New kid on the block
Vigour & Verve is right at home at the centre of the Mother City’s CBD dining scene. Taking pride of place on the ground floor of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl, a recent addition to the Tsogo Sun portfolio launched in 2017, the restaurant is the perfect location for a casual, fun dining experience. ‘Bold’ comes to mind when taking in the spot’s interiors, starting at the outset of your experience with a walk down the funky asymmetrical tunnel-style entrance. Playfulness informs the design aesthetic — giant abacuses and a welcoming statue allude to this. By day, natural light streams in from the street-facing windows, and contemporary exposed-bulb pendants set the tone for evenings.
In the details
Once you’ve wondered through to one of the many dining tables dotted around the restaurant (upstairs or downstairs) and pulled up an upholstered chair or sunken into the damask booth-style seating against the wall, take in the smaller details, including rustic-style vases on floating shelves and text laser-cut into the white panel ceiling stretching from the entrance to the open-plan kitchen. A long table takes centre stage upstairs, featuring glass bell jars displaying sweet treats to go with your coffee.
A flavour for every craving
The restaurant promises ‘coffee and everything in between’, and stays true to its word. Breakfast, great coffee, tea, cake, lunch, dinner and dessert can all be enjoyed here. Local favourites feature prominently on the menu, brought to you by Executive Chef Marlene Makinson and her team. If you don’t pop by for a buffet-style breakfast, then get stuck into the restaurant’s proudly South African biltong and avo salad to start off your dining experience, and end off with traditional Cape Malay lamb bobotie, a boerie roll or pickled fish, among other options. Looking for something to counter that savoury palate? Indulge your inner child by tucking into ice cream sprinkled with jelly beans – not forgetting the chocolate sauce!
Over at the bar, take your pick from a range of drinks, including cocktails. Have a taste of the strawberry daiquiri, or a mojito jar, perhaps – just the right thing to complete your experience.
Vigour & Verve
021 492 9999