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• delicatessen • patisserie

• restaurant • coffee bar


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.

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.

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the smak blog

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 ...

smak restuarant feature blog

Why you should grow (and eat) your own tomatoes

posted on Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

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.

smak restuarant feature blog

Three ways to use beetroot in the kitchen you may not know

posted on Monday, November 13th 2017

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.

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.