#HighburyHearsYou – we at Cape Town Etc are passionate about getting local restaurants back and booming in business. As part of our #HighburyHearsYou initiative, we’re dishing out the deets on some incredible restaurants in and around town.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in a city like Cape Town, one can often pay exorbitant prices for a decent one. Here are some breakfast spots to get a meal for R40 and under.



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At Bootleggers, you can make your own meal. For R39, the franchise provides a simple omelette and toast meal with the option of adding bacon, avocado, mushrooms, and other toppings. For R9, you can have your eggs any way you want them and add whatever extras you want for a little extra.

Bread, Milk and Honey

At Bread, Milk and Honey in the City Bowl, get scrambled eggs and toast or a three-egg omelette for just R35. This café provides a varied and reasonably priced breakfast menu to satisfy a range of tastes.



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Early risers will enjoy a breakfast special at Arnolds on Kloof Street from 6.45 a.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends. For just R35, you can get two eggs, two rashers of bacon, two ostrich or pork chipolatas, fried tomato, bread, and preserves.


Clarke’s on Bree Street serves a reasonably priced breakfast. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., R40 gets you two farm eggs and toast with coffee or orange juice.



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At HoneyBun in Observatory, try the Recession Meal. For just R30, you can get one rasher of macon, one egg, grilled tomato, and your option of toast.

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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.