Cafe Ganesh
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Dining with Locals in Obz
Cafe Ganesh may look plain and simple from the outside, but, like most things in Cape Town, you should never judge them by their appearance. In the heart of the artsy, bohemian suburb of Observatory (locally known as Obz), this cafe features authentic homestyle cooking with menu items like chicken satay, pap and veggies, grilled springbok, and bobotie. As you enter, the fragrant, savory smells will draw you into the back open kitchen area where you can order your drinks. In the cozy dining area at the front, you'll bump elbows with local students, artists, musicians enjoying their meals by candlelight. More seating is available upstairs. The small balcony is a great place to sit and enjoy a cold beer with new friends. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, and specials are often scrawled on a chalkboard out front.
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