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
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!
Should you need something for a special occasion, chef Katia will create a bespoke cake just for you.
For guests in a hurry, we serve up made-to-order sandwiches from our deli, filling our fresh bread rolls with your personalised choice of fillings.
You can be as creative as you like.
Most of our meals are available for takeaway. We are OrderIn partners as well so you can get your ‘smak-fix’ without having to leave your home or office.
What makes smak different is that during any visit, you can expect to see Katia in the kitchen, taking orders, making coffee or speaking to guests.
She is intrinsically involved in the business, something she believes is very important to ensure that every guest has the experience that they deserve.
Pop in for lunch, breakfast or enjoy some coffee and cake - we are looking forward to serving you.
And feel free to bring along your furry friend, we are pet-friendly!.
health kick (vegan) (GF) soaked chia seeds, nut, seed and coconut crunch, strawberries, banana, goji berries and cocoa nibs finished with maple syrup and served with your choice of almond or coconut milk | swap the milk for yoghurt +R8
granny’s granola (vegan)homemade granola, toasted seeds, dates, maple syrup and seasonal fruit served with coconut milk | swap the coconut milk for yogurt +R8
french toast (v)almond halva, mixed berry and honey compoté, cinnamon fried banana and vanilla creme fraiche | add bacon +R20
mushrooms on toast (v)pan-fried mushrooms, poached eggs, roasted baby tomatoes served on your choice of toast (rye, ciabatta, sourdough or white) and finished with hollandaise | gluten free or banting bread +R12
english breakfastfried eggs, pork bangers, bacon, grilled tomato and sautéed mushrooms served with toast of your choice (rye, ciabatta, sourdough or white) | gluten free or banting bread +R12
the good ol’ scramble (v)cream cheese, balsamic caramelised onions, scrambled eggs, creamy mushrooms & parmesan served on toast of your choice (rye, ciabatta, sourdough or white) | add bacon +R20 | add avo +R20 | add roasted baby tomatoes +R15 | gluten free or banting bread +R12
arnold bennet **not for take awaysoft scrambled eggs, smoked trout, béchamel & hollandaise finished with parmesan & grilled, served with toast of your choice (rye, ciabatta, sourdough or white) | gluten free or banting bread +R12
soufflé egg white omelette (v) (GF)topped with creamy mushrooms, feta and baby spinach | add bacon +R20 | add smoked trout +R35 | add toast of your choice (rye, ciabatta, sourdough or white) + R15
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.
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!
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 ...
smak is open 6 days a week for breakfast and lunch.