This restaurant is located in the heart of Cape Town’s Malay Quarter, also known as Bo-Kaap. We went there the day before we left Cape Town, because we knew it would be awful to miss the chance of going to such a lovely part of the city. And of course, where else to sample authentic Cape Malay food, if not at Bo-Kaap!
Biesmillah, that’s the name of the restaurant.
A view inside. I believe it’s a family-run business.
The menu book. I just realise that they actually have a website.
We started off with “koeksister”, a traditional appetiser. Something like doughnut.
Veges, veges and more veges.
Rice with “denning viels”, a sweet and spicy beef dish.
Bread with chicken curry.
Pinky “falooda” with ice cream on the top.
Food and service were good. I enjoyed everything we had on the table. There weren’t many people around as we had late lunch, so we got the food quite fast. The waitress and cashier (perhaps owners themselves) were very friendly. Well, Capetonians were generally very friendly to us anyway :-)
Google map to the place is below:
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Check out their website for more info. Funny that I just discover it, long after the trip!