Magnificently cosy spots with eye-popping views

Well, well, well. And just like that, we’ve turned the corner. The nights are getting shorter, the days longer and there aren’t as many cold days doing the rounds anymore. We think it’s safe to say that we are well and truly heading for summer. And while we wouldn’t suggest you trade in your scarf for a sarong just yet, you can certainly get yourself in the mood for summer by cosying up for a couple of drinks at sunset.

We’ve cherry-picked a few of our cosiest spots for you to indulge the senses a little and get yourself ready for yet another gorgeous summer in the Mother City.

Den Anker
Meaning “The Anchor”, Den Anker is the ideal spot for you to drop anchor and spend homestretch of winter taking in the sights and sounds. Delve into a mix of European Specialities and Local Favourites, perfectly accompanied by traditional Belgian beers on tap.

For bookings call 021 419 0249

Mondiall Kitchen & Bar
Serving everything from Brekkie to Dinner and everything in between, Mondiall offers diners a “modern-farmhouse” feel, perfectly accentuated by stunning views of Table Mountain and the harbour. With specials and happenings taking place throughout the week, Mondiall is never short of a vibe and is a firm favourite to kick back and enjoy approaching summer.

For bookings call 021 418 3003 or email at

Bascule Whiskey, wine & Cocktail Bar
With is prime look out spot over the yacht marina, Bascule is ideal for breakfast or a light lunch. At night, it transforms into an awesome whisky, wine and cocktail bar accompanied by a crackling fire.

For bookings call 021 410 7082

Harbour House
With exquisite food and beautiful views overlooking the harbour, this is a local favourite. Harbour House is Mediterranean themed offering a fantastic lunch and dinner menu, and is a great spot for an evening of drink and general merriment.

For bookings call 021 418 4744

With the luxury of imported ingredients adding to the authenticity of every meal, Meloncino’s traditional Italian food is so authentic you’ll feel like you’re tucking into your dinner in an actual seaside Italian restaurant. Join them for daily sundowners as you soak up the view of the harbour and Table Mountain and marvel at its breathtaking splendour.

For bookings call 021 419 5558