Six reasons to visit Sea Point

There is no doubt that Sea Point’s cool-factor is on the rise. The area boasts the best of old Cape Town charm, and some of the hottest global food trends. If something is trending in the Mother City, you’ll probably find it in Sea Point.

Whether you’re just visiting for the day or staying in the area, here’s what you shouldn’t miss:

1. Indulge in Sweet Treats
My Sugar chocolate and coffee bar makes “artisan chocolate, with a pinch of imagination”. Pair any of their delicious chocolates or confectionery with their own original blend coffee – and don’t leave without trying one of their gourmet doughnuts! Alternatively, head to Crumbs & Cream down the road for the cookies and ice-cream sandwich of your dreams.

2. Parade the Promenade
No visit to Sea Point is complete without a walk along the promenade. Have an ice cream, play a round on putt-putt, or simply sit on a bench and soak in the scenery, but just be sure to finish your walk with some sun-downers and a sea view, at one of the many restaurants on Beach Road.

3. Eat your heart out
Sea Point is home to restaurants serving every kind of food you can imagine. For belly-busting burgers go to Craft Burger Bar. For fine dining try La Mouette. Or for a “boutique takeaway experience” try the concept restaurant The Chicken Shop.

4. Shop till you drop
The Mojo Market, launched at the end of April, is a seven-day-a-week food and lifestyle market with a wide variety of food and retail stalls, bars (though it’s currently “BYO alcohol”), a fresh food section, and a stage for live entertainment. You’ll find it beneath on Regent Road. It’s open daily from 10am to 9pm.

5. Refuel with Great Coffee
You don’t have to go far to find excellent coffee in Sea Point. Head to the original Bootlegger coffee shop on Regent Road, or try Mischu Coffee – home of the award-winning “best cappuccino in South Africa”.