Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town Bree Street

Mink & Trout is a simple and considered wine bar and bistro on one of Cape Town’s trendiest culinary strips. It is the brainchild of chef’s Leigh Trout and Kevin Mink, who have created a warm and comfortable atmosphere for serving up beautiful and delicious food, that is always accompanied by very good wine. A real attention to detail is seen in Leigh’s unique menus, as well as how he plates his dishes, which end up being nothing short of artistic. Mink & Trout is a treat for tourists but most importantly for us, it’s a place where our local visitors can comfortably return to again and again. We also love hosting special events at Mink & Trout and hire out the space for private functions regularly.

Wine Bar Bistro Cape Town


Our menu is simple, seasonal and authentically Mink & Trout. We try to stick to local produce and we like to change things up regularly but some favourites include: Risotto Arancini with goat’s cheese, cauliflower and mushrooms, our timeless Free Range Chicken Pie, our unique Caesar Salad and our delicious beef burger. We also love ending off meals with a sweet treat so have put a great deal of love into our classic Vanilla Crème Brûlée and our Organic Yoghurt Panna Cotta recipes. 

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


Bottomless Bubbly Brunch (From R99 per person)

Join us for one of our special Bottomless Bubbly Brunch sessions at Mink & Trout, every Saturday between 11am to 2pm.

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.

A virtual tour of Mink & Trout…


When we’re not cooking for our guests on Bree Street, we’re catering for special occasions, a side of our business that is run by Kevin Mink. Birds Catering has been running for several years now, giving us invaluable experience to handle any kind of event, both intimate and grand.