smak is a Cape Town based delicatessen and restaurant that was founded by two young, highly-trained chefs, Katia Scherf and Devin Hogan.
They have combined their local and global cheffing experiences to create a warm and welcoming environment for all guests.
Every item on the menu is made-to-order, including the handmade pasta.
smak delicatessen brews fresh coffee every day, using their own brand Uber Coffee.
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.
Katia and Devin pride themselves 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.
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!
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. Smak is also known for their cakes and pastries, some of which are available in the deli window every day.
Should you need something for a special occasion, chef Katia will create a bespoke cake just for you.
The options are endless.
Most of our meals are available for takeaway and we are UberEATS and OrderIn partners as well so you can get your ‘smak-fix’ without ever leaving home or the office.
What makes smak different is that you can, during any visit, expect to see Katia and Devin in the kitchen, taking orders, making coffee or speaking to guests.
They are intrinsically involved in the business which they believe 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!
super bowl (vegan) (GF) coconut, mixed nuts, goji berries, cocoa nibs, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, dates, maple syrup and peanut butter served with your choice of coconut milk or almond milk | swap the milk for yoghurt +R8
granny’s granola (vegan)homemade granola, toasted seeds, dates, maple syrup, seasonal fruit served with coconut milk | swap the coconut milk for yogurt +R8
french toast (v)almond halva, maple glazed strawberries, almond flakes, vanilla crème fraiche and white chocolate | 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 | add bacon +R20 | add smoked trout +R35
bangers and beanseggs of your choice, pork bangers, tomato & paprika beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms served with toast of your choice (rye, ciabatta, sourdough or white)
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
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)
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
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 ...
One of my favourite ingredients has to be the tomato. It’s delicious, extremely versatile and also happens to be really good for you! Few people know that the tomato is a fruit, although we tend to treat it as a vegetable when cooking because it’s more savoury than sweet.
I really love cooking with seasonal ingredients, not just because I am a chef or a food purist at heart, but because they just taste better. I’m always so grateful that I can take a walk down to the Oranjezicht market on a Saturday (when I am not working at smak that is) and come home with fruits and vegetables that grew less than 20km away.
smak is open 6 days a week for breakfast and lunch.