“Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper,” goes the old adage, and we couldn’t agree more. Fortunately, an increasing number of Cape Town restaurants are on the same page, offering innovative and intriguing menus for couples, families and groups of friends looking to kickstart their metabolism in cool surrounds.
We’ve rounded up our favourite breakfast spots in and around Cape Town, where you can break bread like royalty…
Uptown: Upper Kloof, Gardens and Oranjezicht
This cheery neighbourhood café and bistro, in the heart of Cape Town, serves good café fare, great Italian coffee, and wine and beer, too. Warm and friendly owner Chris Lazari believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you’re guaranteed a delicious range of all-day breakfast options – from omelettes and eggs benedict to health bowls and, even, halloumi.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am – 2pm
Contact 021 461 9865, email@example.com
Where to find it Corner of Upper Maynard and Vredehoek Avenues, Vredehoek, Cape Town
Oasis Bistro at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
The beautifully bright bistro offers guests and outside diners alike the opportunity to revel in the magnificence of the iconic Nellie while enjoying a range of delectable breakfast treats. Each morning from 6.30am until 11am, a scrumptious array of morning bites and brews are served that includes a towering buffet of cheeses, pastries, fresh fruits, cold meats and bubbly, to lip-smacking omelettes, eggs benedict, French toast and flapjacks off the à la carte menu. Diners can choose to enjoy their breakfast in the breezy, African-inspired interior, or outside on the sun-splashed terrace.
Good to know On Sundays, there’s a full jazz buffet.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 6:30am – 11am; 12:30pm – 3pm (lunch)
Contact 021 483 1000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
Tucked away in the old garage on the corner of Hof and Kloof Streets in Gardens, and hidden behind lush granadilla creepers and a bounty of hanging plants, this laidback café is the kind of place where everyone is welcome – whether you’re strolling in barefoot from the beach, or popping in for a bite between meetings. Furry friends are welcome too, and nobody seems to be in a rush. The simple menu speaks to owner Natasha Napoli’s mantra that health is a state of harmony between body, mind and spirit. On offer is a selection of fresh juices, shots, smoothies, breakfast bowls (in Insta-worthy coconut dishes) and tasty toasts, all packed with fresh, homegrown ingredients.
Good to know A second branch of Nourish’d opened in Observatory in April 2018.
Opening times Monday to Thursday, 7am – 6pm
Friday, 7am – 5pm
Saturday, 9am – 1pm
Contact 064 755 2431, email@example.com
Where to find it Corner Kloof and Hof Streets, Cape Town
When it first opened on Kloof Street some 10 or so years ago, with well-known foodie Maranda Engelbrecht at the helm, Manna had the city’s trendoids and food snobs queueing for a table. Since then, it’s changed ownership twice, with the current owners bringing a mix of French, South African and Argentinian flavours to the table. The food is delicious, the atmosphere upmarket, and the people-watching from the counter overlooking the pavement is fabulous! It’s a popular all-day breakfast spot, offering a delicious assortment of gluten-free options, too – we recommend the scrumptious coconut bread. The contemporary all-white interiors make it a lovely choice for a meal any time of day.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 10pm
Sunday – Monday, 8am – 9pm
Contact 021 426 2413, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 151 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Downtown: District Six, Buitenkant Street and Woodstock
Once an auto-electric shop, this buzzy juice factory is an energising addition to Cape Town’s East City. As you enter, the fridge full of brightly coloured bottles – created by co-owner Janette De Villiers – is a siren song. The six different coloured juices (green, red, yellow, orange, pink and white) offer various flavour combinations, including the sweet and zesty watermelon, mint, basil and lime juice. The homemade nut milks, which include five creamy flavours across four different nuts, will appeal to the health fiends.
Of course, it’s not only about the drinks – the small breakfast menu includes eggy options, and the cool bright blue-and-yellow interior accents make this a great addition to the downtown scene.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 6pm
Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Contact 021 422 2591, email@example.com
Where to find it 48 Canterbury Street, District Six, Cape Town
From the duo that brought you the award-winning Neighbourgoods Market, comes Superette – a hip(ster) neighbourhood café in the Woodstock Exchange building that serves feel-good, farm-to-plate food in a slick, modern environment. Aside from the seasonal fare (prepared fresh daily), the restaurant serves Deluxe coffee and features a retail table that showcases speciality goods from emerging local artists and producers – perfect for a post-breakfast browse. Try the all-day breakfast sandwich (scrambled eggs, roasted baby tomatoes, bacon, lemon-dressed greens on sourdough rye), or tuck into the granola and toasted banana bread.
Good to know On Saturdays, there’s a special brunch menu.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 802 5525, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Truth Coffee Roasting
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Sherlock Holmes-era laboratory, where writhing machinery collides with industrial-chic decor. Welcome to Cape Town’s only steampunk coffee roastery. Co-founder David Donde says the concept was a natural choice, considering the relationship between coffee and steam.
Known mainly for their unparalleled coffee and eye-catching decor (centred around a vintage roaster adorned with copper dispensers, gauges and contraptions), the cosmopolitan joint also offers a number of delicious breakfasts, for sit-down meetings or on-the-go bites, including porridge, a Banting wrap, Steampunk Benedict, shakshouka, avo on toast, and loads more.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 6am – 6pm
Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 200 0440, email@example.com
Where to find it 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Jay V van Zyl
Reminiscent of a 17th-century English Coffee House (where the nation’s great thinkers would gather to discuss philosophy, commerce and science while enjoying a tasty brew), Haas Collective is where the intelligentsia (and design-savvy breakfast set) head for excellent coffee, deep conversations and equally good food. Everything from the carefully curated heritage decor, delicious freshly made brews and the all-day breakfast menu ensures that Haas keeps its wonderful reputation intact. We recommend the Banana Bread French Toast, and an array of egg dishes made with fresh, seasonal produce.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 461 1812
Where to find it 19 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
The Bowl: Bree Street, De Waterkant, Loop Street, Wale Street and everything in between
Owner Jacques Erasmus’ passion for travel is evident in the ever-changing, thoroughly modern and whimsical decor of this oasis in the CBD. The highly creative seasonal menu is bursting with options, one more delicious than the next. Whet your appetite with a freshly squeezed juice – we recommend the apple, celery, and ginger, or the apple, beetroot, and orange. Then, settle in for a comforting homemade potato rösti with lightly smoked trout, soft whipped herb cheese and a soft poached egg, or old-fashioned grilled farm style sausage in a rich tomato ‘smoor’ with buttered toast. The freshly pressed juices, of which the fruit and vegetables are botanically grouped, are sure to whet your appetite.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Contact 021 418 2042, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 71 Waterkant Street, CBD
Where better to get your daily (or hourly) cappuccino than at an authentic Italian café? Especially one so perfectly situated in the midst of Cape Town’s central business district. Owner-chef Giulio Loreggian learnt his trade at Jamie Oliver’s Recipease in London, before moving to the Mother City to establish this stylish street-side eatery – a proud expression of his Italian-inspired passion for food. It may be an Italian café but you can’t say no to the Pancakes à L’Americana: flapjacks served with your choice of toffee and banana sauce with crispy bacon; maple syrup with fresh berries; or Nutella with banana and strawberries. Nonna’s Eggs is another fantastic signature: Parmesan-scrambled eggs on a toasted croissant with baby spinach, bacon and balsamic roasted tomatoes.
Opening times Monday – Wednesday, 7am – 3pm
Thursday – Friday, 7am – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, 8am – 12:30pm
Contact 021 418 6304, email@example.com
Where to find it 16 Loop Street, corner of Riebeek Street, Central Business District
The Loading Bay
Rated as a favourite by renowned local chef Ash Heeger, The Loading Bay in De Waterkant constantly pumps with urbanites and trendsetters seeking their next matcha latte. Though it shares floor space with an achingly hip menswear shop, the eatery is where the magic happens. Tuck into a bowl of bircher muesli, some spiced buckwheat pancakes, or a slice of double-fermented sourdough with your choice of topping – all of which are available all day, every day.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 5pm (the kitchen closes at 3pm)
Saturday, 8am – 4pm
Sunday, 9am – 2pm
Contact 021 425 6320, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Harvest Café & Deli
With its impressive, yet simple, lineup of tasty and original healthy dishes – coupled with a laidback interior, and simply sublime city and mountain views – Harvest Café & Deli in the Bo-Kaap is an innercity eatery worth its salt.
It’s not for nothing that the breakfast crowd has already cottoned on to the quinoa porridge with banana, coconut, turmeric, toasted buckwheat and passion fruit; and the eggs benedict on zucchini fritters with wilted spinach and toasted almonds. Naturally, smoothies (the Lean Green is a must) and fresh juices complete the picture.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 7.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday, 8.30am – 2pm
Contact 021 422 1199
Where to find it 102 Wale Street, Cape Town
Skinny Legs at Maison Mara
Located on a quiet cobblestone street in the cool-quaint district of De Waterkant, just behind the busy Cape Quarter shopping centre, this second branch of the popular Skinny Legs Luxury Café offers an intimate hideaway from the CBD hustle and bustle. The cosy haven is frequented by everyone from suits seeking their pre-work caffeine fixes, to yoga mat-toting diners looking for post-workout fuel, and friends catching up over a freshly squeezed juice.
Rustic stone walls, moody lighting, and bursts of fresh indoor plants set the scene, with deliciously fresh, wholesome meals and friendly staff completing the picture.
On sunny days, sit outside on the cobblestoned road and people-watch over all-day breakfasts of homemade granola, raw muesli, avo toast and an apple pie smoothie; when it’s nippy, pull up a chair at one of the minimalist white tables inside, and warm up with the comforting coconut quinoa porridge, eggs-made-your-way, or the Porridge of the Gods (oats) as you sip a matcha or freshly brewed barista coffee.
Good to know The lunch menu is equally delicious and includes salads, bowls, pasta and sandwiches.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday, 8.30am – 2pm
Contact 021 461 2717, email@example.com
Where to find it 5 Jarvis Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
This corner bakery on Bree Street is the go-to spot for hipsters and inner-city office workers looking for artisanal bread, buttery croissants, out-of-this-world pies and zingy sandwiches. Pretty much every breakfast item is droolicious – and you’ll have a hard time choosing – but may we recommend the croissant filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, rocket and bacon? Divine.
Good to know Baker-boy Jason Lilley opened a Green Point shop in December 2017, and let’s just say the Somerset Road strip has never tasted sweeter.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 3:30pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 424 5644, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 185 Bree Street, Cape Town
Owned by chef Katia Scherf (who cut her teeth at The Test Kitchen), Smak prides itself on utterly scrumptious, made-to-order dishes.Breakfast options include homemade granola, French toast, and chicken strips, to name a few, all of which have been given a wonderfully modern twist. And bring your wheat-/sugar-/gluten- and meat-intolerant friends, there are tasty treats on the menu for them, too! The deli counter is full of delicious patisserie and take-home treats, so be sure to stock up before you leave.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7.30 am – 4.30pm
Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm
Contact 021 824 5023, email@example.com
Where to find it 22 Bree Street, Cape Town
Arty and quirky, much-loved Lola’s does delicious breakfasts, as well as filling smoothies, hot cuppas and freshly squeezed juices, in a relaxed and unpretentious environment on pulsating Long Street. The chalkboard menu above the kitchen changes often and includes everything from oats to eggs. A scrumptious affair and a wonderful interior to boot.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 4.30pm
Contact 021 423 0885, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 228 Long Street, Cape Town
Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room
The famed white canopy and copper sign is a shining light for hungry town-goers seeking a warm cuppa and a tasty all-day breakfast of warm croissants, eggs and bacon, and Brioche French Toast (and many other items). Pull up in a seat in the cool interior, decorated with pared-down wooden tables and indoor plants, or savour the sunshine and people-watch on the street-facing tables outside. Either way, it’s easy to understand why this eatery is a firm favourite for townies and suburbanites looking for a scrumptious morning fix.
Good to know Tucked away at the back of Clarke’s, you’ll find Wholesome by day and Hail Pizza by night, a two-in-one eatery that serves fresh juices, smoothies, breakfast and light lunches by day (seven days a week) before morphing into an upbeat pizza joint when the sun goes down.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – late
Saturday, 8am – late
Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 424 7648, email@example.com
Where to find it 133 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Jarryds Bree Street
You’ll find this (the second, more intimate) branch of Jarryds tucked around the corner of bustling Bree Street. An inviting flight of wooden stairs leads into a romantically lit, warm-toned interior, where plants, neutral-toned furniture and hanging lightbulbs are a Pinterest fantasy come true. And that’s before the food’s even arrived.
Choosing one of the all-day breakfast items is an almost impossible task. From fresh smoothie bowls, warming winter porridge and overnight oats, hearty make-your-own egg dishes and a Benedict Bar, to more dessert-inspired treats, Jarryds seems to have something for everyone.
Good to know If you find yourself by the sea, then be sure to pop into the popular original Sea Point branch, for the same delectable treats in a different setting.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 4pm
Contact 060 748 0145, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it First floor, 114 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
The Three Points: Sea, Green and Mouille
A bona fide New York deli with the bagels to match – you almost expect to see the crew from Seinfeld walk in, discussing whatever wackery their friend George has been up to that week. Be sure to try the famed breakfast bagel, topped with lamb bacon (can be replaced with avocado), fried egg, cheddar and tomato. Another stand-out offering is the Latke Benedict: poached eggs with potato latkes, with the option of adding pastrami, salmon, lamb bacon and spinach.
Opening times Wednesday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm
Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Monday, 8am – 5pm
Tuesday, 8am – 4pm
Contact 021 433 2871
Where to find it 95 Regent Road, Sea Point
Conveniently located on Sea Point’s burgeoning Regent Road, this raw and vegan hotspot from owner Toby Scheckter is just as suited to a leisurely meal with friends or a pre- or post-workout pitstop, fuelled by healthy fare. Their lip-smacking all-day breakfasts of organic matcha pancakes, pumpkin pie flapjacks (with heaps of vegan ice cream), homemade nut milks, quinoa porridge bowls, oat jars and vegan scrambled eggs are packed with hearty goodness – so much so that it doesn’t really matter what you order – you’ll be thoroughly nourished, amazed that healthy food can taste this good.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 7am – 4pm
Contact 021 434 1364, email@example.com
Where to find it 98 Regent Road, Sea Point
The Strangers Club
Just off Green Point’s Main Road, in one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town, you’ll find a hidden retreat, where (city-weary) travellers and locals seeking solace meet for the best chai lattes in town, simply delicious sandwiches, smoothie bowls, and delicious vegan treats, while sharing stories of adventures and dreams.
Inside, the neutral colours, upcycled-wooden furniture, artefacts from around the globe, and indoor plants enhance the tranquil atmosphere, while the shaded outdoor courtyard is the perfect place to refresh and recharge before heading back into the noise of the city.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Contact 079 504 9786, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 1 Braemar Road, Green Point, Cape Town
This all-day eatery on Mouille Point’s Golden Mile is part of The Kove Collection (whose stable includes The Bungalow, Paranga, Umi, La Belle, Dalliance, Pépenero, and Blanko, and others). While harnessing its endless sea views, Lily’s combines lavish furnishings and fine interiors with a carefully considered menu. Leaning more towards the casually clad lunch set, the restaurant offers a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a range of healthy breakfast options, including oats with almond butter and a green omelette, as well as a selection of decadent dishes, such as maple syrup pancakes and crispy bacon on toast.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 10pm
Contact 021 204 8545, email@example.com
Where to find it Shop 1, East-West Building, corner Beach Road and Surrey Place, Mouille Point, Cape Town
The Deep South: Muizenberg to Simon’s Town, including Noordhoek, Kommetjie and Scarborough
The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas
The deli section of The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas is a convivial coffee shop by day, serving deli specialities to die for, such as freshly baked pastries and tarts, jams and preserves and fresh pies. Rustic and homely open-plan styling echoes the wholesome and natural food the deli is renowned for. The rye toast with fresh avocado, tomato, rocket, organic sunflower sprouts and roasted seeds, makes for a truly nutritious, delicious (and virtuous) breakfast.
Good to know From 6pm every evening, the deli transforms into a vibey tapas bar, with the same atmosphere that has made the deli so popular. As an added convenience, the deli shop remains open until 9pm, so that guests can grab some groceries before heading on home.
Opening times Deli: 8am to 4.30pm
Tapas: 6pm – 9:30pm
Contact 021 789 1966, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Though we’re always on the lookout for new breakfast spots on the Muizenberg-Kalk Bay coastline, we keep coming back to good old Olympia. This Kalk Bay institution stands the test of time, with its homely atmosphere, buttery croissants and other simple yet delicious dishes. It’s pet-friendly, making it the perfect place to enjoy a post-walk cappuccino, Fido in tow.
Good to know Around the corner there’s a red door that leads to the Olympia Café’s bakery, where you can pick up some utterly scrumptious pastries and artisanal breads.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 9pm
Contact 021 788 6396
Where to find it 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Foragers Deli & Wholefoods
Located in the Village Hub, in the tranquil seaside village of Scarborough, this bustling café and deli serve a selection of healthy breakfast items, including bowls of bircher muesli, tahini oats, and citrus granola; hearty egg dishes; baked goods and good ol’ beans on toast.
Grab a table on the covered outdoor patio, with a view of the kiddies’ play area, and soak up the (surf) scene.
Be sure to swing by the deli before you leave for freshly baked bread, croissants, locally grown farm produce, and an assortment of readily prepared warm meals, cured meats, cheese and olives.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 12pm; 12pm – 4pm (lunch)
Contact 072 095 8355, email@example.com
Where to find it 2 Watsonia and Main Avenue, Scarborough, Cape Town
This eclectically decorated deli in the heart of Hout Bay offers wholesome all-day breakfasts in a warm and wonderful family-friendly atmosphere. Choose from a range of menu items including the Smoked Salmon, Smash Avo, Mini Deli, French Toast, Pancake and Twisted Eggs Benedict breakfasts, and a wide selection of tea, coffee, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices.
In summer, bring the whole family (pooches included), and pull up a chair in the outdoor courtyard, while the kids take on the play area. Sit inside on wintery days, where the cosy interior is the perfect accompaniment to a comforting meal and hot cuppa.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 5pm
Contact 021 790 5324, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 8 Beach Crescent, Hout Bay, Cape Town
The Suburbs: Rondebosch to Constantia, and everything in between
Four & Twenty Café
Fresh, seasonal and sustainably sourced produce that’s lovingly prepared and beautifully presented is what you can expect from this quaint and always busy “café and pantry”. Everything on the menu looks delicious – ask the friendly staff to help you decide between the healthy (yet very sweet) granola, the low-carb version of eggs benedict, where a delicious mushroom and aubergine rösti with truffle oil replaces the toast, or the decadent sweet breakfast hot dog and French toast.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Contact 021 762 0975, email@example.com
Where to find it 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg, Cape Town
You’ll find this the delightful gem in a renovated old farm-style home near Groot Constantia. Owner Charmaine Anne Lilje’s passion for good food and warm hospitality make meals here utterly pleasurable. Add magical foresty views, friendly staff and a laidback vibe – and you can’t go wrong! Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the bakery-restaurant, and then stock up on delicious ready-made meals, cakes, breads, charcuterie, gluten-free products, and so much more, at the deli afterwards. It’s tricky for us to recommend any set meal, as the breakfast (and lunch) menu changes daily – but no matter what’s on offer, you’re assured of wholesome, good-quality goodness to kickstart your day.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 6pm
Contact 021 795 0606, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 87 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
Hidden behind a hedge on Belvedere Road in Claremont, this warm and hospitable café is housed in a Victorian building, complete with high ceilings and wooden floors. Fireplaces keep diners warm and toasty in winter; in summer sit outside in the quaint garden for beautiful mountain views. Most of the menu items come from small artisanal suppliers, keeping everything ethical, fresh and delicious.
Their warming cappuccinos served in pastel Le Creuset cups go down a treat, while their delicious make-your-own breakfasts will have you coming back for more.
Good to know If you’re in Claremont proper, swing by Localé, Starlings’ sister branch in a hidden suburban street. It’s dinkier and more intimate, but the menu is as delicious.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm
Saturday, 8am – 4pm
Contact 021 671 6875, email@example.com
Where to find it 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont
Situated on the Historic Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Jonkershuis is ripe with breathtaking views of the False Bay coastline and across vineyards Entering the estate, it’s hard not to be drawn towards this characterful eatery that offers outdoor seating under time-honoured oak trees, as well as a cosy courtyard and fire-side intimacy. A lovely place for breakfast, lunch or dinner with family, friends or a significant other, Jonkershuis’ menu items include traditional Cape Malay dishes and an extensive breakfast menu.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 9pm
Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Contact 021 794 6255, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
You might also like:
- The Gardener’s Cottage at Montebello Design Centre in Newlands for utterly scrumptious dishes in serene surrounds (if you can get a table!)
- Casa Labia in Muizenberg for a sea-scraping weekend breakfast fit for royalty
- General Store in Bree Street for a quick breakfast in a pocket-sized space
- Manna Epicure on Kloof Street for Insta-worthy interiors and delicious gluten-free options
- Mulberry & Prince in the CBD for stylish and delicious Sunday brunches
- Pajamas & Jam Eatery in Somerset West Industria for a range of tasty treats sure to satisfy the sweetest of tooths
- Ginja Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront for an indulgent buffet breakfast overlooking the yacht basin
- Bob’s Bagels in Kalk Bay for tasty bagels and a park-side setting
- The Blue Café in Tamboerskloof for an intimate bite in a vintage neighbourhood deli
- Mantra Café in Camps Bay for delicious hummus sourdough, and other hearty items with a sea view
- Queen of Tarts in Observatory for magnificent sweet and savoury creations, (almost) too pretty to eat
- La Petite Tarte in the Cape Quarter for a quaint Parisian ambience and drool-worthy gâteau au chocolat
- Cafeen in Harfield Village for a relaxed courtyard breakfast and legendary flavoured lattes
- Beleza in Kloof Nek Road for Portuguese-inspired morning bites on the city streets
- Saucisse Boutique Deli in Woodstock for a wide range of locally produced deli delights
- Ground Art Caffé in De Waterkant for freshly ground brews surrounded by inspiring art
- High Tea in Plumstead for hot breakfasts and confectionaries with a petite English charm
- The Charles Café for scrumptious all-day breakfasts and good coffee in an intimate setting
- Bacon on Bree for the love of all things bacon
- Open Door in Constantia for hearty breakfasts with a modern edge in a beautiful winelands setting
- La Belle Café and Bakery at Alphen in Constantia for freshly made pastries and eggs under the trees, or by the indoor fireplace
- Arnold’s on Kloof Street for satisfying, well-priced all-day breakfasts, sparkling mimosas and tasty eggs benedict
Researched by Kent Cloete, Jackie Lange, Nikki Benatar, Matthew Flax and Alicia Chamaillé
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