The seaside town of Swakopmund is a regular destination for local and international tourists. The town always bustles with activity and there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the little holiday town. Here is just a taste of what’s on offer…
Breakfast in Swakop
21 Sam Nujoma Ave
+264 64 404723
Loved by locals and tourists alike for its quirky character and good service. Perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch, The Village Café offers homely food, generous portions, friendly staff, and a wonderful atmosphere! Keep an eye out for cheeky menu items, off-the-wall décor, and, of course- the dog menu!
13 Daniel Tjongarero Street
+264 64 400774
This little street café is a great place to start your day with a big breakfast or end a morning of wandering through the town with a cappuccino and a freshly baked croissant. You’ll also find homemade cakes, fresh sandwiches, freshly squeezed juice, and even gluten-free menu options. The outside seating lets you soak up Swakopmund’s street atmosphere. Dogs are also welcomed with a little treat and a big glug of much-needed water after a long walk.
Cnr, Tobias Hainyeko & Woermann Street
+264 64 400893
The locals head to Stadtmitte Café for a good value breakfast and coffee on the go. It boasts a wide variety of traditional German cakes and pastries. You also get free internet access with your order. Note: it’s closed on Sundays but open on public holidays.
Lunch in Swakop
Hotel Schweizerhaus, 1 Bismarck Str
+264 64 400331/2/3
If you’re looking for classic Swakop, then look no further than Café Anton. Arguably one of the town’s most well-known coffee spots, it feels like it’s been around forever. Head there for a classic beer and lunch, or for some good old-fashioned coffee and cake.
Brauhaus Arcade 22, Sam Nujoma Drive
+264 64 402214
Swakopmund has a distinct German heritage and The Brauhaus restaurant waves the flag high – from the bratwurst to the Weissbier and the jolly atmosphere.
If you really want to get the party started at lunch, ask the locals what the game is with the foot-long beers… Brauhaus is a popular spot and gets very busy, so try to book a table or get there early to be sure of a seat. And remember, it’s closed on Sundays.
Inside the Lighthouse, Am Leuchtturm Street
+264 64 400380
This little boutique restaurant is located in the old lighthouse master’s house, right in front of the popular swimming beach “Der Mole”. It’s a tasty, tranquil spot. Sit outside in the garden to take in the cool sea breeze. Or snuggle up inside for a cozy meal in one of the old light master’s rooms.
Sundowners in Swakop
The Swakop River Mouth, Sudstrand Street
+264 64 400935
Have an ice-cold beer lounging in a deck chair, watching the sunset as you tickle your toes in the warm beach sand. Tiger Reef is a regular on the Swakopmund bar scene. And if you end up staying longer than you intended, there are some good old fish and chips and burgers on the menu to fill an empty stomach.
37 Daniel Tjongarero Street
+264 64 400133
One of the best cocktail places in town. You can also munch a little bit of sushi if you can’t wait for your dinner. Or spend the whole evening at Cosmopolitan – they have a full restaurant and specialize in seafood.
Dinner in Swakop
Molen Road, on the Pier
+264 64 40 5664
Take a wander down to the end of the famous Swakopmund jetty and you will find Jetty 1905. The Jetty was originally built in 1905 (hence the name) but don’t worry, it was completely refurbished in 2006 – you can read the whole story on their website here.
Dine like you’re in the middle of the ocean – with great seafood to boot.
+264 64 402356
Seafood seafood seafood. That’s the name of the game at the Tug restaurant. Situated right on the beachfront, on an upper-level deck, you’ll love the great views of the Atlantic Ocean. Try to get there before sunset so you can squeeze in a sundowner before you dine on the fruits of the sea.
3 Hendrik Witbooi Street
+264 64 414 200
The Hansa Hotel is all about old-style elegance. Take your parents, your grandparents, your sweetheart, or anyone you’d like to impress to dine amidst crystal and china in an unlikely location.