I am a big fan of Southern Cross in Tokai.
I think it’s the best fish shop in Cape Town.
It’s a bit of a schlep for me to get out there and buy fish, but well worth it. So imagine my joy at hearing that Southern Cross opened in Palmyra Junction in Claremont.
And it’s an improved Southern Cross, because not only can you buy fish so fresh it’s still flapping, you can also sit and enjoy a choice of food from the sushi counter, the cold platter counter, or order a hot dish from Cliff Greyvenstein, who manages the shop.
The Palmyra shopping centre is a very pleasant place to go and shop. It just has the right mix of shops, supermarkets and places to dawdle and have a snack. Southern Cross is one of those places.
I’ve enjoyed great fish and chips there, and their soups (like classic Provancal boullibaisse) are
Palmyra Junction Shopping Centre
021 671 5002
Open 9:30am-6:30pm, Monday to Saturday, and until 1pm on Sunday.