It’s no secret that Capetonians love burgers and everyone here in Cape Town has a favorite burger joint. You have foodies who like to experiment with toppings and then you have people with a more traditional approach who love their meat served with lettuce, some onions, and fresh tomatoes. No matter what your preferences are, there are a number of places in the Mother City that serve tasty burgers. From trendy spots on Long Street to hidden hipster eateries, these are the top 10 places for burgers in Cape Town.
Named after the 315-mile river that flows through New York, Hudsons is one of the most popular burger joints in Cape Town. There are two patty options available on the menu including the 180g and the giant 250g patty. Make sure to try the tasty Poppa Trunks topped with chili popper or their signature Boom Boom burger which is topped with jalapeno rings, chili cream cheese, tomato relish, and biltong dust.
2 The Dog’s Bollocks
Located on Roodehek Street in Gardens, The Dog’s Bollocks serves burgers which are made from a vegan or beef patty. Options like Pepperberry Blue with pepperdews and blue cheese and Ney Yotker which is topped with cheese sauce and olives are just some of the signature dishes at this hipster hotspot. Keep in mind that Dog’s Bollocks prepares only 50 burgers every night and they work until sold out.
3 Royale Eatery
One of the most famous burger places in the city, Long Street’s Royale Eatery attracts hundreds of both tourists and locals daily. On the menu, expect to find All Royale Classics that includes a 160g beef patty with gherkins, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli, as well as plenty of side options like chips and sweet potato fries. The signature burger is definitely the El Burro which comes with coriander, chilies, and chorizo and is topped with toast tomato salsa, mozzarella cheese, guacamole, and smoked jalapenos. A couple of Hollywood celebrities were seen here eating burgers including the popular actress Selma Hayek.
4 IYO Burgers
This place started out as a mobile stand and today they serve one of the best burgers in Cape Town. IYO Burgers is located on Bree Street and they are all about grass-fed organic burgers. The menu here is quite extensive and includes plenty of pickled food, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Besides tasty burgers, you can order a tasty caramel biscotti milkshake or a nice cold beer from Freshly Lagers.
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5 Engruna Eatery
Well-known for their juiciness, burgers at Engruna Eatery come in a variety of mouth-watering forms with crazy amounts of toppings. They are even served with sides including plain or sweet potato fries, so you won’t have to worry about staying hungry after a meal like this. Order the lamb burger with feta, grilled onion, and baba ghanoush or go for the Ostrich burger which is topped with tomato relish, cheddar, and guacamole. Engruna Eatery is located on Sea Point’s Main Road.
6 Jerry’s Burger Bar
With five locations in South Africa’s Mother City, Jerry’s Burger Bar boasts an intimate interior and offers seven deadly sin burgers. The Jack d is made from pure beef and comes with crisp bacon, Jack Daniels sauce, and caramelized onions, while the veggie burgers are served in a chickpeas patty and topped with pepper sauce and mushrooms. Besides tasty burgers, they offer a variety of craft beers on tap.
Thanks to its central V&A Waterfront location and a diverse array of burger choices, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs is one of the top places for burgers in Cape Town. Enjoy a 200g pure-beef patty which is grilled and served with a secret sauce. The signature Ultimare Mex-Tex is definitely worth all the hype and one of the must order dishes. It is a giant burger topped with jalapeno, guacamole, and cheddar cheese, and served with sour cream, salsa, and nachos.
8 Redemption Burgers
If you are looking for a place with a friendly vibe and tasty burgers, Redemption Burgers should be included on your list of spots to visit in Cape Town. Located at the Old Biscuit Mill, this burger joint gets super crowded in the evenings, especially on Saturdays during the popular Neighbourgoods Market. Try the Straight Ace burger which is topped with sweet mustard mayo, gherkins, organic cheddar, and delicious tomato relish or order the spicy El Borracho Mexicano burger with guacamole, chili salsa, and jalapeno mayo. To pair your burger with a cold drink, order a couple of local craft beers here at Redemption Burgers.
9 The Butcher Man
Located in Green Point, the Butcher Man is the place to get the most amazing Waygu beef burgers in Cape Town. This restaurant/butchery uses the best meat on the market and this is probably one of the reasons why there is usually a line in front. 200g of prime-cut wagyu beef burger is aged inside the house, served with coleslaw and fries, and topped with mayo and pickled cucumbers. It is probably one of the best burgers in the city. They also make excellent chicken and cheese burgers.
10 The Tap Room: Devil’s Peak Brewery
Situated in a warehouse in Salt River, Devil’s Peak Brewery Tap Room is famous for their Tuesday craft beer and burger special. For just R55, you can try their signature cheeseburger and a pint of lager or golden ale. The cheese burger comes with a toasted bun, emmental cheese, and French fries. They also serve veggie burgers.
These are the best burgers Cape Town has to offer, as selected by our team.We would like to know your favourite burger places in Cape Town! Share your thoughts on our Facebook page or the comment section below!