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The weekend is here, and as the weather has been dreary and overcast as of late, many plan on staying indoors. What makes staying at home better than a lovely, warm baked treat in bed with your morning coffee?

Here is a list of Cape Town bakeries with goods that will make your tastebuds tingle:

Grumpy and Runt Little Deli and Donuts

This deli is a gem for those who love fresh donuts, Each batch is hand-rolled, cut and fried each morning, and the flavors vary on a daily basis.

“We make New York-style vegan deli food, including sourdough sandwiches; filled bagels; cookies; sweet and savoury pies; muffins and a range of pastries. All the classics, but cruelty-free, plus all your daily provisions,” Grumpy and Runt’s website reads. 

The staff try to make everything themselves, ranging from their butter and cheese to vegan deli meats.

Make sure to try one of their stuffed donuts (if you get there early enough to bag one).

Address: 22 Dunkley Mews, Dunkley Square, Gardens, 8001
Operating hours: Mondays – Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 8am – 3.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 2pm
Website: http://www.grumpyandrunt.com

Dolce Bakery

This small bakery in Observatory has become a well-known secret. Who hasn’t clambered to get their hands on one of their delicious apple crumble or baked cheesecake slices?

They cater to gluten-free and vegan clients as well, and their treats are guaranteed to hit the spot – every single time.

Address: 239C Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
Operating hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 5pm
                                     Saturdays 8am – 2pm
Website: https://dolcebakery.co.za

Coco Safar

This café is launched into popularity among Capetonians as soon as their Sea Point store opened.

At Coco Safar we produce everything freshly on site with flair and savoir-faire: from the coffee roastery where the beans are expertly roasted, the microbrewery where botanical drinks are cold-brewed with authentic ingredients and natural flavours, to couture pâtisserie and chocolate crafted with finesse – you can taste the difference in every bite, in every detail and every luxury experience,” their site reads. 

If you pay them a visit, be sure to grab a pack of 25 mini Madeleine to enjoy at home as well.
Address: Coco Safar, 277 Main Road, Cape Town, 8005
Operating hours: 8am to 6pm, every day
Website: https://cocosafar.online

Pajamas and Jam Eatery

This Strand-based eatery offers visually stunning cakes and other baked good to customers.

They are also known for their delicious breakfasts and also sell décor – your one-stop shop for a great morning outing. While there, ensure you try their freshly baked challah, which is served with cold yoghurt and a warm, chunky apple sauce.

If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, we also recommend their sensational honey orange Bostock.

Address: 32 van Zyl Street, Strand
Operating hours: Weekdays – 8am-4pm
Sat – 8am-1pm
Sun – closed
Website: https://www.pajamasandjam.com



Have your cake and eat it too – banging bakeries

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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.