Conceptualised in 2007, The Theatre of Dreams has become an icon of South African performance art. Housed within one of the last mirror tents left in the world today, this unique synthesis of decadent dining, cirque and theatre invites guests to leave their cares at the door and embark on a sensory journey to feed the soul.
Enthralling and innovative, an evening at The Theatre of Dreams is the ultimate night out and the perfect venue for celebrations of all kinds.
Experience all the magic from the Madame’s exclusive elevated seating area, with a choice of 3 fabulous packages. Click here for details
This quirky, bohemian restaurant at the top of the hill is especially loved by those who revel in a dining experience. A favourite venue for celebrations of all kinds, the Bombay is renowned for irresistible sticky ribs, funky tunes and tequila shots which keep guests up way past their bed times.
Don Pedro invites guests to step back in time, to when the parlour was always the living area of a home and the verandah the place to unwind after a long day. With an eclectic fusion of all-time favourite dishes, Don Pedro's will always feel like your home from home.
Welcome to the incredible world of India, a country of mysterious paradoxes and stark contrasts. From the streets of the oldest cities to the opulent palaces of the Maharajahs, we invite you to embark on a unique cultural and sensory journey in the heart of the Mother City. Whether you revel in rustic street dining, indulge in lavish feasts, treat yourself to market shopping or dance until the early hours, you will find yourself immersed in the spirit of this beautiful ancient culture.
The latest addition to the Madame Zingara stable has been restored to industrial chic, with a splash of the Wild West and just a hint of mischief.
This iconic eating, meeting and chilling spot is the longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant village and has been a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.
Whether your intention is a quick bite to eat, a cheeky afternoon cocktail on the terrace, or a late night rendezvous in the bar, at this welcoming venue anything could happen... Saddle up and take a ride!
Tel: 021 421 6666 - 74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town
A Vredehoek institution, where friends meet to catch up, lovers hold hands across a candle-lit table and families get together for leisurely brunches. With its inviting, rustic beach house feel and warm welcoming service, The Sidewalk is all about delicious home-style fare and happy memories.
“We wash, wash, for cheap, cheap. You come in, we make you smile!”
Tel – 021 465 3643
It has often been said that working for Madame Zingara is an extreme sport! If you feel you have what it takes to join this energetic, passionate company, click here to submit your details, we’re always on the look out for talented, unique individuals. (it doesn’t mean there is necessarily a position available right now, but if you stand out we may make one just for you!)
With tables spilling out onto the shaded pedestrian walkway and Church Street antique market, Café Mozart is the perfect place to relax and watch the city go by. And with its laid back Parisian ambience, breakfast at this Cape Town institution could easily turn into a lazy lunch.
An Aladdin’s cave filled to the brim, this whimsical store is a shoppers dream. Riotous colour, inter- leading spaces to explore, funky tunes and a fascinating array of sparkling accessories, quirky gifts and imaginative party gear make this a true retail adventure.
Tel – 021 423 7817
114 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof
This exciting collection includes colour cosmetics, hair accessories, nail sets, toiletry bags and bath and body gifts – everything you need to prepare for a fabulous night out.
Palettes include a spectrum of charcoals, bronzes, brights and shimmers to create smouldering eyes or sultry shades to dramatically transform from day to night in one sweep. For a dramatic finishing touch, the electrifying nail range includes vibrant colours, sequins, glitters and nail art pens.
Designed for everyday use with value for money in mind, the Madame Zingara Collection is the perfect choice for a gift or pampering yourself this festive season.
Available now exclusively at the Bijoux Boutique at the Theatre of Dreams and This is not a Post Office in Cape Town.
This home from home celebrates long-held traditions and family values. With its beautiful garden setting and gentle décor, Café Paradiso is a haven from a bustling city where enticing aromas emanate from the bakery long before dawn and the pasta machine is hard at work all day.
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We fell in love with the idea of the Oranjezicht City Farm Project as it encompasses all which we hold dear and value - a neighbourhood non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community. A first for Cape Town, this inner-city farm initiative will provide affordable organic vegetables to the City Bowl residents while inviting all to participate.
Piloted by Sheryl Ozinsky and managed by Mario Graziani, OZCF seeks to reconnect not only the neighbourhood but the whole of Cape Town to this neglected piece of heritage through design, gardening activity and outreach.
Homestead Park in Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht is a true city treasure. The original Oranjezicht Farmstead, at one time the largest farm in the Upper Table Valley, was occupied by the van Breda family for 7 generations and the family burial tomb still exists in Montrose Avenue. Over time, pieces of the old farmstead was sold off due to the water needs of the expanding settlement, the last remaining land and homestead only sold in 1947, to the City of Cape Town. A derelict park for many years, it is only through the care of the community in recent times that this beautiful park has been restored and opened to the public to enjoy.
By investing in this unique project we believe that, as an organisation, we are investing in the growth of our community and we are proud to be associated with this proactive and inclusive initiative.
The legacy of Madame Zingara dates back to 2001, when she first opened her doors and won over the hearts of the Mother City as a whimsical restaurant in Loop Street. This enchanting bohemian eatery became an immediate success with its warm and welcoming dining experience, decadently fused with the wild spirit of the gypsy. Sadly, late in 2006, tragedy struck and the entire restaurant was lost to a fire, leaving little more than a shell and a devastated crew. Unable to rebuild what was lost, the Zingara family fought back and so the Theatre of Dreams was born – a mesmerizing travelling dinner theatre housed in one of the last remaining antique mirror tents in the world. At the end of 2008 Madame Zingara left South African shores and headed for London to share her magic with the world. However, unfortunately the global economic crash of that year affected the Madame as severely as it did so many companies, and once again the Zingara crew faced an uncertain future. However, true to form, within months, the irrepressible Zingara bounced back and so the eclectic Bombay Bicycle Club was born. Before long the Theatre of Dreams was back in SA, enthralling audiences nationwide with the unique dinner theatre cirque spectacular. Being a Cape Town based company, it seemed only right to put down roots and lovingly restore and resurrect landmark city restaurants, and the stable now includes Café Paradiso, The Sidewalk Café, Bombay Bicycle Club, Café Mozart and Manhattan Café.×
Madame Zingara has always believed in giving back to the community which supports us and in which we thrive, and our entire journey has been proudly and wholeheartedly based on this premise. Working with organisations such as Ikamva Labantu, Reach for a Dream, MyLife and Nicro, the journey has been hugely rewarding as well as an incredible experience. From the decadent fun of our Charity Balls in Loop Street to building houses for those in need, our entire crew has been involved and benefited greatly from these alliances. We are also of the firm belief that a community is only as strong as the people who live within it and it is not only up to the authorities to ensure our communities are happy, clean and secure – it is up to each and every one of us to make a difference and take responsibility and pride in the community in which we live and work. It is with this in mind that the I Love My Hood campaign was initiated and, what started out as an edgy tag campaign, has become an established initiative, embraced by many communities, and incorporating a unique retail sector which benefits those most in need.×
Our company is built to embrace the challenges of modern day life in South Africa and, at Madame Zingara, our staff are our single greatest asset – to be treasured and nurtured. With support crew, guidance and counselling, we provide our people with all the tools necessary to take on the extreme sport that is Madame Zingara. We warmly welcome people from all walks of life, embracing all with the emphasis on family. Our greatest target every year is job creation and we are passionately striving to recruit and provide work for 600 staff by the end of 2013. Madame Zingara thanks our valued and cherished staff who have contributed so selflessly to the growth and love of our company. They truly are the cornerstone of the company and who we are.×
Our goal for 2013 is to have over 450 of our crew in training. This free in-house education is created and designed to capacitate, empower and skill all members of staff, regardless of designation or standing with the primary goals being to entrench responsible work ethics and to potentially fill any gaps that might have been missed along life’s way. We have a no hand out policy which means whatever we work for we can earn but that there is no limit placed on what we can achieve.×