You Must try Breakfast at these Cape Town Cafes, Bakeries and Delis

Capetonians love a good brekkie date and the city has some great additions serving up “Wow” dishes for you to indulge in, in picturesque settings. 

Here are some new (and not so new) places you should try next:   

Lebanese Bakery, Constitution Street

Lebanese Bakery is a charming eatery located in the east city precinct of Cape Town City Centre. You can indulge in Middle Eastern cuisine, featuring delights such as khob’z bread, ka’ak bread and manaoush, or savour authentic Turkish coffee or a cup of refreshing laban. The extensive menu caters to all dietary preferences, including vegetarian and halal visitors. The eatery doubles as a delightful deli, offering everything from baba ganoush to hummus, falafel, labneh, za’atar, and more.  The Lebanese Bakery is Halal Friendly.

For those outside the City Centre, there’s also a branch located in Claremont.

Location: 7 Constitution St, Cape Town
Price: From R40
Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 7am to 6pm, and Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 7am to 3pm
Contact: Visit

Quince Restaurant & Deli, Diep River

Quince Restaurant is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ll find various seating arrangements, including tables set outside under the awning, comfortable seating indoors, or in the back garden near the children’s play area.

The delicious menu offers plenty of breakfast options, including their famous Moroccan Shakshuka and breakfast bagels. This pet-friendly attraction is also known for its cake selection and deli, where you can stock up on premade meals, artisanal breads and preserves. Before you leave, pop by the Little Orchard Nursery. Quince has great vegetarian options.

Location: Located in the Little Orchard Nursery in Massinger Road in Diep River. 
Price: From R65
Times: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Contact: Visit

Selva Cafe, Claremont 

“Life is better with coffee & plants,” is the motto at Selva Cafe, a halal eatery nestled in the quaint suburb of Harfield Village. Meaning “jungle” in Portuguese, the space was created to bring friends, family and strangers together in an environment that feels like home and a peaceful, faraway jungle.

Try their signature Selva Breakfast, which includes eggs cooked in macon, breakfast sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and spicy baked beans. Or their Very Hangry Eggs Benedict with three poached eggs, sausage, macon, avocado, sautéed spinach, mushrooms and hollandaise sauce on bread.  Get there early as it tends to get busy.

Location: 48 Second Avenue, Harfield Village
Price: Starts from R60
Opening Times: Monday – Thursday: 7am-4pm, Friday: 7am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm,  Saturday: 8am-3pm, and Sunday from 8am-1pm.
Contact: Visit

Norfolk Deli, Sea Point

At Norfolk Deli, you will find freshly baked cakes, pastries, excellent coffee, and a casual, happy space to meet with friends.

Among the favorites are items like their pecan banana loaf, fresh frittatas, assorted filled bagels, bacon & egg croissants, and, when the mood hits, birthday cake. Norfolk Deli is known for its old school birthday cake complete with icing and hundreds and thousands.

Location:6 Norfolk Rd, Sea Point
Price: From R30
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 7am to 5pm, Sat: 8am-3pm, and closed on Sunday.
Contact: Call 065 617 7129

Harvest Cafe, Muizenberg

Close to the popular Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg Beach, Harvest Cafe offers a slice of Bali with its vibrant decor and laid-back beach vibes.  Very popular as a remote working space, the cafe features a delicious breakfast menu, offering everything from bacon and egg bagels, breakfast croissants, breakfast bowls, and for vegans, some guilt-free treats.  The dog-and kid-friendly space is also famous for its coffee, so make sure you grab a cuppa when you visit.

Location: 4 York Rd, Muizenberg
Price: Start from R55
Opening Times: Daily, from 7am-4pm
Contact: Call 065 577 1946

Florentin, Tokyo Aparthotel

Florentin is a recent addition to the vibey Loop street in the city centre and is a Middle Eastern-Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar, featuring a curated selection of delicious sharing plates and dishes, set in an intimate, contemporary space. Situated within The Tokyo Aparthotel by Totalstay, the restaurant offers a breakfast menu packed with delights such as Çılbır (Turkish Eggs), Florentin Toast with a zesty orange twist, and Shakshuka. The eatery is also renowned for its fresh pastries and flatbreads. Additionally, visitors can indulge in Bottomless Mimosas for breakfast over the weekends, starting from R195.

Location: 87 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre
Price: Starts from R95 
Opening Times: Daily, from 7.30am-12pm 
Contact: Call 021 109 0082 or visit 

Bricklane Eatery, Century City

Tucked away along Century City’s canals (close to Intaka Island),  Brick Lane Eatery is an inviting, kid- and dog-friendly eatery boasting cosy indoor and outdoor seating. Their expansive breakfast menu offers an array of delights, from sumptuous French toast, breakfast bowls and specialty omelettes to tempting options like a breakfast bagel, flapjacks and a classic full English breakfast. And for furry companions joining the outing, the restaurant features a special treat: doggy ice cream.

Location: The Quays, 142 Park Ln, Century City
Price: Starts from R60
Opening Times: Tues – Sat, from 8am-9pm, Sun, from 9am-4pm. Closed on Mondays
Contact: Visit  

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