Want to know where the best burger restaurants in town are? We have what you need ! Here is a list of our favorites.
From extravagantly sized burgers suitable for serving a group to farm-to-table style options, there’s something for everyone. Discover our choices:
Zuney’s Wagyu Burger Bar
Zuney Wagyu Burger Bar, although only a few months old, has quickly become recognized as one of the best burger restaurants in the city. Adopting a farm-to-table philosophy, Zuney guarantees a guilt-free feast by serving only ethically raised Wagyu beef from its own Zuney Valley farm. Picture this: a delicate brioche bun cradling a sumptuous wagyu patty, adorned with the rich flavors of wagyu-infused onions, tangy pickles and their signature house sauce. Enhance your experience by choosing between wagyu fries or sweet potatoes on the side. Vegetable lovers, there is a delicious vegan option that is just as tempting.
Location: 69A, rue Kloof, gardens
Price: From 100 R.
Contact: Visit zuneywagyu.com/burgers/
If you’re looking for killer burgers, head to Smoking Joe’s. This halal-friendly establishment is home to the 12th best burger in the world, The Gypsy King. This burger masterpiece is loaded with 2×65 gram patties, gooey cheese, a jalapeno popper hit, succulent smoked beef tenderloin, onions, peppadews and roasted tomatoes. Smoking Joe’s goes beyond the classics, offering signature creations like the Lightweight, the Trip Switch and the Royale with Cheese. Enhance your experience with mouth-watering sides like their delicious chili cheese or truffle fries.
Location: 50 rue Kloof, gardens
Price: From R65
Contact: Visit smokinjoesburgers.com/
The dog’s bullshit
Prepare to be amazed by Dog’s Bollocks burgers. Seriously, these are no ordinary burgers. An iconic Cape Town institution for 15 years, Dog’s Bollocks offers a menu featuring some of the city’s most mouth-watering burgers. Step into their electric mid-century haven and enjoy the best of both worlds with a variety of meat options and vegan burgers (the chicken is Halaal).
Favorites include the legendary Matt Dougle, topping out at 30cm, and the Black Burger served on a sumptuous charcoal bun.
Location: 6 Roodehek Street, gardens
Price: From 70 R.
Contact: Visit www.yardco.co.za/
For a burger-filled night, look no further than Beefcakes. This LGBTQ+ hotspot is known for its sturdy patties, giving diners the freedom to build their own burger or choose from a diverse menu featuring delights like Buffy the Hamburger Slayer.
Choose from beef, chicken, ostrich or vegetarian options and savor this mouth-watering experience. Each burger comes with your choice of fries, potato wedges or a side salad.
Spice up your evening with regular drag shows, hosted by the city’s most fabulous drag artists.
Location: Sovereign Wharf, 40 Somerset Road, Green Point
Contact: Call 021 941 9966 or visit www.beefcakes.co.za/
Café Crave is a halal-friendly establishment where the star of the show is the Crave Brioche Burger. Picture this: a succulent 200g flame-grilled beef patty nestled on a freshly toasted homemade brioche bun, generously loaded with two eggs, cheese, perfectly seasoned beef, peppers and mushrooms.
And that’s not all ! This restaurant goes above and beyond with a mouth-watering array of other burger options that will leave your taste buds in awe.
Location: 74 Loch Road, Claremont
Price: From R85.
Contact: Call 073 565 1888. Visit: facebook.com/cafecravekenilworth/
No Ordinary Burger sums up the NOB pretty well. With an impressive menu featuring no less than 20 burgers (17 of which are monster-sized), this restaurant pulls out all the stops to tantalize your taste buds and create Instagram-worthy moments.
Although vegan burgers aren’t standard fare, you can request them. A standout recommendation, for the truly adventurous, is the Mega Pulled Beef Fullhouse, a 2kg masterpiece loaded with beef patties, double cheese, double bacon, pickled chili, prego sauce, egg and shredded beef.
Location: 2 Niagara Road, Tygerlake Building
Price: Starts from R100. You can upgrade to the mega option from R80.
Contact: Call 084 477 2434.
For a taste of the “best gourmet Halaal burgers in Cape Town,” head to Izzy Burgers at one of their three branches in the city: Goodwood, Wynberg and Woodstock. With a menu offering over a dozen burger options, this restaurant serves some of the juiciest beef and chicken burgers. Unfortunately, they are not aimed at vegetarians or vegans. For a classic thrill, treat yourself to the Single Izzy, a classic patty adorned with cheese, pickles and lettuce, all served with crispy chips. Want adventure? The Izzy Long Footlong Burger, a 9-inch marvel loaded with 3 3-ounce beef patties, American cheddar cheese and a hint of fresh chili should be on your to-do list.
Location: 121 Ottery Wynberg Road
Price: From R90.
Contact: Visit facebook.com/TheIzzyBurger/
Royale Eatery steals the show with its burger creations. Offering three mouth-watering dining options: the Slider, OG and OMF Big Boy, this vibrant restaurant has established itself across three locations: V&A Waterfront, Claremont and Mouille Point.
Satisfy your cravings by making your own burger or exploring their diverse selection, which includes The Baxter, featuring grilled chicken, Asian slaw, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sesame seeds and cilantro .
For those looking for vegetarian or vegan options, the Winks Newman appeals with its soy patty, beetroot, feta, pickled red onions and arugula. Alternatively, check out the Vegan Royale, a delicious, cheesy take on the classic Royale, with garlic aioli and caramelized onions.
Location: 20 on Vineyard Road, Claremont, The Deck on Beach, Mouille Point and Harbor View, V&A Waterfront
Price: From R80
Contact: Visit www.royaleatery.com/