Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and many consider Eggs Benedict to be the best delicious early morning dish on any menu. Something about the combination of the rich and creamy Hollandaise sauce paired with a lemony twist, delectably soft eggs and a crispy yet fresh slice of toast, makes for a memorable morning meal.

So if you’re on the hunt for the best Benedict around, don’t let your dreams be dreams and dig into our list of EGGcellent spots to grab some of the best Eggs Benedict around:

1. Folk Café

Start your morning right in the breezy Folk Café that just opened right by St James Beach. You can enjoy your Eggs Benedict three ways when visiting Folk Café each just as delicious as the last.

Try yours either with bacon or gypsy ham, smoked salmon or vegetarian style with baby spinach and mushrooms.

The new St James branch is perfectly situated for a walk down to the beach once you’ve satisfied your hunger pangs.

Contact: 021 276 3656

Address: 54 Main road (13.55 mi) Saint James, Western Cape, South Africa 7945

Website: http://www.folkcafe.co.za

2. Manna Epicure

This trendy Kloof Street hang has just launched a new Eggs Benedict offering that sure to please any breakfast-lover. Next time you’re in the mood for a breakfast stop, try out their new Eggs Benedict served on a potato waffle with a topping of bacon.

It’s the perfect dish for an avid Benedict fan who is looking for something new yet reminiscent.

Contact: 021 426 2413

Address: 151 Kloof Street, gardens (1.16 mi) Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Website: www.mannaepicure.com

3. The Company’s Gardens

The perfect spot to visit after an evening of partying, The Company’s Gardens serves a good and greasy Eggs Benedict. You’ll be able to enjoy this local favourite served on a fresh and flaky croissant with a touch of rocket and leafy spinach. Once your tummy is full and your hangover subsides, a walk in the Company’s Gardens is the perfect way to end your morning.

Contact: 021 423 2919

Address: 19 Queen Victoria St (0.42 mi) Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Website: www.thecompanysgarden.com

4. Café Honeybun

Snuggly settled on the corner of Lower Main Road in Observatory, Café Honeybun offers a laid-back street side breakfast venue. Their Eggs Benedict is scrumptiously saucy and is served with unforgettably fresh bread, fried tomato and a touch of rocket.

You won’t regret paying a visiting to this cute Obz spot, their coffee is great and their location allows for the perfect opportunity to do some vintage shopping after you’ve filled up.

Contact: 021 447 0606

Address: 107 Lower Main Road, Observatory (2.75 mi) Cape Town, Western Cape 7925

5. Mantra Café

Pair your favourite first meal of the day with the beautiful views of Camps Bay at Mantra Café. Served with succulently seared tomatoes, a sprig of Watercress and healthy helping of crispy bacon, you won’t regret trying this restaurant’s rendition.

While you’re at it, try their morning mimosa for the cherry on top.

Contact: 021 437 0206

Address: 43 Victoria Road (3.14 mi) Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa 8001

Website: www.mantracafe.co.za

6. Truth Coffee Roasting

Get your steam punk on at Truth Coffee where you’ll not only be able to indulge in delicious coffee but decadent Eggs Benedict. With some of the most delightful Hollandaise sauce we’ve come across, Truth is a must-visit for breakfast-lovers everywhere.

A stiff cup of joe and an extra serving of avocado help to take this dish to the next level while pleasing the palate beyond belief.

Contact: 021 200 0440

Address: 36 Buitenkant Street (0.21 mi) Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Website: www.truth.coffee

7. JARRYDS

At JARRYDS they like to call their Eggs Benedict a Bacon Benedict and of course, this is due to an extra heavy helping of bacon.

A pinch of Watercress and a touch of spinach add to the taste while the glorious eggs are served on top of a cloud of tasty Sour Dough or a bread of your choice.

Vegetarians can enjoy their Benedict with mushroom and artichoke so there’s something for everyone at this hip eatery.

Contact: 060 748 0145

Address: 90 Regent Road Sea Point (2.42 mi) Cape Town, Western Cape 8005

Website: www.esthg.com/jarryds

8. Cocoa WahWah

This student hang is the perfect place to stop after a morning run or in-between assignments and work in Southern Suburbs.

Cocoa WahWah has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and their Eggs Benedict is not to be scoffed at.

Served with a good thick ciabatta bread, a bruschetta or a classic croissant, visitors are spoilt for choice.

We suggest opting for an extra helping of avocado or mushrooms for the perfect all-round breakfast.

Contact: 021 685 0714

Address: Devonshire Hill Rd 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape

9. Four & Twenty

Treat yourself to a little Eggs Belicious at Four & Twenty with a side of cherry tomatoes and extra crispy bacon.

You can’t go wrong when it comes to Four & Twenty, their bread is fresh, service is great and their restaurant setting is cosy.

Their portions tend to be on the small side but their Hollandaise sauce is bountiful, so be sure to order a little something something to go with your main meal.

Contact: 021 762 0975

Address: 23 Wolfe Street, Wynberg (6.07 mi) Cape Town, Western Cape 7800

Website: www.fourandtwentycafe.co.za

10. Starlings Café

Tucked away on an unassuming street in Claremont, Starlings Café serves an Eggs Benedict to be reckoned with.

A delightful slice of sour dough and the rich, creamy sauce of your dreams paired with either salmon or bacon, but vegetarian can also opt for mushrooms or avocado.

This cosy location is a must-try and offers some interesting reading options with a few books left out on the tables for visitors to enjoy.

Contact: 021 671 6875

Address: 94 Belvedere Road (5.05 mi) Claremont, Cape Town 7700

Website: www.starlings.co.za

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Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.