• With the smell of coffee and the sound of sizzling eggs, breakfast truly is the most important (and delicious) meal of the day.

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    Thankfully, the Mother City has no shortage of gems serving up some mouth-watering brekkies that everyone should know about.



    Our Local @117 Kloof 

    Located in an antique store and nursery, this is the perfect breakfast spot if you’re looking for something unique and delicious. Our Local prides itself on providing a homey atmosphere for diners, and you’ll definitely feel as though you’ve stepped into the home of that one friend who considers themselves a plant parent.

    Opt for something simple like their shakshuka and smashed avo on sourdough, or be a breakfast adventurer and try their creamy chicken livers.

    • Location: 117 Kloof Street, Gardens
    • Times: Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 3:30pm | Thursday to Sunday, 8am to 11pm
    Picture: @our_local / Instagram

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    This establishment is a favourite among locals who prefer a more wholesome or organic menu. It’s also great if you’d love to grab a delicious bite to eat while shopping for ethically sourced skincare and clothing. Its ethos is: ‘You are what you eat, and it starts from the source,’ and the breakfast menus reflect this too.

    From ancient grain porridge to honey-roasted classic granola, they have a variety of healthy brekkie options to choose from that will leave you feeling energised for the day.

    • Location: 30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant
    • Times: Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm | Saturday: 8am to 3pm | Sunday: 8am to 2pm
    Picture: @Emma.brwn / Instagram

    Starlings Cafe

    Well-known for being ‘hidden behind a hedge’ on Belvedere Road in Claremont, this gorgeous café is famous for its breakfast and lunch options. It’s a fantastic space that offers a cosy spot to work from while enjoying a steaming cup of coffee and an all-day breakfast wrap.

    You’ll be as snug as a bug thanks to their inside fireplace, with beautiful mountain views enhancing your brekkie experience.

    • Location: 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont
    • Times: Monday to Friday: 7am to 4pm | Saturday: 7am to 3pm
    Picture: @starlingscafe / Instagram

    Chocolat Bistro 

    Self-described as ‘decadent’ and ‘luxurious’, this French-inspired bistro is all that and more. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into the home of a 1700s French aristocrat thanks to the opulent and carefully curated decor.

    The French theme carries over to the menu with breakfast options that include a croque madame on sourdough and a lip-smacking smoked salmon croissant. Enjoy the warm atmosphere as you dig into your heavenly breakfast in Durbanville.

    • Location: 46 Oxford Street, Durbanville
    • Times: Monday: 7am to 5pm | Tuesday to Saturday: 7am to 10pm | Sunday: 8am to 3pm
    Picture: @chocolatbistro / Instagram

    Harvest Cafe

    With establishments in Newlands and Muizenberg, patrons are spoiled for choice when digging into their healthy and vibrant breakfast dishes. Harvest Cafe provides a laid-back atmosphere courtesy of its earthy decor, indoor plants and surfboards.

    It’s also the perfect spot to grab breakfast after a surf or walk on the beach with your four-legged friend, as the establishment is pet-friendly. From smoothie bowls to piping hot bagels, this beachside café is perfect for a morning pick-me-up.

    • Location: 4 York Road, Muizenberg
    • Times: Monday to Saturday: 7am to 4pm | Sunday: 7am to 1pm
    Picture: @harvestcafes / Instagram

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    Written by Tauhira Ajam for Cape {town} Etc.

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