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Budget-friendly breakfasts around Durban

These cafés and eateries around the sunny city have kept your bank balance in mind while crafting their awesome breakfasts.

1904 Bistro Americain (Kloof)

Take advantage of the daily breakfast special where you get smashed avo and a poached egg on rye for R49. The deal also comes with a choice of orange juice or cappuccino. Alternatively, go for options like the eggs Benedict for R65; the Quick ’n Easy breakfast with an egg, bacon, grilled tomato and toast for R39; or the flapjacks with maple syrup and bacon for R55.

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Afro’s Chicken

For a cheap and cheerful brekkie, head to one of the many Afro’s Chicken branches for a good old bacon roll for only R30. If you want to amp it up, order the bacon and egg roll for R35 or the bacon, scrambled eggs and chilli chutney wrap for R38.

A bacon and egg roll from Afro’s Chicken. Photo supplied.

Beach Bums (Ballito)

This beachside restaurant serves up some good budget-friendly breakfasts. Order the Sunrise breakfast, which comes with one egg, three rashers of bacon, tomato and toast for R39. The Beachy breakfast features two eggs, bacon, tomato, creamy mushroom sauce, a pork banger and toast for R55. Else go for the Breakfast Run option, which is served up with two eggs, boerewors, toast and chips for R49.

Circus Circus (Snell Parade)

Grab a spot on the sand at this popular beach café for a hearty morning feast. Enjoy creamy scrambled eggs on low GI or village bread for R39. Or order the One Egg Act where you get bacon, grilled tomato, toast and one fried egg for R39. You could also enjoy a bowl of low GI oats with honey, toasted almonds and seasonal fruit for R48.

Moto Café (Umhlanga Rocks)

Most of the breakfasts at this daytime eatery won’t blow your budget. Try one of the three Benedicts with bacon (R68), spinach (R63), or avo (R68), which includes two eggs, toast and hollandaise sauce. There’s also a mini-Moto breakfast with one egg, bacon and toast for R32; the Daybreak-Brekkie with two eggs, bacon and cherry tomatoes for R48; or mince on toast with a poached egg for R48. If you’re looking to indulge a bit, the French toast features two slices of bread with a topping of berries and a homemade peanut butter and chocolate sauce for R65.

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Nouriti (La Lucia and Umhlanga)

This health café serves up some wholesome grub that won’t break the bank. Try the bacon, egg and cheddar on toasted ciabatta for R43; avo, egg and sumac toast for R35; or some oat flapjacks topped with bacon and egg for R40. For something extra healthy, order the açai blueberry smoothie bowl for R48.

Republik (Durban North and Hillcrest)

This burger bar is not only good for their buns. Head here for one of their breakfasts like the Hangover Cure with two eggs, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, and tomato chilli on toast for R60; or go for the affordable loaded toast with smashed avo and basil pesto for just R50. If you’re after something sweet, the Plain Jane French toast with cinnamon sugar and syrup will hit the spot at R40. Republik’s build-a-breakfast option features a base of two eggs, a piece of toast and bacon for just R37. Also, if you’re a student, head here with your student card and get a R45 breakfast with two eggs, bacon, toast and a coffee.

Budget-friendly breakfasts at Republik include loaded toast with a generous amount of avo. Photo supplied.

Ray’s Kitchen (Salt Rock)

Sit out on the deck and enjoy a pocket-friendly breakfast by the pool. Affordable options include the breakfast toastie with bacon, two fried eggs and sharp cheddar (R59). There’s also homemade banana bread served toasted with Nutella (R44).

Have we missed your favourite spot for a bargain breakfast? Let us know in the comments below.

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