8 Best Places to Order Your Work From Home Lunch In Cape Town


As we all adjust to our new circumstances and a new way of life amidst the Nationwide Lockdown implemented by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to curb the spread of COVID-19, working from home has become our new standard of practise for the foreseeable future. But, besides having the perfect and productive workstation or optimal work-from-home set-up in your house or apartment, we all know how integral a few good cups of coffee as well as a delicious and nutritious lunch is to keep your productivity, motivation and work output levels up.


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In addition, during these uncertain and tough times we all find ourselves in, it has become more important than ever for South Africans and Capetonians to support local wherever and however we can. So, why not let them take your stress away of trying to think of what to make every single day, by ordering some down-right delicious meals and fresh produce and letting them deliver it right to your door.

Sounds like the perfect solution right? Here are the 8 best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town.

1. Café Charles


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The famous Café Charles located in the cool De Waterkant District of Cape has recently opened their online store that will be operating during the Nationwide Lockdown. And Cape Town locals couldn’t be more excited! A true local fan-favourite, Café Charles is one of the best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town. From traditional and down-right delicious Cape Malay Lamb Curry, Seafood Risotto, Beef Bobotie, their beloved Malva Pudding and Homemade Granola to Raw Cape Honey, Usana Pasture Reared Free Range Eggs, Hout Bay Coffee coffee beans, Cocoafair Chocolate, Sourdough Bread and so much more. Café Charles has something for everyone to enjoy.

The best thing is, all their delicious meals are made using only the freshest premium ingredients from local suppliers. You can therefore rest assured that you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious work-from-home or anytime of the day meal, all while supporting local – Now that’s a win-win situation if you ask us! In addition, they also offer a variety of incredible pantry items, breads and fresh fruits and vegetables that can be added to your order.

Café Charles will be adding more indulgent ready-made meals and tasty homemade baked goods and treats to their online store, so keep an eye on their website and social media feeds to stay up to date www.charles.capetown | Instagram: @carles.capetown

  • How to order: Visit their website www.charles.capetown and click on the ‘Shop’ tab to browse all the delicious dishes and food options they have to offer and place your online order.
  • Pickup Times: Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm | Also available for delivery on the Uber Easts South Africa app @ubereats_za platform.
  • Contact Details: Contact Café Charles on 087 743 2359 | hello@charles.capetown
  • Location: 137 Waterkant Street, Cape Town

2. Raw and Roxy Organic Raw Food Restaurant


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Raw and Roxy is another incredible local Cape Town restaurant that are among the best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town. The restaurant prides themselves on delivering fresh veggie boxes (if you’re in the mood to take a quick work break and whip up something sensational, nutritious and tasty) as well as down-right delicious dishes of the day,  fresh herbs, salad dressings, juices, and chocolate ganache cakes.

  • How to order & contact details: Visit their website www.rawandroxy-restaurant.com | Or contact Raw and Roxy on 079 599 6277 | beatriceholst@yahoo.com to find out more information, what they have on offer and how you can go about ordering.
  • You can also visit their Instagram profile for more information: @rawandroxy

3. Nourish’d Café & Juicery


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One of Cape Town’s coolest fan-favorite cafés, Nourish’d Café & Juicery, is ready to deliver delicious and nutritious care packs and products right to your door. Thereby undoubtedly making the renowned Nourish’d Café one of the best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town. From frozen smoothies, juices, infusions and soups to salad dressings, shots, broths and so much more, Nourish’d is dedicated to keeping Cape Town healthy, happy and productive right throughout the Nationwide Lockdown period. Nourish’d has put together the following care packs for delivery:

  • Sweet Heart Care Pack: A collection of granola, plant-based Nutella, sugar-free jam and decadent date-balls to comfort you through the lockdown.
  • Savour The Moment Care Pack: A collection of dressings, soups, broths and patties to bring a taste of Nourish’d into your own home.

In addition to these incredible Nourish’d Care Packs, they also have a variety of cleanses, immune-boosting nutritional programs (powerful combination of elixirs, infusions, juices, shots, broths and soups to boost immunity and detoxify the respiratory tract), vegan broths, frozen smoothies, original Nourish’d granola, juices, shots and almond mylk on offer. Not to mention the fact that they are hard at work do add more indulgent and delicious meals, fresh produce and so much more to their menu. So, keep an eye on their website and social media feeds to stay up to date with everything that’s happening! Nourish’d Cafe & Juicery Instagram handle: @nourishdcapetown

All the items and care packs are available for delivery only and can be ordered by visiting their website www.nourishd.co.za. All items will arrive on the start date you select and will be delivered by their inhouse driver who will be following stringent hygiene procedures. You can also contact Nourish’d on sam@nourishd.co.za | 064 755-243 to find out more.

4. Gia’s Kitchen


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Gia’s Kitchen is without a doubt one of the best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town. In fact, it’s so good you might even be tempted to order it for breakfast and dinner too. Gia’s Kitchen is specially created for people who love delicious, wholesome, home-cooked meals. At Gia’s Kitchen, they are fully dedicated and passionate about preparing freshly made home-cooked dishes that are perfectly suited for the freezer, special occasions or anytime of the day enjoyment. All in the hopes to help you provide simple, delicious nourishment to either yourself or your family.

But, just before you thought it couldn’t get any better, here are a few more reasons why you should place your online order with Gia’s Kitchen today. At Gia’s Kitchen, they only use ethically and freshly sourced ingredients to prepare every meal, they offer an array of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes (thereby catering to all pallets and dietary requirements), you can even enjoy a variety of low-carb and banting-friendly options. In addition, Gia’s Kitchen also offers free delivery on orders over R300 and aims to make the process as seamless as possible from start to finish.

At Gia’s Kitchen they have a variety of down-right delicious meals on offer, which includes a variety of beef, chicken, lamb, fish, vegetarian, vegan and soup dishes as well as a few amazing sides. Some of these include:

  • Beef Dishes: (Beef & Vegetable Stew; Beef Lasagne; Italian Meatballs; Slow Cooked Balsamic Brisket)
  • Chicken Dishes: (Butter Chicken Curry; Parmesan Chicken Casserole; Sticky Sesame Chicken; Chicken Pot Pie)
  • Lamb: (Sweet Chilli Lamb; Lamb Madras Curry)
  • Fish: (Tuna Lasagne)
  • Vegetarian: (Mac n’ Cheese; Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni; Roasted Vegetable Lasagne; Melanzane’ Parmigiana)
  • Vegan: (Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille; Lentil, Kale & Mushroom Stew; Roasted Vegetable Korma; 3-Bean Chilli; Lentil Dahl; Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry; Nutty Butternut Curry)
  • Soup: (Roasted Vegetable & Pearl Barley Soup (1 Litre)); Chicken & Vegetable Soup (1 Litre)); Butternut Soup (1Litre))
  • Sides: (Sweet Potato Mash; Lentil Wild Rice)

Now if that doesn’t get your mouth watering, we’re not sure what will! Here is some additional information you need to know to place your order with Gia’s Kitchen right way:

  • How to order: Visit Gia’s Kitchen’s website & online shop www.giaskitchen.co.za to place your order, browse the selection of dishes they have available or to find out more | Alternatively contact them on info@giaskitchen.co.za | 064 739 3347
  • Delivery: Free delivery for orders over the value of R300 to addresses within the following Cape Town surrounding areas: City Bowl (Monday & Wednesday 9am -1pm); Southern Suburbs (Monday & Wednesday 1pm – 5pm); Northern Suburbs (Tuesday & Thursday 1pm – 5pm); Atlantic Seaboard (Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 1pm) | A R30 delivery fee will apply for orders below R300
  • Additional information: If your suburb is not on the delivery area list please contact them on info@giaskitchen.co.za . They will then do their utmost to have your order delivered to you!

5. We Are Food


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We are Food is a family-run, female-strong, proudly South African business, providing marvellous home-style meals for your freezer since 2013. Fully committed to providing down-right delicious and nutritious meals right throughout the Nationwide Lockdown period, We are Food makes up wholesome, tasty and affordable frozen dishes using only the freshest ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Besides being available for online orders and in-store purchases in Cape Town. Their meals are also available in stores and via delivery around KZN and Gauteng.

From Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken, Coconut Beef Masala, Cottage Pie, Beef Stroganoff and Mushroom Lasagne to Tuscan Bean Vegan Bowl, Lentil & Veggie Sattay, Butter Chicken, Country Chicken Bake, Beef Lasagne Family Meal, Bar One Chocolate Mouse and Strawberry Cheesecake, to mention just a few. We Are Food has an exceptional variety of main meals (chicken, beef, lamb, pork, vegetarian and sides), family meals and puddings to choose from. All of which will be thoroughly enjoyed by every member of the family. In addition, We Are Food also has a selection of delicious diary free, gluten free, low carb, vegan and vegetarian options available. Thereby ensuring there is something for everyone!

We Are Food currently offers a delivery service in specific areas of KZN, Gauteng, Cape Town and the Garden Route during specific time slots. Please note that this delivery option requires a minimum order amount of R500 and that orders generally require a 2-business day lead time. If your delivery area is not listed as an available option, feel free to contact them, as they may still be able to arrange your delivery for you or direct you to their closest Click and Collect partner.

  • How to place orders: Visit their website www.wearefood.co.za to place your order | You can also contact their stores and depots directly to place an order to check trading hours | Cape Town: Caroline: 066 252 1070 | Knysna: Candice: 082 780 1849

6. Dalebrook Café & Chardonnay Deli


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The beloved Dalebrook Café and Chardonnay Deli are two amazing Cape Town restaurants and cafés that are some of the best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town during the Nationwide Lockdown. From a variety of groceries, fresh food and delicious ready-made meals to indulgent freshly baked breads, pies, quiches, fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade meals, meat, dairy and dry goods. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at Dalebrook Café and Chardonnay Deli. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of their sensational ready-made homemade meals or cook up a storm and whip up something delicious using their range of exceptionally fresh produce, the choice is yours!.

How to order:

  • Visit their website www.dalebrookcafe.co.za | www.chardonnaydeli.co.za and place your order on their online store
  • Orders placed before 3pm will be ready for delivery the following day, if you miss the cut off please note the delivery will take place 2 days later
  • Minimum spend for delivery is R300, delivery will be between 12 – 7pm the following day.
  • Collections in store are welcome between 12 – 2pm the following day (we currently open 9am – 2pm)
  • Payment via Cash, Credit card or Snap scan only
  • Substitute will be given unless asked not to
  • Additional information: Due to a shortage in delivery staff Dalebrook Cafe is only able to deliver to Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg | Due to a shortage in delivery staff, Chardonnay Deli is only able to deliver to Constantia and it’s surrounds, Meadowridge, Steenberg, Bergvliet, Tokai and Bishopscourt.
  • Additional contact details: manager@dalebrookcafe.co.za | 083 326 0184 | manager@chardonnaydeli.co.za | 021 795 0606

7. Freedom Foods Country Kitchen


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Another great place to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town is definitely the Freedom Foods Country Kitchen. If you’ve been craving delicious home-cooked gourmet meals (and let’s be honest, we all have) look no further! Freedom Foods Country Kitchen is ready to satisfy all your home-cooking cravings with their wide selection of home-cooked gourmet meals, ranging from pasta and cottage pie to stroganoff, schnitzel and so much more. Not to mention Freedom Foods Country Kitchen offers a wide range of amazing vegan, vegetarian and healthy kids’ meals, too. They’re definitely worth all the praise and hype their getting, that’s for sure!

Besides a great work from home lunch option, Freedom Foods Country Kitchen is a great choice for enjoying a special family feast and taking some time to cherish and celebrate the ones you love over a really great meal. And if things couldn’t get any better, they deliver straight to your door too.

In order to find out more or to place your order contact Freedom Foods Country Kitchen on 021 785 7199 | orders@freedomfoodsck.co.za or visit their website on www.freedomfoodsck.co.za

8. La Cuccina


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La Cuccina is another one of the best places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town. This amazing Cape Town restaurant is offering food delivery right throughout South Africa’s Nationwide Lockdown period. At La Cuccina they strive to serve food that can be savoured and enjoyed by the whole family while bringing back memories of good home cooking. So, you better know you’re in for one delicious homemade feast!

Boasting an incredible selection of ready-made meals, including a variety of chicken dishes, meat dishes, pasta dishes, vegan dishes and vegetarian dishes. As well as an amazing selection of quiches and side dishes, La Cuccina certainly has something for every member of the family to enjoy. Not to mention the perfect and indulgent work from home lunch selection to choose from.

Visit their website www.lacuccina.co.za to find out more, browse their wide variety of delicious ready-made meals or to place your online order. You can also contact La Cuccina on 065 965 5220 | orders@lacuccina.co.za for more information. Due to their location, they only currently deliver to Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Constantia and Rondebosch.

All of these incredible places to order your work from home lunch in Cape Town, will not only appreciate your local support immensely, but provide you with a delicious, nutritious and truly amazing meal to keep you fuelled up, motivated, inspired and productive right throughout your workday. We certainly hope you have an incredibly productive and wonderful week ahead Cape Town and remember to support local whenever you can. 

Looking for more help finding restaurants in Cape Town for unique culinary experiences? Get in touch with us today! Check out our destination guides to find out more about popular areas to stay in the Mother City. You can also contact us if you would like to learn more about accommodation on offer in the city. We will help you plan your stay, booking the world-class restaurants in Cape Town along with tour activities, car hire and everything else you could ever need.

We’d also love to hear from you – tell us your best Cape Town restaurants to wine and dine? Share your tips and ideas below and let us know! 

About The Author: Bianca Bunge

I am a Cape Town based Travel Blogger & aspiring writer. Travelling is the ULTIMATE joy, it allows us to lose ourselves & find ourselves all at the same time, is there anything better than that? PURE BLISS!! And being a Travel Blogger allows me to share my love of travelling, especially my LOVE of Cape Town, with all of you. The Mother City truly did steal my heart, and perhaps she'll steal yours too! I also love the ocean, going on adventures & wine, I REALLY love wine! Join me on my mission to discover EVERY little bit of Cape Town, and what a glorious adventure it will be!
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