Where to Get Your Fix of Eggs Benedict in Cape Town

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You say ‘brunch’, we say ‘eggs Benedict’. In fact, you say any meal, any time of the day and we’ll probably still say ‘eggs Benedict’. The iconic breakfast dish is probably one of the most loved in the entire world, and rightfully so. Even if you’re veering away from the classic English muffin base, the combination of toasted bread, salty bacon or smoked salmon, and soft poached eggs – all laced with a buttery, delicately flavoured Hollandaise – is something that anyone can appreciate.

Eggs Benedict Cape Town

All Hail the Benedict

The origins of eggs Benedict is contentious, with many major claims being laid to the dish. Our favourite is that of a retired Wall Street broker, Lemuel Benedict, who asserted that he strolled in The Waldorf Hotel, in 1894, in search of a breakfast to cure his hangover.

He asked for plain buttered toast, two softly poached eggs, crispy bacon, and a glug of Hollandaise. The maître d’, who was famous in his own right, obviously thought this to be genius and substituted an English muffin for the toast and ham for the bacon.

Wherever this dish came from, the world is truly thankful and a better place for it.

John Gunther said that all happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast, and this must be an unofficial motto for Cape Town residents, as they seem to love a good eggs Benedict breakfast. Here are our favourite places to get your fix of eggs Benedict in Cape Town.


Best Eggs Benedict Spots in Cape Town

We’re spoilt for choice with so many great options. We’ve split the list into areas so you can find a good serving, no matter what hood you’re in.

Atlantic Seaboard

Sonny and Irene – Sea Point

With its elegant interiors and rose gold hues, Sonny and Irene sets the stage for a beautiful brunch experience with your besties. Possibly the prettiest and most luxe neighbourhood café we’ve laid eyes on! Besides the delish pastries, breakfast patrons and brunch club members can enjoy their take on ‘The Benedict’ – poached eggs and Hollandaise served on their homemade English muffin. Catering to all tastes, guests can enjoy it with smoked salmon trout, smoked streaky bacon, house pastrami, wilted greens or roast mushroom.

Location: Ground Floor, Station House, 19 Kloof Rd, Sea Point
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h30–10h30
Contact: 021 745 6600 | Make a reservation

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Jarryds Brunch & Bistro – Sea Point

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JARRYDS is usually pretty long, but that’s because it’s worth the wait. The breakfast menu has a comprehensive Benedicts section, with four incredible options. Expect a brioche bun or English muffin, served atop your choice of either salmon, thick-cut bacon, spinach or buttermilk fried chicken. If you can handle the heat, try the buttermilk Fried Chicken Benedict, which comes with hot sauce Hollandaise. 

Location: 90 Regent Road, Sea Point
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h30–22h00
Contact: 021 023 3642

jarryds.com


Kleinsky’s Delicatessen – Sea Point


In the heart of Sea Point is Kleinsky’s Delicatessen, where brothers Joel and Adam Klein are serving up traditional Jewish fare. Their take on the eggs Benedict features – wait for it – two crispy-edged latkes topped with poached salmon and Hollandaise. You can also opt for their famous lamb bacon – yes, it’s a thing. Of course, the rest of the menu is pretty droolworthy too, including their famed homemade bagels and their New York-style cheesecake. Those looking to get their eggs Benny fix in Gardens, can visit Kleinsky’s at Workshop17. 

Location: 92 Regent Rd, Sea Point | 32 Kloof St, Gardens (Kleinsky’s at Workshop17)
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–17h00 (Sea Point) | Mon-Sun: 07h30–15h30 (Gardens)
Contact: 021 433 2871 (Sea Point) | 021 300 5722 (Gardens)

kleinskys.co.za


Shoreditch, The Winchester Hotel – Sea Point

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If you’re looking for an Instagrammable breakfast experience, then Shoreditch at The Winchester Mansions is the place! They have one of the best views in Sea Point, which overlooks the bustling promenade. The courtyard, with its gorgeous bougainvillaea bush, is equally as stunning and is the ideal spot for a lazy weekend breakfast with friends. Their eggs Benedict is absolutely delicious and you have the choice of bacon or salmon version, served with Hollandaise, on a rösti.

Location: The Winchester Hotel, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point
Hours: Mon-Sun: 06h30–23h00 | Breakfast: 06h30–11h30
Contact: 021 110 5006

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Lily’s

Part of the Kove Collection, Lily’s is one of the popular brunch spots in Mouille Point. With its posh feel and stunning bar, you might be tempted to order a mimosa or two at brunch. Their Benedict offering is pretty standard but always delicious; have your pick of streaky bacon or smoked salmon with Hollandaise and poached eggs on an English muffin.

Location: Cnr Beach Rd & Surrey Pl Shop 1, East West, Mouille Point
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–23h00
Contact: 021 204 8545 | Make a reservation

kovecollection.co.za


Cushty Deli – Green Point

eggs benedict in Cape TownThis local gem is adored by Green Point locals, and rightfully so. The corner café serves up a whole host of delicious brekkie options, but our favourite has to be their exceptional eggs Benedict with lashings of fresh, silky Hollandaise.

Location: 6 St George Road, Green Point
Hours: Mon-Fri: 07h00–17h00 | Sat & Sun: 07h30–15h00
Contact:066 193 8311

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The Strangers Club – Green Point

strangers clubThe Strangers Club is a true jewel in the Cape Town brekkie scene. Sharing a space with Out of this World art, the location oozes contemporary style and tranquility. They have two delicious eggs Benny options – enjoy the Bacon & Spinach or Salmon & Roast Tomato served on an English muffin or sourdough.

Location: 1 Braemar Rd, Green Point
Hours: Mon-Fri: 09h00-16h00 | Sat: 09h00-14h00 | Closed Sundays
Contact: 021 434 3540

thestrangersclub.co.za


the Charles Café – De Waterkant

eggs benedict in Cape TownThis charming café is set in the Charles Guesthouse, and has stunning rooftop views of Cape Town. Their dedication to using fresh, organic ingredients is reflected in the quality of their food offering. When it comes to eggs Benedict, patrons have the choice of three scrumptious options – including a not-so-traditional, vegan version.

The Vegan Benedict comes with avocado, button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, cashew Hollandaise and cranberries on sourdough toast. Their more traditional serving is the Smoked Trout Eggs Benedict; complete with smoked trout fillets, trout caviar, baby spinach, capers and Hollandaise. The Bacon Eggs Benedict is equally delicious.

Location: 137 Waterkant St, De Waterkant
Hours: Mon & Tues: o7h00–16h00 | Wed-Fri: 07h00–21h00 | Sat & Sun: 07h00–16h00| Breakfast: 07h00–11h45
Contact: 021 300 0182

thecharles.cafe


Mantra Café – Camps Bay

mantra eggs BenedictThere’s little doubt that you’ll find a spot for breakfast with a better view than Mantra Café in Camps Bay, but be prepared to pay for it. Located upstairs, the restaurant overlooks the bustling beach and serves up a menu of beautifully prepared classics that locals return for repeatedly. Aside from the stunning sea view, the restaurant’s own interior is equally as picturesque with plenty of flourishing tropical greenery. Their Benedict is one of their most popular dishes – soft poached free-range eggs and crispy cured smoked bacon, all dressed in Hollandaise and served on toasted ciabatta, alongside their famed roasted tomatoes.

Location: Upstairs, 43 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h30–close
Contact: 065 823 3901

mantracafe.co.za


La Belle Bistro – Camps Bay

eggs benedict in cape townLa Belle Bistro in Camps Bay and Constantia never disappoints, and the same goes for their splendid eggs Benedict. It comes with free-range poached eggs, an English muffin, Hollandaise sauce, and your choice of smoked salmon trout, bacon, asparagus or spinach.

Location: Shop 120, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay | The Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–23h00
Contact: 021 437 1278 (Camps Bay) | 021 795 6336 (Constantia)

labellebistro.co.za


The 41 – Camps Bay

eggs benedict cape town This gorgeous restaurant on the Camps Bay strip offers exceptional food with a view – who doesn’t love breakfast by the ocean? The 41 serves eggs Benedict with a twist; you can order their Hash Benedict with either salmon or thick-cut bacon, poached eggs and Hollandaise, atop a delicious spring onion hash brown.

Location: 41 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-22h30 
Contact: 021 437 0558

the41.co.za


CBD & Surrounds

The Ladder on 136


This stylish and trendy café is one of our go-to places for eggs Benny. Located on Bree Street, The Ladder on 136 provides an idyllic setting for a breakfast date with loved ones. Apart from the stunning interiors and the beautifully crafted ceramics they serve their coffee in, they make one of the best eggs Benedict in Cape Town. Served on sourdough, rye or gluten-free bread, guests can customise their plate with extra toppings like bacon, asparagus, mushroom, avo and tempeh bacon. Divine!

Location: 136 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre
Hours: Mon-Fri: 07h00–16h00 | Sat: 08h00–14h00 | Closed Sun
Contact: 082 451 1572

theladderon136.com


Butter

If you love butter and eggs Benedict, then this cosy, all-day breakfast café will become your new favourite. Butter serves up delicious coffee and good food. Their Butter Benedict is served on a toasted English muffin topped with two poached eggs, trout/bacon/buttermilk fried chicken and a buttery Hollandaise – they also have a vegetarian option.

Location: 70 Loop Street, Cape Town, City Bowl
Hours: Mon-Fri: 08h00–15h00 | Sat: 09h00–15h00 | Sun: 10h00–14h00
Contact: 071 336 8270

butterallday.com


Mulberry & Prince – CBD

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No one does breakfast quite like M&P. Serving up American-style beauts that just ooze sophistication, this is the place to be on a weekend morning. Gather your girls, don something pretty, and head over for a morning of naartjie mimosas and fab eggs Benny. Their homemade English muffins with perfectly poached eggs, smoked bacon, brown butter Hollandaise and homemade tater tots, is exceptionally good. Switch the bacon for smoked salmon in their Eggs Royale. Need we say more?

Location: 12 Pepper Street, Cape Town
Hours: Tues-Fri: 09h00–15h00 | Sat-Sun: 10h00–14h00 | Closed Mon
Contact: Book via Dineplan

mulberryandprince.co.za


Hemelhuijs – CBD

HemelhuijsHemelhuijs is revered for its unparalleled whimsical interior and innovative menu items. The food here is just as gorgeous as their décor, and the eggs Benedict with lemon roasted artichokes is quite revolutionary. The best part is that it’s served on mosbolletjie toast.

Location: 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Fri: 09h00–16h00 | Saturday: 09h00–15h00 |Closed Sun
Contact: 021 418 2042

hemelhuijs.co.za


TRUTH.Coffee – East City Precinct

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The pioneers of Cape Town’s coffee culture are not to be overlooked when it comes to food, and we’re praising one breakfast dish in particular – their Benedict. It comes with buttery and deliciously tangy Hollandaise sauce, the crispiest bacon and sweet cherry tomatoes. The dish is the perfect sum of all the parts that make eggs Benedict breakfast gold. Patrons also have the choice of swapping the tomatoes and bacon for spinach and salmon.

Location: 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town
Hours: Mon: 07h00–18h00 | Tues-Sat: 07h00–22h00 | Sun: 08h00–16h00
Contact: 021 201 7000

truth.capetown


Egghead Diner – Gardens

This 70s-style diner has a mellow vibe to match your gooey eggs. They have an exciting menu featuring their famous egg rolls, but their eggs Benedict is where it’s at! Served to your liking, you could have it with beechwood smoked streaky bacon, spinach and thyme mushrooms or fresh Norwegian salmon. Plus, their Hollandaise is creamy and delectable!

Location: 34 Kloof St, Gardens
Hours: Mon-Sat: 07h30-22h00 | Sun: 07h30-17h00
Contact: 021 286 9034

eggheaddiner.co.za


Café Paradiso – Gardens

eggs benedict in cape town With their menu items always being spectacular, it’s no surprise that Café Paradiso has a banging Benedict as well. The spectacular setting in the courtyard is an added bonus, so sip away at your flat white and drool over your beautiful Benny, while being surrounded by their fairytale garden. Their eggs Benedict is served on a croissant and topped with Hollandaise and spinach. Guests can choose between salmon, bacon or mushroom.

Location: 110 Kloof St, Gardens
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12h00–22h00 | Sat & Sun: 09h00–22h00 | *Breakfast served on weekends
Contact: 071 664 2863 | 076 303 7248

cafeparadiso.co.za


Manna Epicure – Tamboerskloof

Manna epicureThis adored spot in Tamboerskloof always has plenty of traffic through the door. The food is delicious, well-priced, and their eggs Benedict is off the charts! It comes with two poached eggs, bacon and is served on a French butter croissant. They also have a delicious eggs Florentine with wilted spinach and smoked salmon trout.

Location: 151 Kloof Street, Gardens
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–22h00
Contact: 021 426 2413

mannaepicure.com


The Company Gardens – CBD

eggs benedict cape town This family-friendly restaurant is situated in the middle of the city, and is housed in a garden oasis – Cape Town’s own mini Central Park. Inspired by nature, the space offers peace and quiet in the otherwise buzzing city centre, and is surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife.

Eggs Benedict at the Company Gardens is simple yet delicious; served with bacon atop a croissant or brioche. Alternatively, you can opt for the Florentine with spinach and mushroom. Oh, and did we mention they do all-day breakfast?

Location: 19 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h30–18h00 | *Kitchen closes at 17h00
Contact: 021 423 2919 | 021 423 2913

thecompanysgarden.com


Southern Suburbs

Four & Twenty Café – Wynberg

eggs benedict in cape town There’s no doubt that Four & Twenty has one of the tastiest menus in town, and choosing just one of the eggs Benedict variations is a tough call. Our current favourite has to be their Green Eggs and Ham. It’s served with sourdough toast, brushed with Dijon mustard and is topped with pan-crisped hickory ham, poached eggs and a fresh basil Hollandaise. It’s absolutely incredible and one of the most unique eggs Benedict in Cape Town. They also have Banting-friendly versions.

Location: 23 Wolfe St, Chelsea Village, Wynberg | Uitsig, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia
Hours: Mon-Sat: 08h00–17h00 | Sun: 09h00–16h00
Contact: 021 762 0975 (Wynberg) | 021 012 5994 (Constantia)

fourandtwentycafe.co.za


Harvest Café & Deli – Newlands

Harvest Deli Eggs BenedictOne of our favourite places to get eggs Benedict in Cape Town is Harvest Café and Deli. Not only is their eggs Benedict out of this world, but their deli is also fabulous!

Location: 35 Dean St, Newlands
Hours: Mon-Sun: 06h30–15h30
Contact: 073 089 2452

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The Gardeners Cottage – Newlands

Gardeners Cottage Eggs BenedictThe Gardeners Cottage is the ideal place to grab a spot of breakfast with friends or family. The fact that you get to have delicious eggs Benedict, while admiring beautiful camphor trees makes it that much better. Their eggs Benedict is served with creamed spinach on herbed croute or grilled tomatoes. You can also choose between mushroom, bacon or salmon for protein.

Location: 31 Newlands Avenue, Montebello Design Centre, Newlands
Hours: Tues-Sat: 08h00–20h00 | Sun: 08h30–16h30 | Closed Mon
Contact: 021 689 3158

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