Try a bunch of local favourites for a luxury Cape Town breakfast
You only get one chance to start your day off on a good footing, so it pays to find out from those in the know if you are in search of a luxury Cape Town Breakfast to get things underway.
These are the top breakfast spots worth getting up for, as chosen by the residents of the Mother City:
Chocolat Bistro – 46 Oxford Street, Durbanville
Re-live the charm of times gone by at this charming Parisian-inspired eatery. Here you can tuck into savoury pancakes and toasted sarmies on the porch, while the kids have a ball next door at the play zone.
The Birdcage – Plein Street, Stellenbosch
Perfectly turned eggs served up on tasty coconut bread are a treat in this pretty little space, filled with vintage crockery, colourful scatter cushions and whitewashed furniture.
C’est la Vie – Recreation Road, Fish Hoek
Nothing beats the smell of bread baking, except eating melt-in-your-mouth sourdough baguettes and rolls served with a cup of the best decaf cappuccino in the Western Cape. Head to C’est La Vie after a morning swim at nearby Fish Hoek Beach for the ultimate kick start to your day.
The Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop – Newlands Avenue, Newlands
Breakfast at this charming establishment on the historic Montebello Estate is every bit as good as its quaint-sounding name. You want to try their salmon and scrambled eggs on a toasted croissant, with a more-ish chocolate brownie to wrap things up.
Batavia Café – Rose Street, Bo-Kaap
Everything’s halaal within the electric blue walls of this Cape Malay Quarter eatery – from the traditional breakfasts to the super-healthy green juice smoothie.
Café Des Arts – Reservoir Street West, Franschhoek
Enjoy the down-home charms of a no-frills café while you choose from the scribbles on a chalkboard-menu that changes with the seasons.
Giulio’s Café – Corner of Loop Street and Riebeek Street, CBD
Inject some Italian inspiration into your day with poached eggs on Parma ham, or go for the chocolate croissant creations at this corner cafeteria run by a Jamie Oliver-trained chef.
Pearl Spoon – Belvedere Road, Claremont
The Norwegian breakfast and other early morning salmon delicacies are the main events at this favourite Southern Suburbs hangout.
Bean in Love – Main Sreet, Paarl
The next best thing to breakfast in bed – crisp croissants, fat wraps, gourmet toasties and a large collection of Latin-American-inspired coffee beans.
Try a different place each day and enjoy Cape Town luxury every morning!