We love breakfast! It’s the first meal of the day and breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. Regardless of whether you are the “Coffee-and-Muffin” type; the “Fresh-fruit-and-Yoghurt” type or the “full- English-Breakfast” type – breakfast is important because it gives you energy and nutrients for the day!
We are often asked “Where should we go for breakfast in Cape Town?” There are amazing breakfast spots and restaurants for breakfast in Cape Town and most spots are also a fantastic way to show off our stunning city. We decided to ask the locals and our guesthouse owners for their suggestions and here is what they said:
Blue Water Cafe at Imhoff Farm: Breakfast is served from 09:00 until 12:00
It’s convenient, easy to park, plenty of parking, gorgeous setting inside & out. Being on Imhoff Farm- they offer delicious choices from traditional to healthy with everything from the Farmer’s Breakfast to Blue Water Eggs Benedict – served on herbed sweetcorn & potato rosti. One of the top breakfast favourites is Chef Jessica’s famous omelette made with free range eggs & a choice of fillings.
Tel: 021 783 2007
Free Range Farm Shop: This is a great alternative to pick up food straight from the Farm. The Free Range food selection is arguably the largest selection in the south and a true deli fundi’s delight. There is also a comprehensive range of allergen free products.
Open 7 days a week including Easter.
Tel: 021 783 5828
Decks: Opening hours from 8am- 5pm.
This beachy style Cafe & restaurant specialises in breakfasts and being completely family friendly, (The pirate ship with sandpits if the winner for the kids!) The kids breakfast goes down a treat and the adults menu is fairly traditional but hearty, consistent in quality and good value. Tel: 021 783 2791
Spill the Beans coffee Shop:
It has been stated that Spill the Beans has the best coffee in the south peninsula, but we’re not ready to argue that point just yet… however they do an unquestionably good breakfast too! They have breakfast for the slimmer or the killer and even a quickie if you’re in a rush. The slimmer comes highly recommended – poached eggs on a bed of spinach & feta with Hollandaise Sauce. Freshly baked Croissants and Muffins available if you are in a rush. Tel: 021 786 2054
Tibetan Teahouse: Open from 10:00- 17:00 Tuesday – Sunday
This is soul food –tea and chai tea served in wooden cups (because this makes you handsome, popular and wise according to Tibetan folklore). The all day menu is praised by vegans, vegetarians & non-vegetarians! Lots of great cakes with gluten and wheat free versions available too!
Tel: 021 786 1544
Breakfast Places in Kalk Bay:
Lesley from the Majestic Spa in Kalk Bay (the Majestic is heavenly peace in Kalk Bay!) reveals her favourite breakfast spot in Kalk Bay – especially after a walk from Muizenberg along the boardwalk into Kalk Bay.
Sirocco: Open daily for breakfast from 8am.
Delicious breakfast in an outdoor setting – great Mediterranean feel with white furniture, a wood and glass pavilion, couch seating and fabulous “people watching” on the street side! Classic Breakfast dishes , Lavazza coffee, their famous Salmon Croissants and legendary 3 egg omelettes are all worth trying.
Tel: 021 788 1881
Johan Horak (@capeholidays) sent us his Kalk Bay Breakfast recommendation via Twitter.
The Annex: Open daily from 07:00 for breakfast.
Great gathering spot for food and conversation and what better place to be located than next to a bookstore! The Annex serves breakfast with everything from freshly baked scones to a flapjack stack as well delicious yet simple scrambled eggs on ciabatta toast. Always check the specials board!
Tel: 021 788 2453
La Cuccina: Open daily from 07:30 – 17:00.
Fabulous rock muffins and a wonderful buffet breakfast (Just take a plate and help yourself to as much or as little as you want. All items that do not have a price card are by weight. All other items are individually priced and labelled as such)… so help yourself and enjoy. There’s also a vast a la carte menu with Gluten Free and Vegetarian Breakfast options.
Tel: 021 790 8008
Darios: Mondays – Saturdays from 07:00 – 17:00 and Sundays from 08:30 – 16:00
This tiny spot serves excellent Italian coffee and Breakfasts with glorious Italian names like Piazza Barberini (a 3 egg omelette with cheese & mushroom in case you were wondering!) and Villa Borghese (fruit salad, yoghurt, muesli & honey!) It’s very popular with locals and passing cyclists (bikes are safe outside)- in Argus cycle tour training.
Tel: 021 791 0021
Casareccio: Open daily from 07:30
Popular local hangout with great pavement tables to watch the passing world. Good coffee and good range of breakfast choices from the mini to the millionaire’s breakfast. Traditional full english breakfast is always popular and some great croissants or toasted sandwiches which you can eat in or “to go”. Breakfast frittata (open Italian omelette) is worth trying too!
Tel: 021 790 0200
Deli Delish: Open daily for breakfast from 08:00
Good a la carte breakfast menu with a range of items from Omelettes to Kippers & French Toast. Don’t go in a hurry though as meals are prepared to order and take longer but worth the wait.
Tel: 021 790 5324
Sean from Hooked on Africa Fishing Charters also suggested some more Hout Bay Breakfast Spots.
Lookout Deck: Breakfast served from 10:00 – 12:00 Mon – Fri and from 09:00 – 12:00 on weekends.
Breakfast on the Deck will have you feeling as though you on board the ship especially with a choice of the Captain’s or Skippers Breakfast. You can also try the Deck Hand Breakfast or a Mermaid’s Breakfast depending on your mood! 4 egg omelettes with choice of 2 fillings are wonderful for the hungry!
Tel: 021 790 0900
Dunes: Open daily for breakfast from 09:00
This is the perfect place for a breakfast on the Beach. The play area is a great distraction for the kids and breakfast treats range from the seasonal fruit salad to crumpets to the Dune’s Breakfast where you can add on the extras as you prefer! The eggs benedict with smoked salmon on English crumpet halves is melt in the mouth delicious and worth returning for repeated visits!
Tel: 021 790 1876
Mariners Wharf : Open from 09:00 for breakfast
Tuck into the Famous Skipper’s breakfast at Mariner’s Wharf with your choice of eggs, haddock, kipper, steak or beef boerewors! Served in style on the deck – smell and sights of the ocean.
Tel: 021 790 1100
Café Roux: Breakfast served from 08:30 – 11:00
A huge outdoor café in Noordhoek Farm Village. Relaxed atmosphere with a large play area for kids. In winter the fire rages, you can hang out and read the paper. The food is made with fresh ingredients for that down-to-earth food feeling. Cafe Roux probably delivers the best Eggs Benedict in the south and their famous earl’s all-day breakfast is famous for a reason! The flapjack stack is a treat, and there are a variety of super healthy, energy breakfasts too! Tel: 021 789 2538
The Foodbarn Deli: The Coffee Shop is open 7 days a week from 8am- 4.30pm
The Foodbarn deli basically opened because the main restaurant couldn’t keep up with the demand for breakfasts. And the new venue is still packed. The staff and owners are chilled, the food is excellent and it’s a relaxed way to enjoy breakfast. The Bread comes straight from the oven (they did win Best Bakery in the Western Cape 2 years in a row for good reason). Try the all day breakfast trammezzini and do check the board for breakfast specials.
Tel: 021 789 1966
Breakfast places in St James:
Villa St James recommended the Octopus Garden as the breakfast spot in St James and also suggested Knead in Muizenberg.
Octopus Garden: Open Tues – Sunday for breakfast from 09:30
Inspired by the Beatles song – the collection of knick knacks and brightly painted walls will have you thinking you are under the sea. Opening at 09:30 it’s a little more like brunch but to die for crosissants with fab fillings and for when you really need that big breakfast – try the “lazy day” steak, egg & chips.
Tel: 021 788 5646
Knead: Open daily from 8am for breakfast
Knead is known for its’ bakery but the breakfast menu offers baked beans on toast (it is served with roasted tomato and red onion on sourdough) and the other favourite is the breakfast pizza- breakfast, lunch & pizza in one & available all day! They have great French toast too!
Tel: 021 788 2909
Casa Labia Cafe: Open from 09:00 – 16:00 Friday- Sunday & 10:00 – 16:00 Tues – Thurs
Interesting menu, absolutely beautifully presented breakfasts, elegant setting, good service. It’s probably good to book. There is a lovely outdoor courtyard area, and it’s a treat to walk around the house and also view the art work inside. Love the yoghurt Panacotta and the Eggs Pavarotti!
Tel: 021 788 6062
The Hub: Open Thursday – Sunday from 09:00 – 14:00 for breakfast
The absolute best breakfast can be enjoyed on Thursdays through Sundays in Scarborough at the best kept secret in Scarborough – The Hub. They serve an all organic and scrumptious breakfast and it has become the local meeting place. Great coffee, excellent ricotta pancakes and the co-op shop sells fresh dairy products and organic goods. Tel: 082 678 7771
Breakfast Places in Cape Point:
There is only one but it is worth a mention as there is something about eating breakfast at the south-western tip of Africa!
Two Oceans Restaurant: Open Mon – Sunday from 09:00 – 17:00
It takes a special kind of restaurant to serve a wide variety of International guests from all over the globe and also keep the locals happy.. .but the Two Oceans Restaurant gets it right. The breakfast menu is not extensive nor is it expensive – they keep things simple and produce excellent quality, allowing a natural sigh for the food and the views. Tel: 021 780 9200
(For reservations you can simply SMS the word TABLE to 43366 & you will be called within 15 minutes to make the reservation. Std rates apply. )
So for the love of breakfast and some of the top recommended restaurants in the south…head out there and find an egg or an omelette, try pancakes or pizza, croissants or coffee but make the most of your breakfast. You deserve it! Cape Point Route welcomes breakfast suggestions and recommendations.
And we leave you with the immortal words of Winnie the Pooh (a.a.milne) ….
Cape Point Route offers day tours, packages, accommodation, activities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. Call 021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za