Chapter 4: Breakfast
Cape Town takes its breakfasts and brunches very seriously, so much so that there are literally hundreds of coffee shops and restaurants across the city that serve up remarkable morning meals.
Upon entering, it feels like stepping into an exquisitely curated florist’s shop or ceramics studio. But Hemelhuijs’ real artistry lies in the all-day breakfasts and generous, nostalgia-drenched platefuls of food.
Beautiful botanicals, sophisticated crowds and a vegetal and earthy menu that has something for everyone.
a: 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town
t: +27 21 418 2042
h: Monday—Friday: 9am–4pm, Saturdays: 9am–3pm
Its residential surroundings feed into the smooth flow of the service. And the myriad of breakfast options only add to the appeal. But Jarryd’s institution-like aesthetic makes for a remarkable Australian-style café experience.
Creative all-day breakfasts, quality local ingredients and consistently excellent coffee.
Jason is the bread and pastry epicentre of Cape Town. Hundreds of early morning punters stop here for their daily fix, so you’ll have to move fast to secure a spot at this super-popular street-corner stalwart.
Cape Town’s best croissants.
a: 83 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
t: +27 21 433 0538
h: Tuesday—Friday: 7am–4pm, Saturdays—Sundays: 8am–3pm
Setting a high standard for relaxed rustic cafés by the sea, Olympia has been delivering early morning delights for more than 20 years. Bolstered by its uncompromising bohemian flair.
Arrive hungry, relaxed, with an armful of friends in tow and you’ll never be disappointed.