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Food & Drink

Bree and easy

— Cape Town


Bree Street’s affordable rents and industrial past mean design schools stand next to car mechanics and menswear boutiques alongside panel beaters. The contrasts are beautiful.

Food and drink, Music, Retail, Street

Less touristy than Long Street and more diverse than Kloof, Bree’s bigger spaces and cheaper rent have encouraged an influx of new business to take advantage of a Cape Town street that feels removed from the rest. The historic core of Central City, Bree Street is a vibrant pedestrian-friendly strip that benefits from having the Houses of Parliament just three streets away. The resulting police presence is also an important asset to the neighbourhood – so while Bree is edgy, it’s still safe.

The best thing about Bree is the unplanned retail offering…


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