A MUST: The Raptor Room blends the traditional with the quirky.
Cape Town - Situated close to the Kimberley Hotel on Roeland Street in Cape Town's CBD, The Raptor Room blends the traditional with the quirky and is well worth a visit.

Offering tasty delectables to suit all appetites, this LGBTI-friendly space entertains and thrills with its wonderful service, lively music and fantastically named dishes.

While the meal portions might appear small, they are quite filling, and are prepared quickly.

Open for brunch until late, the establishment is a great spot to grab anything from after work drinks, to sit-down meals that will leave you coming back for more. Their menu has a large variety, such as small plates, brunch, lunch and dinner and light desserts.

Having visited it on more than one occasion, each trip is as memorable and relaxing as the first.

“The LGBT Sandwich” includes linguica spread, goats cheese, bacon & tomato with lettuce & tomato & caramalized onion, which was delicious, and also comes in the option of a vetkoek.

“The LGBT Sandwich”. Picture: The Raptor Room.

Another meal on offer is the Smashed Avo, which consists of bread with slow roasted-rooibos tomatoes, Karoo-style dukkha, candied lemon and local feta.

The eatery also offer a mix of beers and ciders.

Try to strike up a conversation with Amy Lilley, who is one of the people responsible for the restaurant, and very friendly.

The Raptor is a hidden gem but with such good offerings, it won’t be a hidden gem for much longer. It's open Monday to Friday from 10am to 11pm, Saturday at 10am to 5pm, Sunday at 10am to 3pm.

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