Devil’s Peak Taproom

Our recent visit to the Devil’s Peak Taproom was a bitter-sweet one. Normally, when all four of us bru’s get together for a burger night it’s with a view to putting life’s issues behind us and just getting down to eating, drinking, and talking a whole bunch of unadulterated crap. This time, the night was...

Obz Cafe

Obs! Just saying the word (or not quite a word, but rather the shortened name of the suburb) will conjure up many a memory for different generations of Capetonians. If there is one street which is the heartbeat of Obs, it’s Lower Main Rd. On this street you will find all that is unique about...

Van Hunks Restaurant & Bar

In what has seemed like an age, the bru’s of Burger Brews were back at it on a breezy but pleasant Thursday evening. Our choice of venue, for our latest review, was Van Hunks. Situated near the top end of Kloof Rd, Van Hunks enjoys a superb location with its large open deck in full...

Woodstock Grill & Tap – Woodstock

Our latest foray into the wonderful domain of Cape Towns’ burger and craft beer offerings took us to the rejuvenated suburb of Woodstock. Situated in Albert Rd, Woodstock Brewery is home to Woodstock Grill & Tap. Having firmly established themselves as a serious player in the local craft beer industry, we were hopeful that the...

Redemption – Long Street

I had first heard of Redemption when being told by someone a while ago how good “this burger place” at the Old Biscuit Mill was. She was someone in the trade who knew what constituted a good burger so, ever since that conversation, I had been eager to try them out for myself. Two of...

Jerry’s Burger Bar – Kloof Branch

Having been to the different Jerry’s restaurants a good number of times before, we thought it only fitting to re-visit their Gardens branch (situated in Park Rd, off Kloof), this time with our Burger Brews goggles on. It was an exciting occasion as it was the night before one of the bru’s was set to...

Jakes on the Common – Noordhoek

After what has seemed like an age, the bru’s of Burger Brews were back doing what we do best – eating burgers, drinking beers, and then telling you what we think! This time, at the behest of one of the bru’s who lives in Noordhoek, we made the trek into the deep south and visited...

The Brewmistress – Crafting a niche in beer!

Brew - noun: A drink (beer) made by brewing. Mistress - noun: A woman in a position of authority or control. Yes, such an anomaly does exist – and the local craft beer industry sure is lucky to have her! Her name is Lucy Corne and she has, over the last 7 or so years,...

Café Extrablatt – Green Point

Café Extrablatt, which is situated near the top of Somerset Rd in Green Point, had the bru’s visiting it on yet another Thursday night. On arrival, we were disappointed to see that we were one of only two tables seated in the restaurant. We didn’t let that disappointment get in the way of good banter,...

Craft Burger Bar – Sea Point

Let me start off this review by saying that any restaurant offering only one, yes 1, type of cuisine ONLY will not last very long if it does not do it consistently well. The fact that Craft has been around at this location for almost 5 years tells a story. We, at Burger Brews, felt…

Perseverance Tavern

If you are reading this having never heard of Perseverance Tavern, where have you been for the last 210 years?! This establishment, officially recognised as the oldest pub in South Africa, opened in 1808. It began as a place to stay for travellers disembarking from ships at Cape Town’s Castle and received its official wine…

Germany v Belgium……in beer!

A victory against South Korea. That was all that was required for Germany in order to have set up a mouth-watering clash against Belgium in the first of the knockout phases of the Football World Cup 2018. Alas, it was not to be as the defending champions failed in their quest and were dumped out…

Have you heard the one about The Scary Canary?

No, this is not intended to be the beginning to a joke. I am truly asking whether anyone reading this article has ever heard of this bar. I am willing to bet my oldest dog that the answer from a very high majority of you will be no. In fact, the only reason the other…

Beerhouse

I had been asked by this establishment to visit for a review and it took me all of 0.5 of a split millisecond to decide that the bru’s and I would take them up on their offer! It was, again, a soaking wet Thursday night in Cape Town when we set out to “go to…

Pirates

Anybody who grew up in the southern suburbs will know of Pirates – either as a restaurant renowned for their steaks and live music, or as the bar that one ends up at when all other venues in the area have closed, or as both. Either way, they are definitely doing something right, as longevity…

Best burger in town? Why not at home….

I am often asked by people (who know me as being “that bru” from Burger Brews), “Where have you experienced your best burger?” My answer will invariably be one of the restaurants which I have reviewed. However, based on what a call-in listener poll on Cape Talk a year or so ago determined, the best…

Mondiall

Mondiall, wonderfully situated in the V&A Waterfont, has an extremely favourable reputation among foodies. The question my fellow bru’s and I were there to answer was whether it would have a favourable reputation with us. The answer was, most definitely, an emphatic yes! We reserved a table well in advance as, with the restaurant running…

Would Day Zero mean zero beer?

“Beer comes first!” That is the philosophy by which Ross McCulloch, co-owner of Jack Black’s Brewery and Taproom, lives by. In light of Cape Town’s devastating drought we, at Burger Brews, found ourselves asking the question: With the possibility of Day Zero on Cape Town’s horizon, how will beer come anywhere, let alone first without…

Rick’s Café Americain

The other bru’s and I made our way back to Park Rd in Gardens, this time for a visit to one of the best-known and most popular restaurants in the vicinity – Rick’s Café Americain (yes, this is spelt correctly). Upon entering this establishment, by way of a narrow entrance way (which leads into what…

What’s all the fuss about Wagyu?

If there’s something that we, at Burger Brews, take more seriously than anything else it’s the quality of the burger meals which we go out to enjoy. Whilst there are many different options available to act as “the burger”, beef is primarily the burger of choice for many of us. What constitutes a great burger?…