Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but you can’t beat brunch in Cape Town for leisurely dining. As is the case of many traditions, the origins surrounding the birth of the brunch are a little hazy, from the lavish British multi-course post-hunt breakfast to the Catholic practice of fasting before mass with a large midday breakfast style meal and even mention of it being a ‘hangover’ cure!

It matters not really when you consider that brunch is a portmanteau of the words breakfast and lunch and basically, anything goes.

These are some of the best places to eat up in the Mother City:

Whole Earth Café in Scarborough

Whole Earth welcomes everyone by using a range of organic, seasonal, and locally-sourced ingredients in all their meals. You won’t find any factory-farmed meat or eggs here and there’s no gluten involved in many of the meals either.

Whole Earth also caters to people looking for raw, non-dairy, and vegan dishes too. Try the full fry up, flapjacks, or omelettes.

The Potluck Club, Woodstock

Luke Dale Roberts’ tapas style restaurant branches out for brunch on Sundays with a range of fine-dining options from 11am. Some of the delicacies up for grabs here include freshly baked bread, fish tacos, goat’s cheese, arancini, salmon tataki, and pork belly sliders.

If you’re looking for a change from the usual bacon and eggs, The Potluck’s your best option.

Green Vine Eatery in Constantia

This is just one of Silvermist wine estate’s superb dining options. You’ll find all your favourites here come brunch-time including bacon and eggs, omelettes, and granola with yoghurt.

Why not try something different though? The Green Vine Eatery’s pizzas have reached legendary status and the brunch pizza’s a hit any time of the day.

Tobago’s in Granger Bay

If you’d like to spoil yourself to something swish and sophisticated, head for the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, and tuck into Tobago’s Dubai-style brunch.

The deal includes a sushi station, fresh oysters, and a chocolate fountain and you can enjoy as many soft drinks as you like too. In ordinary times, you can also indulge in house wines and local beers with your meal.

Cape Town’s best Brunch Options

From bakeries to fine dining restaurants, Cape Town offers a mountain of poached eggs, bagels and homemade bread to make brunch the most varied meal of the day. 

Try Kleinsky’s Deli in Sea Point for the best bagels with a delicious twist or, at the other end of the scale – a fine dining brunch at Villa 47 in the City Centre where you’ll find all the classic breakfast options served up with an Italian philosophy.

Fancy a chic omelette with pan-fried mushrooms, zucchini and goats’ cheese – then Superette in Woodstock is the place to be seen, but if it’s a home brewed coffee and croissant with lamb bacon that whets your appetite, Coco Safar in Sea Point is a brunch you won’t forget.

Set Yourself up for the Best of Cape Town

Nothing makes brunch better than rising early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and working up a healthy appetite with a scenic hike first.

So, put yourself in a prime spot to enjoy the best brunch in Cape Town by booking your exclusive accommodation in some of the city’s most beautiful spots.

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