11 bargain breakfasts in Cape Town

Millennials are under constant fire for their alleged preference for brunch over a bond – but a good breakfast needn’t cost an arm and a leg. Whether you’re on the hunt for a quick, mid-week brekkie or a leisurely weekend bagel, affordable breakfast options are abundant in the Mother City. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 spots around Cape Town that are currently offering incredible breakfast bargains.

Arnold’s (Gardens)

A great selection of all-day breakfasts awaits at this Gardens favourite. The free-range breakfast lite is the perfect option for fiscally responsible brunchers and includes scrambled free-range eggs served on an English muffin with baby tomatoes and basil pesto (R25). Alternatively, head here before 7am Mondays to Fridays and tuck into the early bird special of two eggs, two bacon strips, two ostrich chipolatas, fried tomato and toast for only R23.

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Caffé Villagio (Milnerton)

Head here for a R35 breakfast every day of the week.

Clarke’s (City Bowl)

Famous for their delicious burgers, mac ‘n cheese and cocktails, this hip spot is also a popular stop for breakfast. They run weekly specials like the toast and two eggs special (R30), which includes a slice of toast and two farm eggs done to your liking, as well as coffee or an orange juice. This special runs Monday to Friday between 8am and 9am. You can also grab any coffee for R12 on Mondays to Fridays between 7am and 8am.

A cheerful breakfast at Clarke’s. Photo supplied.

Hail Pizza (City Bowl)

From Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 10am, choose from a breakfast menu that gets you a select breakfast with either coffee or juice for R35 or R60.

Breaking the fast at Hail Pizza. Photo supplied.

Manna Epicure (Gardens)

Situated on buzzing Kloof Street, this eatery boasts a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere and a seasonal menu. It’s a hotspot for weekday and weekend breakfasts and brunches, and between 8am and 9am every day of the week, there’s a 50% off deal on all breakfasts. Options include everything from muesli or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, to French-toast croissants or eggs Benedict.

The Mash Tun (Woodstock)

Head down here for a R30 breakfast every day, complete with two eggs, bacon, tomato and a flatbread.

The Raptor Room (City Bowl)

This tiny Roeland Street spot is well-known for their gourmet gatsbys by night but, in the morning, get a killer deal of eggs with your choice of bread for R38, and additions of smoked bacon or rooibos-roasted tomatoes. You can also get a BeneBagel (eggs Benedict bagel) plus a Flat Mountain coffee for R60 every morning until 12pm.

Sidewalk Café (Vredehoek)

This neighbourhood gem has long filled the bellies of early risers with their really cheap weekday breakfast. For R45 you’ll get bacon, tomato, a slice of toast and one egg.

Square Café (Century City)

On Saturdays, Square Café offers an amazing breakfast special that allows you to choose from a select menu (which includes eggs Benedict and a hearty fry-up) for only R50. You also get a free coffee with every breakfast. Score.

Tiger’s Milk (Century City, Muizenberg)

For only R29 you can enjoy a fantastic breakfast special that includes a hearty pan breakfast, as well as a free cup of coffee. Available every day of the week from 8am to 11am.

Breakfast at Tiger’s Milk. Photo supplied.

Tortilla Modern Mexican (City Bowl)

Kickstart your day with some spicy Mexican food. The Business breakfast burrito bowl or burrito wrap is filled with scrambled egg, breakfast beans and all the trimmings for R42. Plus you get a Deluxe coffee for free. The deal is only valid until 11am.

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