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• 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

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.

smak restuarant feature blog

How going gluten free changed my life

posted on Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

The truth is, I was not aware of special dietary requirements and food allergies until I opened smak. Sure, at college we were taught about various dietary specifications, but I didn’t realise how important it was until I began interacting with customers on a daily basis.

smak restuarant feature blog

What went wrong with your baking and how to fix it

posted on Thursday, April 20th 2017

I knew that food was always going to be a huge part of my life, and before smak was even a concept I had graduated from Prue Leith Cooking School and furthered my studies at ENSP pastry school in Yssingeaux, France . It was here that I had some of ...

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

  • breakfast menu is served from 07h30 - 11h30

    lunch menu is served from 11h30 - 15h30

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