Jazz & Blues


Kloof Street House

Cape Town-Cape Town

4.5 / 5

May 11, 2018

A kaleidoscope of style and design at the foot of Cape Town's eclectic Kloof Street, Kloof Street House is a like-nothing-else mix of colorful Victorian charm.

A kaleidoscope of style and design at the foot of Cape Town’s eclectic Kloof Street, Kloof Street House is a like-nothing-else mix of colorful Victorian charm, culinary delights, and cocktail mastery. The first impression of the Kloof Street House is simply spellbinding, as the leafy lantern and fairy light-lit front garden feels like something from a fairytale. Once inside the lovingly restored home, the theme continues as you will find that each room has a different theme from the next – from library-esque chambers to graceful rooms full of arched crown molding and glittering chandeliers. Dinner is a delicious brasserie-inspired affair at Kloof Street House, and the accompanying drinks reside at the precipice of the Cape Town cocktail rankings. Blending classics with fresh new mixes, the bar staff here skips no steps in constructing drinks that complement the lavishly eccentric nature of the house they are served in. Examples of their creativity include the Madagascar Martini – premium vanilla vodka with smashed ginger and pineapple served straight up – and the Strawberry, Mint and Rooibos Daiquiri – premium rum, fruity rooibos tea, fresh strawberries, mint leaves, and lime juice. The cocktails tend to skew towards the sunny and sparkling side of things, perfect for cooling off with on warm nights under the stars in the twinkling garden or for sipping on while listening to graceful tunes from the porch during their legendary Sunday jazz lunches.