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September 23, 2009

Best babalas breakfasts

The 2009 Loeries Awards Festival Weekend in Cape Town promises fun, thrills, excitement, applause, parties, celebration – and hangovers. To make life easier for the advertising Einsteins playing in the Mother City during the festival, we have compiled a list of the best babalas breakfast spots the city has to offer. So open your eyes, pop the painkillers and head over to one of the recommended restaurants for a miracle cure that will have you feeling recharged and ready to do it all over again.

Camps Bay



Café Caprice
37 Victoria Rd
+ 27 21 438 8315

An iconic jewel that is home to many a Cape Town ego, Café Caprice is a place where the rich, the fun and the fabulous get together to toast their beauty and brilliance. It is one of the local jaunts of top SA blogger Seth Rotherham, of http://www.2oceansvibe.com. The breakfasts and burgers will put the high back in your five.

31 Victoria Rd
+ 27 21 438 8336

Sit on the terrace and soak up the fresh sea air at this newly renovated spot. Hearty breakfasts, good coffee and excellent Bloody Marys will get you back to feeling like the rock star you are.

55-61 Victoria Rd
+ 27 21 438 4607

Kauai is the trusty friend to many a hangover. You know the drill: order a large smoothie with power booster and the breakfast burrito to go.

Hout Bay


Miss K

La Cuccina
Victoria Mall, Victoria Rd
+ 27 21 790 8008

Choose from La Cuccina’s impressive breakfast buffet or order a tasty treat off the menu. The restaurant is about real food, good portions and happy people – a good place to go if you brought your kids along.

Deli Delish
8 Beach Crescent
+ 27 21 790 5324

Deli Delish is one of the best-kept secrets on the Atlantic Seaboard. The breakfasts are served with freshly baked bread and real coffee, and will nurse anybody to wellness. It’s also close enough to the ocean for you to stretch your legs and clear the cobwebs.

Green Point

Miss K
Shop 1, Winston Place, 65 Main Rd
+ 27 21 439 9559

Miss K knows how to serve a killer breakfast. Choose from the enticing breakfast buffet or order a fry-up from the menu. The Ricotta Hot Cake is one of the most sought-after breakfast treats in Cape Town.

Mouille Point

Café Neo
121 Beach Rd
+ 27 21 439 5260

One of the best Greek restaurants in town, Café Neo might even let you break a plate, if you ask nicely. The restaurant offers excellent food made with a lot of Greek love, and the coffee menu is something to write home about.

Newport Deli
47 Beach Rd
+ 27 21 439 1538

A large selection of hangover-friendly breakfasts, burgers and breads that are freshly prepared await you at Newport Deli. Eat your meal looking out over the sea and then give your legs a stretch on the famous promenade. You’ll be feeling like royalty in no time.


Kloof Nek Rd
+ 27 426 0795

For the budget babalas breakfast, Beleza is the one. Breakfasts are cheap, greasy and good.


Caveau Wine Bar & Deli

60 Kloof St
+ 27 424 4344

Perched on Kloof Street since 1999, Arnold’s is an institution in Cape Town. Its fry ups are famous and will leave you feeling like a rock star.

Buzz Café
96 Kloof St
+ 27 21 426 2797

Buzz Café is a health alternative, but just as good. Booster smoothies, flipping ridiculous flapjacks, breakfast wraps or gourmet omelettes will leave you feeling bombastic and fantastic.

5-9 Park Rd
+ 27 21 422 4415

A trusty favourite, with one of the best Bloody Marys in town. Greens’ Eggs Benedict is a winning choice and its burger will stare any hangover down.

Café Gainsbourg
64 Kloof St
+ 27 21 422 1780

For a civilised breakfast, crawl on over to Café Gainsbourg. These people know how to serve up a hangover meal and you’ll walk out of there with the pep back in your step.

Central business district

Caveau Wine Bar & Deli
Heritage Square, 92 Bree St
+ 27 21 422 1367

Have breakfast at the place where it all comes together. Caveau serves perfect Eggs Benedict, accompanied with a glass of bubbly from one of the many selections waiting for you in the wine cellar. The restaurant takes food and wine seriously, so it won’t disappoint.



110 Bree St
+ 27 21 422 2770

The server of the best 100% organic cup coffee by far… and so it should be – the owners are the lads who brought Vida E to our sunny shores. &Union will serve you grilled artisan sausages or the tastiest prego you have ever eaten. If sweet is your thing, try the honey and cinnamon tostada. And if hair-of-the-dog is your game, then you have the best selection of naturally brewed artisan beer to choose from.

Bird Boutique Café
127 Bree St
+ 27 21 426 2534

Organic, homemade meals of awesomeness. Try the chicken pie – it will blow your mind.

Jardine Bakery
Cnr Bree and Bloem St
+ 27 21 424 5644

Jardine Barkery is one of the best little bakeries in town. Pop over for fresh pastries or a gourmet sandwich. The coffee will ease you back into your happy place too.

259 Long St
+ 27 21 423 085

Vegetarian, wholesome, delicious and quintessentially Cape Town, Lola’s is iconic, quirky and its food is some of the tastiest in the city.

The Showroom Café at The Grand Daddy
38 Long St
+ 27 21 424 7247

A scrumptious range of breakfasts with interesting South African twists, like boerewors and beer.


Boo Radley’s

Boo Radley’s
62 Hout St
+ 27 21 424 3040

Opening up especially for you, serving bubbly and great Bloody Marys, Boo’s is known for excellent, hearty meals made with mischief and a lot of love.


Wembley Square, Solan St, Gardens
+ 27 462 4183

Tuck into a hearty Knead breakfast, take your pick of freshly baked bread from the on-site bakery and enjoy the great coffee. Sit back, relax and laugh at all the fools walking into the nearby gym!

221 Upper Buitenkant St, Vredehoek
+ 27 21 461 9865

Lazari serves one of the best fry-ups in town and is famous for its scrumptious pink cupcakes. The service is friendly, fast and has been very sympathetic to many a hangover.

2 Deer Park Drive, Vredehoek
+ 27 21 461 7607

The name says it all.

Deer Park Café
2 Deer Park Ave, Vredehoek
+ 27 21 462 6311

If you happen to have your family along, Deer Park Café is the perfect place for you to nurse your hangover while the kids go wild in the park.

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