedonist


Not many Cape Town delis come with such a stunning view. A sublime setting on the beautiful Helshoogte mountain pass that links Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Tokara is considered one of the region’s finest wineries, and enjoyed a long-run of favour for the richly experimental dishes served up in its restaurant, alongside extraordinary views. But we think the best bet, more in touch with today’s dining trends, is this all-day, deli-style eatery facing the estate’s vineyards and olive trees, beyond which lie the estate’s exhilarating views. It’s wholesome and healthy menu with a twist, dreamt up by a mother-and-daughter team who oversee a beautiful designer kitchen, captivating outdoor seating area and impeccable, ultra-contemporary indoor space, complete with underfloor heating and squishy Norman Mehl leather sofas to settle into. The design is crisp and clean-lined, signalling a revolution in the deli concept – no country barn this, rather a modern gallery with spectacular photographs of ‘African delis’ by local photographic genius Obie Oberholzer, along with a spectacular recycled plastic chandelier by Cape Town designer Heath Nash and wall cabinets by James Madge. The deli produce – mostly organic, all-natural cheeses, hams, cakes, pastries and dairy – is worth the trip, too.

Helshoogte Road,
+27 21 808 5950/1
Opening Times
9am-5pm Tues-Sun
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