Twankey Bar

  • Cape Town Central, Western Cape
  • Bistro, Cocktails, Coffee Shop, Cosmopolitan, European, Light Meals, Pub Meals, Seafood, Tapas, Wine bar
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Cnr Wale Street & Adderley Street, Cape Town

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Where it all Begins

Housed in the old Temple Chambers of the former BOE Building on the corner of Wale & Adderley Streets, and adjacent to Parliament and the Company Gardens, The Twankey Bar is in indeed a rare find in this historic part of the city.

Whilst honouring its reputation for serving a selection of the finest West Coast and Namibian oysters (shucked to order!), the new Twankey menu reflects the revised summer opening hours, with freshly baked croissants, pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt and muesli served between 8 and 11am along with a range of Barista coffee’s available throughout the day and evening from a blend specially created by TRUTH Artisan roastery. 

The all-day menu, available Monday to Friday from noon to 10pm, Saturdays from 2 to 10pm features a selection of tapas style small plates, (ideal for one person or order a few to share!) includes favourites such as Jalapeno Poppers filled with Cream Cheese and fried, Crispy Calamari flavoured with Chilli, Wild Pepper and served on a bed of leaves, and our famous Guacamole served chunky with corn chips. Main meals include Beef & Guinness Pie served with Mash, Stone Grilled Chicken Breast served with Shoestring Fries, Curry of The Day served with Rice, Paratha and traditional Sambals, along with lighter options which include Soup of the Day, Roast Butternut Salad served with Pumpkin Seeds, Feta and a Balsamic Glaze to our specially created Cheese and/or Meat Boards served with pickles, preserves and fresh bread.

Along with a fine selection of local wines & bubble’s and the freshest Guinness served in Cape Town, The Twankey Bar has now joined a growing list of bars specialising in locally produced craft beers and ciders from some of the countries finest brewers including Devils Peak, Darling Brew, Jack Black Brewing Co, Robsons, Boston Breweries & Everson’s. With four beers available on-tap and an even wider range available by the bottle, The Twankey Bar is fast gaining a reputation for serving Good Coffee, Great Food, Craft Brew and Fine Wines in an elegant but casual space. 

Free WiFi Internet. Street parking available in Queen Victoria Street. Secure parking available at Mandela Rhodes Place. Valet Parking available for R35

Our Must Try Meals!

  • 6 Natural Oysters

    with traditional accompaniments

  • Chicken Tikka Wrap

    Mint Chutney

  • Prawn Tempura

    Tsuyu Sauce

  • Karoo Lamb Samosa

    Mango Relish

  • Quail Spring Rolls

    Chilli Plum Sauce


Cost Per Head : R125+

  • Cuisine : Bistro, Cocktails, Coffee Shop, Cosmopolitan, European, Light Meals, Pub Meals, Seafood, Tapas, Wine bar
  • Ambience : Formal, Pub, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Live music, Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Casual
  • Functions
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Generator

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


The Taj Cape Town


Cnr Wale Street & Adderley Street, Cape Town