welcome to

• delicatessen • patisserie

• restaurant • coffee bar


smak opens for dinner!

We're excited to announce that smak will be open for dinner every Friday from the 1st of September!

You can expect a delicious array of tapas at R235 per person to complement our carefully selected wine list.




Valued at R4499

Simply join us for dinner in September and fill out the entry form that accompanies your bill.

Call us on (021) 418 3266 or email info@smak.co.za to make a reservation.

Ts&Cs Apply

the menu

about us

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.

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!

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.

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!

Sign up to our newsletter

the smak blog

smak restuarant feature blog

My guide to understanding coffee - the good and the bad

posted on Monday, August 7th 2017

If you’re anything like me, you drink a lot of coffee. And by a lot, I mean a lot. You’ve probably also had your fair share of java that made you cringe and others that kept you going back for more.

smak restuarant feature blog

The many reasons why cooking in a bag is a good idea

posted on Monday, July 10th 2017

It may seem like an odd thing to do, but cooking in a bag is a pretty good idea and an often forgotten art. But, thanks to shows like Masterchef Australia, it has become increasingly popular the world over.

smak restuarant feature blog

What every cook needs to know about the five mother sauces

posted on Thursday, May 11th 2017

It would be difficult to find someone who didn’t agree that a good sauce can vastly improve even the simplest of meals. I adore sauce and basically built a career around making it when Katia and I started smak.

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


  • breakfast menu is served from 07h30 - 11h30

    lunch menu is served from 11h30 - 15h30

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