Breakfast cafés and restaurants in Cape Town

October 29, 2023 (Last Updated: October 27, 2023)
breakfast restaurants in cape town

There is no better way to start your day than by indulging in a delectable breakfast spread. If you’re on the hunt for exceptional breakfast restaurants and delis in Cape Town, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites that serve delicious and nutritious breakfast options.

Here are some superb spots to have breakfast in Cape Town:

Breakfast restaurants in Cape Town:

Brickfields Café 

Located in what was once a busy clay brick production site, Devonbosch’s Brickfields Café offers more than just the allure of aromatic brews and nutritious meals, pastries and snacks. Step inside to savour a delectable cuppa and culinary treat on the spot, or opt to order a convenient takeaway.

This is a space where the boundaries blur between the concept of home and the demands of the everyday grind. Indulge in a moment of respite, unwind with friends, reconnect on social platforms, or amp up your productivity with a caffeine buzz and a nourishing breakfast, lunch or midday snack.

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The Yard at Silo

The Yard at Silo presents a unique fusion of a bistro and bar within a contemporary, open-plan setting. When it comes to breakfast, The Yard goes above and beyond by offering creative twists on traditional favourites and allowing diners to customise their own breakfast.

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  • Location: Silo District, V&A Waterfront, South Arm Road, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 879 1157
  • Website: theyardatsilo.co.za

New York Bagels 

New York Bagels has been serving scrumptious breakfasts since 1940 and is renowned as Cape Town’s dedicated bagelry. The deli takes pride in its assortment of 13 traditionally boiled and freshly baked bagels, each with its own unique filling.

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  • Location: 44 Harrington Street, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 82 697 6061
  • Facebook: facebook.com/NYBC

Our Local 

Located in an antique store and nursery, this is the perfect breakfast spot if you’re looking for something delicious in some place pretty. Our Local prides itself on providing a homey atmosphere for diners.

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  • Location: 117 Kloof Street, Gardens
  • Contact: 027 64 642 5004
  • Website: ourlocal.co.za

Schekster’s Raw

‘Raw’ to Scheckster’s means natural, authentic, honest, plant-based, cruelty-free and nutrient-rich food. The restaurant takes pride in consistently sourcing the freshest ingredients from only the best local and international suppliers, ensuring your breakfast will be filled with wholesome goodness.

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  • Location: 98 Regent Road, Sea Point
  • Contact: 027 21 434 1364
  • Website: schecktersraw.com

The Conscious Kitchen

A Cape Town classic when it comes to vegan eateries in the Mother City. The Conscious Kitchen’s menu is 100% plant-based at its core. The restaurant is constantly experimenting in the kitchen, finding the most creative ways to make plants the star of the show.

Breakfast restaurants in Cape Town - The Conscious Kitchen

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  • Location: 34 Kloof Street, Gardens
  • Contact: 027 81 521 0967
  • Website: theconsciouskitchen.co.za

Breakfast restaurants in the Southern Suburbs

Rumi Cafe

Rumi Cafe is inspired by the 13th-century spiritual master Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. The restaurant is fully halaal and prides itself on delivering culinary excellence in a tranquil atmosphere.

Chef Veysal has curated a selection of signature dishes that embody simplicity and deliciousness. Every item on the menu is meticulously crafted with love and attention to detail.

Photo: Rumi Cafe

  • Location: 33 Central Square, Pinelands
  • Contact: 078 051 3608 (WhatsApp)
  • Website: rumicafe.co.za

Starlings Café

Starlings Café is a charming little eatery in a picturesque garden setting that lives hidden behind a hedge on Belvedere Road in Claremont.

The café is a much-loved meeting place among those who frequent it for its exceptional coffee and a breakfast menu that never disappoints.

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  • Location: 94 Belvedere Rd, Claremont, Cape Town
  • Contact: 072 051 0491
  • Website: starlings.co.za

The Backyard Café

The Backyard Café prides itself on creating wholesome dishes and baked goods using the best seasonal, local and ethically sourced ingredients. Freshly baked muffins and cakes are on offer daily, in addition to a varied breakfast menu.

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  • Location: 4 Sol Cohen Road, Heathfield, Cape Town
  • Contact: 021 713 1220
  • Website: thebackyardcafe.info

Quince Restaurant

Quince Restaurant and Deli is a refurbished farmhouse on the Waterford Farm in Diep River and has become a go-to place in the South. The restaurant shares the property with the Little Orchard Nursery, which adds to the natural beauty of the surroundings. A great selection of breakfast choices is available, along with freshly baked artisanal bread.

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  • Location: 7 Massinger Road, Diep River, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 569 0179
  • Website: quince.co.za

Wildsprout

Wildsprout is all about sustainable eating and prides itself on sourcing only fresh and local produce. Its menu caters to a wide range of dietary requirements and boasts an extensive selection of gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan options. The café is a light and welcoming space where friendly staff always make you feel at home.

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  • Location: 278 Main Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 78 576 6124
  • Website: wsprout.co.za

Chardonnay Deli

Chardonnay Deli offers a rustic but refined experience, paying close attention to detail, quality, service and value. The breads and bakes are homemade and the restaurant caters for all diets and preferences. Enjoy your breakfast in the beautiful courtyard under the oak tree in summer.

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  • Location: 87 Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 795 0606
  • Website: chardonnaydeli.co.za

Breakfast restaurants in the Deep South

Empire Cafe

Empire Cafe is a lovely all-day breakfast spot in Muizenberg, known for serving kick-ass coffee. Get your day started right with a delicious meal from its diverse menu while enjoying the sea views.

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  • Location: 11 York Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 788 1250
  • Facebook: facebook.com/empirecafemuizenberg

C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie is a quaint Parisian-style breakfast and brunch restaurant in Fish Hoek serving up sweet and savoury breakfast meals to accompany its award-winning coffees. C’est La Vie holds a place in the top 10 best coffees in Cape Town by Elle Magazine.

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  • Location:  2A Recreation Road, Fish Hoek
  • Contact: 027 21 788 1250
  • Facebook: facebook.com/cestlaviebaker

The Lighthouse Café

The Lighthouse Café is French-inspired and has a lovely coastal feel that invites you into its light and airy space. The breakfast menu provides a variety of choices to suit everyone’s taste buds with freshly prepared dishes and cappuccinos to die for!

Photo: @thelighthousecafe_simonstown / Instagram

  • Location:  90 St Georges Street, Simon’s Town
  • Contact: 027 21 786 9000
  • Facebook: facebook.com/TheLighthouseCafeSimonstown

Sopra at The Village Hub

The Village Hub in Scarborough is a trusted source of wholesome and organic produce among the locals. The Hub includes the Sopra Restaurant, Foragers Deli, The Coffee Station & Bakery as well as the Juice Bar and Artisan Ice-Creams.

Breakfast restaurants in Cape Town - Sopra Restaurant

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  • Location: 2 Watsonia Lane, Scarborough
  • Contact: 027 21 780 1047
  • Facebook: facebook.com/sopraforagers

Olympia Cafe & Deli

Olympia Cafe & Deli is a Kalk Bay institution and a favourite spot among the locals. The menu doesn’t disappoint with creative dishes that satisfy every craving. The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries wafts in the air while you enjoy the ocean view.

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  • Location: 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay
  • Contact: 027 21 788 6396
  • Facebook: facebook.com/OlympiaCafeKalkBay

Blended Health Cafe

The Blended Health Cafe believes in living a sustainable life to ensure there is a future for the next generations. The café provides delicious health-conscious whole foods, freshly pressed juices, and smoothies you’ll fall in love with.

The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating area with the most amazing ocean views in a tranquil setting.

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  • Location: 13 Glen Road, Glencairn
  • Contact: 027 84 761 5380
  • Facebook: facebook.com/blendedhealthcafe

Breakfast restaurants in the Northern Suburbs

Koffi Terapi 

Koffi Terapi is located in Willowbridge Shopping Mall and offers a variety of delicious breakfast options. The restaurant has an outdoor play area for kids to run around while parents take a moment to savour a delicious cup of coffee and enjoy a peaceful moment before the madness of the day begins.

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  • Location: Willowbridge Shopping Mall, Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley, Durbanville
  • Contact: 027 72 679 1052
  • Website: koffiterapi.co.za

OppieKoffie

The breakfast menu at OppieKoffie is designed to offer a range of delectable options that will fuel you up for the day ahead. The kitchen uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes with a traditional twist.

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  • Location: Glengarry Shopping Centre, Brackenfell, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 981 5488
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/lekkeroppiekoffie

Good Thyme Café

At the Good Thyme Café, the breakfast is more than just a meal – it’s an experience. The ingredients are all sourced locally, and trained baristas serve up the perfect cuppa using the finest beans.

The outdoor seating area is a perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine while the kids enjoy the play area, surrounded by the lush greenery of the Stodels Garden Centre.

Photo: Good Thyme Cafe / Facebook

  • Location: Stodels Garden Centre, Racecourse Road, Milnerton, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 551 0881
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/goodthymecafe

Rusty Oak Bistro

Rusty Oak Bistro, located within the Ruslamere Hotel, is a great breakfast spot for a memorable morning out catching up with friends or spending quality time with family over a scrumptious meal.

Breakfast restaurants in Cape Town - Rusty Oak Bistro

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  • Location: Ruslamere Hotel | 14 Langeberg Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 21 300 6898
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/rustyoakdurbanville

YOCO Eatery

YOCO Eatery is housed in a beautifully restored heritage building, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for catching up with friends or enjoying a quiet moment to yourself.

The restaurant is also pet-friendly, so you can take your furry friends along for company.

Photo: @yoco_eatery / Instragram

  • Location: Rust-en-Vrede | 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
  • Contact: 027 82 974 5074
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/yocofoods

GREENS

GREENS in Plattekloof is a local favourite and renowned for serving up some of the best cappuccinos in town. The restaurant’s delicious breakfasts and inviting atmosphere are the ideal way to kickstart your day.

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  • Location: Plattekloof Village Centre, Plattekloof
  • Contact: 027 21 558 0855
  • Website: greensrestaurants.co.za

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Originally published by Cape Etc.

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