Dining Out

Helloo Guys

Today’s post is a bit different than usual, but this blog is a bit chaotic so here goes, I wanted to share a few of my fave spots to eat at in Cape Town and a little bit about why I love it so much and what you can expect. These are a few spots I’ve tried out during the past year or two.
You are welcome to read my full review on some of these places on my Zomato page.

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*Please note the restaurants are listed alphabetically and not by preference.

Asamis – Sushi
Asami’s has a few branches open in the Cape Town area, I’ve only been to the Durbanville branch in Cobble walk and in Bellville at Tygervalley.
The reason why I love Asami’s is they have a range of interesting Sushi on their menu, my favorite being their Strawberry salmon rolls. They serve from sushi pancake rolls to “sushi” with deep-fried chicken instead of fish. The few times I’ve eaten there the sushi has always been fresh. Also they have no limit on Salmon roses if you take the buffet / all you can eat option.
On another note they are always super busy, so make sure to book a table and be patient with the service if you can’t get a seat at the belt.

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Fork – Tapas
I’ve only been here once but this restaurant in Long street made a big impression on me. It was my first Tapas experience and it was so lovely. The food was amazing and also very reasonably priced if you share (like one is supposed to with Tapas). The food on the menu is very interesting and believe me, you would want to try everything.
I would definitely recommend the Deep Fried Goats’ Cheese and the Honey sweet potatoes with atchar mayonnaise.

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Honeybun – Cafe
This Little Cafe in Observatory is the cutest place ever. I loved it so much and they are so reasonably priced, so if you are on a tight budget this is an amazing place to check out. They have a wide variety of food on the menu and also offer various freshly made smoothies.
The food was super fresh and really good, the coffee is also amazing.
Go early to avoid the disappointment of not getting a table.

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Hudsons – Gourmet Burgers
If you’ve never been to one of the various Hudsons Branches (Green Point, Gardens, Claremont & Stellenbosch) do yourself a favour and go, NOW! If you’re looking for a different type of burger Hudsons is the answer. They have super creative burgers on their menu, I’ve had a few and I have never been disappointed. My favourite is defs the Poppa Trunks burger, it has a chili popper on top of the burger patty!!
Hudsons also offers various other foods on their menu but I would suggest try a burger. They also have massive milkshakes (that I have yet to try) and a range of yummy big Cocktails as well. Also their burgers don’t come with sides so remember to order your sides separately (fries, disco fries, sweet potato crisps etc.)
This is  great place to  go on a Sunny day for lunch with friends or even to grab drinks and dinner after work.

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Royale eatery – More Burgers
Royale was voted one of the best Burger restaurants in Cape Town last year, that itself tells you to get yourself down there ASAP to go see just why. Great service, fresh, yummy burgers and by far the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had (Note; try them with the cream they offer on the table).
They are also always very busy so be sure to book in advance and they are closed on Sundays. My favourite spot to sit is on the Balcony outside, you can see the entire Long street from there.

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SGT Pepper – Dancing and Pizzas
So this restaurant in the heart of Long street doubles as a “Night Club” in the evenings, so if your amped for dinner and some dancing this is the place. The Pizzas are divine and I personally love that they serve it on a super thin,crispy crust.
If you’re not hungry go check it out anyway, for a fun night of dancing.

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The Five guys Eatery – Now know as The Copper Club eatery – Pizzas & Burgers
Perfectly situated on the water at the Tyger Waterfront in Bellville, this place is one of my faves in the Northern Suburbs. The service is amazing and the staff are so friendly. I’ve tried a burger and Pizza here and can honestly not decide which one was better as their food is just great.
This is a nice place to enjoy on a sunny day,even if it is just for a couple of drinks.

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I hope you guys liked this post, as mentioned above for more feel free to checkout my page on Zomato.

Xx
Nici

A Singles Survival guide to Valentine’s day

Ah February – The Month of Love.. Some get butterfly’s thinking about this, others get nauseous and panicky.. Me, I just get on with life.. 

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February 14th best know as Valentine’s day gets so many people all stressed out, thinking they don’t have a significant other to spend the day with or someone to send them flowers and chocolates or take them out for a romantic evening.. My question is why? Why do people get stressed out by this, it’s just another day of the year after all.

I think that if you have someone to share this day with it’s awesome, I mean, I grant happiness to everyone and I love seeing people happy and this day is a day where people go all out to show how much they care for another and that’s wonderful, everyone deserves to be loved.

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Being single is not the end of the world on Valentine’s day, there are so many things you can do with loved ones (not necessarily with a Boyfriend or Girlfriend or Spouse) but with family or friends, Some might think – pfft this is so lame why… But think about it, you don’t have to be a couple to love someone. I love my family and friends and that’s alright by me..

I feel Valentine’s day is more than just for couples and giving/receiving flowers and chocolates, it’s about showing someone you care for  and appreciate them.

You can even treat yo’self on this special day, I mean most importantly you should love yourself no matter what, so why not buy those shoes or that dress, buy yourself a nice bunch of flowers to brighten up your home or some chocolates to enjoy. Go see Deadpool in the Cinema with some friends! You can even do a Girls Night for you and your single ladies, get some movies, snacks, wine and just have a good night in or hit the town and go dancing who knows, Cupids arrow might just hit you that night.

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So in my opinion Valentine’s day is not a day to cry over or feel lonely about not dating someone, it should be celebrated regardless of your relationship status, show the people you care about how you feel and spread the Love after all that’s what life’s all about! 

Xx
Nici

Mumford and Sons Live in Cape Town

Last week Friday 29 January I was very lucky to have gotten tickets to see Mumford and Sons perform live in Cape Town for the very first time. This was in fact their first time ever playing a gig in South Africa. The tickets for their South African part of their Tour, Gentleman of the Road, (in Cape Town, Durban & Pretoria) sold out so fast the moment it released, that the band decided to add more shows to their South African tour.

Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons

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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

Hi Guys, long time, I know.. I am very sorry that I’ve been a bit MIA recently but I’ve been a bit busy with new happenings in my life and I didn’t want to blog just for posting content, as I said ,before quality over quantity..

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I don’t know about you but I am soo very happy that we are saying goodbye to 2015 and HELLO to 2016 in a few hours (well in South Africa it’s still 2015 anyway).

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Rocking The Daisies

Hi Guys so I wanted to post this blog like last week already but I was still recovering from an awesome time at the festival I was just too tired to finish the post. But Better late than never hey..

So the 1st weekend of October thousands and I mean THOUSANDS of people flocked to Cloof wine farm in  the small town of Darling to go to one of the biggest Music festivals in Cape Town, Rocking The Daisies. The festival turned 10 this year so it was a biggy and I was excited!

Exploring Daisies

Exploring Daisies

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Exploring Joburg

Last weekend I went to Johannesburg for the first time in my life. Being born and raised in Cape Town, I had no Idea what to expect, but I’ve heard some stories. I heard it was very dry and flat and just buildings everywhere..

Bye Cape Town Hello Joburg

Bye Cape Town Hello Joburg

Two of my friends and I went to visit a University friend who lives there.. Truth be told I wasn’t sure where exactly she lived because I was clueless.. Untill recently I thought Pretoria and Johannesburg was the same place – sorry guys… But I quickly learned it’s not and my friend lives near Krugers Dorp, close to Lanseria Airport. So that’s where we flew to.. Firstly I’ve only ever travelled international, so being able to have almost anything with me on the plane and also no passport was totally weird to me.. Lanseria is also a super small airport so this was a totally new experience to me..

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Wanderlusting

I’m a big dreamer, I am constantly imagining far away places and planning adventures abroad.. Constantly Wanderlusting… The only problem – As most people my age, I don’t always have money to just book a flight and leave, it takes Months, even years of saving, but I am willing to make the sacrifice to see the World!

I went on an European Contiki by myself last year and loved it, that was my second time traveling to Europe and I have to say the travel bug bit me hard!! My next adventure will be shared with a very special friend, but it’s still a while before our trip – keep an eye out for more deets on that!! But in the meantime (while I am very excited for my trip in the far future) I thought I’d share some travel tips I’ve picked up – I’m no expert but maybe some of these might be helpful!!

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Cheese and Wine Festival

This past weekend I went to the Annual SA Cheese and Wine festival on Sandringham Farm, Stellenbosch. This was my fourth year going to this event, every year it’s like a big reunion for most of us going, you see people there that you saw a year ago (at the festival), people who studied with you or who were in the same res as you. There’s a lot of wine, cheese and quick catch ups at this festival.

SA Cheese and Wine Festival by A Whimsical Chaos

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