welcome to

• delicatessen • patisserie

• restaurant • coffee bar


about us

smak is a Cape Town based delicatessen and restaurant.
Founded by Katia Scherf, she has combined her local and global cheffing experiences to create a warm and welcoming environment for all guests.

✔ Fresh seasonal food

✔ Great coffee

✔ Vegan & Vegetarian Options

✔ Design your own sandwich

✔ Private Catering

✔ Cakes baked to order

✔ Kid Friendly

✔ Dog Friendly

✔ Outside Smoking Section

✔ WiFi

Every item on the menu is made-to-order, including the handmade pasta. smak delicatessen brews fresh coffee every day. Guests can enjoy anything from a traditional cappuccino to a more ‘hip’ flat white. Also available are iced coffee frappes, macchiatos, espressos and americanos.

smak delicatessen was founded on the belief that great food doesn’t have to be complicated. The kitchen is led by head chef, Divan Snyman, who has been a part of the smak family from its very beginning.

Katia and the rest of the team pride themselves on serving high quality consistent dishes using only the freshest ingredients Cape Town has to offer. The seasonal menu changes often, with firm favourites available all year round.

On the menu at smak, you’ll find a variety of breakfast and lunch options as well as delicious pastries and cakes in our deli window.
Our “salted butter caramel cheesecake” is a famed favourite and we encourage you to try it!

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the menu

the smak blog

smak restuarant feature blog

How we’re saving water at smak - because every drop counts

posted on Monday, February 26th 2018

As a business owner, it’s my responsibility to make sure that smak uses as little water as possible while keeping up with hygiene and cleaning requirements. It’s not an easy task for any restaurant but we’ve managed to make some changes that are already showing massive results.

smak restuarant feature blog

8 food trends you’ll see in 2018 - and how to include them in your kitchen

posted on Monday, February 5th 2018

It’s the beginning of a new year and I feel it’s customary to hop on the food trend bandwagon (or in this case baconwagon?) to add what I feel are the top 8 food trends that we will see this year. Who knows, some might even make their way onto the smak menu!

smak restuarant feature blog

Not everyone can smell asparagus urine. That, and other asparagus trivia you may not know.

posted on Monday, December 4th 2017

I come from a German and Italian family. It’s no secret that food and drink formed a major part of my upbringing, I’ve written about some of my history here and here before. There are some ingredients that have stuck in my memory more than others and asparagus is definitely ...

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 - close

  • Sunday


  • Public Holidays


  • breakfast menu is served from 07h30 - 11h30

    lunch menu is served from 11h30 - 15h30

    all day menu is served from 07h30 - 16h30.