When you start the day off right, it can only go uphill from there, so we’ve put together a list of the best breakfast ideas in Cape Town for you try. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or a modern-day brekkie like green smoothies in the morning, there’s something on this list for everyone.

1. Nourish’d: 

Need a boost before an early morning meeting? Maybe you’ve just completed your sunrise run? Nourish’d really is a spot for everyone. On the corner of Hof and Kloof Streets in Gardens, is a down-to-earth cafe that serves a wholesome menu packed all with homegrown goodies. The owner, Natasha Napoli, believes that health is a state of harmony between the mind, body and spirit and the simplistic menu is an echo of that. You can pick from a selection of smoothies, breakfast bowls, fresh juices, shots and tasty toasts. From the granadilla creepers to the hanging plants and food, everything here is Insta-worthy too! For more information on the Café &  Juicery you can check out their website here: 

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 7am – 6pm. Friday, 7am – 5pm. Saturday, 9am – 1pm

Address: Corner Kloof and Hof Streets, Cape Town

2. Oasis Bistro:

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is known for its vibrantly lush decor and old-school glam appeal – and the indoor oasis does not disappoint. With light, open spaces and glass sliding doors covering one wall, this is the perfect spot to pick if you want your breakfast with a view. People-watch while you enjoy your meal and the view of the grounds. Every morning between 6.30am and 11am, a delicious selection of food is served. It usually includes an impressive buffet of cheeses, pastries, fresh fruits, cold meats and bubbly, to fluffy omelettes, eggs benedict, French toast and flapjacks off the à la carte menu. You can choose to enjoy your breakfast in the open, African-inspired interior or outside on the sunny terrace.

Opening times:  Monday – Sunday, 6:30am – 11am; 12:30pm – 3pm (lunch)

Address: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town

3. Lily’s Restaurant:

Like your morning meal with splendid views and a fresh breeze? Then Lily’s is the place for you. The lush decor and cream colours create a relaxed-chic atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Besides the lavish decor, when you open the menu and look at breakfast options like the Cookie Monster, Dirty Beets and Eat Your Carrots, you’re instantly reminded of how chilled this spot really is. Enjoy everything from bacon and eggs, to a green smoothie and coconut pancakes, there really is something for everyone here.

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 7.30am – 10pm

Address: Shop 1, East-West Building, corner Beach Road and Surrey Place, Mouille Point, Cape Town

4. Cafe Paradiso:

Homey, fresh and comfortable are a few words that come to mind when thinking of this spot. Book an outside table and enjoy the Summer sun in the early morning. The dark woods and green trees give the cafe an almost magical feel, while the delicious food reminds you that this is not just any cafe. Their menu has everything from freshly squeezed juice to banting meals and classic choices like eggs and bacon, whatever you’re in the mood for, they’ll have and it will be made with love.

Opening times: Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 8am to 12noon (Open at 10am on Sunday)

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12.30pm to 4pm

Dinner: Monday to Sunday 4pm – 10pm

Address: 110 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Places You May Also Like:

Jonkerhuise for open spaces for friends, family and kids.

Starling’s Cafe for a build-your-own breakfast experience in a garden.

Jason Bakery for artisanal pastries that will leave you coming back for more.

Harvey’s at Winchester Mansion for sophistication, live music and views.

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