The Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town

The Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town


Rise and shine to the best breakfast restaurants in the city.

Back in the ’70s, breakfast was a tasteless, compulsory business – a way for parents to get their children to eat the requisite nutrients for a day at school. Suffice to say, those days are long gone – breakfast has become a decidedly sexy affair, with couples, families and groups of friends heading to one of the Mother City’s chic eateries to break bread on weekend mornings. We’ve rounded up some of the best breakfast spots in Cape Town where you can enjoy the first meal of the day.

1. Four&Twenty

Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Four & Twenty
10 Things

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 innovative menu looks delicious – ask the friendly staff to help you decide.
We love the low-carb version of Eggs Benedict, where a delicious mushroom and aubergine rösti with truffle oil replaces the toast.
Contact 021 762 0975,
Location 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Sharon Kariwo

2. Hemelhuijs

Breakfast Spots: Hemelhuijs
Rhino Africa Blog

Owner Jacques Erasmus’ passion for travel is evident in the ever-changing thoroughly modern and whimsical decor of this oasis in the CBD. His highly creative seasonal menu is bursting with options, one more delicious than the next.
We love The home-made potato rösti with salmon gravadlax and soft poached egg is so comforting, while the French toast with Pecorino, home-made prickly-pear syrup and bacon is a delicious twist on a classic. The freshly squeezed juices, such as the blend of apple, celery, and ginger or the apple, beetroot, and orange are sure to whet your appetite.
Contact 021 418 2042,
Location 71 Waterkant Street, CBD
TIG Reviewer Sharon Kariwo

3. Open Door

Breakfast Spots: Open Door

Someone once said “Breakfast is a meal to be excited about, because of the possibilities…” And, when it comes to breakfast possibilities, there is no shortage of those at Uitsig’s new(ish) restaurant, where Annemarie has concocted a menu bursting with deliciously inventive options.
We love that it runs a gamut of flavours and influences – from almond crusted French toast with orange marmalade, boerenkaas, watercress and sour cream, to the signature breakfast dish of beef sausage, eggs and marinated tomatoes.
Contact 021 794 3010,
Location Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia
TIG Reviewer Sharon Kariwo

4. Mulberry & Prince

Best Breakfast: Mulberry & Prince
Micky Hoyle

Style-savvy gourmands, get a load of this! One of our favourite-ever innercity eateries is now open for Sunday brunch! Sexy and the City-style! We’re imagining languid Sunday mornings in summer, sipping on refreshing mimosas and tucking into hearty bowls of New American-style comfort food.
We love the chic New York-meets-Cape Town vibe. 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 velvets, mid-century modern-inspired furniture, with beautiful artwork by Kurt Pio (available for purchase) on the walls, and upbeat music that never overwhelms.
Good to know Sunday brunch is only available on – you guessed it – Sundays from 10am until 2pm.
We recommend Kilojoule counters, look away now. The buttermilk biscuits smothered in homemade sausage gravy; the delicious brioche French toast with maple syrup and whipped honey butter. And you can’t go wrong with any of the sides – candied bacon, hashbrowns and cheesy grits! After breakfast, take a seat in the recently renovated courtyard, and order a Bloody Mary just for the garnish – a green olive stuffed with blue cheese!
Contact 021 422 3301,
Location 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaillé

5. Chardonnay Deli

Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Chardonnay Deli

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!
We love that you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch 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.
Read our full review of Chardonnay Deli.
Contact 021 795 0606,
Location 87 Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

6. Kleinsky’s Deli

Breakfast Cape Town: Kleinskys Deli
We are Awesome

A bona fide New York deli with the bagels to match. Put in your order at the counter and take a seat at one of the tables. You almost expect to see the crew from Seinfeld walk in, discussing whatever wackery their friend George has been up to that week.
We love The breakfast bagel, topped with lamb bacon (can be replaced with avocado), fried egg, cheddar and tomato, is sure to hit the spot. Another stand-out offering is the Latke Benedict: poached eggs with potato latkes, with the option to add pastrami, salmon, lamb bacon and spinach.
Contact 021 433 2871
Location 95 Regent Road, Sea Point
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

7. Superette

Breakfast in Cape Town: Superette
Bart Staveren

From the duo that brought you the award-winning Neighourgoods 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 locally sourced, seasonal fare (prepared fresh daily), the restaurant serves Deluxe and Rosetta coffee and craft beer on tap.
We love the retail table, which showcases speciality goods from emerging local artists and producers.
Good to know On Saturdays, there’s a special brunch menu.
Try the All Day Breakfast Sandwich (scrambled eggs, roasted baby tomatoes, bacon, lemon-dressed greens on sourdough rye).
Contact 021 802 5525,
Location 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

8. Pajamas and Jam Eatery

Breakfast Places Cape Town: Pajamas and Jam Eatery

This hidden gem – rated by chef, Kerry Kilpin – may be tucked away in industrial area, but before you expect something bland or stark, let us assure you that inside a busy, yet charming treasure trove awaits. Old trinkets, endearing antiques, vinyls, and so much more, are all courtesy of their quirky and fun in-house antique store. In terms of the eatery itself, good fresh food (everything from freshly baked breads to tempting treats) and fresh flowers abound.
We love The Mushroom Bowl: creamy mushrooms served with poached eggs, bacon, pesto and sour cream. A steaming cup of nutella hot chocolate also goes down well on a cold day.
Contact 021 854 6408,
Location 32 Van Zyl Street, Somerset West
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

9. The Foodbarn Deli

Breakfast Spots Cape Town: The Foodbarn

The deli section of The Foodbarn restaurant in rural Noordhoek doubles as a convivial coffee shop 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, natural and healthy food the deli is renowned for.
We love the freshly baked breads made with premium stone-ground flour. Enjoy the rye toast with fresh avocado, tomato, rocket, organic sunflower sprouts and roasted seeds for a nutritious, delicious (and virtuous) breakfast.
Contact 021 789 1966,
Location The Foodbarn
TIG Reviewer Sharon Kariwo

10. Lazari

Best Breakfast Places Cape Town: Lazari Cafe

This cheery neighbourhood café and bistro, in the heart of Cape Town, serves good café fare, great Italian coffee, and also wine and beer.
Owner Chris Lazari believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which means you’re guaranteed a delicious range of all-day breakfast options – from omelettes and eggs benedict to health bowls and, even, halloumi.
We love their famous pink cupcakes! And the fact that everything they serve is made with love and fresh ingredients.
Contact 021 461 9865,
Location Corner of Upper Maynard and Vredehoek Avenue, Vredehoek, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

11. The Vineyard Hotel

Breakfast Spots: Vineyard Hotel

There’s something about hotel breakfasts that instantly makes me feel better about life. I think it’s the seemingly endless supply of all my favourite things: chopped mango, homemade granola, pains au chocolat, smoked salmon, crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms… I recently had the salubrious fortune of spending a night at The Vineyard Hotel, one of my favourite places in Newlands (actually, the Mother City). Its unaffected mix of heritage style and state-of-the-art facilities, not to mention excellent service and an unbeatable garden setting, makes it a Cape Town icon. But that’s a story for another day…
Breakfast is taken in the light and airy Square restaurant, with a bountiful buffet set around an island at the entrance. A quick scout around the health bar reveals an appetising assortment of yogurts, chopped fruit, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, cereals, mueslis and granolas, which I really wanted to partake in, but the pull of the pastry counter was stronger, with its miniature apple turnovers, pains au chocolat, Danishes, and so on.
The charcuterie and cured-fish section brims with all the quality stuff, along with the crudités and artisanal cheeses. Then it’s onto the hot-breakfast station – crispy bacon, sausages, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, scrambled eggs, and loads more – where you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Or order exactly what you want off the à la carte menu.
We love the largesse and lavishness of the spread and, of course, the excellent service for which The Vineyard is known. Oh, and the bite-sized pastries, allowing you to taste three or four without too much guilt.
Contact 021 657 4500,
Location Colinton Road (off Protea Road), Newlands, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Nikki Benatar

12. Jason Bakery

Breakfast Spots: Jason Bakery

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.
We love everything! But you must have a croissant filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, rocket and bacon.
Contact 021 424 5644,
Location 185 Bree Street, CBD
TIG Reviewer Sharon Kariwo

13. The Charles Café

Breakfast Spots Cape Town: The Charles Cafe

Ideally situated in the heart of Cape Town’s colourful De Waterkant Village inside The Charles Guesthouse, this café could easily become your go-to city-breakfast spot. Dedicated hands-on owner-manager Justine Burger serves beautifully plated, delicious and above all, contenting food, and strong, beautiful coffee (that’ll leave you grinning over your breakfast).
With snug, colonial-style interiors, a courtyard, veranda and upstairs deck, there are plenty of private spaces, inside and out, where you can quietly enjoy a solitary meal or a cheery catch-up with friends.
We love The creamy and mouthwatering bacon-and-leek risotto, which has been a firm favourite on the menu since the café’s May 2016 opening. Add a Flat White (double shot), and you have the perfect breakfast for any day of the week.
Good to know The Charles Café also serves light lunches and delicious dinners, as well as offering takeaway goodies (including the rich Houtbay Coffee).
Contact 082 455 39 33,
Location 137 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

14. Manna Epicure

Cape Town Breakfast: Manna Epicure

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 two or three times, with the current owners bringing a mix of French, South African and Argentinian flavours to the table. The food is superb, the atmosphere chic and upmarket, and the people-watching from the counter overlooking the pavement is unparalleled.
We love the Coconut Breakfast: two eggs cooked as you like them, smoked salmon trout and creamy avocado on coconut bread. The homemade waffle with golden syrup and whipped cream topped with bacon and caramelised banana is also pretty darn good – especially if you’re not a Banter!
Contact 021 426 2413
Location 151 Kloof Street, Gardens
TIG Reviewer Sharon Kariwo

15. Poplars Restaurant

Breakfast Cape Town: Poplars Restaurant

Located at the delightful D’Aria Winery in the Durbanville Valley, this award-winning restaurant boasts three private dining areas where guests can enjoy items of its well-rounded menu, gorgeous gardens, and a backyard braai area. Its relaxed, yet sophisticated, setting makes it perfect for special occasions and lazy luncheons alike.
During summer, book a spot in the garden for the ultimate alfresco affair, and come winter, retreat indoors to the the log-fire hearths.
Please note Breakfast is only served from Thursdays to Sundays.
We love their take on French Toast – cream cheese, maple syrup, poached berries and banana.
Contact 021 975 5736,
Location D’Aria Wine Estate, M13 (Racecourse Road), Durbanville, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

16. Starlings Café

Breakfast Places 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. Fireplaces keep diners warm and toasty in winter; in summer sit outside in the quaint garden for beautiful mountain views.
We love that most items on the menu come from small artisanal suppliers, keeping everything ethical, fresh and delicious. The Chevin cheese soufflé with bacon and local honey is utterly delicious and so satisfying.
Contact 021 671 6875,
Location 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

17. Olympia Cafe

Breakfast Restaurants 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 good old Olympia. The Kalk Bay institution stands the test of time with its homely atmosphere and creamy croissants. And it’s dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch along for a walk by the seaside.
We love Drinking cappuccinos while taking in the fresh sea air. Around the corner there’s a red door that leads to the Olympia Cafe’s bakery, where you can pick up some great pastries and artisanal breads.
Contact 021 788 6396
Location 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

18. Giulio’s 

Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Giulio's Cafe
House and Leisure

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.
We love 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 chocolate spread with banana and strawberries. Nonna’s Eggs is another fantastic signature dish: Parmesan-scrambled eggs on a toasted croissant with baby spinach, bacon and balsamic roasted tomatoes.
Read our full review of Giulio’s Café.
Contact 021 418 6304,
Location 16 Loop Street, corner of Riebeek Street, Central Business District
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

19. Jonkershuis

Best Breakfast Cape Town: Jonkershuis
Francois Swanepoel

Situated on the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa, Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia is ripe with breathtaking views of rolling lawns, vineyards and, even, False Bay in the distance.
Entering the estate, it’s hard not to be drawn towards this lovely eatery, which offers outdoor seating around a duck pond beneath the vast, aged oaks – perfect for family lunches or celebratory occasions (especially with children). Inside, it oozes old-Cape grandeur and, during winter, a flicker of fire-side intimacy.
We love the laid-back, yet professional vibe, even when tables are groaning beneath food and contented, conversational visitors.
We recommend the Provençal (poached eggs, black mushrooms, wilted baby spinach and Hollandaise sauce) and, for the little ones, there are a lot of (healthy-ish) options, too.  
Contact 021 794 6255,
Location Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

20. Origin Coffee Roasters

Breakfast Spots Cape Town: Origin Coffee Roasters
Katharina Kieck

At Origin Coffee Roasters, they take their coffee very seriously – which is a good thing, because that attention to detail is also evident in their their all-day breakfasts and delicious lunches.
The De Waterkant café-roastery is the go-to spot for the MacBook Air crowd, who sit at the communal tables tapping away at their keyboards, as well as office workers and coffee aficionados.
We love the build-your-own-breakfast option – and the coffee, obviously!
Good to know Origin also has pop-up stands at the V&A Waterfront (outside of Ferryman’s) and at The Neighbourgoods Market.
Contact 021 421 1000,
Location 28 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

21. Mantra Café

Best Breakfast Restaurants Cape Town: Mantra
Ronja Krohz

Located along Camps Bay’s well-trodden Victoria Road, this trendy beachside café offers enviable views of the suburb’s world-famous ocean strip through floor-to-ceiling glass panels.
Enjoy classic, yet unfussy dishes in a sophisticated seaside setting, while you contemplate the horizon, or catch up with friends.
We love the small store at the entrance, perfect for stocking up on last-minutes staples, gourmet food products, or exquisite gifts.
We recommend the Avocado Sourdough (smashed avo on sourdough toast, with fresh lime and coriander; add-ons include bacon, smoked salmon trout or poached egg), paired with the Grapefruit Mimosa (please note: breakfast cocktails are served from 10am onwards).
Contact 021 437 0206,
Location 43 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
TIG Reviewer Tamlyn Ryan

You might also be interested in other breakfast spots we rate:

Queen of Tarts
La Petite Tarte
The Lunch Depot
Empire Cafe
On the Rocks
The View at Chart Farm
Cafe Honeybun
Petits Fours
Saucisse Boutique Deli
Riverway Café
Lola’s on Long
Bread & Butter
Jarryds Espresso Bar and Eatery
Common Ground Café
Stacked Diner
Villa 47
Tashas (Constantia and V&A branches)
Bean Surfing Expresso Bar
Breeze (if you feel like taking a leisurely drive along the West Coast)
Grand Café and Beach
High Tea
Black & Co.
Cafe Paradiso
Red Sofa Café


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 26 April 2017

70 Responses to “The Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town”

  1. F.Swainston

    Please come and try The Lunch Depot.
    All our details are on the page.
    I look forward to welcoming you!
    Fiamma Swainston
    The Lunch Depot

  2. Rael

    And then there is Lime Tree Cafe

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Rael. We’ve had dinner there, but have yet to sample the breakfast menu.

      • Rael

        Breakfasts are busy…there’s good reason. Graham has put together an amazing menu. Check it out Lime Tree Cafe.

  3. Jonathan

    Lunch Depot should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Dont be swayed by the name, their breakfasts are easily as mesmerising as their lunches.. My opinion but go check it out and give us yours…

    • The Inside Guide

      We cannot wait to try it out!

    • Fiamma /The Lunch Depot

      Thank you Jonathan!
      We are exceptionally happy to have been included in your this list,please note that since the end of last year we serve TRIBE coffee…we wanted to support local and we are very happy to have moved.The feedback has been fantastic.
      We hope to welcome you back for lunch one day…!

  4. Andrew McNally

    Nice post, but I do feel that Liquorice & Lime on Kloof NEED to make an appearance. They have the best Eggs Benedict in CT.

    Thanks for the other suggestions, definitely a few options I’m going to try 🙂

  5. Fiona

    Primi Piatti at the Waterfront – best breakfast and the coffee is the best a I also agree that Liquorice and Lime deserve a mention.

  6. Helen

    Also agree Liquorice and Lime on Kloof deserve to be on the list.

  7. Urisha

    You have to try Bread and Butter in sunning dale. A little hidden gem. Eggs Benedict on sweet potato bread! Yum

  8. Troy Yerman

    Food barn deli in Noordhoek is out of this world!!! It should really be on this list.

  9. Jonathan

    Bread & Butter in Sunningdale deserves a mention here. With there amazing coffees to there eggs Benedict and breakfast frittata to there Banting health menu. These guys have defiantly made you feel like you were back in your grandma’s house with there home cooked feel. Give it a try!!

    • Claudia

      Just a pity about the slow service and long waiting time for the food (most times). I know good food is worth waiting for- but it is not that good!

  10. Jane

    Lola’s on Long Street. Best eggs benedict in town and I’m fussy!!!

  11. Jan McWilliams

    So glad you included Four & Twenty…..all their meals and pastries are AMAZING! And I love that there are always new items on the menu!

  12. Amy Botes

    Chalk and Cork on Kloof street has to be on there! Fresh juices, smashed avo in our outdoor courtyard,

    Please come and check it out, it will change your mornings!

  13. Vicki

    Lola’s on Long!!! My favourite breakfast/brunch spot. The sweetcorn fritters are out of this world!

  14. Nadin

    Thanks for all great Tips,
    We decided this morning to try out Empire Cafe from your list and we have been very disappointed in the waiting on the food and after an hour being told certain items are not available any more. After all food was average but Coffee superb

    • Dave

      I own Empire. I’m sorry you didn’t have a great experience :(. We do try hard to please. What item didn’t we have for you? Tribe coffee is excellent!

  15. Roshin

    Coffee on the Square – ground floor, main entrance at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Freshly baked croissants or my very fav… scrumptious (eggs Benedict with macon and mushrooms).

  16. Lesley

    You definitely need to add The Riverway Cafe in Hout Bay to this list. Sublime breakfasts!

  17. safwaan cottle

    Why arent there any halaal breakfast spots mentioned in here?
    please mention a few so we ALL can enjoy eating out at breakfast time..

  18. Roshin

    Coffee on the square is Halaal Safwaan, and Lesley, Hout Bay is way off route!

  19. Graham

    Lazari in Vredehoek ?
    Been around for ages and still making the best breakfast in CPT

  20. JDA

    Red Sofa in Vredehoek! My absolute favorite breakfast place in Cape Town. It’s quaint and homely and the owner is an absolute sweetheart. I always have the eggs benedicte and their flat whites are amazing too. Go check it out!

  21. Michael Henning

    …….and why isnt my house on this list ?

  22. Michael Henning

    for price and good service , Gaslight Cafe Muizenberg Beachfront ( smoking section naturally ) where else can you get a a big breakfast ( with chips ) at under R 50.00.The decor sucks but hey ….. the breakfast is great

  23. Yusuf

    The Lounge On Kromboom. Their special lounge breakfast is great. Best flat white cuppicino

  24. Lindi

    The Annex in Kalk Bay should definitely be on the list – best poached eggs ever.

  25. Joanne

    Vintage Cafe at 36 Wale Street (Long St Antiques Arcade) is Halaal and does fabulous breakfasts, lunch and also sells Banting bakes. Nice vibe. Live music on Mondays

  26. Sarah Beamish

    Silvermist Eatery just over Constantia Nek needs a mention. Serves amazing breakfasts and the view is breathtaking. You can linger and do Silvermidt wine tasting and have very interesting Cheese Boards! Even a fire for chilly mornings! Love it there!!

  27. Billie

    The Inside Guide, please join me at Penny Lane, in Wynberg… your life will change forever! Full House English Breakfast, including a juice and coffee or tea for R32.50.

    I don’t think many other smaller restuarants have a line of people waiting to go in everyday.

  28. Ingrid

    Don’t forget the lovely R Café and Loaves on Long.

  29. Annie

    Haas, in town, does an amazing breakfast! And Queen of Tarts has a delish stack of flapjacks too! Yum! Last time I was there the service was great – maybe you caught the sweet place on an off day..

  30. patsy emett

    Where can I find a Mexican and Israeli breakfast? Fabulous!!!

  31. Benhard

    Origin’s health breakfast & cappucinos rates amongst the best. Aspidistra Garden Centre’s muffins (Vlaeberg Road) Giovanni (Greenpoint) chocolate croissant & cappucino. Olympic Cafe (Kalk Bay) pastries, Snobs Coffee Roastery in Strand – probably the widest choice of cappucinos in Cape Town (12 to be exact)!

  32. Stefani

    One of our favourites is The Larder in Claremont. They open super early, so are ideal for a cappuccino take-away if you know you’re going to be sitting in traffic (they make a mean cappuccino). Try the Johnny Depp (poached eggs, crispy bacon and roasted cherry tomatoes with hollandaise), or the Banga Banga (muesli and yoghurt with a difference) if you’re looking for a healthier alternative. They have fantastic pasteis de nata, carrot cake, and cinnamon buns too.

    • Sonja / the Larder

      Hi Stephani thank you so much for your comment I just saw now! I really appreciate it! Did you know we have another branch in Block & Chisel too? We are so glad you found our little spot!! Hope to see you again soon!! Kind regards

  33. Helen

    The best breakfast in Hout Bay is at the Riverway Cafe. Worth the drive and very popular with the locals (I am one). 🙂 Try the Kitchen Sink!

  34. Steve FD

    HEMELHUIJS doesn’t open till 9am, hardly a breakfast place.

  35. Sonja / the Larder

    Firstly thank you Stefani for your lovely comments! Yay! We are delighted you found our neighborhood spot!

    Inside guide, we’d love you to visit! We have 2 branches. One in DIEP River & one in Claremont. Ingredients are locally sourced, seasonal and free range. We specialize in breakfast & coffee, we use bean there ethically sourced coffees. Life is too short for bad coffee right?

    Come visit! We’d love to see you.


  36. Raymond

    Ttuth cafe! nestled within a coffee distilary on buitengracht street, really really amazing, the experience is just flawless. For all coffee lovers. Tip it gets very busy so rather sooner than later?,

  37. Nate

    Bacon on Bree is one of my current favourites!

  38. Sorrel

    I consistently have the best food at Lime Tree Cafe in Bergvliet. Sensational food that Graham makes.

  39. Tamlyn

    Can anyone recommend a good breakfast spot serving pancakes and bacon as combo? It’s been a craving!

    • Kelly

      Yes – Jason Bakery on Bree does a pancake stack. It is outrageous.

  40. Daniela

    Who makes the blueberry pankakes featured in the photo?

  41. Matthew

    Love Cake Cafe in Burgundy Estate and The Village Place in the West Coast Mall definitely need a mention….

  42. Paula Pettit

    You seriously have to try Honey Bun in Observatory…… quaint and so delicious!!

  43. Ashleigh

    The Cape Town Company Gardens dies an amazing french toast. It’s basted banana bread in egg, with crispy bacon and marscopone cheese, served with syrup and strawberries on the side. My fav…mmmmmmm. Thanks for the above recommendations.

  44. Nina

    We really struggled to find 88 on Shortmarket. Apart from a number on a dark wall, there was no visible sign. Therefore we were later than intended whilst searching up and down this road. They had closed the breakfast kitchen at 10.45 and were unwilling to put in a last order, despite us travelling far upon the recommendation of this article. They appear more interested in lunch clientele. So…don’t bother with them for breakfast.

    • Nina

      P.S.: We landed up at Clarke’s on Bree and had a delicious breakfast …highly recommendable and the staff are warm and passionate about their work. It was a real find!

  45. Darren

    thanks for the shoutout

  46. Aimen

    I wish I didn’t follow your recommendation for HEMELHUIJS. The food was average and not satisfying. The juices were okay.

  47. Gunther

    The best breakfast in Cape Town is in my own house. You get to go back for seconds, refills and you don’t have to deal with gobby waiters. And, you can have it at ANY time of day.

  48. rael

    Lime Tree Cafe continues to be the local favourite for breakfasts. #bestbreakfasteva #bestburgereva #bestpizzaseva #besteggsB

  49. Petra Queiros

    Mmm….. my best breakfast is at SMAK on Bree Street.

    • Oshla Coetzee

      I fall in love with smak on bree…. my best breakfast spot…

  50. Megan

    Is it just me or are there more people getting tired with restaurant names like ‘Four&Twenty’ or ‘Pyjamas & Jam.’ It’s trying too hard. Cape Town still has best the food in the world, though!

  51. debbie owen

    Bootleggers is the place for me. Not usually a franchise fan, but the Kenilworth and Kalk Bay restaurants are wonderful. Fresh tasty food and wonderful vibe.

  52. Peter

    Blouberg is not the Northern Suburbs…it’s the West Coast!

  53. Xander van Houten

    For me a bacon waffle with maple syrup from The Love if Yummyness is the best on Sunday morning!

  54. Marilyn Levin

    Liquorice and Lime 162 Kloof Street Cape Town – the best!!!!

  55. Elise

    Haas on Buitenkant Street. Truly yummm french toast and the best oats ever.

  56. peter

    bistro 1682 at steenberg also has a great breakfast. thanks for a great magazine.

  57. Mega Marconato

    We love having our breakfast at the newly open branch of Trecastelli at the beach front in Blauuberg. Amazing pastries such as Canolli, Cornetto con crema aka Croissant with fresh cream and freshly ground Coffee! A must try when in the area


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