Craft Beer Pub Guide: Cocoa Oola

Cocoa Oola

Cocoa Oola

Perched at the top of Kloof St in the bustling suburb of Tamboerskloof in Cape Town, Cocoa Oola has been serving up a wide range of delicious food, gourmet coffee and artisanal beer since 2011.

With superb people watching and views of the Table Mountain, it’s the perfect spot for locals and tourists alike. In fact, Cocoa Oola attracts all kinds of people. Hipsters and yuppies. Blue collar, white collar, and no collar. Their diverse clientèle speaks to the broad appeal the restaurant has garnered.

Opened from early until late, Cocoa Oola offers a staggering selection of food. There are three types of Eggs Benedict, four types of french toast, five types of omelettes . . . and that’s just half the breakfast menu! You won’t want to miss their world class coffee either.

A wide arrange of starters, burgers, pizza and pasta round out lunch and dinner. Don’t even get me started on desserts. Three words – sticky toffee flapjacks.

Craft beer is available on draft and in bottle. You’ll find Cape Town favourites, The King’s Blockhouse IPA included, alongside the odd commercial offering. There’s also a wide variety of cocktails including sangria, vodka two ways, and some fruity options as well. Local wine is available by the bottle, carafe, and glass, and the bar is fully stocked.

And be sure not to miss happy hour – every day from 1700-1800!

Our Top 3 Food Picks:

Karumba Pizza – Peri-peri mince and cherry tomatoes, served with extra chilli on the side

The Rosco – classic beef burger with more cheese. Mozzarella and cheddar smothered with blue cheese & garlic sauce + crispy wedges

Wedges and wasabi mayo – a basket of crispy potatoe wedges served with wasabi mayo

Our Top DPBC Beer and Food Pairing: Karumba Pizza with King’s Blockhouse IPA

Nothing goes better with a King’s Blockhouse IPA than some seriously spicey food. Well, the Karumba Pizza delivers. They are not messing around with that Peri-Peri mince, so be sure you’ve got a bottle of Blockhouse on standby! If you’re feeling brave, dump that extra chilli on and brace for impact.


Website: Cocoa Oola

Address: 100 Kloof St, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 3638

Hours: Monday to Sunday 0700-2300

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