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Camps Bay is Cape Town’s ‘cool’ part of town. Overlooking the sea, all the bars, restaurants and nightclubs here are full of people sipping on mojitos and champagne. But I wanted to know was there anywhere somebody travelling on a budget could eat?
Brendan from The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre where I’m staying recommended one of two restaurants. The first is, wait for it, ‘The Codfather’. I know, truly awful. But hey, it’s constantly packed, their fish is meant to be out of this world and at time of blogging they do half-price sushi before 6pm.
The other (which is the one I opted for) was Cal’cacchio on the promenade. It’s a pizzeria that does pasta too. They take their pizzas quite seriously – some were created by celebrity chefs, you can pay extra for wheat bases and more. Starting at 45 Rand for a pizza, the most expensive one is 145 Rand. I had a ‘carne’ which had chilli, Italian sausage meat, onion and roasted peppers. It was delicious. And the Kuna Old red wine at 23 Rand per glass was extremely tasty also.
Afterwards I went to Café Caprice which is just a few doors down. This is the trendiest bar in the bay. You can tell that by the barmen who think they’re doing you a favour by serving you and the guys wearing the Miami Vice-style white jackets. Still, it isn’t too pretentious and a beer cost just 22 Rand which is definitely cheaper than a lot of other cities around the world.
That was last night. Today it’s a lovely clear Sunday morning. I’m just about to have my breakfast and plan out my day.
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