Cape Town Restaurants

10 Top Places to eat Breakfast in #CapeTown

Fact: Breakfast is not only the first meal of the day, but it is the most important one. Eating breakfast improves your concentration, metabolism and weight.
From young professionals, to ladies who brunch, to laid back surfers hanging loose; early risers need fuel to kick-start their engines. Whatever your calling, start your day with coffee, a full English or a flapjack, at one of Cape Town’s hearty breakfast pit-stops.
1 - Two Oceans Restaurant
Two Ocean’s Restaurant is designed to afford all guests a panoramic view of False Bay, where the two oceans meet. Try Fynbos  – two farmhouse eggs, back bacon, sausage, fried banana and grilled tomato, for R52. Breakfast is served between 09:00-11:00. For more information, visit
Cape of Good Hope | Cape Peninsula National Park | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 780 9200
2 - Café Maxim
Experience the joie de vivre at Waterkant’s petite piece of Paris. Chic women can meet friends at this secret patisserie, to dine on a brunch that would impress Edith Piaf herself. Try  Eggs Benedicte – poached eggs, Champagne Hollandaise, rocket and salmon, for R69. Breakfast is served all day and the café is open from 08:30-17:00, Tuesday-Friday, and from 09:30-15:00, Saturday-Sunday.
126 Waterkant Street | De Waterkent | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 425 5120
3 - Primi Piatti
For a gigantic slice of hangover cure to distinguish the men from the boys, sit on the cool balcony and tackle the Primi Power American Breakfast.  Bacon, beef sausage, eggs, tomato, sautéed potatoes and toast, for R49. Still not enough? Add 100grams of rump steak, for an extra R17.
51 Regent Road | Seapoint | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 434 5525
4 - Arnolds
Buzzing Arnolds has cemented it’s popularity amongst Capetonians, with a variety of delicious breakfast specials. Do two eggs, two slices of bacon, tomato, ostrich wors and two slices of toast sound filling? Yours, for R16. Arnolds opens early and offers breakfast for as little as R9.50, between 06:45-07:00.
Kloof Street | Tamboerskloof |  Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 4344
5 - Rhodes Memorial
Elevate your spirits with stunning views of Hottentots Holland mountain range, before a grueling mountain hike. Try fruit and bran muffins – two muffins, accompanied by sliced cheese and preserves, for R25-50.The restaurant is open for breakfast 7 days a week, from 09:00-11:30.
Table Mountain National Park | Table Mountain | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 687 0000
6 - Lola’s
The popular hangout is all grown up and the bistro-style, corner café features a chalk board menu with fresh, seasonal delights to entice both veggies and carnivores alike. We saw anchovy toast with tomato vinaigrette, and toasted banana and chocolate loaf. Read about our Lola's Lunch.
228 Long Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 423 0885      
7 - Harvey’s at the Mansions | Winchester Mansions Hotel
Jazz lovers can tuck into a combination of brunch and jazz at Sunday Jazz Brunch. It’s not often that you get a newspaper and a glass of bubbly with your breakfast. Start the week in a positive frame of mind, with entertainment from artists including; Jason Reolan and Abagail Peterson.
Beach Road | Seapoint | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 434 2351
8 - Crave
Healthy, home-made delights are thematic at this ‘urban-farm store’, nestled in the heart of Cape Town. Crave satisfies the cravings of busy, city office workers. Food is made fresh on the day and all food that is not sold by the end of the day is donated to charity. Try a Bulgarian yoghurt pot with muesli and berry compote, for R13.50.
32-34 Thibault Square Pavilion | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 851 2412
9 - Bertha’s
Spend Saturday mornings watching the sunrise over the picturesque yacht harbor and False Bay. Berthas, offers splendid flapjacks, drizzled in maple syrup, cinnamon and sugar, for R35. Begin your morning there, then head to near-by Boulders beach to play with the African penguins. More mouth-watering Bertha’s dishes @ Have a Break at Bertha's
1 Wharf Road | Simonstown | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 786 2138
10 - Empire
Health fanatics who appreciate the difference between dried fruit and real fruit need look no further than Empire. The eatery offers yummy,  wholesome food in a casual atmosphere, synonymous with surfing culture. Enjoy a weekend brunch whilst your children learn to surf.

Empire Cafe is open 7 days a week; from 07:00-16:00, Monday-Saturday,  08:00-16:00 on Sundays and 4-10pm on Thursday and Friday Evenings.
11 York Road | Muizenberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 788 1250
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