Traditional Food Restaurant Alert: Feza’s Traditional Food in Du Noon, Cape Town

In life, it is inevitable that we are going to make mistakes or fall down at some point.   Whether it is by failing at school and having to repeat a year, getting out of a relationship or worse getting a divorce, being fired from a job, being infected with a fatal disease, being diagnosed with a chronic illness, losing a child, parent etc.  It doesn’t matter how careful one is, these things are all aspects of life.  We all have to go through some of them.  One just needs a positive outlook on life, falling does not mean one is a failure and it does not determine one’s fate.  I always tell my friends, what differentiates losers from winners is getting up after a fall.  Some people fall never to and never rise up again and what has led them to their demise becomes the story of their lives.  Some rise from the ashes and they become a living testimony.  Such is the story with my friend here, Feza Elson Mdutshane.

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Feza and I go a long way, over a decade ago.  We were best friends at one point that is until I introduced him to my girlfriend, the two hit it off and became an item as a result I found myself friendless.   He is a hustler with a resilient spirit.  Very disciplined when he needs to be and at the same time he is very determined, dedicated, focused and passionate about food.  His story is not mine to tell, however,  I would like to tell you about his latest achievement, a traditional food restaurant situated at The Stables Shopping Centre in Du Noon Township, Cape Town.

Feza’s Traditional Food opened its doors in September 2014.  Feza started the restaurant with his own finances and it is a humble set up, however, the food is impeccable!  He uses minimal flavouring with is characteristic of Mzansi traditional food.  Few items are currently on the menu but plans are in place to increase menu options once the restaurant gains popularity.

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A customer enjoying Lamb Stew with Steam Bread


Feza prepares the food Feza and one can expect nothing short of deliciousness as the food is cooked with love.  He takes precision in how stuff needs to be done, e.g. chopping the vegetables and how they are prepared and the results speak for themselves.  This is how the menu looks like at the moment:

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Beef Stew served with Samp & Beans and some veggies


Traditional Beef Stew served with vegetables, choice of Pap, Rice or Samp – R30

African Chicken (Umleqwa) served with vegetables, choice of Pap, Rice or Samp – R28

Green Tripe (Ulusu/ Mogodu) served with vegetables, choice of Pap or Samp – R28

Boerewors served with Pap and Chakalaka – R28

African Salad (Umphokoqo / Krummel Pap) with Sour Milk – R10

Vetkoek (Amagwinya) – R4


Hope you give them a try!


Address:  Feza’s Traditional Food, The Stables, Shop No.19, Du Noon.

Tel: 0780820161

Author Info


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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