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Soup Season: Where to Enjoy Hearty, Winter Soups in the Western Cape

Soup season is coming – and with Cape Storms and freezing temperatures sure to descend upon us from June to August, soup is an essential winter must-have in the Western Cape.

While many people love making their own hearty soup variations at home – why not treat yourself to a delicious, soul-warming soup at a wine estate or eatery instead?

In this post, we look at where to enjoy hearty, winter soups in the Western Cape this winter:

Le Pommier Wine Estate’s Hearty Soup and Wine Pairing

This Stellenbosch wine estate is a winner year-round – but we love that they have brought their delicious soup and wine pairing back in time for winter!

For R105 per person, you can enjoy a selection of three soups and wines.

First up, to really warm your bones, we have the Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc paired with a yummy roasted butternut soup. With an added bit of bacon and a curry kick, this soup and wine pairing is sure to tantalise your tastebuds marvellously!

Next, there is the tomato and basil soup, paired with their dry Rose.

Finally, sip on some MAC Cabernet Franc/Malbec paired with a unique, savoury lentil soup.

To book this soup and wine pairing, contact them directly or book on their website.

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Wildsprout’s Soup of the Day

Image courtesy of Wildsprout via Facebook (credit: Candidbod)

This health-conscious eatery, with lovely cafés in both Kenilworth and Constantia, is one to enjoy no matter the season.

Serving wholesome, healthy food, Wildsprout is a favourite in the Cape Town food scene.

As a bonus, they have an excellent grocery store and online shop, where you can find a variety of fresh produce, deli goodies and pantry staples, largely sourced from small local businesses.

They also have a Wildsprout range of ready-made meals and soups, so if you’re in a hurry and need your soup fix, they still have you covered.

They have delicious soup flavours like butternut and coconut, chicken, tomato and red pepper and pea mint and broccoli, available in either 1 litre or 500 ml tubs.

Otherwise, linger longer in their cafés and sample the soup of the day. For R68, this comes with either 100% sourdough-, rye-, gluten-free white- or brown, seeded toast. It’s the perfect winter warmer to savour in the Southern Suburbs.

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


The Greek Fisherman’s Kakavia (Fisherman’s) Seafood Soup

This soup might not be for everyone but if it’s a flavourful feast you want this winter, The Greek Fisherman has you covered with their marvellous kakavia seafood soup.

This popular Greek eatery in Sea Point is known and loved for its gourmet Greek cuisine and welcoming atmosphere, making them the perfect winter stop.

This kakavia/fisherman’s seafood soup (R249 per person) is ideal for those cold winter days, as it’s full of mussels, calamari, fish, prawns and cherry tomatoes. For a final touch, it’s topped with tasty, toasted garlic ciabatta.

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Coco Safar’s Grilled Cheese and Tomato Petite Soup

Last but by no means least we have trendy, luxurious Coco Safar’s grilled cheese and tomato petite soup.

This flavourful duo (for R110 per person) is sure to warm you right up with its hearty-meets-cheesy goodness!

Best of all, Coco Safar has three Cape Town branches – at the V&A Waterfront, Constantia Uitsig and St John’s Sea Point respectively – so you can get your suave soup fix with them across the Mother City and Southern Suburbs.

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Other soups to enjoy this winter season:

– Clarke’s Dining soup (choice of smoked tomato, oyster chowder or cauliflower) and grilled cheese sandwich

– Yonder Hill Wines’ wine and soup pairing trio (R140 per person)

– Spoon Bakery and Eatery’s Middle Eastern-inspired, spiced butternut soup (served with a toasted cheese sandwich made from any of their freshly baked bread)

Which of these soups are you going to savour this winter season?



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