Welcome to

• delicatessen • patisserie

• restaurant • coffee bar

About us

smak delicatessen was founded on the belief that great food doesn’t have to be complicated. We pride ourself on serving consistent, fresh and simple dishes using only the freshest ingredients Cape Town has to offer. The seasonal menu changes often, with firm favourites available all year round. Key to note, is that every item on the menu is made-to-order, including the handmade pasta dishes. We do not believe in pre-cooked.

smak was founded by two young, highly trained chefs, Katia Scherf and Devin Hogan, who together put their passion for food as well as their local and international experience to use each day. The support chef staff are all classically trained and fully qualified too, something unusual for back-end kitchen staff.

What makes smak different is that you can, at any visit, expect to see Katia and Devin in the kitchen, speaking to guests, making coffee, accepting payments. They are intrinsically involved in the business which they believe is very important to ensure that every customer's personal needs are met.

At smak, you’ll find a warm and welcoming environment with a family-run feel. We look so forward to welcoming you to our home soon!

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The menu

The smak blog

smak restuarant feature blog

Japanese food culture and how to cook with miso

posted on Thursday, January 5th 2017

Japanes food culture and how to cook with miso.

smak restuarant feature blog

Why sprouts are so cool and how easy it is to grow them

posted on Monday, November 14th 2016

Sprouting your own seeds is easier than you think, and good for you at the same time.

smak restuarant feature blog

Bread - made out of thin air

posted on Monday, November 14th 2016

A summary of Michael Pollan's recent documentary on the history and wonder of bread and air.

Our hours

smak is open 6 days a week for breakfast and lunch.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Saturday

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Sunday


  • Public Holidays

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM