October 19, 2012
Top five spring breakfast spots in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
True to your mother’s word, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in Cape Town, you’re sure to find several establishments that serve up the tastiest meals like no other.
From the rich Eggs Benedict special at Lazari in Vredehoek and lavish spread at the Table Bay Hotel, to home-made treats at Tamboerswinkel in Gardens, you’ll be set to conquer your working or sightseeing day.
With spring upon us, it’s time to get out there and enjoy the Mother City’s fabulous views while feasting on a hearty meal at the following breakfast spots:
For the trendsetters:
My personal Sunday morning favourite, Lazari in Vredehoek is a brekkie hotspot any day of the week.
If the scrambled eggs and bacon croissant isn’t your thing (really?), try the delicious French toast, fruit and bacon special for only R49.
Location: Corner of Upper Maynard & Vredehoek Avenue, Vredehoek
Contact: +27 (0)21 461 9865
For early morning decadence:
Who said breakfast cannot be a fine-dining experience?
Drop by the stately Table Bay Hotel’s Atlantic Grill from 06h30 to 11h00 and gorge yourself on its all-you-can eat continental buffet for only R200.
For the inexpensive but tasty:
For R11 (yes, R11), you can indulge in eggs, bacon, toast and tomato.
Location: 48 Roeland Street Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 461 2160
For the vegetarians:
Since its glamorous makeover, Lola’s in Long Street has undergone some major foodie changes (it now also caters for meat lovers) but one thing that has not changed is the variety of delectable omelettes with various scrumptious fillings for only R40.
Location: 228 Long Street, city centre
Contact: +27 (0)21 423 0885
For something different:
This deli-cum-coffee shop with a farmhouse kitchen charm in the trendy Gardens offers free-range gourmet delights (do try the breakfast frittata, made with roasted vegetables and feta, and served with Italian-style sausage and roasted cherry tomatoes) as well as a great selection of local cheeses, deluxe coffee and free Wi-Fi.
Perfect for people watching on a refreshing spring morning.
Location: 3 De Lorentz Street, Gardens
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 0521
Craving a caffeine rush after all of those tasty goodies? Why not visit one of Cape Town’s Sensational Coffee Shops?