The 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town

The 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town Our Local, Midnight Blue Elephant

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!

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 favourites? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Find a breakfast spot in your area:

City Bowl
Sea Point + Green Point
Southern Suburbs
Constantia
Kalk Bay + Muizenberg + Noordhoek
Northern Suburbs

City Bowl

Hemelhuijs

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Hemelhuijs

Owner Jacques Erasmus’ two passions – design and travel – are evident in the modern and whimsical decor of 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) with cultured cream and homemade jam; and grilled farm-style sausage in old-fashioned tomato smoor with a soft poached egg.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Contact 021 418 2042, info@hemelhuijs.co.za
Where to find it 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town
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Our Local at 117 Kloof

What was once a workshop situated in the heart of the city has since blossomed into one of Cape Town’s most cherished dining spots, Our Local. This all-in-one café, antique shop, and nursery combines its quaint and cosy cottage-core aesthetic with a home cooked food experience, making Our Local everything that a typical city-goer could want. Guests are welcome to indulge in an assortment of hearty breakfast options – such as their famed shakshuka or creamy chicken livers on toast – while sipping on a coffee or a mimosa and soaking in the eclectic environment of hanging plants and antique treasures.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 8am – 4pm
Dinner Thursday – Saturday 4pm – 10:30pm
Contact 064 642 5004, eat@ourlocal.co.za
Where to find it 117 Kloof Street, Cape Town
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Kloof Street House

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: 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 the likes of Eggs Benedict with smoked Norwegian salmon, smoked bacon, or mushrooms and spinach; or a traditional breakfast with a teriyaki beef-banger twist, to name a couple. Then order a cocktail (mimosa, espresso martini, Bellini, Bloody Mary) and soak up the scene.
Breakfast served Monday, 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Contact 021 423 4413, info@kloofstreethouse.co.za
Where to find it 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Mulberry & Prince

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Mulberry and 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.
Breakfast served Wednesday – Friday, 9am –- 2pm
Saturday + Sunday, 10am – 2pm
Contact 021 422 3301, info@mulberryandprince.co.za
Where to find it 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town
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Swan Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Swan Cafe

Oozing Parisian panache, this sexy French crêperie is swathed in romantic mythology, 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 inside, especially on chilly winter mornings. And, once there, you’re sure to find something you love – even health-conscious eaters, who’ll relish the gluten-free, buckwheat-based galettes.
Breakfast served Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
Saturday, 8am – 3pm
Sunday + public holidays 9am – 2pm
Contact 079 454 4758, bonjour@swancafe.co.za
Where to find it Corner Buitenkant and Barrack Streets, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
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New York Bagels

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: New York Bagels

This family-run deli in the East City prides itself on being Africa’s only dedicated bagelry: they produce no less than 13 different kinds of traditionally boiled and fresh-out-of-the-oven bagels with a wide variety of delicious fillings. The breakfast fillings are delicious: scrambled eggs, bacon, smoked salmon trout, hummus and grilled veg, to name a few options. Those with a sweet tooth will relish the chocolate croissants and traditional baked cheesecake also on the menu.
Breakfast served Tuesday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday + Sunday 7am – 2pm
Contact 082 697 6061, orders@newyorkbagels.co.za
Where to find it 44 Harrington Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town

The Yard

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: The Yard

In the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront, this concept-store-meets-bistro-bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a contemporary, open-plan space. The breakfast menu offers exciting variations on the usual themes, such as The Big Bombay: Indian-style scrambled eggs, roasted vine tomatoes, crispy potato rosti, breakfast dal, lamb sausage with sauteed spinach and homemade flatbread. Not quite sure what you fancy? Well, you can build your own breakfast or try one of the specials on the chalkboard – it gets updated with new scrumptious options every day.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 9am – 12pm
Contact 021 879 1157, theyardqueries@gmail.com
Where to find it 4 Silo, Silo District, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Blue Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Blue Cafe

On a sunny day, this historic neighbourhood café’s tables and chairs are jam-packed with food and patrons, all the way down the narrow pavement. A gathering place for the community, it has Table Mountain as backdrop and is surrounded by beautiful Victorian buildings. All dishes are made from scratch using only the freshest local ingredients, often supplied by the Tamboerskloof community. On a chilly day, try the creamy oats with stewed fruit or go for the full monty – scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and a butter croissant with white cheddar.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 4pm
Contact 021 426 0250, laughing@thebluecafe.co.za
Where to find it 13 Brownlow Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Nourish’d

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Nourish'd

Tucked away in a revamped 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 cool 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.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 1pm
Contact 064 755 2431, sam@nourishd.co.za
Where to find it Corner Kloof and Hof Streets, Cape Town

Gigi Rooftop

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Gigi Rooftop

Perched on the rooftop of the super-cool Gorgeous George Hotel, with beautiful city views of whitewashed heritage buildings, this chic 100-seater eatery has been exquisitely decorated by a curated selection of the city’s hottest design talents, who’ve added their creative mark to the heritage building. The Berry Health Bowl comes highly recommended; think smoothie base, with a layer of house-roasted oat granola, seasonal fruit and berries on top, and a sprinkling of chai seeds, coconut shavings, acai and goji berries.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7am – 10.30am
Contact 021 612 0999, hello@gorgeousgeorge.co.za
Where to find it 118 St George’s Mall, Cape Town CBD

Butter

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Butter

On Long Street in Cape Town’s busy city centre, this quaint little daytime spot serves melt-in-the-mouth breakfasts, lunches and creative cocktails (mostly made with dollops of butter!). Why butter? Well, the owners, sisters Aninke and Karien van Antwerpen, believe that absolutely everything tastes better with butter. So whether you fancy a Hashbrown Stack (two poached eggs, bacon, avo, feta, peppadew and rocket), a Butter White Russian cocktail (oat milk, Kahlua, vodka and espresso), expect enhanced flavours and textures thanks to their favourite ingredient! Vegans are catered for, too – the Barefoot Salad (buckwheat, beetroot, aubergine and walnuts) is simply crunchilicious. Add friendly decor and happy tunes in the background, and you’ll want to hang out here all day.
Breakfast served Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Sunday, 10am – 2pm
Contact 082 853 1939, hello@butterallday.ct
Where to find it 70 Loop Street, Cape Town CBD

Sea Point + Green Point

Lily’s

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Lily's Restaurant

This all-day eatery on Mouille Point’s Golden Mile is part of the Kove Collection, whose stable includes The Bungalow, Paranga, Surfshack, La Belle, Firefish, Bobo’s and Blanko. Harnessing its endless sea views, Lily’s combines lavish furnishings and fine interiors with a carefully considered menu. Its relaxed ambience makes it a perfect all-day breakfast spot, with options running the gamut of healthy (oats with almond butter) to decadent (maple-syrup pancakes) at any time of day!
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 8am – 11.30am
Contact 021 204 8545, managers@lilysrestaurant.co.za
Where to find it Shop 1, East-West Building, corner Beach Rd and Surrey Place, Mouille Point, Cape Town

Arthur’s Mini Super

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Arthur's Mini Super

Arthur’s Mini Super is perhaps the cutest deli-coffee shop in Sea Point. Its laidback retro vibe is reminiscent of a corner grocery shop in the 80s, only cooler. For breakfast (or any time of the day, really), expect delicious “Things on Toast” (it’s named like that on the menu) or pick something from the blackboard such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon; or granola with fresh fruit.
“We are famous for our Toasties,” says owner Stephanie Anastasopoulos. “My favourite is the Pizza Toast: cheese, tomato, anchovies and origanum. Another popular dish is the Sausage and Egg Muffin – and everything is made with organic eggs and grass-fed free-range meat.
Breakfast served Monday, 7am – 12.30pm
Tuesday – Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 087 702 7470, steph@arthursminisuper.co.za
Where to find it 15 Arthurs Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

A bona fide New York deli – 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 with a 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, lamb bacon, streaky bacon or spinach.
Breakfast served Monday, 8am – 4pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm
Sunday, 8am – 3pm
Contact 021 433 2871, orders@kleinskys.co.za
Where to find it 92 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

The Loading Bay

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: The Loading Bay

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.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, 8am – 3pm
Sunday, 9am – 2 pm
Contact 021 425 6320, info@loadingbay.co.za
Where to find it 30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Jarryds

Choosing one of the all-day breakfast items off the extensive menu of this Sea Point locale is near-impossible. 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.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 3.30pm
Contact 074 076 0474, info@nonamehg.com.
Where to find it 90 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town

Coco Safar

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Coco Safar

This luxurious all-day Belle Epoque-inspired café is widely known for its world-renowned viennoiserie, pâtisserie and mouth-watering breakfasts. For a unique take on an Eggs Benny, try the Croissant Benedict. The Lemon Poppy Waffle also comes highly recommended with delicious warm berry compote, crème fraîche and pure maple syrup (imported from Québec, Canada).
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm
Saturday + Sunday, 8am – 1pm
Contact 021 433 1336, enquiries@cocosafar.co.za
Where to find it Artem Centre, 277 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8001
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Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Tobago's Restaurant, Bar and Terrace

With the shimmering Atlantic at your table’s edge, Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is arguably the only place on the Atlantic Seaboard where you can enjoy breakfast a literal stone’s throw from the ocean.
Their signature super-breakfast buffet is an impressive spread of hot and cold options, from cereal and yoghurts to croissants and jam and even sparkling wine and oysters. An à la carte menu is also available – the hearty Three Egg Smoked Snoek omelette with sweet onion and chutney is a local favourite.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 6.30am – 10.30am
Saturday + Sunday, 6.30am – 11am
Contact 021 441 3000, capetown.foodandbeverage@radissonblu.com
Where to find it Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay
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Jason Bakery

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Jason Bakery

Aromas of freshly baked pâtisserie 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 doughssants (served on the last Saturday of every month). Come for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and heavenly pastry – you won’t be disappointed.
Breakfast served Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 3pm
Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 021 433 0538, orders@jasonbakery.com
Where to find it 83 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town

The Bistro on the Promenade

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: The Bistro on the Promenade

You can’t miss the bright yellow chairs on the terrace of the Bistro on the Promenade – the eatery on the corner of an old Cape Dutch building-turned-boutique hotel. With its sunny, demeanour, it draws Promenade walkers (including four-legged ones) to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal. Their traditional farm-style breakfast is a popular favourite, as is the Eggs Benedict loaded with chives and salmon.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 9am – 1pm
Contact 021 434 5979, info@hotelonthepromenade.com
Where to find it 11 Arthur’s Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Park Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Park Cafe'

Described as a haven for parents, children and their four-legged friends, this delightful old-school café in Green Point Park serves simple and delicious meals all day long. Come early and enjoy breakfast on the stoep while the kids run wild around the expansive grounds and the dogs get to play in their own dedicated park. How does scrambled egg, crème fraîche and trout on sourdough sound? Easy-breezy delicious.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
Contact 067 672 2109, connect@parkcafect.co.za
Where to find it 3 Park Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town

Southern Suburbs

Garden Lounge and Patio at the Vineyard Hotel

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Green Garden Lounge and Patio at The Vineyard

There’s hardly a more peaceful setting for breakfast than the Vineyard Hotel’s landscaped gardens. With Table Mountain as a backdrop and the sounds of the Cape’s many bird species all around, tables on the patio offer a special breakfast experience in nature. Options vary from overnight oats with raspberry yoghurt, chia seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup and fresh raspberries to the full English breakfast with free-range eggs, baked beans, sautéed potato, mushrooms, bacon, tomato and a choice of pork banger or beef sausage.
A full vegan breakfast is also available.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7am – 11am
Contact 021 657 4500, hotel@vineyard.co.za
Where to find it 60 Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town

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The Gardener’s Cottage

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Gardeners Cottage

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 brown seed loaf is baked on-site and is absolutely addictive! Don’t leave without browsing the many craft shops and wonderful nursery – a must for green-finger enthusiasts.
Breakfast served Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 11.30am
Sunday, 8.30am – 11.30am
Contact 021 689 3158, gardenerscottage@telkomsa.net
Where to find it Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town

Starlings Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Starlings Cafe

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. There’s a variety of options to start your day – from lentil dahl with poached eggs to season veg scramble, peri-peri chicken livers, berry smoothie and an all-day breakfast wrap. A fireplace inside keeps diners warm and toasty in winter; in summer the garden is the place to be for beautiful mountain views.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
Saturday, 7am – 3pm,
Contact 072 051 0491, starlingscafe@gmail.com
Where to find it 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town

High tea

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: High Tea

Tucked in a tranquil English-style garden, with the soft sounds of a spouting fountain in the background, you’ll find this cosy café that serves an array of home-baked cakes as well as scrumptious breakfasts and lunches. Why not start your day with salmon, camembert and rocke on rye, with a cup of blood-orange rooibos tea? Or, if a meatier option is what you are after, go for the scrambled egg, bacon and fried tomato croissant. The freshly baked scones with condiments come highly recommended.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 8am – 4.30pm
Saturday + Sunday, 8am – 2.30pm
Contact 021 797 1421, hightearestaurant@gmail.com
Where to find it 53 Constantia Road, Wynberg, Cape Town

Constantia

Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Bistro Sixteen82

A long-time Cape Town favourite for small plates and Steenberg’s classic sparkling wine, Bistro Sixteen82 is a stylish contemporary space, with serene views of cooling water features, sculptures and an indigenous garden. Chef Kerry Kilpin’s flavourful breakfast menu includes sweetcorn flapjacks (with bacon pieces, goat’s cheese mousse, rocket, truffle honey); yoghurt panna cotta (with seasonal fruit, berry coulis, nut granola and honey) and shrooms on rösti (assorted mushrooms, chives, buttered English spinach, Emmenthal cream).
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 9am – 11am
Contact 021 713 2211, reservations@bistro1682.co.za
Where to find it Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Constantia
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Spirit Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Spirit Cafe'

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, 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.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 8am – 4.30pm
Saturday, 8.30am – 2pm
Contact 083 544 0474, cafe@yogaspirit.co.za
Where to find it Constantia Village Courtyard, Constantia, Cape Town

Chardonnay Deli

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Chardonnay Deli

This renovated farm-style building near Groot Constantia is owned by Charmaine Lilje, whose passion for good food and warm hospitality make meals here a delight. Add magical forest views, friendly staff and a laidback vibe – and you’re all set. The breakfast (and lunch) menus change daily – but no matter what’s on offer, you’re assured of wholesome, top-notch goodness to kickstart your day.
Good to know Chardonnay Deli has a second branch, Dalebrook Café, in Kalk Bay.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7am – 6pm
Contact 021 795 0606, info@chardonnaydeli.co.za
Where to find it 87 Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town

The Conservatory at Cellars-Hohenort

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: The Conservatory at Cellars Hohenort

A rambling garden that leads into a forest is the setting for this elegant yet relaxed hotel restaurant in the Constania Valley. The menu features a selection of continental and hot à la carte options (R295 per person), such as Eggs Benedict, Banting Benedict, French toast, three-egg omelettes, 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.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 10.30am
Contact 021 794 2137, restaurantres@cellars-hohenort.co.za
Where to find it The Cellars-Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town
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Four & Twenty Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Four Twenty Cafe

This charming café, a long-time favourite haunt in Wynberg Chelsea, opened a second branch at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. It offers the same delicious fare as its counterpart, with the odd tweak here and there. Try one of four variations on their indulgent Benedict menu: Green Eggs + Ham Benedict with poached eggs, Dijon-brushed sourdough, Basil Hollandaise and crispy hickory ham. You can also build your own breakfast, or enjoy some scrumptious flapjacks whose flavours change with the seasons.
Breakfast served Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Contact 021 012 5994, uitsig@fourandtwentycafe.co.za
Where to find it Cottage 5, Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Jonkershuis

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Jonkershuis

Situated on the historic Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Jonkershuis is ripe with breathtaking views of vineyards and the False Bay coastline. Entering the estate, this characterful eatery draws you in, with outdoor seating under time-honoured oak trees. Whether you opt for a freshly baked pastry, scrambled eggs or a granola bowl, you and the little members of the family will leave satisfied – this is child-friendly with a capital C: a duck pond, trees, lawns and a dedicated kiddies’ menu.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 8am – 11.30am
Contact 021 794 6255, info@jhuis.co.za
Where to find it Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
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Kalk Bay + Muizenberg + Noordhoek

Olympia Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Olympia Cafe'

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 warm 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, on the benches under the trees.
Breakfast served Deli Restaurant: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 9pm
Bakery: Monday – Sunday, 6.30am – 7pm
Contact 021 788 6396, info@olympiacafe.co.za
Where to find it 134 Main Road, Corner Windsor and Main Roads, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Casa Labia by Ideas Cartel

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Casa Labia

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!
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, Thursday, 8am – 11.30am
Contact 021 180 3119, casalabia@ideascartel.com
Where to find it 192 Main Road, Muizenberg
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Harvest Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Harvest Cafe'

Bali meets Slaapstad at this chilled beachside café in Muizenberg, with its neutral hues, woven furniture, indoor plants, surfboards and pet-friendly vibes. Diners can expect an array of healthy breakfast options such as smoothie bowls, bagels and Eggs Benedict, with loads of vegan-friendly options available, too.
Good to know Harvest Café has a second branch in Newlands.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 7am – 12pm
Contact 079 448 1618, info@harvestcafe.co.za
Where to find it 4 York Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Foragers Deli & Wholefoods

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Foragers Deli & Wholefoods

In the chilled seaside village of Scarborough, this buzzy 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 enjoy the scene.
Be sure to swing by the deli before you leave to stock up your fridge and pantry (everything from pasture-reared meat, free-range chicken, homemade yoghurt and kefir, cheese and olives and an assortment of take-home meals).
Good to know The Coffee Bar that serves coffee and freshly baked croissants from 7:30am.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm
Saturday + Sunday, 8am – 12pm
Contact 021 780 1047, infovillagehub@gmail.com
Where to find it 2 Watsonia and Main Avenue, Scarborough, Cape Town
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Bob’s Bagel Café

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Bob's Bagels

In a narrow side street in Kalk Bay, you’ll find this pocket-sized gem that serves good coffee and made-from-scratch bagels. Choose between a 100% wholewheat New York-style bagel or a sweeter Montreal-inspired version filled with bacon and egg; smoked trout and cream cheese; or mature cheddar and homemade strawberry jam. There are also sweet treats such as brownies, ginger cake and shortbread.
Sit at one of the three tables inside or outside opposite the playground, where children and hounds can roam free. The adjoining ceramics shop stocks exquisite pieces as well as the tools of the trade.
Good to know Cash only.
Breakfast served Monday – Friday, 8am – 1pm; closed Thursday
Saturday + Sunday, 8am – 2pm
Contact 083 280 0012, robinpoll@netactive.co.za
Where to find it 6 Rouxville Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Northern Suburbs

Chocolat Bistro

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: 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.
Breakfast served Monday – Saturday, 7.30am – 12pm
Sunday, 8am – 12pm
Contact 021 975 2426, bookings@chocolatbistro.co.za
Where to find it 46 Oxford Street, Durbanville, Cape Town
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Virginia Coffee Roastery

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Virginia Coffee Roastery

Are you after old-fashioned breakfast fare, complete with roosterkoek and boerewors, or are the healthy fruity options more your thing? This relaxed and friendly eatery serves all of the above, and more: waffles, smoothie bowls and a variety of traditionally cooked breakfasts. The Boerie Breakfast is the most popular – natuurlik – It comes with two eggs, bacon, boerewors, tomato relish, avo, rocket and roosterkoek. Also, don’t leave without passing the jam-packed tables in the front, laden with all sorts of goodies to take home.
Breakfast served  Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 11.30am
Contact 021 007 5588, hello@virginiacoffee.co.za
Where to find it 25 Church Street, Durbanville, Cape Town

Jéan Restaurant and Deli at Klein Roosboom

Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town: Jean Restaurant and Deli at Klein Roosboom

Chef Loríanne Heyns is at the helm of this restaurant and deli at Klein Roosboom, a winery set amid the hills and vineyards of the Durbanville Valley. Her breakfasts, served with nostalgic flavours and a healthy shot of attitude, are simply delicious. Think banana bread French toast made with streaky bacon, figs, mascarpone cheese, honey and ground cinnamon; or Farmhouse Omelette with Spanish chorizo, honey buttered sweet potato and roasted red onions, and you’ll get the idea. On your way out, stock up on fresh-from-the-oven breads, pies and pastries.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
Contact 079 693 9646, info@jeanrestaurant.co.za
Where to find it Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
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On the Rocks

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: 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 and 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.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 9am – 10pm
Contact 021 554 1988, ontherocks@seascapecollection.co.za
Where to find it 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
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Die Damhuis

Best Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Die Damhuis

Housed in a heritage-rich national monument, this restaurant has been doling out down-to-earth meals-with-a-view for 13 years. Think Banting Benedict, omelettes, French toast, scones, poached eggs Hollandaise, creamy eggs and mince on toast.
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.
Breakfast served Monday – Sunday, 9am – 11.15am
Contact 021 553 0093, info@diedamhuis.co.za
Where to find it 32 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand, Western Cape
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Time of publication: 07 April 2022

7 Responses to “The 40 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town”

  1. CINDY Davids

    Great to have info like this making my decision easier

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  2. Glenda Theunis

    Sounds interesting!

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  3. Sue

    Wild Sprout at Constantia Courtyard

    The Courtyard at Aardvark Gallery Kalk Bay

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  4. Leoni Bergman

    I do not understand why Pajamas & Jam, N2, Strand is not included in this list!

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