The 7 Best Spots For Cape Town Brunch

There’s not much that Cape Town doesn’t offer hungry, eager visitors. From top-notch beach bars to some of the most delicious vegan restaurants in all of South Africa, there’s something here for any kind of traveller.

However, there’s one thing that restaurants here do really well, and that’s Cape Town brunch. Whether you woke up late or simply want to treat yourself to a boozy breakfast at noon, you’ll have your fair share of choices when it comes to brunch spots in Cape Town.

Choices here range from elegant jazz brunches to traditional breakfast dishes with a twist. Feeling hungry yet? Check out the seven best spots for brunch in Cape Town.

1. Mulberry & Prince

What’s on the brunch menu at Mulberry & Prince? An array of delectable choices that range from chorizo scramble, flat top hash, buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, fried chicken and waffles, blueberry pancakes, and peach melba waffles. To top it all off, the locale is super trendy, ensuring that your Cape Town brunch is as Instagrammable as it is delicious.

2. Clarke’s

Hungry for brunch in Cape Town? Head to Clarke’s, where they serve breakfast all day along with a few delicious brunch cocktails. Few places in South Africa serve breakfast to quite the standard that they do at Clarke’s, which means that you can stop by literally any time of day and indulge in scrumptious breakfast foods, even if it’s not for brunch.

3. Harveys at Winchester Mansions

Head to the famous Winchester Mansions and indulge in their legendary Sunday Jazz Brunch. You’ll have to make it there between 11 am to 2 pm to ensure you get to enjoy their sophisticated brunch, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with one of the best brunch experiences in all of Cape Town. Relaxing jazz, sophisticated drinks, and great breakfast food? Count us in.

4. Hemelhuijs

At this cosy Waterkant establishment you can indulge in breakfast and brunch dishes as you experience one of the most architecturally stunning restaurants in Cape Town. Creatively cooked dishes match the equally inventive interior of Hemelhuijs where you’ll find that unique coffee, exotic teas, and all-day breakfast is standard fare.

5. Jarryd’s Espresso Bar and Eatery

At what feels more like a gourmet eatery than a brunch spot, the chefs at Jarryd’s are able to whimsically craft dishes that personify quality and passion. Here, they’re committed to sourcing only the best ingredients. And, the commitment shines through in the full flavours and tantalising tastes of each one of their dishes. Breakfast, brunch, or dinner, you can’t go wrong at Jarryd’s.

6. Groot Phesantekraal 

The Saturday brunch at Groot Phensanterkraal is pretty well-known in Cape Town, both for the quality of the brunch food and the general atmosphere. The locale, which is nestled inside of a working farm, serves well-crafted dishes and quality wines. If you’re not interested in a traditional breakfast but would still like to sample some South African mid-day meals, then definitely head here.

7. Lola’s

Lola’s is perhaps one of the trendiest brunch spots on this list. The airy, welcoming space feels ultra-cosy, especially after just rolling out of bed on the weekend. And, with a menu that features locally-sourced foods, including veggie options, craft beers and quality coffee, you’ll be able to have your caffeine and then move on to breakfast, brunch, and drinks all at once.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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