Restaurant Week is back!
It’s the time of the year, where fine dining restaurants across the country will offer their menu at reduced prices either for lunch or dinner. Seats have to be pre-booked in advance through the Restaurant Week online portal.
Just two streets up from the well known Cape Quarter shopping centre in De Waterkant, one of the oldest parts of Cape Town, lies an unassuming, hidden gem called Café Charles. Neatly tucked away in the shade of an over hundred year old Brazilian Red Peppercorn tree, on the corner of Dixon and Waterkant Street, Café Charles entices you in with satisfying aromas of freshly brewed artisan coffee, free-range bacon and eggs, and crisp oven-baked croissants… and that’s just the beginning!
Outdoor seating under the old peppercorn tree provides a beautifully shaded, relaxing space to eat, drink, meet and mingle. Sip on a velvety double-shot flat white, or delight in a glass (or two) of one of our small-batch boutique wines, while enjoying the soothing background sounds of the garden fountain. Go up a few steps onto the wrap around balcony of the historic early 18th Century Georgian style building for more bench seating shaded by umbrellas.
A modest interior, classic furnishings and an authentic fireplace creates a quaint and cosy setting for coffee, conversations, and creative contemplations. Winter evenings are well spent here, savouring delectable dinner dishes in front of the fire. As for summer time, enjoy full sunshine and refreshing mimosas over brunch on the open air roof deck!
How to book?
During this year’s Restaurant Week (1 April – 2 May 2021), Café Charles will offer you a 3-course menu, using only seasonal fresh ingredients to give you a real taste of Autumn.
3-Courses – R295
grilled baby onion, horseradish creme fraiche, caper & raisin vinaigrette (gluten-free)
Caramelised Onion Soup
grilled cheese crostini (vegetarian)
truffle oil, pecorino crisps (vegetarian, gluten-free)
lemon verbena, quince, crushed baby potato, yellow coconut curry (gluten-free, dairy-free)
aubergine caviar, charred leek, spiced pumpkin chutney
charred vegetables, toasted pumpkin seed, sprouts
Potato & Pecorino Gnocchi
baby pumpkin, english spinach, sun-dried tomato, granadilla vinaigrette
Avo & Lime Semifreddo
coconut cream, matcha, dates, with pumpkinseed & coconut crumble
Dark Chocolate Torte
3-Course Menu – R295
The dishes are nut-free unless otherwise stated. Dairy substitutes can be provided by request when making your reservation.