For the love of food, Hemelhuijs opened its doors in October 2010. With its all black interiors and whimsical displays of fresh flowers and object trofée, the restaurant is a small oasis in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa and offers an ideal escape from hustle and bustle. Sit and watch the city go by while indulging in freshly made jewel coloured juices, paradisal cocktails or custom blended coffee and order from the all day menu. Jacques Erasmus and the Hemelhuijs team carefully source ingredients and interweave the flavours of childhood memories and that of the exotic.


Our menu changes seasonally and also features touches brought from our world travels. We dream, we cook, we travel, we eat well and invite you to join us.... Our offerings are presented in generous hand crafted vessels and service is simple, attentive but relaxed. Hemelhuijs also boasts its own home ware range and patrons can experience this unique range first hand in the restaurant, from the minimalist and clean lined solid oak chairs and tables, to the bowls, plates and vases that is part of our everyday use.


Heavenly sounds in hemelhuijs... escaping steam from espresso machine. Cappuccino foam and cinnamon, heavenly smells, heavenly tastes, steamfresh ciabata. Crumbs on the table, asparagus on the palate, ginger on the nose. Love on your tongue, black salt and green danhia.  Red, red wine, ginger and ripe tomato. Heavenly colours in hemelhuijs, a pleasure; a sigh. heaven…

Come to hemelhuijs, where the art is in the senses. Come to hemelhuijs, eat, drink, look, buy. Enjoy.




Driving into Cape Town on the N1 continue onto Buitengracht Street and continue until you reach the crossing with Waterkant Street. You will find Hemelhuijs on your left.

Driving into Cape Town on the N2, take the Strand Street turnoff and continue until you reach the crossing with Buitengracht, turn right here. At the crossing with Waterkant Street you will find Hemelhuijs on your right.


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71 Waterkant Street
Cape Town CBD


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Food Served
ContemporaryBreakfastContinentalGlobal/InternationalSouth African
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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