Listed: South African Street Named "Coolest" In The World!
Photo Cred: Bombay Bicycle Club

The “coolest street” list features New York, London, Bangkok and Melbourne… and it also placed Kloof Street in Cape Town at number 26!


Western Cape, South Africa (11 September 2022) – Time Out quizzed 20,000 city-dwellers and asked local experts to rank the “coolest” streets in the world for fun, culture and community, and Kloof Street came out on top.

They wanted to know about the places that locals love – the very coolest bits of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. Once they had their shortlist of the vibiest streets in each city they surveyed, the Time Out team took it to the experts.

“Since our inaugural street hotlist last year, the world has crept further back towards normality. Many places still face ongoing health restrictions as well as rising living costs. But at this moment, more people are getting out and about in their hometowns – and travelling to visit the world’s greatest cities – than at any time since the start of 2020. So consider this ranking a really, really specific rundown of the best places in the world to hang out in 2022, as well as a celebration of the people that have made them their home.

From grand avenues and shopping strips to pedestrianised backstreets and leafy squares, these streets are manageable microcosms of the world’s most exciting cities – each one chock-full of independent businesses, creative humans and everything else that makes urban life brilliant.”

The list features streets in New York, London, Bangkok and Melbourne… and placed Kloof Street in Cape Town at number 26!

“Perfect for date nights, hanging out with pals, indulging in wellness treatments or tucking into some of Cape Town’s finest eateries, Kloof Street – the main thoroughfare of Gardens district – is both a local favourite and tourist drawcard. Here you can explore local fashion, pop into a swish art gallery, dive into secondhand furniture stores or just generally catch a bucketload of local buzz, all while taking in magical views of Table Mountain.”

Kloof Street is certainly a vibe, with an array of restaurants and eateries to enjoy – from The Bombay Bicycle Club to Cafe Paradiso, Black Sheep and Asoka. If you haven’t been to South Africa’s “coolest street” then put it on your bucket list.

Check out the full list below (of bucket list streets) or click the link for the full article:

  1. Rue Wellington, Montreal
  2. Gertrude Street, Melbourne
  3. Great Western Road, Glasgow
  4. Yongkang Street, Taipei
  5. Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen
  6. Karangahape Road, Auckland
  7. Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong
  8. Yaowarat Road, Bangkok
  9. Oranienstrasse, Berlin
  10. Hayes Street, San Francisco
  11. Avenida Ámsterdam, Mexico City
  12. Kolokotroni, Athens
  13. Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles
  14. Ossington Avenue, Toronto
  15. Via Provenza, Medellín
  16. Calle Ocho, Miami
  17. Deptford High Street, London
  18. Praça das Flores, Lisbon
  19. Oxford Street, Accra
  20. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago
  21. Cutting Room Square, Manchester
  22. Capel Street, Dublin
  23. Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
  24. Enmore Road, Sydney
  25. Kagurazaka, Tokyo
  26. Kloof Street, Cape Town
  27. Süleyman Seba Caddesi, Istanbul
  28. Calle Echegaray, Madrid
  29. MacDougal Street, New York
  30. Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona
  31. Newbury Street, Boston
  32. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
  33. Everton Road, Singapore

Sources: Time Out Coolest Street List
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