Review: Grand Africa Café and

Review: Grand Africa Café and Beach Cape Town

Grand Africa Café and Beach Cape Town is a combination of paradise meets grand lifestyle, picturesque ocean view and a 5-star menu to die for.

Review: Grand Africa Café and

Grand Africa Café and Beach Cape Town had just launched their new grand menu and wine list for the summer and I was fortunate and excited to be invited to an afternoon luncheon.

Walking in, I was welcomed by a specular waterfront view with pure white sun beds and beach props which I hear are a hit with everyone, the huge red-lip shaped sofa amongst the favourite. They add a cosmopolitan touch to the café and make great backdrops for insta perfect pictures.

The layout of the café is well thought-out and each section a great spot to enjoy the views. The interior has a rustic edge to it with beautiful chandeliers lighting up the room and a Victorian white ceiling. The touch of red roses as part of the table décor adds a romantic feel to the place.

The open plain connects the inside out leading right on to the man-made beach to get a closer view to the ocean and I totally get why the private water’s edge table by the wooden is the best seat in the house.

They have a colourful cocktail menu with international and local fusion. They’re well mixed complimentary to their menu. I tried out some of their celebrated cocktails with the Watermelon Martini first, then the Grand Havana Mojito and the Lady Marmalade.

Their menu has a great selection of their signature meals and I opted for the Grand Salmon Salad on a bed of fresh rockets, topped with some parmesan shavings, succulent medium-rare salmon, and pine nuts. It was well portioned and I had space to add some desserts. I chose the Caramel and Vanilla cheesecake served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, it was blissful with a scrumptious crust.

The café hosts weekly Jazz Sundays, a great ambience with a live performance by jazz artists and bands. It has good vibes atmosphere where one can just lounge on the sun-beds, enjoy the music as the sun sets.

There is also a Grand Gallery Shop with stunning kaftans, summer dresses, sandals and all the fashionable beach accessories which opens daily from midday to late. This place makes a wonderful private event venue and has all the amenities to host a wonderful party.

Whether you come for the panoramic views, the delicious food, retro ambience or some feet-in the sand, Grand Africa Café and Beach have just added the great reasons why summer in Cape Town is going to be spectacular.

Opening times: 12:00pm – 2:00am but do look out for announcements as they sometimes close for private functions

Contact details: +27 (0)21 425 0551

Address: Grand Africa Café & Beach

Granger Bay Road (off Beach Road), Granger Bay, 8005, South Africa, GPS coordinates: 33˚ 54’6″ S, 18˚ 24’56″ E