Woke up late with a grumbling tummy and an undeniable craving for something delicious? Tasty and amazing dishes aren’t only found in and around the city centre, take a look at these top 5 banging brunch spots in Cape Town’s southern suburbs.
1 Wynberg – Four & Twenty Cafe and Pantry
Started by two classically trained Grande Diploma Cordon Blue chefs close friends, Marjike Duminy and Tracey-Leigh Genricks, Four & Twenty is the Parisian inspired cafe with delicious cakes, breakfasts and brunches alike – right in the heart of Chelsea Village in Wynberg. With vegetarian and gluten free options that don’t compromise on taste and quality, the side street cafe offers up some of the best breakfast-come-brunch dishes for any and every customer.
Indulge in their all day hot breakfasts with the likes of apple, bacon and pecan streusel flapjacks or their sweet breakfast “hot dog” – a creative dessert-type breakfast made up in the style of a hot dog – a honey-butter brushed croissant, stuffed with a roasted banana, topped with strawberry coulis, fresh strawberries and toasted Macadamia nuts all topped off with a dollop of Mascarpone. What else would you have for brunch?
When Monday to Saturday, 8am – 5pm (hot kitchen opens at 8:30am and closes at 3:30pm) Saturdays, reservations on for the early morning breakfast at 8am, 8:30am or 9am and their fabulous afternoon tea parties at 3pm. Sundays, 9am – 4pm (hot kitchen closes at 2:30pm)
Where 23 Wolfe Street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg
Cost prices range from R18 – 130.
Contact +27 21 762 0975, [email protected]
Photography Four & Twenty
2 Claremont – The Larder
From cooking for Vatican members and nobility at Castello di Montepo in Tuscany, to working as a freelance food stylist, writer, recipe developer for UK publications and a private chef (“there is a reason why The Larder’s version of Eggs Benedict is called The Johnny Depp”), Sonja Edrige ended up opening one of the finest foodie spots in Claremont.
The cafe has renowned cinnamon buns churning out of the cafe every morning for only R25, as well as a scrumptious menu of croissants, banana loaves, frittatas, mushroom ragu, shakshuka and all the way to a classic BLT. Feed your heart and soul with Sonja’s fresh, local and seasonal dishes for brunch time in this comfy cafe.
When Monday to Friday, 7am – 6pm. Saturdays, 8:30am – 1:30pm.
Where Cnr Grove Ave & Pearce Street, Claremont
Cost Prices range from R25 – R100.
Contact +27 83 297 6882, [email protected]
Photography The Larder
3 Rondebosch – Michael’s Kitchen & Bar
A popular local favourite in Rondebosch, Michael’s Kitchen & Bar serves up some of the best coffees and meals that the ‘burbs has to offer. Grab a warm croissant or chocolate muffin for your brunch indulgence, or pair up your mid-morning meal with their beer special Saturdays, where buying two Castle draughts or Urban craft beers gets you the third one for free!
The Kitchen & Bar serves up all ranges of dishes, from hot, chewy pastries to burgers, pizzas and salads – there’s a dish for whatever you feel like. The warm ambience and trendy decor, along with a delicious menu, makes for the perfect brunch date (and a pretty Instragrammable one at that!)
When Monday – Sunday 7am – 10pm
Where 88 Campground Road, Rondebosch
Cost Prices vary
Contact +21 689 9188
Photography Michael’s Kitchen & Bar
4 Observatory – The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room is a creative and social cafe, drowning in natural sunlight and oozing with artistic character. The cafe boasts the perfect layout for daytime eating, drinking, thinking, meeting and invites local creatives to type, doodle and chat the hours away.
Take brunch easy with a homey, can’t-go-wrong toasted sandwich, some of their home-baked goodies or a hearty soup to warm you up through winter. Perk your brunch up with a mug of Deluxe Coffeeworks’ House Blend coffee. Saturday morning brunch – sorted.
When Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm. Saturdays, 9am – 3pm. Sundays, closed.
Where 87 Station Road, Observatory
Cost prices vary
Contact +27 82 672 0515, [email protected]
Photography The Drawing Room
5 Muizenberg – blonde&beard
Owned by a blonde lady and a bearded dude (who would’ve guessed it?), blonde&beard in Muizenberg is serving up some cozy cafe food and the ideal midday treat. The Berg locals have dubbed the homey cafe’s flat whites as the best in Cape Town, and with a lot of coffee circulating our city, that’s a big compliment.
Homemade cake and coffee specials and daytime specials that are rubbed off and new deals written on the cafe’s wall-chalkboard, make blonde&beard a sublime brunch time stop-off, or just the perfect spot to grab a great flat white.
When Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Where 25 Balmoral Building, Beach Road
Cost prices vary
Contact +27 21 788 1569, [email protected]
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