19 awesome all-day breakfasts in Cape Town

As breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, it only makes sense that it should be served all day. These are the Cape Town restaurants drawing smiles from late-sleepers everywhere by offering awesome all-day breakfasts.

Arnold’s (Gardens)

A great selection of all-day breakfasts awaits, including sweet options like Carol’s French toast with pickled ginger, peaches and mascarpone cheese; and classic eggs Benedict with bacon. The free-range breakfast lite is the perfect option for the end of the month and includes scrambled free-range eggs served on an English muffin with baby tomatoes and basil pesto for a tidy R32.


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Clarke’s (City Bowl)

Breakfast is served from 8am to 4pm and includes everything from warm croissants and stuffed omelettes to a classic egg sandwich. The bestsellers include the homemade labneh on toast with sliced avo and an optional poached egg, as well as the hash eggs, which comprise crispy potatoes with toasted cauliflower, peppers and spring onions with two poached eggs, hollandaise and pea shoots.


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Cocoa Oola (Gardens)

The breakfast menu is available until 3pm and includes hearty options like French toast with bacon and maple syrup and a croissant with two poached eggs, gypsy ham, avocado and hollandaise sauce.


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El Camino Global Eatery (Bo-Kaap)

This cosy, hip little space with a carefully curated collection of clutter serves all-day eggs Benedict with a glossy, well-executed hollandaise.

Empire Café (Muizenberg)

The chalkboard menu is updated regularly, but the huevos rancheros tortilla filled with two fried eggs, chilli beans and mince is a staple favourite. A selection of scrambled egg variations arrives with appetising accompaniments like bacon, balsamic caramelised tomato and bruschetta, or a more classic option like pork sausage, mushrooms, caramelised tomato and bacon with toast.


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Four & Twenty Café (Wynberg)

Savour gourmet breakfasts like the oriental eggs Benedict – pan-fried exotic mushrooms topped with two poached eggs, an Indonesian umami hollandaise, sesame-crusted bacon, buttery edamame beans and a drop of sesame oil. Another top choice is the beer-battered apple-and-bacon flapjacks served with a pecan and apple streusel, cinnamon-caramel sauce, creamed apple-butter mascarpone and maple-glazed bacon.

Hemelhuijs (City Bowl)

A trip to Hemelhuijs always feels like an opulent affair – and even more so when you opt for their all-day breakfasts. They’ve become known for their soft mieliepap, with local honey and a generous pat of butter, as well as their toasted mosbolletjie bread with cultured cream and homemade jam.

Jarryd’s (Sea Point)

This cool café has been a Sea Point staple from the moment they opened their doors, and it’s easy to see why. The Benedict bar allows you to piece together your dream eggs Benedict, with toast, hash browns and even a salmon-and-potato cake forming the base. The avo toast is worth travelling for, and with breakfast being served all day, you’ll be able to order it no matter how late you roll out of bed.

Knead (Muizenberg, Gardens)

Choose from an array of all-day breakfasts, which include everything from the popular eggs Benedict with bacon or smoked salmon to brioche French toast with crispy bacon, fried mushrooms and homemade chunky tomato sauce. Fresh fruit salad, cheese-and-jam boards, and sweetcorn fritters are also on offer, as well as an array of fresh breads to take home for later.


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Lazari (Vredehoek)

This tranquil neighbourhood café is best known for whipping up a mean eggs Benedict topped with their signature creamy homemade hollandaise sauce. Choose between bacon and ham or fresh salmon. A blackboard menu features daily specials, which could include anything from halloumi with mushroom, avocado and spinach to the omelette of the day.


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Loading Bay (De Waterkant)

Situated in the heart of De Waterkant, Loading Bay is the go-to eatery for fresh and inspired plates. Its breakfast offering – which includes everything from the eggs your way on toast, to more inventive dishes like zucchini rösti with smoked rainbow trout and goats’ cheese curd, served with a panko egg – are available all day.

Manna Epicure (Gardens)

In addition to its famous winter and breakfast specials, Manna Epicure also serves breakfast until 3pm, so you can tuck into everything from French toast croissants to eggs Florentine at your own pace.


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Origin Coffee Roasting (Green Point)

Complement your Origin coffee with a bite from the breakfast menu, like the classic eggs and toast with cherry tomatoes and your choice of 60% rye bread, sourdough or a bagel. The French toast is also worth consideration, featuring custard-soaked brioche with a quince-and-rhubarb compote and crème fraîche.

Raptor Room (Zonnebloem)

The cool cats at Raptor Room have got your breakfast needs covered, with a brunch menu that’s served until 3pm. Tuck into the famous Benebagel, featuring all the fixings of a classic eggs Benedict on a toasted bagel, or see why their avo on toast is so well-loved (it’s got to do with the Karoo dukkah, soft feta cheese and rooibos-roasted tomatoes). They also offer breakfast specials during the week, should you need another reason to head down here.

Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.


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Scheckter’s Raw (Sea Point)

Even the health nuts among us need a lie-in every now and then, and Sheckter’s has your back. The vegan-focused eatery serves up breakfasts all day, meaning you can hit snooze and still enjoy pumpkin-pie flapjacks.

Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app.

Skinny Legs & All (City Bowl)

The Porridge of the Gods comes highly recommended, comprising aniseed-and-cinnamon-spiced oats topped with seasonal fruit. Other highlights include raw muesli with grated apple, Greek yoghurt and a dash of cinnamon; and soft scrambled eggs with ciderhouse rye or country sourdough bread. Alternatively, complement your scrambled eggs with slow-roasted tomato and basil, salmon and avocado, or prosciutto.


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Starlings Café (Claremont)

This beloved neighbourhood gem is known for its fantastic coffees, hearty all-day breakfasts and warm, inviting atmosphere. Go for the fantastically made eggs Benedict available on sourdough or rye, or the homemade beans on toast. (A new branch will also be opening in the City Bowl. Find out all the details.

Superette (Woodstock)

Pop in for the popular poached eggs breakfast, which includes sourdough with hollandaise sauce, bacon, courgette ribbons, goat’s feta, toasted seeds and lemon-dressed greens. Other options include homemade cranberry granola with yoghurt, nuts, and fresh fruit, as well as toasted banana bread with brown-sugar butter.

tashas (Constantia)

The wealth of breakfast options here will pick you up at any time of the day, including fluffy free-range scrambled eggs, French toast and decadent filled croissants. Try the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon trout, chives and a dollop of cottage cheese, or the mascarpone French toast with mixed berries or Italian cherry preserves.


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