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WWith the festive season upon us, many South Africans are getting their holiday itineraries together for that much-needed break during summer 2018. For those headed to Cape Town, it’s the world-renowned beaches, hundred-year-old wine estates that produces signature wine and even the chance to experience fine dining at award-winning restaurants that get tourists excited about their stay.
Yes, that’s all worth every bit of excitement, however, holidaymakers should definitely visit Cape Town’s inner city hidden gems, especially Long Street! It’s the ideal place where partygoers dance the night away, hipsters frequent to feel hip again and of course, where foodies go to devour delicious cuisine without the shame.
Here’s a helpful guide you can follow on your next adventure up or down Long Street:
Royale Eatery – Apparently the burgers that are sold at Royale Eatery are not just any burgers, it’s “burgers that make your soul tingle” and indeed, these burgers are soul tingling. It’s no surprise it’s the winner of the 2017 EatOut / Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eatery in the Western Cape Burger category considering it has over 50 burger variations.
Madam Taitou - For a truly unique African culinary experience, visit Madam Taitou and enjoy traditional Ethiopian cuisine such as Kitfo (Ethiopian beef tartare), Injera (sourdough flatbread) and Tej (an alcoholic honey beverage). What’s quite evident as soon as you walk in is the overwhelming hospitality from staff, the eccentric yet inviting décor and the ambience.
Tjing Tjing – Cape Town is sprawling with incredibly stylish and vibey rooftop bars and Tjing Tjing is no exception. Newly renovated, this Long Street highlight provides four distinctly different venues and experiences. The 200-year-old attic and rooftop bar offers a wide selection of drinks & bespoke cocktails, a playlist of our current indie and electronica favourites and otsumami in a casual setting.
Café Mojito – Café Mojito brings a bit of Cuba and Latin influences to Cape Town with its sultry music and more. On a hot summer’s day, enjoy great cocktails and delicious tappas on the sunny street terrace and jive to the Cuban beats that this renowned bar is known for.
Club 169 – From hip hop and RnB to house, expect one of the best nights out in the town dancing the night away at Club 169. There’s two dance floors and the club’s terrace gives patrons a view of Long Street by night - witnessing the energy of Long Street and seeing fun-loving locals and tourists out and about.
The Waiting Room – For those into techno, dubstep, and hip hop, The Waiting Room is the place for you. Jam well into the night with well-known DJs hitting the decks, and for those interested in just a chilled session, head on up to the rooftop terrace where you’ll get a bird’s eye-view of the city centre - simply incredible.
So You – This vintage inspired shop that gives off 60s and 70s vibes is quite unique and offers clothing designs that you’ll find difficult to find anywhere else. So You stocks tailored garments and unusual hats that screams retro glamour.
SKA- For all those hipsters out there, you’ll love this eccentric store that has a Bohemian vibe. From pants and skirts to bags and hats, you’ll find almost anything you’re looking at SKA for that gives you that “I’m cool” statement.
Cape Town's Long Street
SSo what are you waiting for? Long Street in Cape Town is just waiting to be explored! Take a Shot’Left and find out why Long Street is one of Cape Town’s busiest streets that offers tourists an exhilarating experience.