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Food & Beverage

Relax and enjoy a meal or refreshments on top of Table Mountain. From snacks and ice creams in the sunshine, to special meal dinners with loved ones, you’re sure to find the perfect dining experience to complement your visit.

There are a few locations on Table Mountain that offer food and beverage.

Table Mountain Café

Table Mountain Café has a selection of delicious self-service meals and snacks, including options for kids, as well as tasty pastries and desserts. You’ll find dishes inspired by South African cuisine, a selection of fresh salads, sandwiches and pizza slices. Breakfast is served daily from opening time until 11:30. Lunch and light meals are served from 11:30. Drinks include fine wines, beer, speciality coffees and teas, fruit juices and sodas. 

The Table Mountain Café offers a variety of specials and combos for visitors to enjoy. These are regularly updated, so keep an eye out for new options and tasty menu items!

The kitchen closes at 16:00 before the last car down and the Café closes half an hour before the last car down (check our operating hours). Still hungry? Our Wi-Fi Lounge is your Table Mountain hotspot for the best free Wi-Fi and delectable treats for sale at the top.

The Café is also committed to remaining as green as possible. To conserve water, we've introduced compostable plates, cups and containers for food and beverage, made from organic compostable materials. Read our page on Responsible Tourism for more info.

Special access to the Café will be arranged for disabled visitors only prior to 10:30 and after 16:00. 

Operating hours:
Opens 08:00, closes 30 minutes before the last car down

Breakfast: Served daily from the cafe's opening time until 11:30
Lunch and light meals: Served daily from 11:30
Gourmet deli: A selection of sandwiches, throughout the day

Kitchen closes at 16:00 and the Café half an hour before the last car down.


Before hopping on the cable car, grab a snack at the Table Mountain Kiosk, conveniently situated next to the ticket office at the Lower Cable Station. Hot pies, fresh sandwiches, and hot and cold beverages are on sale.

Also at the Lower Cable Station, in one of our old converted cable cars, the Ice Cream Kiosk offers a variety of cold treats, including lollies and soft-serve ice creams.

During peak season there are also satellite outlets situated around the Upper and Lower Cable Stations that stock cold beverages and snacks.

The Wi-Fi Lounge

Our Wi-Fi Lounge is your Table Mountain hotspot for the best free Wi-Fi and delectable on-the-go treats for sale at the top.

For visitors with a sweet tooth, we offer a high tea experience, the Very High Tea, at our  WiFi Lounge too.

For reservations, please send an email to

A Very High Tea in our Wi-Fi Lounge

Take your afternoon tea to all-new heights with the Cableway’s exclusive Very High Tea experience.

Hosted in our Wi-Fi Lounge, a trendy venue offering free WiFi access at the summit of Table Mountain, Africa’s Wonder of Nature, with panoramic views of the beautiful Mother City and its surrounds, we invite you to sit down to a High Tea unlike any other.

Be enticed by our scrumptious Very High Tea menu (you can find above) and make your reservation by sending an email to

The Very High Tea is not offered between 15 December 2018 – 15 January 2019.





Table Mountain Café and WiFi Lounge operating hours

  • Café – opens with first car up and closes 30 minutes before last car down
  • WiFi Lounge – opens with first car up and closes 15 minutes before last car down
Date Café Opening

Café Closing

Last car down
01 September - 31 October 2018 08h30 18h30 19h00
November 2018 08h00 19h30 20h00
1 - 15 December 2018 08h00 20h00 20h30
16 December 2018 - 15 January 2019 08h00 21h00 21h30
16 - 31 January 2019 08h00 20h00 20h30
1 February - 31 March 2019 08h00 19h30 20h00
April 2019 08h00 19h00 19h30