A busy day in Cape Town
ought to start with a delicious brunch! You can go to Whole Earth Cafe, for instance, which offers a mid-morning meal chock full of healthy delights. There's also Starlings Café, on the other hand, a suitable place for those who crave something simple like a sandwich or a wrap. And let's not forget Harveys at Winchester Mansions either! There's a good reason why this spot is pretty hot and you'll only find out if you check it out yourself. In any case, these and more are some of the best brunch spots in Cape Town. You can start your day right in any one of them!
Harveys at Winchester Mansions
Though it's a great place to eat brunch on any day of the week, you have to go to Harveys at Winchester Mansions on Sunday! Their weekend brunch buffet is something else! It's not just the usual suspects—eggs, bacon, pastries, coffee—served on this day. You'd even get to enjoy some sushi, sashimi, and other exotic delicacies too. Pair that with the place's signature elegant ambiance and the live jazz band that plays while you eat and you've got yourself quite the sophisticated meal. Even more so with that view of the promenade too!
Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar, and Terrace
A restaurant, a bar, and a terrace all in one? Yes, please! At the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar, and Terrace serves up quite the feast for brunch. For one thing, the mid-morning meal here is as much about seafood as it is about the typical brunch food. Sushi and oysters are some of the most delectable dishes served during Saturday brunch. And if you're a sweet tooth, you can easily drench all sorts of treats in the chocolate fountain for a delightful dessert. As for drinks, seeing as this place is also a bar, why not get a glass of wine or even a cocktail?
Located in the Sea Point district of Cape Town
, Kleinsky’s Delicatessen is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It's especially popular among those on-the-go, who'd probably be too busy to sit down and just order takeout for their brunch. After all, this particular deli is known for its scrumptious bagels. On their own, they can fill your tummy up quite nicely. Or at least, enough for when you can eat a proper meal. And if you have time for the latter, you can get your pair your bagels with all sorts of delicious toppings here. What's not to love?
In the southern suburb of Claremont, on the famous Belvedere Road, Starlings Café is the perfect retreat for a nice, quiet brunch in Cape Town. All of the other places mentioned so far can get pretty busy; not exactly suitable for those who aren't morning persons. Here, the vibe is chill and the atmosphere largely remains peaceful. As for what to get, their sandwiches and wraps always make for great mid-morning meals. Be it a smashed burger or a vegan wrap, you'll enjoy every bite! Pair any of that with a hot cup of coffee and you'll get one of the most soothing brunches ever!
Whole Earth Cafe
True to its name, the Whole Earth Cafe is perfect for a healthy brunch. Though it's not an exclusively vegan or vegetarian cafe in Cape Town
, its organic dishes remain the top bestsellers. From veggies paired with mashed potatoes to vegan potato gnocchi, you can't go wrong with having brunch here. Ironically, the cafe's desserts are also a main draw! One slice of their popular coconut blueberry cheesecake and you'll never forget its taste ever again. You might even go all the way back here for brunch just so you can get another slice! And no one will blame you if you do.
Finally, there's Hemelhuijs in the City Bowl area of Cape Town. As far as healthy brunch spots in Cape Town go, this one wins by a long shot! The place's name literally means 'heaven house,' a perfect description of how you'll feel after eating here. Sure, their toast with fresh fruit might not seem like much at first, but one bite is enough to convince you otherwise. And don't forget their healthy juices too! Those are what makes Hemelhuijs popular, after all. In fact, if you're in the middle of a cleanse, some organic juice from here is a good enough brunch for you!
Nothing starts the day in Cape Town quite right than a nice brunch. And in these incredible hotspots, they serve the most scrumptious mid-morning meals in the city. You'll want to have brunch in these places every single day while you're in Cape Town!