Best Breakfast Places in Cape Town

Words: Julie Velosa

There’s something so luxurious about eating breakfast out, and a well-done breakfast can be difficult to master. Not with these restaurants, however. Here’s our pick of the best breakfast places in Cape Town.

Best Breakfast Places in Cape Town


Run by two brothers, Kleinsky’s produces food like the Jewish granny you never had. The menu cleverly brings fairly traditional Jewish fare into the modern world and includes chopped chicken liver, homemade bagels and proper latkes.

Location: 99 Regent Road
Hours: Mon: 08h00-16h00 Tues-Sat: 08h00-20h30| Sun: 08h00-15h00
Make sure you order: the latke Benedict. Perfectly poached eggs on crispy potato latkes? Count us in.
Contact: 021 433 2871

Jason’s Bakery

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The badass breadmaker has long been known for churning out incredible breakfasts and Saturdays at Jason are notoriously busy because the good food keeps people coming back over and over again. Whatever you do, make sure you take away a freshly baked loaf of sourdough for the week.

Location: 83 Main Road, Greenpoint
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 07h00 – 15h30. Saturday: 07h00 – 14h00 | Sunday: 08h00 – 14h00
Make sure you order: while his menu changes fairly often, one stalwart is the breakfast. Science has proven that dipping your pizza crust into a runny egg yolk will cure the worst hangover.
Contact: 021 424 5644

Cafe Noah

This brand new cafe has popped up out of nowhere but to great success. Their aim is to redefine the modern dining experience with its blend of incredible flavours, all the while in a tranquil ambience.

Location: 6 Tamboerskloof Road, Tamboerskloof
Hours: Saturday – Sunday: 08h00 – 16h00.
Make sure you order: They’ve got vegan, sugar- free and gluten-free options available so you’ll never have to worry about options.
Contact: 021 426 2262

Clarke’s Dining

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Ever the perennial brunch spot, there’s pretty much nothing Clarke’s can’t do. While they offer the usual fry-up suspects, we mostly appreciate the simplicity of their grapefruit brûlée for a quick and healthy brekkie.

Location: 133 Bree Str
Hours: Monday:07h00-18h00| Tuesday-Sat: 07h00-22h00 | Sun: 08h00-15h00
Make sure you order: if you’re feeling a little tender, their Bloody Marys are one of the best in the city.
Contact: 021 424 7648


Best Breakfast Places in Cape Town Jarryds

Jarryd’s marries that perfect balance of good, wholesome food with a little cheekiness. You can expect to find all the classic breakfast offerings, such as eggs Benedict and avo on toast, paired with really good coffee.

Location: 90 Regent Road, Sea Point; 114 Bree Street.
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 07h30 – 15h30.
Make sure you order: the pancake stack. No one in the city does them like Jarryd’s.
Contact: 0740760474

Liquorice & Lime

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This little spot is an institution in Cape Town. Sitting right at the top of Kloof Street, Liquorice and Lime quietly serves some of the best breakfasts in Cape Town. They serve all the usual breakfast suspects, but they’re also quite experimental – their Eiffel tower breakfast is a masterful pile of French toast, camembert, fig preserve and bacon.

Location: 162 Kloof Street
Hours: Monday – Friday: 07h00 – 17h00 | Sat- Sun: 07h00 – 16h00
Make sure you order: Their eggs Benedict, served on a potato rosti, really can’t be skipped.
Contact: 021 423 6921


Hemelhuijs is a feast for the eyes as much as the stomach – the interiors are reason enough to visit. Luckily, their food lives up to the hype too. The menu follows a strongly South African suit, with some farm classics like Mosbolletjie toast and soft mieliepap with honey. Owing to the slightly higher prices, this is definitely the place for a celebratory breakfast or brunch.

Location: 71 Waterkant Street
Hours: Monday – Friday: 09h00 – 16h00. Saturday: 09h00 – 15h00.
Make sure you order: Seriously, the pap is so comfortingly good.
Contact: 021 418 2042

Loading Bay

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This slick eatery also houses an uber-cool boutique, as well as an Aesop store, but you might not even notice those once you sit down to eat your breakfast. The breakfast menu is available all day and includes some really interesting options. They poach eggs beautifully, so you can’t go wrong with the simple avo on toast with poached eggs, but if you feel like something a little different their young coconut porridge is comforting and wholesome.

Location: 30 Hudson Street
Hours: Monday – Friday: 07h30 – 16h00. Saturday: 08h00 – 16h00. Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00.
Make sure you order: don’t ever leave The Loading Bay without ordering a cardamom bun. Never ever.
Contact: 021 425 6320

Arthur’s Mini Super

Arthur’s is a Sea Point local favourite! From their selection of baked goods, delicious sandwiches and darn good coffee, this mini super is the place to be on Saturday morning.

Location: 15 Arthurs Road, Seapoint
Hours: Tues-Fri: 07h00 – 17h00 | Sat- Sun: 08h00 – 14h00
Make sure you order: the brisket bun – it’s to die for!
Contact: 087 702 7470


New York Bagel

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These guys were making bagels before they were cool – and you can taste it. This old-school Jewish-inspired deli serves up simple food done well. They may have moved from their original spot in Sea Point to a new shiny space in Harrington street, but they’ve not let their standards slip.

See where else you can get your bagel fix in Cape Town.

Location: 44 Harrington Street
Hours: Monday – Friday: 07h00 – 16h00. Saturday: 08h00 – 14h00.
Make sure you order: They make their own bagels, so definitely make sure you order one with your breakfast.
Contact: 073 577 9132


Manna Epicure


With a great outdoor terrace, this restaurant has a wide selection of delicious breakfast options on its menu. You can also order some bubbly and treat yourself to a nice lazy brunch on the weekends. Definitely a local favourite!

Location: 151 Kloof Street, Gardens
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 07h30 – 16h00 | Thurs- Sat: 07h30 –22h00
Make sure you order: the three egg omelette! It’s so filling!
Contact: 021 426 2413

Staying in? Check out our best breakfast recipes and make your own.

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