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Inside Guide: Swan Café in The Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town 2018

Swan Café creperie, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. Interior design by Haldane Martin. Photo Micky Hoyle.

Inside Guide: Swan Café in The Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town 2018

The Inside Guide features Swan Café in its list of The Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town 2018.

The unlikely new kid in Cape Town’s business district is a sexy French crêperie that oozes Parisian charm, style and panache. On the walls, representations of Leonardo da Vinci’s and Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Leda and the Swan swathe the crêperie in romantic mysticism, with accents of red, white and blue adding freshness. The delicious aromas of pancake batter, melting chocolate and brewing coffee will certainly lure you in, especially on a chilly winter morning.

The menu has something for everyone – even health fiends, who’ll love the savoury, gluten-free, buckwheat-based galettes.
We recommend the chicken-and-mushroom crêpe with bechamel and truffle oil, or the goat’s cheese and caramelised apple with toasted walnuts, West Coast wild honey and thyme. On a sweeter note, expect classics such as cinnamon sugar and homemade salted caramel alongside new and exciting flavours of red wine-poached pears and dark chocolate ganache with candied walnuts.

Every bite will have you singing “ooh la la, c’est magnifique!”

Opened May 2018
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 079 45 44 758, bonjour@swancafe.co.za
Where to find it Corner Buitenkant and Barrack Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town

Originally published on insideguide.co.za July 2018.