The Gypsy Café in Observatory, is Cape Town’s newest concept restaurant. Featuring an eclectic, ever-changing menu with international flare, you are able to travel around the world, without leaving the comfort of this intimate space.
Influenced by modern worldwide cuisine and the traditions of migrant cooking, The Gypsy Café offers an unconventional menu, with updated twists to traditional European, North African and Mediterranean cuisine. The idea is to be able to “travel the world”, Gypsy style, and experience different culinary delights from a pre-determined country. Giant world maps on the walls of the restaurant indicate which country is being visited by the Gypsies in that chosen month. You can be rest assured that the caravan will keep moving in true Gypsy style.
The interior of the restaurant has been designed according to Gypsy custom and reflects the spirit, life stories and emotions of these nomadic people. The restaurant is like an ethnic museum showcasing excellent food with objects, artefacts and antiques used everyday in the caravan houses of the Gypsies.
The traditional cuisine of the Gypsies reflects their itinerant way of life and included wild plants, fish and game that could be taken opportunistically. Their knowledge and understanding of wild foods was essential to their survival. Their cuisine reflects the country and culture they live in, and they adapt to the types of food that are readily available. The Gypsy Café brings artisanal cooking to your table for all social occasions, intimate dinners, cocktail parties and corporate functions. Featuring custom menus by chef and part owner Jaco Swanepoel, they create a spectacular culinary event within a welcoming and bohemian environment.
The attention to detail in the Gypsy Café is tantamount to the owners’ belief in the “X” factor. They believe that value for money, good food, excellent service and a sound concept are the reasons that people keep coming back.
For more information visit: http://www.gypsycafe.co.za/
"Charming and intimate!"
"Small little restaurant but Quaint. Main course (surf and turf) was delicious! Service very good. "
"This place is as unpretentious as it gets - which is not to say that they don't put every effort into serving fantastic food and providing great service. I'll be going back again and again to try their different menus. I'm intrigued to try out some of their vegan dishes as well."
"Amazing food, attentive staff, great atmosphere."
"Got to redeem our star rewards at tis family dinner! As always made us feel at home and even the fussiest eaters enjoyed the homely food. Hats off to gypsy once again!"
"We were a table of 10 and we all loved our food and the whole night was such fun! Great ambience and lovely people."
"The food is sublime and the service personalised and attentive. We had a wonderful evening and will definately be back."
"We had a three course meal and all the food was amazing! Excellent and friendly service and the staff were very helpful in explaining the menu. We'll be coming back again!"
"Really fantastic evening. Welcomed by the chef and owner. Menu explained. Service friendly and charming. Food homely but delicious. My ostrich was cooked to perfection which is a tough thing to do.. Will definitely be back!"
"The food was great and staff accomodating for vegetarians. Sure in time this restaurant will grow - would like to revisit when busy. Staff were great and attentive"
Vegetable Springrolls R32.00
Chicken Livers in a Thai red curry and Coconut sauce R32.00
Blue Cheese Snails R42.00
Soup of the Day R37.00
Roast Vegetable Salad R36.00
Two Tarts R69.00
Line Fish R94.00
Fillet Steak R112.00
Chicken Breast R69.00
Mushroom and Tofu R64.00
Apple Crisp R29.00
Bread and Butter Pudding R29.00
Chocolate Brownie R33.00
Chocolate Mousse R32.00
Ice Cream Bomb R37.00