Much like any tale of treasured friends, the story begins a few decades back when time and coincidence played a part in connecting a group of individuals who were on their own self-discovering journey to falling in love with Cape Town. What began as an easy conversation led to the genesis of one of the most authentic, intriguing and undeniably scrumptious experiences Cape Town’s southern suburbs restaurant has to offer. Owing to a personal love of woodwork folded into an affinity toward collecting interesting pieces, an extra dash of Little Mowbray’s relaxed charm served Cape Town locals with the flavoursome food and drink establishment we have come to know and love as The Salt Yard.
Chef and co-owner Phillip (Phil) Myburgh has travelled around the world, including all our own local yard sales and alleys harvesting most of the decor you see at The Salt Yard. The space’s homey setting, as well as idiosyncratic attention to detail, is home made with purposely oxidized and weathered candle holders. Using a special painting technique and specifically letting the copper texture come through in other areas too such as the overhead beams, they really have created the impression that the salt of the earth has made it’s home here, nestled in the charm of Little Mowbray.
Together with its patrons, The Salt Yard provides an experience that is very authentic and you’re guaranteed to find intriguing conversation in every corner of the restaurant and it appeals to people’s penchant for community and belonging as it offers something for everyone to enjoy. The Salt Yard’s unique and overall entertaining atmosphere makes for a quirky culinary utopia perfect for guests to escape to.
EVERY DAY, ALL DAY
Black | Latte | Cappuccino | Americano | Espresso | Macchiato Mocha | Flat White | Irish
WEEKEND BREAKFAST BREAK
Breakfast Specials Southern Suburbs Cape Town
SAT. – SUN: 8 AM – 11 AM
The Classic Express | Eggs Benedict | French Toast | Yoghurt and Muesli
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PIZZAS & BURGERS
The Best Pizzas and Burgers in Cape Town
EVERYDAY FROM 11 AM – 9 PM
The Salt Yard Burger | Cheese Burger | Mushroom Burger | Fig & Goats Cheese Burger | Pizza Burger | Bacon, Avo & Feta Burger
Sides, Sauces & Salads
Pizzas: Focaccia | Hawaiian | Pineapples | Regina | Veggie Patch (V) | Quattro Stagioni | Sweet Thai | Amigo | Miss Piggy | Piazza | Gallina | Nachos Pizza | The Chris Special
Keeping it simple, just order and collect.
The Best Spirited Cocktails in Cape Town
SAT. – SUN: 11 AM – 10 PM
Caipirinhia | Classic Margarita | Mojito | Long Island Iced Tea | Back To The Yard | Slip Slops Iced Tea | Salt Of The Earth | Wicked Pina Colada | Amazing Strawberry Daiquiri
EVERYDAY FROM 11 AM – 10 PM
“Everything is unique”
Our space is divided into two rooms by way of a wall and a large sound-proof window – which allows for more versatility in seating, activities as well as provide a place for private functions. Both rooms can be accessed from separate entrances off Durban road.
Owing to a personal love of woodwork and building, we have spent time chiselling and constructing as well as curating and creating The Salt Yard from scratch. From the uneven walls revealing layers upon layers of old years paint and mismatched chairs (think leather, wooden and steel) to the quirky picture frames (no two borders are the same) and other bits and bobs, like a snowboard, various shields and swords, to name but a few found on the walls, creating a unique and entertaining space for our clients.
Types of events we have experience with:
Birthday celebrations | Office functions | Private functions | Micro conferencing | Cocktail parties and more.
Tell us all about your idea, we love to get involved!