The opening of Bocca on Bree Street has galvanised this area as the hippest hub in Cape Town’s innercity! Fact. The new Bree Street restaurant shares pavement space with a string of other wildly popular eateries including Sababa, Café Frank, La Parada, Liam Tomlin’s Chef’s Warehouse, Mink & Trout, La Tete, Jason, Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room, Latitude 33, Odyssey Gastropub and Hank’s Olde Irish.
Co-owner Neil Grant, who also owns Burrata at the Old Biscuit Mill, decided there was a gap for a pizza restaurant in the city. Bocca (“mouth” in Italian) is different to the award-winning Burrata in that the Neapolitan-style pizza is made in an oven specially imported from Italy, plus the vibe is less posh, more chilled. The contempo-cool wood-and-glass interiors give the place a decidedly modern feel. The restaurant doesn’t take bookings, so be prepared to queue on the pavement – New York-style – until a table becomes available. It’s a great spot for an after-work glass of wine, a casual dinner with friends or a light lunch. Buon appetito!