The Commons is an establishment shaped by ideals grounded in the cultural beliefs and practices of community building. Our vision is to build an inclusive space, one that welcomes both the cultural and social diversity that constitutes the fabric of the country we inhabit.
This idea is nurtured within a physical space overlooking the breath-taking views of Muizenberg beachfront, surrounded by its gallant mountains, and situated in the heart of a beach-side town home to a vibrant surfing community in the mother city of Cape Town. We pride ourselves as the community’s café, bar, vegan and vegetarian restaurant with locally sourced products, event centre and cultural hub.
As part of our commitment to sustaining essential cultural practices that strengthens our community’s growth, The Commons curates and hold space for an eclectic array of events that stretches from live music performances to documentary/film screenings; poetry , accessible and engaging panel discussions on significant social and scientific topics; A co-working environment equipped with a fast WIFI; a gallery-space curated with artworks by local artists and a wellness centre offering classes in self-care and mindfulness practices.
The Commons is a poem that is yet to be written. A story that evolves with the breaking of each day, peoples from all walks of life come in to engage and share with others, their experience of this multi-layered place.
Following Lee- Ann . yes, checked out the Common. 1st timer, . Cosy spot, stairs steep. Had late snack. Missed the Happy Hour, meal combo. Lovely vibe and people. Love the set up. Music, lots to look at. Lovely outside view. Food delicious.
- Erica Williams
Hidden gem that is a must visit if you’re in the area.
The entire menu is vegan and vegetarian - and loved the diversity of dishes from European to Asian, breakfast, tapas and lunch meal choices.
The people here are really friendly, food is super delicious, well prepared and cost friendly with good portion sizes. We couldn’t decide which of our meals we enjoyed more and suspect that everything from the menu sounds promising and looking forward to coming back and try more.
Tip: the view from outside is excellent so make sure you pick a day with good weather (and a weekday if you want to avoid the busyness)
Overall verdict: Such a lovely overall experience, one of the best we’ve been to in Cpt. Make sure to visit 😊
- Saajidah Moolla
Beautiful views. Jazz music lovers a must to visit. Great atmosphere. Great way to end the Sunday morning and moving into the afternoon.
- Andre van der Walt
The Commons has quickly become a local staple and a beloved venue for jazz lovers, those looking for a nice meal and anyone interested in one of their evening programs, chess games or one of the many other wonderful things that make this place so special.
The owners and managers are incredibly friendly and helpful, and the one can often be found spinning his beautiful record collection in the evenings. The food is tasty and very diet inclusive, and the view of Muizenburg's iconic surfer's corner is to die for.
In addition to all of this, The Commons has become a Cape Town cultural watering hole with their regular live music performances by some of Cape Town's finest artists.
All in all, The Commons is an essential for anyone looking for a special, cozy, fun venue with an incredible atmosphere. Highly recommend
Vegetarian options: Extensive vegan and vegetarian friendly menu with delicious meals for all.
Dietary restrictions: Inclusive of gluten-free and vegan
- Nick Ford
There are few places on this planet that allows your true self to reflect right back at you. This is one of them. Like a portal and a safe space to BE!
- Paulo Costa
The Commons is an establishment shaped by ideals grounded in the cultural beliefs and practices of community building.