The 9 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town

3 May 2017

Cape Town is brimming with hundreds of cafes and restaurants where you can have breakfast. From tiny to large, sweet to savoury, you will find it all on Cape Town’s streets. Check out our 9 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town below:

  1. Jason Bakery : 185 Bree Street

This breakfast spot takes the cake for takeaways and alfresco dining and has made room for wheelchairs. Regular breakfast visitors rave about the herb quinoa, a delicious breakfast alternative and plenty to go around. Staff are friendly, chatty and efficient and don’t keep you waiting. If you have a sweet tooth, go for a pastry to start your day. A trendy spot in a trendy part of town. Grab your takeaway through a window or sit down and appreciate the service and setting.

  1. Vovo Telo Restaurant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Great coffees, great setting and ambience make this restaurant great for breakfast on the water. Try their salads if you get there around brunch time – the honey mustard chicken salad gets rave reviews. A generous portion and you don’t wait too long. Tuck into the fresh slice of sourdough bread on the side and brunch is made. Highly recommended food and service by attentive waiters who like a bit of humour. Cheese bread with coffee is a simple way to breakfast so go for it and take your time, rain or sunshine. Parents with children welcome.

  1. Hemelhuijs Restaurant 71 Waterkant Street | City Bowl

This is an excellent restaurant with very high-quality breakfasts. It is a great pity that it closes for Sundays and for dinners as it would be very full with keen customers. The menu is very creative and the service 5-star. Give it a try one morning for its friendly staff and great music. The Cape Town City Bowl is the place to be for a stunning breakfast and the Hemelhuijs has the best fresh pressed orange juice around! Tuck into poached eggs on homemade rösti with crème Fraiche for a great price – delicious. But really, you cannot go wrong with any of the breakfasts here. Finish off with a glass of steamed milk with thyme-infused honey and white chocolate…

4.  Sirocco’s Kalk Bay Main Road

The quaint Kalk Bay offers the worldly Sirocco’s which is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. The menu is great with plenty to choose from – try the ample omelettes of the day for something tasty. Your waitress is very friendly, very helpful and knows just which food will suit your personal breakfast. A lovely experience in a gorgeous venue. Food presentation gets the first prize and if you have a sweet tooth, go for the coffee milkshake, a winner indeed. See you next time!

5. The Company’s Garden Restaurant 19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central

Breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea, this place is perfect. The perfect setting for the whole family in the beautiful Company’s Garden where you experience the allure of the old trees, the mischievousness of the squirrels and you can people watch to your heart’s content. Choose your breakfast from a simple menu selection and you will be served ample portions, just right for today. Choose from an inviting loose tea leaves selection in beautiful cups. Well, why not just come and try everything, especially the stunning pastries? Apple and Berry Crumble for breakfast? Divine!
The pasties took me there today! Was craving the Apple and Berry crumble! Just too divine! And the “Full” breakfast includes bacon, sausage, tomatoes and eggs of your own choice. Add a glass of sparkling wine if that takes your fancy. Good value good service.

6. Giovannis 103 Main Road, Cape Town Central

Giovanni’s is an institution known by all who frequent Green Point. It is an Italian café-delicatessen with a European zing. Be sure to visit for a coffee, sandwich and croissant when you are next in Green Point next. Or grab a sandwich on your way to the beach and you are all set for the day – great food, awesome people. If you wander past there any time of the day,  you will see it is filled with upmarket diners sipping coffees and nibbling on stylish treats from the deli. Try the healthy bowl of muesli and yoghurt with a fresh croissant and an Americano.

7. Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea, Cape Town City Bowl

Morning or afternoon tea at the “Nelly”, as it is affectionately known amongst local Capetonians, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The Mount Nelson Hotel is famous for its magnificent selection of speciality teas served with bites of the interesting history of the tea industry in South Africa. Cakes for breakfast? Come on – the cake selection is out of this world, with sweet and savoury temptations to please even the most selective palate. If you are a visitor to Cape Town, try tea or even breakfast at arguably one of the most elegant and well-known hotels in Cape Town. This is about living life as it should be lived, in elegance and style. You will never forget the delicious eats and the mind-boggling choice of teas…

8. Lola’s Restaurant 228 Long Street, Cape Town Central

Cafe, European, Fusion

In a great café with a European flair, the barista knows how to make a fantastic coffee a la Deluxe Coffeeworks. Fusion foods include awesome green juices and you should also try the berry smoothie. If you get there later than breakfast, never fear, try the beef noodles or the falafel sandwich, the best sandwich around. Good food and excellent experience even though it is a popular place. Service is always friendly and the Eggs Bénédicte perfect. You can even dare to taste their locally brewed craft beer on tap. Or a freshly pressed juice if you don’t like beer for breakfast.

9. For the Love of Yummyness Restaurant Dock Road | V&A Waterfront            Belgian, European, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

This restaurant is Belgian with a European style and even offers vegetarian and gluten-free foods. You simply have to try the mouth-watering savoury and sweet pancakes and waffles. There are some great combinations and taste sensations and just the right price to fit your budget. In fact, everything here tastes amazing – the sauces, fresh fruits and ice cream – made with passion and served with a smile. If you cannot eat gluten, this is the best place for an excellent gluten-free breakfast. Bring your friends and have fun at the Yummyness.

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