The Foundry Cafe

This corner of Parktown has proved to be a real culinary hotspot over the years, and The Foundry’s addition to the neighbourhood does not disappoint.

A large dining area overlooks the kitchen with a separate bar area to the side, and is simply appointed with wooden ceilings, large black cottage pane windows, and the most elegant hand-blown glass light fittings with low-burning filament bulbs. In the entrance on the right, a beer room takes pride of place. Boasting over 50 different local and international craft beers. This is a feel-good restaurant where young and old hang out in large groups, having fun and eating good food


With a very well balanced menu, the tapas options are a good place to start.Three options that stand out and are to die for are the roasted bone marrow, the albondingas (which are pork and veal meatballs in a delicious red pepper and chilli sauce) and the crispy squid heads. The main dishes will all make your mouth water, but because we all have to choose something in life, the pork belly is a must. The cider bacon jam is from another planet and is served with a chilli pak choi and potato galette that balances out the dish to perfection.

Other options for mains (in addition to their amazing range of sourdough pizzas) are things like sausages and sweet potato gnocchi, moroccan lamb, ostrich fillet and springbok shank.

Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat. The chocolate Fondant is a must have and other standouts are the Eton mess and the honeycomb affogato.


Any beer fan will be in for a treat with the extensive variety of craft beer available both on tap and in the beer room. A range of whiskeys, molecular cocktails and even a Swedish pear cider round out an interesting selection of other alcoholic beverages. The wine list is small but has a very good selection.


The specials on the chalkboard are a must when going to The Foundry, be sure to check these out. On Sunday’s, enjoy a Karoo lamb on the spit

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Directions to The Foundry Cafe
7, Parktown Quarter
3rd Avenue
011 447 5828


Written by Marvin

Founder of many things but FoodBlogJHB FoodBlogCT, FoodBlogDBN being my biggest project to date. UCT marketing graduate, Star Wars geek and Arsenal & Dortmund supporter. That's me!

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