Bo-Kaap, a historic and colorful neighborhood in the center of the city, is a must-visit, and the best way to see it is from the roof of Harvest Cafe. You’ll find a perfect view of the rainbow houses on Wale Street, a unique coffee menu (focus on this, though they have food, too), and a barista who is some sort of latte-art Picasso. The best and most South African pick would be a red cappuccino: South African rooibos (decaffeinated herbal tea) and milk. Make a whole morning out of it by stopping in at Honest Chocolate Cafe down the block before heading to the African Crafts Market on Long Street. Beeline for the back wall and ask for Mama D, a tailor who uses kitenge (African print fabric) to make custom items in 24-48 hours.
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