You Have to Try Breakfast at These Cape Town Cafes, Bakeries, and Delis

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Capetonians love a good breakfast and the town has some great additions serving ‘Wow’ dishes to enjoy, in a picturesque setting.

Here are some new (and not so new) places you should try next:

Lebanese Bakery, Constitution Street

The Lebanese Bakery is a lovely restaurant located in the Eastern District of Cape Town City Centre. You can enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine, featuring delicacies such as khob’z bread, ka’ak bread and manaoush, or enjoy an authentic Turkish coffee or a cup of refreshing laban. The extensive menu caters to all dietary preferences, including vegetarian and halal visitors. The restaurant also doubles as a delicious deli, offering everything from baba ganoush to hummus, falafel, labneh, za’atar and more. The Lebanese bakery is Halal Friendly.

For those outside of downtown, there is also a branch located in Claremont.

Location: 7 Constitution St, Cape Town
Price: From R40
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Visit lebanesebakery.co.za/

Quince Restaurant & Deli, Diep River

Quince Restaurant is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will find different seating configurations including tables placed outside under the awning, comfortable seating inside or in the back garden near the children’s play area.

The delicious menu offers many breakfast options, including the famous Moroccan Shakshuka and breakfast bagels. This pet-friendly attraction is also known for its cake selection and deli, where you can stock up on prepared meals, artisan breads and preserves. Before you leave, stop by the Little Orchard Nursery. Quince has great vegetarian options.

Location: Located in Little Orchard Nursery on Massinger Road in Diep River.
Price: From R65
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Visit quince.co.za/

Selva Cafe, Claremont

“Life is better with coffee and plants” is the motto at Selva Cafe, a halal restaurant nestled in the picturesque suburb of Harfield Village. Meaning “jungle” in Portuguese, the space was created to bring friends, family and strangers together in an environment that feels like home and a peaceful, distant jungle.

Try their signature Selva breakfast, which includes eggs baked in macon, breakfast sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and spicy baked beans. Or their Very Hangry Eggs Benedict with three poached eggs, sausage, macon, avocado, sautéed spinach, mushrooms and Hollandaise sauce on bread. Arrive early as it tends to be busy.

Location: 48 Second Avenue, Harfield Village
Price: Starts from R60
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: Visit www.selvacafe.co.za/

Norfolk Deli, Sea Point

At Norfolk Deli you’ll find freshly baked cakes, pastries, great coffee and a relaxed, happy space to meet friends.

Favorites include items like their Banana Pecan Bread, Fresh Frittatas, Assorted Stuffed Bagels, Bacon and Egg Croissants, and when the mood strikes, their Birthday Cake. Norfolk Deli is known for its old fashioned birthday cake with frosting and hundreds and thousands.

Location:6 Norfolk Road, Sea Point
Price: From R30
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Sunday.
Contact: Call 065 617 7129

Harvest Café, Muizenberg

Close to Muizenberg Beach’s famous Surfer’s Corner, Harvest Cafe offers a slice of Bali with its vibrant decor and laid-back beach vibe. Very popular as a remote working space, the cafe has a delicious breakfast menu, offering everything from bacon and egg bagels, breakfast croissants, breakfast bowls and, for vegans, guilt-free treats. The dog- and child-friendly space is also famous for its coffee, so be sure to grab a cup of tea during your visit.

Location: 4 York Road, Muizenberg
Price: From R55
Hours of operation: Every day, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Call 065 577 1946

Florentin, Tokyo Aparthotel

Florentin is a recent addition to downtown’s Vibey Loop and is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant and bar, offering a curated selection of delicious plates and dishes to share, in an intimate, contemporary space. Located within Tokyo Aparthotel by Totalstay, the restaurant offers a breakfast menu filled with delights such as Çılbır (Turkish eggs), Florentine toast with a zesty orange twist, and Shakshuka. The restaurant is also known for its fresh pastries and flatbreads. Additionally, visitors can enjoy bottomless mimosas for breakfast on weekends, starting from R195.

Location: 87 Loop St, Cape Town City Center
Price: Starts from R95
Hours of operation: Every day, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Contact: Call 021 109 0082 or visit florentin.co.za/ 

Bricklane Restaurant, Century City

Nestled along the canals of Century City (near Intaka Island), Brick Lane Eatery is a welcoming, kid- and dog-friendly restaurant with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. Their extensive breakfast menu offers a range of delights, from sumptuous French toast, breakfast bowls and specialty omelets to mouth-watering options like a breakfast bagel, flapjacks and English breakfast classic complete. And for the four-legged friends who participate in the outing, the restaurant offers a special treat: dog ice cream.

Location: The Docks, 142 Park Ln, Century City
Price: Starts from R60
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Mondays
Contact: Visit blect.co.za/  

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