Eating Out in Cape Town CentralSmak Restaurant and Delicatessen
Where? Shop 3, 22 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa
When? Monday to Friday from 07h30 to 16h30.
Saturday & Public Holidays from 09h00 to 15h00.
Closed on Sundays.
How? Call +27 (0)21 824-5023
SMAK is Cape Town’s answer to discerning patrons with a penchant for all things delicious. This is a restaurant, deli, patisserie and coffee shop in the heart of the City Bowl, and its menu is filled with dishes and desserts that are backed by passion and innovation.
Opened in 2016, SMAK is ideally positioned to serve the local businesses of Bree Street and the City Bowl, as well as the many tourists and visitors that are exploring the vibrancy of the Mother City. Patrons that have time to relax can choose to sit down and languish over the tastiest dishes. Those on the run may opt to collect a quick bite at the gourmet sandwich bar and then hit the road again.
The menu is diverse and includes a variety of flavours and techniques that combine to create a really comprehensive range of options. Breakfasts include (but are not limited to) French toast with vanilla cream, mixed nuts and either sautéed fruit or berry compote; smoked tomato and chorizo beans with crème fraiche and avo on toasted rye; and smoked trout with scrambled egg, béchamel sauce, hollandaise sauce and parmesan on toasted bread.
The lunch menu is made up of favourites like the rump steak and sweet potato wedges, seared salmon fillet with poached eggs and prosciutto, pork fillet with stir-fried greens, or the handmade pasta with cured roasted lamb shoulder. Popular snacks that are served all day include the crustless quiche, a customisable cold cheese and meat platter, the croquet monsieur (a decadent ham and cheese toasted sandwich), a range of gourmet sandwiches, and the flash-fried tuna sashimi salad.
SMAK is not licensed, but patrons are welcome to bring their own alcoholic drinks along and enjoy them with the meals.
This deli and restaurant offers Capetonians and its very welcome visitors a trendy spot in which to combine their love of top-notch flavours with the undying rhythm of the Mother City.