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By Daryll Williams | October 18, 2022

Chapter 4: Breakfast – Updated 2022

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.

Why go?

Beautiful botanicals, sophisticated crowds and a vegetal and earthy menu that has something for everyone.

Interweave the flavours of childhood memories and that of the exotic, Image Credit: Hemelhuijs


a: 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town, 8001
t: +27 21 418 2042
h: Monday to Friday: 09h00–16h00, Saturday: 09h00–15h00


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.

Why go?

Creative all-day breakfasts, quality local ingredients and consistently excellent coffee.

Taking all-day breakfast seriously, Image Credit: Jarryd's


a: 90 Regent Rd, Sea Point
t: +27 60 748 0145
h: Monday to Sunday: 07h30–15h30

Jason Bakery

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.

Why go?

If you are looking for the best croissants in Cape Town, this is the place to be! Sample their trademark "doughssants" (a hybrid between a doughnut and a croissant).

Some of the best pastries in town, Image Credit: Jason Bakery


a: 83 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005
t: +27 21 433 0538
h: Tuesday to Friday: 07h00–15h00, Saturday: 07h00–14h00, Sunday: 08h00–14h00


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.

Why go?

Arrive hungry, relaxed, with an armful of friends in tow and you’ll never be disappointed.

Churros y Chocolate amongst many other morning delights, Image Credt: Olympia


a: 134 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7975
t: +27 21 788 6396
h: Monday to Sunday: 07h00 – 21h00

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