The 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town + Surrounds

The 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town + Surrounds Hemelhuijs

Rise and shine!

There’s nothing quite like breakfast. From health geeks to hedonists, most agree it’s the most important meal of the day. So, it needs to be done right!

Naturally, food is paramount, but atmosphere and setting count, too, so we’ve rounded up our favourites, taking all of these things into consideration.

Whether you’d like to eat your Eggs Benny in a posh hotel, savour avo toast in a boho café, or enjoy a hangover fry-up in a greasy spoon, here’s our comprehensive list of the best breakfast spots in Cape Town – not forgetting croissants and coffee at a sidewalk café.

Which are your favourite breakfast spots in the city? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Find a breakfast spot in your area:

City Bowl
Southern Suburbs
Sea Point + Green Point
Kalk Bay + Muizenberg

The City Bowl


Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Hemelhuijs
Neonskies Spaces

Owner Jacques Erasmus’ two passions – design and travel – are evident in the thoroughly modern and whimsical decor in his ever-changing oasis in the CBD. The creative seasonal menu is bursting with options, one more delicious than the next. Whet your appetite with a freshly squeezed juice – we recommend the green apple, celery, and ginger; or the carrot, pear and garden beets.
Then, settle in for an item or two off the all-day breakfast menu, which includes poached farm eggs with roasted artichokes and hollandaise; toasted mosbolletjie (a traditional Afrikaans sweet-bun) loaf with cultured cream and homemade jam; and grilled farm-style sausage in old-fashioned tomato smoor with a soft poached egg.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Contact 021 418 2042,
Where to find it 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town
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Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Nourish'd

Tucked away in an old garage on the corner of Hof and Kloof Streets in Gardens, behind lush granadilla creepers and a bounty of hanging plants, this laidback café is the kind of place where everyone is welcome – from surfers to suits and furry friends, too. Owner Natasha Napoli’s menu offers a selection of fresh cold-pressed juices, smoothie boards served in Instagrammable coconut dishes, breakfast bowls and tasty toasts, all packed with fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Good to know Nourish’d has a second branch in Observatory.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 5.30pm
Contact 064 755 2431,
Where to find it Corner Kloof and Hof Streets, Cape Town

Grumpy & Runt

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Grumpy & Runt
Happy Cow

This small deli on Dunkley Square has a delicious (and, dare we say, en vogue) plant-based bent. Think New York-style sourdough sandwiches and bagels, knock-out doughnuts and good coffee. After fuelling up, fill a basket with anything and everything from pink oyster mushrooms and seaweed snacks to kombucha and falafel mix. Perfect for an on-the-go brekkie.
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Sunday, 9am – 1pm
Contact 076 677 5979,
Where to find it 22 Dunkley Street, Gardens, Cape Town

The Conscious Kitchen

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: The Conscious Kitchen

Sustainability, eco-friendly and ethical practices are at the heart of this vegan-friendly eatery and juice bar on Kloof Street. Early birds can expect the likes of acai and smoothie bowls, wholesome waffles, latkes, bagels, fresh fruit, warming oats and savoury toasts (non-vegans can opt for an add-on of free-range eggs).
The boho-decorated café doubles as a mini organic and vegan supermarket, stocked with juices and shots, organic fruit and vegetables, vegan treats, and more.
Good to know There is a second branch in Lower Observatory, and plans are afoot for the Kloof Street branch to expand into the space next door as The Conscious Collective – an exciting retail space selling a variety of local, ethical and sustainable products.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
Contact 0815210967,
Where to find it 34 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Skinny Legs Luxury Café

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Skinny Legs Luxury Café

Attention to detail doesn’t go amiss at this stylish breakfast spot on Loop Street, with locally sourced almonds taking centre stage in the homemade almond milk that gets transformed into delicious matcha lattes and speciality coffees. Expect beautiful plates of healthful fare, including homemade granola, perfectly spiced porridge, savoury buckwheat pancakes, avocado toast, and much more.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 4pm
Saturday, 8.30am – 2.30pm
Contact 021 423 5403,
Where to find it 70 Loop Street, Cape Town

Our Local at 117 Kloof

117 Kloof: Breakfast Cape Town

This all-in-one antique shop, nursery and café – once a workshop – is a wonderfully eclectic oasis, where guests can enjoy substantial breakfasts (such as creamy chicken livers on toast, shakshuka and smashed avocado on sourdough) in the dining section before or after browsing the shop for plants, furniture, and everything in between.
Early bird? The coffee hatch serves freshly brewed coffee from 7am.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 064 642 5004,
Where to find it 117 Kloof Street, Cape Town

Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Clarke's Bar & Dining Room

The familiar white canopy and copper sign draws hungry town-goers in for tasty all-day breakfasts… warm croissants, eggs and bacon, and French toast brioche, among other items. Pull up in a seat at one of the wooden tables inside, or savour the sunshine and people-watch on the street-facing tables outside. Either way, you’re guaranteed to get a scrumptious morning fix.
Opening times Monday & Tuesday, 7am – 4pm
Wednesday – Friday, 7am – 11pm
Saturday, 8am – 11pm
Sunday, 8am – 4pm
Contact 087 470 0165,
Where to find it 113 Bree Street, Cape Town
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Seed & Circus

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Seed & Circus

This Instagrammable café in Zonnebloem serves an array of dishes in a lovely, laidback and pooch-friendly atmosphere. The boho-chic interiors create a neutral palette for executive chef David Mac Donald’s all-day brunch and breakfast classics: avo toast, fruit and granola, Turkish eggs, and pancakes – all beautifully prepared using good-quality locally sourced organic produce.
Opening times Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 9pm
Saturday, 9am – 9pm
Sunday, 9am – 2pm
Contact 063 776 8662,
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Where to find it 17 Constitution Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town

Café Paradiso

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Café Paradiso

Flanked by hedges off upper Kloof Street, this popular Mediterannean-inspired eatery serves a variety of dishes that suit most tastes and occasions. Pull up a seat under the trees in the outdoor courtyard for wonderful views of Table Mountain during summer, or cosy up next to the fireplaces inside when it’s chilly, and enjoy avocado toast, eggs benedict or a sweet corn fritter stack with bacon, crème fraiche and maple syrup (to name a few).
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 10pm
Contact 021 422 0403,
Where to find it 110 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
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Kloof Street House

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Kloof Street House

In a striking Victorian building, set back from the bustling high street, a fantastical dining experience awaits. Inside, Gatsby-esque furnishings (think: lofty ceilings, deep-buttoned leather sofas and dark-wood floors) set the scene, while a treed courtyard provides the backdrop for laidback jazz brunches.
Expect eggs benedict with smoked Norwegian salmon, smoked bacon, or mushrooms and spinach; traditional breakfast with a teriyaki beef-banger twist; and coddled eggs with truffle mash and wild mushroom cream.
Opening times Monday, 12pm – 12am
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 12am
Contact 021 423 4413,
Where to find it 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Mulberry & Prince

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Mulberry & Prince

New York meets Cape Town at this cool kitchen and bar on the corner of Bree and Pepper Streets that’s co-owned by Capetonian Cornel Mostert and Brooklyn-born Cynthia Rivera. The up-to-the-minute space is a delicious mix of exposed-brick walls, stained glass, lush velvet and rose gold and pink – the perfect backdrop for flavour-filled weekend brunches of buttermilk pancakes, sweet and savoury waffles and nutella, cream cheese and banana-stuffed French toast.
Opening times Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 2pm
Contact 021 422 3301,
Where to find it 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town
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Haas Collective

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Haas Collective
Herman von Bon Photography

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 Cape Town’s (design-savvy) creatives head for excellent coffee, deep conversations and equally good food. Everything from the curated heritage decor, freshly made brews and all-day breakfast menu ensures that Haas keeps its wonderful reputation intact. We recommend the Banana Bread French Toast.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 461 1812,
Where to find it 19 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Swan Café

Swan Cafe: Breakfast Cape Town
Micky Hoyle

Oozing Parisian panache, this sexy French crêperie is swathed in romantic mysticism, with representations of Leonardo da Vinci’s and Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Leda and The Swan on its walls. The space was brought to life by local designer Haldane Martin, who worked closely with owner Jessica Rushmere, to create a traditional French café, with accents of red, white and blue adding fresh appeal.
The delicious aromas of crêpe batter, melting chocolate and brewing coffee will certainly lure you in, especially on chilly winter mornings. And, once in, you’re sure to find something you love – even health-conscious eaters, who’ll relish the gluten-free, buckwheat-based galettes.
Good to know A wide array of vegan options are available.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Sunday, 9am – 1pm
Contact 079 454 4758,
Where to find it Corner Buitenkant and Barrack Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
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The Power and The Glory

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: The Power & The Glory
Sean Kristafor

Best known as an after-work watering hole and a late-night party spot, P&G (as it’s affectionately known) is also a top choice for early birds seeking fuss-free power breakfasts. We’re talking bircher muesli, avocado toast, scrambled eggs, wholesome toasties and, obviously, good-quality coffee.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 8am – 11.30pm
Contact 067 672 2109,
Where to find it 13 C Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

The Electric

The Electric: Breakfast Cape Town

Situated in the heart of District 6, this converted auto-electrical shop is best known for its  cold-pressed juices and nut milks. But it’s worth swinging by for the pumpkin fritters served with crispy bacon and maple syrup, among other things.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 461 0916,
Where to find it 48 Canterbury Street, District Six, Cape Town

Southern Suburbs

The Gardener’s Cottage

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: The Gardeners Cottage
The Little Hedonist

Lee Barty’s 27-year-old restaurant at the Montebello Design Centre offers a tranquil reprieve from the noise of the city. Ask any Newlands local, and they’ll tell you that a meal here is a special treat. On sunny days, sit outdoors under the camphor trees and enjoy delicious home-cooked breakfasts and freshly brewed tea or coffee. The Store Deli houses cakes, tarts, biscuits, relishes and much more all made on site! Don’t leave without browsing the many craft shops and wonderful nursery – a must for green-finger enthusiasts.
Opening times Tuesday, 8am – 4.30pm
Wednesday – Saturday, 8am – 8pm
Sunday, 8.30am – 4pm
Contact 021 689 3158,
Where to find it Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town
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Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Wildsprout SM

No stone – or grain – has been left unturned in the quest to boost flavours and optimise the nutritional value of every dish at this gem of an eatery in Kenilworth owned and run by passionate brother-and-sister duo Candice and Dean Coles. All cooking and baking is done on site, and the recipes are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar, with many vegan options available, too. Enjoy zucchini fritters, creamy mushrooms on toast, eggs benedict, and hemp ’jacks (to name a few) inside the light interior or outside in the sunlit courtyard.
Good to know Don’t leave before stocking up on the heavenly selection of vegan sweet treats, healthy pantry items, and fresh farm produce from the deli section
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 078 576 6124,
Where to find it 278 Main Road Kenilworth, Cape Town

Four & Twenty Café

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Four & Twenty Café

Fresh, seasonal and sustainably sourced produce that’s lovingly prepared and beautifully presented is what you can expect from this charming “café and pantry”. Everything on the menu looks delicious – if you’re looking for a healthy option, we recommend the Chelsea Breakfast Bowl (mixed-seed oatmeal with raspberry, apple and coconut), or the low-carb version of eggs benedict, where a delicious mushroom and aubergine rösti with truffle oil replaces the toast. For a decadent kickstart to your metabolism, try the caramelised banana and pecan streusel flapjacks.
Good to know Some of SA’s top chefs, including Ivor Jones, Ryan Cole, James Gaag and Skot Kirton, rate this spot as a favourite.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Contact 021 762 0975,
Where to find it 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg, Cape Town
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Starlings Café

Starlings Cafe: Breakfast 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. A fireplace inside keeps diners warm and toasty in winter; in summer the garden is the place to be for beautiful mountain views.
Opening times Monday – Saturday,  7am – 4pm
Contact 079 473 3554,
Where to find it 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town

Sea Point + Green Point


Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Giovanni's

Locals have been flocking to this sidewalk café, espresso bar and deli for decades for an industrial-strength shot of espresso (and some of the best people-watching in the peninsula). A short walk from Cape Town Stadium, Giovanni’s draws people from all over Cape Town to purchase its delicious deli fare, readymade meals, freshly baked breads and pastries, and whatever else you’re looking for!
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 8pm
Contact 021 434 6893,
Where to find it 103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Jason Bakery

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Jason Bakery

Aromas of freshly baked patisserie emanate from this Victorian-era house on Green Point’s main drag where Captain Bread (aka Jason Lilley) prepares the best almond croissants in town, and his famous Saturday-morning doughssants. Come for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and heavenly pastry, or hearty oats and a toastie. Either way, you’ll leave satisfied.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 2pm
Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 433 0538,,
Where to find it 83 Main Road, Green Point

Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Kleinsky's Delicatessen

A bona fide New York deli with the bagels to match – you almost expect to see the crew from Seinfeld hanging out here. Be sure to try the famed breakfast bagel, topped with a choice of lamb bacon, streaky bacon, avocado, fried egg, or cheddar and tomato. Another stand-out offering is the Latke Benedict: poached eggs with potato latkes, with the option of adding pastrami, salmon, streaky bacon and spinach.
Opening times Monday, 8am – 4pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm
Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 433 2871,
Where to find it 92 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Loading Bay

The Loading Bay: Breakfast Cape Town

Rated as a favourite among many foodies and chefs alike, Loading Bay in De Waterkant constantly pumps with urbanites seeking their matcha-latte fix. Though it shares floor space with a bespoke menswear shop, the eatery is where the magic happens. Tuck into a bircher bowl, some buttermilk pancakes (served on weekends and public holidays only), or a slice of freshly baked double-fermented sourdough with a selection of toppings.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 4pm (the kitchen closes at 3pm)
Contact 021 425 6320,
Where to find it 30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town


Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Jarryds
Coffee Shop Blues

Choosing one of the all-day breakfast items off the extensive menu of this Sea Point locale is  a near-impossible task. From fresh smoothie bowls, warming winter porridge and bircher oats, make-your-own egg dishes and a Benedict Bar, to dessert-inspired treats, Jarryds seems to have something for everyone.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 3.30pm
Contact 062 986 4812,
Where to find it 90 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town


Nest Deli at Constantia Uitsig

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Nest Deli at Constantia Uitsig

The delicious selection of farm-fresh bites that emanate from this kitchen includes moreish pumpkin-seed granola and yoghurt, French toast two ways, an omelette with your choice of filling, classic eggs benedict, and more. Hands-on owners Joy and Keith Henderson and their friendly and professional stuff make sure that customers are happy and leave content.
Opening times Sunday  – Tuesday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday – Saturday, 8am – 8pm
Contact 021 204 3133,
Where to find it Constantia Uitsig Estate, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town

The Conservatory at Cellars-Hohenort

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: The Conservatory at Cellars-Hohenort

A rambling garden that leads into a forest is the setting for this relaxed yet sophisticated hotel restaurant, where a 300-year-old oak tree takes centre stage. The menu features a selection of continental and hot à la carte breakfast options (R265 per person), such as eggs benedict, Banting benedict, French toast, a three-egg omelette, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, crumpets, a selection of cereals and homemade muesli, sliced seasonal fruits, a pastry basket and selection of hams and cured meats (to name a few). The offer also includes coffee, tea, and fresh juices.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 9.30pm
Contact 021 794 2137,
Where to find it The Cellars-Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town
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Spirit Café

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Spirit Café

You don’t have to be vegan, vegetarian or even health-conscious to enjoy the utterly delicious, made-from-scratch dishes at Spirit Café in Constantia. The breakfast options – crustless quiche, powerhouse porridge, exotic mushroom scramble, muesli bowl, Turkish eggs, and chia pot – will get your day off to a spirited start.
Good to know Popping in for lunch? Spirit Café’s daily buffet of delicious, fresh salads is available from 12pm.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 4.30pm
Saturday, 8.30am – 2pm
Contact 083 544 0474,
Where to find it Constantia Village Courtyard, Constantia, Cape Town


Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Jonkershuis

Situated on the Historic Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Jonkershuis is ripe with breathtaking views of sweeping vineyards and the False Bay coastline. Entering the estate, it’s hard not to be drawn towards this characterful eatery that offers outdoor seating under time-honoured oak trees. Whether you opt for a freshly baked pastry, scrambled eggs or a granola bowl, you’ll leave satisfied. And there are gluten-free and Banting options, too.
Good to know This is child-friendly with a capital C: a duck pond, trees, hilled lawns and a dedicated brekkie menu.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 9pm
Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Contact 021 794 6255,
Where to find it Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
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La Belle Bistro & Bakery

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: La Belle Bistro & Bakery

Loved for its terrace seating under the oaks and the chic, cavern-like interiors, la Belle at The Alphen Hotel offers a range of wholesome dishes and freshly baked goods in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting. Savour the likes of brûléed grapefruit, granola, eggs benedict, smoked salmon bagel, buttermilk pancakes or avocado toast as you soak up the surrounds.
Good to know Its sister restaurant on the Camps Bay strip overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, making it another perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely meal at any time of the day.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 11pm
Contact 021 795 6336,
Where to find it The Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia, Cape Town
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Chardonnay Deli

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Chardonnay Deli

This renovated farm-style home near Groot Constantia is owned by Charmaine Lilje, whose passion for good food and warm hospitality make meals here utterly pleasurable. Add magical forest views, friendly staff and a laidback vibe – and you can’t go wrong! It’s tricky to recommend a set meal, as the breakfast (and lunch) menus change daily – but no matter what’s on offer, you’re assured of wholesome, high-quality goodness to kickstart your day.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 6pm
Contact 021 795 0606,
Where to find it 87 Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Bistro Sixteen82

Surrounded by verdant vineyards and mesmerising mountains, this elegant eatery’s terraced dining area overlooks an indigenous garden with dazzling water features and intriguing metal sculptures. Chef Kerry Kilpin’s seasonal menu of delicious and adventurous breakfasts will hot the spot.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 8pm
Contact 021 713 2211,
Where to find it Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Constantia
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Kalk Bay + Muizenberg

Olympia Café

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Olympia Café

Though we’re always on the lookout for new breakfast spots on the Muizenberg-Kalk Bay coastline, we keep coming back to Olympia. This Kalk Bay institution stands the test of time, for  its homely atmosphere, buttery croissants and harbour-facing setting. The bakery around the back has a pet-friendly section, making it the perfect place to enjoy a post-walk cappuccino, Fido in tow.
Good to know A red door around the back leads to the Olympia Café’s bakery, where you can pick up some utterly scrumptious pastries and artisanal breads.
Opening times Deli Restaurant: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 9pm
Bakery: Monday – Sunday, 6.30am – 7pm
Contact 021 788 6396,
Where to find it 134 Main Road, Corner Windsor and Main Roads, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Casa Labia Restaurant by Ideas Cartel

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Casa Labia by Ideas Cartel

More than just a restaurant, Casa Labia is a landmark. Built in the 1920s by Count and Countess Natale Labia, the Gatsby-style interiors are adorned with Renaissance and Baroque works of art on the walls, silk drapes on the windows and crystal chandeliers, creating a distinctly Venetian flavour. Fresh, seasonal and delectable dishes doled out from the kitchen will have you planning your next visit after your first bite. Try chef Alex Vushe’s famous scones for the ultimate treat!
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 5pm
Contact 021 180 3119,
Where to find it 192 Main Road, Muizenberg
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Harvest Café

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Harvest Café

Bali meets Slaapstad at this chilled beachside café in Muizenberg, with its earthy decor (handmade by 8 Degrees South), indoor plants, surfboards and pet-friendly vibes. Diners can expect an array of healthy breakfast options such as smoothie bowls, coconut and garlic oyster mushroom ragout, and eggs benedict, with loads of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options available, too.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 7.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday, 7.30am – 1pm
Contact 079 448 1618,
Where to find it 4 York Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town


Foragers Deli & Wholefoods

Foragers Deli Wholefoods: Breakfast Cape Town

Located in the Village Hub, in the chilled seaside village of Scarborough, this bustling café and deli serves a selection of hearty breakfast items, including flapjacks, frittatas, breakfast wraps, 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 chill. Be sure to swing by the deli before you leave for freshly baked bread, croissants, locally grown farm produce, cured meats, cheese and olives, pasture-reared steak, free-range chicken, home-made yoghurt and kefir and an assortment of chef Dylan Laity’s take-home meals.
Good to know Early birds will love the Coffee Bar that serves coffee and freshly baked croissants from 7am
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
Contact 021 780 1047,
Where to find it 2 Watsonia and Main Avenue, Scarborough, Cape Town
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Northern suburbs

Chocolat Bistro

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Chocolat Bistro

This elegant French-inspired eatery in the heart of Durbanville offers a relaxed dining experience and a decadent selection of morning delights, such as Croque Madame, Le Grande dé Jeuner (bacon, eggs, pork or beef sausage, fried tomato, mushrooms, chips, bread and preserves), Chocolat dé Jeuner (scrambled eggs, savoury mince, mushrooms and grilled cheddar on a slice of bread) and freshly baked scones (to name a few). Inside plush velvet chairs, turn-of-the-century artwork and dim lighting set the scene, while outside a treed, sunkissed patio awaits.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 7am – 10pm
Contact 021 975 2426,
Where to find it 46 Oxford Street, Durbanville, Cape Town
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Groot Phesantekraal

Groot Phesantekraal: Breakfast Cape Town

Just outside Durbanville’s centre, this working farm is a convenient escape. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, the restaurant at Groot Phesantekraal is housed in a converted stable (built in 1767), and offers diners a wonderfully unique setting to enjoy the selection of modern country-style dishes.
Pull up a seat under the original wooden mangers and take your pick from brioche French toast, soft mushroom polenta, homemade granola, a three-egg omelette, and more.
Opening times Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 3.30pm
Saturday, 9am – 2.30pm (brunch, first come first serve)
Contact 021 825 0060,
Where to find it Groot Phesantekraal Farm, Klipheuwel Way, Durbanville
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Die Damhuis

Die Damhuis: Breakfast Cape Town

Housed in a heritage-rich national monument, this restaurant opened its doors in 2009, and offers a diverse menu created by executive chef Stefan Meintjes. Expect items such as Banting benedict, creamy eggs, mince on toast, omelettes, French toast, scones, poached eggs Hollandaise, among others.
Enjoy your meal in one of four areas: the beach house-style Fisherman’s Tent; the cosy, Voorhuijs; the sun-soaked Outside Terrace, or the kid-friendly Beach Area where the little ones can run free.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 9:30pm
Contact 021 553 0093,
Where to find it 32 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand, Western Cape
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Boston Coffee

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: Boston Coffee

More of a coffeeshop than a brekkie spot, Boston features a small selection of simple yet delicious breakfast options to enjoy in store or on-the-go. Try the Sourdough Scramble (topped with bacon, avo, feta and roma tomatoes), Boston Breakfast (bacon, scrambled eggs, buttered sourdough toast and bean smoor), or toast topped with homemade apricot jam  – all best enjoyed with one of their famed cups of coffee.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Saturday, 8am – 1pm
Contact 076 153 9450,
Where to find it Cleveland Street, Boston, Belville, Cape Town

On The Rocks

Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots: On The Rocks

This shore-hugging eatery is somewhat of a Blouberg landmark, having upheld its reputation for scenic views and seafood by the sea for over 56 years. Seafood aside, the extensive menu also includes eggs benedict, eggs florentine, a classic fry-up, Spanish breakfast, Croque Madame, and shakshuka.
Diners visiting in winter can sit next to the indoor fireplace, while summer calls for a seat on the outdoor terrace, savouring your food while basking in the refreshing sea breeze and breathtaking views of Table Bay and Table Mountain beyond.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 10pm
Contact 021 554 1988,
Where to find it 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 02 December 2020

6 Responses to “The 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town + Surrounds”

  1. Niri Naidoo

    Thank you

  2. Rishad Omar

    Kirstenbosch gardens Tea room is great for breakfast.

  3. Carmia

    Thank you

  4. Lesley Wright

    Dario’s in Hout Bay has incredible breakfast options. And fantastic value. Definitely should be on this list.

  5. Debby Myers

    Quince -in Diepriver. The very best!!