Please note Jakes on Summerley is temporarily closed. We expect to reopen our doors following what will likely be many months of renovations. Stayed tuned for future updates as more information becomes available. You are welcome to visit our Steenberg store. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Originally established more than 20 years ago, Jakes on Summerley has become an institution in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs with a following that draws not only from all over Cape Town but from around the country and even overseas. The current owners, David Ellis and David Payne, took over proprietorship in May of 97 and quickly established a reputation for Jakes as a place where friends and family could meet and enjoy tantalizing global foods with good wine and a great vibe.

The crowds are sophisticated, yet relaxed and enjoy the global cuisine, efficient service and vibrant atmosphere.


Jakes, a stylish restaurant, café and bar, wraps around a Brazilian Pepper Tree and covered courtyard, where guests can enjoy Al Fresco dining in a cheerful, friendly and noisy atmosphere. The restaurant itself has a number of interleading rooms which are great for birthdays, get togethers, business lunches and functions.


In March 2002 Jakes in the Village was opened in Steenberg, becoming an immediate hit with locals from Tokai, Constantia, Hout Bay and elsewhere. Like Jakes on Summerley, Jakes in the Village is a Parisian style café, restaurant and bar with prints by Tous Le Trec and a stylish but fun and festive ambience. Where Jakes on Summerly is set in an old house with an intimate and cosy atmosphere, Jakes in the Village has contemporary architecture with an industrial feel. Both restaurants have identical menus featuring mouth watering dishes prepared under the watchful eye of Executive Chef, David Payne. Not on the menu but worth asking for is the excellent Roast Duck. Other favourites include Lambs Knee, slowly cooked in a rich gravy and served with mint sauce, roast potatoes and veg, and the Calamari which can be prepared in a Cajun sauce or dusted and deep fried. Jakes has a full menu for Lunch and Dinner plus a Café Lunch menu for lighter meals.




From Cape Town or Muizenberg, follow the Main Road to Kenilworth. From Muizenberg turn right, and from Cape Town turn left into Summerley Road. Jakes on Summerley can be found
a short distance down the road on the left hand side.


-33° 59' 43.93''


18° 28' 9.65''
5 Summerley Road


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Food Served
Global/InternationalContemporaryGrillsLight MealsSeafoodVegetarian
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday:
Lunch & Dinner
11:30 - 22:30

Monday - Saturday:
11:30 - 00:00
Smoking Area
Take Out
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Load Shedding