The good news is that Cape Town has a wide range of options to indulge your early (or late) morning hunger pangs, from cheap-and-cheerful all the way through to upmarket and decadent.
Craving a full English breakfast? In the mood for something different such as ostrich wors?
Whatever your taste buds need, you are certain to find the ideal spot to start your day on the right note.
In Search of the Best Cape Town Breakfast Spots
With our handy guide to the best Cape Town breakfast options, you won’t have to waste any more time than you need to when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Our guide covers all tastes and preferences, from die-hard gourmet foodies to easy-going types who are happy with a good slap up meal.
The Institution: Arnold’s
Arnold’s on Kloof Street is where you will find one of the city’s most treasured institutions. Cheap breakfast specials from R19.00 are on offer each day from 07h00. Specialities include ostrich wors, fry ups, health breakfasts and good coffee. The vibe is laid-back, with plenty of people watching to be enjoyed every day of the week.
Address: Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof. Contact: +27 (0)21 424 4344
The Historical: Rhodes Memorial Tea Room
Rhodes Memorial has a great tea room in a garden setting, with some of the best views in the peninsula. Look out for the huge scones, which are served the traditional way with fresh cream and strawberry jam, as well as good croissants, muffins and the usual bacon, eggs, toast and sausage options. After you’ve eaten fit to bust, you can walk off your meal and explore the forests and memorial.
Address: Table Mountain National Park, Newlands. Contact: +27 (0)21 687 0000
The Trendy: Miss K
Miss K in the trendy Green Point area has a great ambience, and a breakfast menu that is sure to please gourmet tastes. Try the mouth-watering breakfast buffet, or a new twist on traditional fry ups that include scrambled egg and salmon or ricotta hotcakes. The promenade is not too far away, allowing you to enjoy some fresh sea air after you’ve filled up.
Address: Shop 1, Winston Place, 65 Main Road, Green Point. Contact: +27 (0)21 439 9559
The Beach Location: Café Caprice
Café Caprice in Camps Bay is not only famous for its killer parties after the sun has set. Here you can enjoy one of the finest breakfast menus in Cape Town with the added bonus of ocean views, palm trees and the city’s beautiful people. If you’re having a late breakfast, you can even try one of their legendary burgers before you hit the beach for the rest of the day.
Address: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay. Contact: +27 (0)21 438 8315
The Vegetarian: Lola’s
Lola’s on Long Street has undergone plenty of changes over its years of existence, but it has retained its quirky charm that has made it one of the most relaxed Cape Town breakfast hangouts. Vegetarian breakfasts have never tasted this good, and even carnivores are sure to come away satisfied. A diverse crowd ensures an atmosphere that is always interesting; with Long Street’s never-ending vibe ensuring plenty to see while you eat.
Address: Corner of Buiten and Long Street, City Centre. Contact: +27 (0)21 423 085
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