If you’re looking for a flavourful punch in Cape Town’s food scene, Tomson is the place to be. This pavement diner on Bree Street offers a small but punchy selection of Cantonese-style street food that will tantalize your taste buds.
South Cantonese Street Food with a Kick
At the helm of Tomson is third-generation Chinese-South African Andrew Kai, whose inspiration comes from the South Cantonese flavors of his childhood. From Wontons with pork and shrimp to Sichuan pork with a kick of kimchi, the menu offers a variety of flavors to suit all palates. The chili beef with broccoli is a must-try for its fiery and flavorsome punch.
Small and Intimate Dining Experience at Tomson
Tomson is a small white eatery that offers a full view of the bustling kitchen, where you can experience the glorious aromas of the prepared food. If you’re lucky enough to nab a spot at the counter, you’ll have a front-row seat to the culinary action. Alternatively, diners can sit on the pavement benches, perfect for sharing plates with friends.
Drinks at Tomson
With business partner Matthew Freemantle operating things at Leo’s Wine Bar, you can expect a delicious (if concise) list of wines featuring Cape Rock, B.Vintners, and Sundays. The refreshing range of beers from Tsing Tao, Kirin, and Asahi is also worth trying.
Details for Tomson
- Address: 120 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town
- Working Time: Tuesday – Friday, 6 pm – 10pm
- Contact: @tomson_cpt
- Important highlights from reviews: Pork belly, Cantonese, Chinese, Wontons
- Phone number: 071 868 1978
Overall, Tomson is a delightful spot that offers an intimate dining experience with flavorsome South Cantonese street food that packs a punch. Booking is recommended as seating is limited.