Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town Bree Street

Originally it was operating as Bird’s Cafe by Leigh Trout and Kevin Mink, subsequently the offering has evolved into a considered and simple bistro with a warm service and most of all beautiful and delicious food at the heart of it. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very friendly and relaxed, in addition the location is attractive for anyone is interested to live an authentic experience of Cape Town.

Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town

Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town

Our menu is simple and authentic, with a strong emphasis on deliciously fresh, especially local and first of all seasonal produce. It has been assembled from our familiar repertoire of favourites but mixed with new ideas, all of which pay homage to the land and homage to the sea, fundamental elements of the Earth from which our name originates.

The cuisine is the culmination of more than two decades of creating in the kitchen.

Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town


+27 21 426 2534


Monday to Saturday:
Lunch 12 am - 3.30 pm  Dinner 6 pm - 10 pm

Brunch 11 am - 3.30 pm

Sunday: Closed



127 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000


Especially relevant our LUNCH MENU is very RICH and FRESH therefore you must come and try our RISOTTO ARANCINI with goat cheese and cauliflower and mushroom or our unforgettable FREE RANGE CHICKEN PIE with truffle sauce, also our CAESAR SALAD  is a great choice. In conclusion for dessert try our VANILLA CREME BRULEE or our ORGANIC YOGURT PANNA COTTA.

Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town

“The thing I love most about being a chef is how I am able to express myself artistically through my cooking, everything I do has a little bit of soul in it.”

Leigh started his journey through training for management in hospitality but ended up loving the kitchen the most. He first worked under a German chef who guided him in the discipline that connected being organized and refined and producing something exceptional but he was always an entrepreneur and a fiercely independent chef so running his own kitchen was inevitable. He first worked in a number of luxury lodges and gained further experience abroad (often times in Michelin star kitchens) before coming home to get stuck into a simpler, less competitive pursuit of his own. Leigh is an artistic chef and a businessman so Mink & Trout has been an exploration of both sides of his character.


In this video we will have a quick virtual tour at Mink & Trout Wine Bar Bistro and we will watch the chef Leigh and his crew cooking delicious food. Therefore take a moment and enjoy this short clip and you will feel excited to come to have a great meal at the restaurant in Bree Street in Cape Town.


Catering is part of our DNA, this is why we really love to be part of your most important CEREMONY and it can be for BUSINESS or for fun or maybe the most important day of your life like your WEDDING much as your BIRTHDAY or any special moment that you want to celebrate. Have a look here to our BIRDS CATERING website for more information.