10 health restaurants in cape town


10 health restaurants in cape town

Dear Me

If you’re a vegan, vegetarian or have any type of food intolerance, Dear Me is a great go-to in the city centre. The kitchen focuses on fresh, seasonal produce, serving up delicious offerings while preserving as much of the nutrients of the whole foods as possible. We love that their suppliers are all handpicked, ethical and sustainable.
165 Long Market St
Cape Town CBD

Pure Good

Another city centre gem, Pure Good offers fresh food and juices, herbal teas, smoothies and great coffee at affordable prices. It aims to keep busy workers happy and healthy with quick breakfast and lunch options including fresh salads, wraps, soups and more. The food is sourced from sustainable farm Fountain of Hope, so it’s both good for your body and the earth.
21 St John’s Street
Cape Town CBD

Sababa Kitchen and Deli

All the delicacies at this Middle Eastern deli are prepared fresh daily on site, and include a host of colourful salads and vegetarian dishes, as well as a few offerings to satisfy the omnivores amongst us. The team is great at catering for lactose and gluten intolerance, and we love both ordering off their extensive menu and buying take-home meals from the deli.
231 Bree Street
Cape Town CBD

Café Frank

If you love a good salad and freshly-squeezed juice for lunch, Café Frank is for you. Everything is fresh and seasonal - so the menu changes on a daily basis, and you won’t find any preservatives or artificial flavourings in the grub. If you’re more of a hearty eater and a mint and pear salad won’t quite hit the spot, you can also enjoy a homecooked-style roast with delicious seasonal veggies on certain days.
160 Bree Street
Cape Town CBD

Plant Café

Even if you’re not vegan or even vegetarian, you’re sure to love the delicious meat-free lineup at Plant. The focus is on ethical eating, and extends from respect for animals through plant-based options to respect for the human body through preservative-free meals. It’s recently re-opened under new ownership, and is even bigger and better than before!
8 Buiten Street
Cape Town CBD

Pulp Kitchen and Deli

Feast on a delicious and nutritious meals while watching the world go by at this eatery in Gardens and Tyger Valley. All dietary requirements are catered for, including gluten-free, sugar-free, wheat-free, low-carb and more. The restaurant has its own herb garden, and sources as much of its produce as possible from local suppliers, choosing organic and free range wherever possible.
Gardens Shopping Centre, Gardens
And Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Tyger Valley

Nü Health Food Café

The salads, wraps, sandwiches and smoothies at Nü include vegan, vegetarian, carb-conscious, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and wheat-free options. It’s always a bustling spot, and the food is well balanced, nutritious and very delicious.
Corner Portswood & Somerset Rd
Green Point

Wellness Café

The Wellness Cafés at the V&A Waterfront and Gardens Shopping Centre offer a selection of smoothies, super juices and take-home deli treats. While the Kloof Street branch serves great breakfasts, smoothies, smoothie bowls, wraps, burgers and more throughout the day, the hot and cold lunch buffet – with its daily offering of veg curries, dahls, side dishes, salads and more – remains a firm favourite. The Wellness Café in Menlyn also offers a popular buffet spread, and mixes things up with a unique range of healthy cold-pressed ‘ice-cream’, baby purées and gluten-free pastries. Last but certainly not least, the café in Cavendish Square offers signature juices and smoothies, the delicious lunch buffet, and a great deli spread. Cape Town & Pretoria



Know Thy Farmer Deli

A bit off the beaten track, this quaint café offers tasty food, freshly squeezed juices and home-grown organic produce. Situated on the Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands, it grows all of its own vegetables organically. We love the natural setting with on-site garden and tree house for the kids.
Oude Molen Eco Village
Alexandra Road


Finally – something in the Southern Suburbs! And it’s filled with fresh juices, power smoothies, superfoods and salads. Their hearty super bowls, tasty wraps, speciality coffee and guilt-free sweet treats will also see you going back for more (and more).
31 Dean Street


Donna's picture

You've missed the BEST one

You've missed the BEST, healthiest, organic food spot in Cape Town... Spirit Cafe... the original restuarant is in Constantia Village and there is a new store open in Gardens, Cape Town. Please update your list :-)

Spirit Cafe

Hi Donna. We featured Spirit Cafe in our last round-up, of the top vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town :) It is indeed a wonderful place!
Shannon 's picture

No longer trading to public

Hi there, I’m the owner of Pure Good and as wonderful as it is to be featured here we unfortunately don’t trade to public anymore. We changed our offering to corporate health cafeterias in 2014 and closed our cafe in May 2015. You can see our website for more info - www.puregood.co.za Xxx

Pure Good Changes

Hi Shannon. Thanks for getting in touch, and for the updates. What a pity about no longer trading to the public! We're happy to hear that you're still doing corporate health cafeterias, though. We'll leave this here so that people can reach you for that. All the best, the Holistica team

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