5 cafés serving fantastic French toast

With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, boring breads and sad cereals simply just don’t cut it. A breakfast of champions can include many things, but for us the ultimate has to be custardy and crisp French toast. Whether you like it savoury or sweet, the combination of eggy fried bread and saucy, sticky or salty toppings is unbeatable. To help you out with your next indulgent brekkie, we’ve hunted down a few of our favourite spots to grab a glorious plate of French toast.

Bacon on Bree (City Bowl, Cape Town)

Bree Street’s dedicated bacon bar plates up a not-so-average BLT sandwich. In this piece of bready perfection, two slices of savoury French toast holds together layers of salty bacon, peppery rocket and juicy tomato. To add to the magic, it’s seasoned with shavings of parmesan and lashings of mustard mayo (R60).

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Licorish (Bryanston, Johannesburg)

This relaxed eatery offers a host of breakfast favourites. For an ultra-decadent and completely extravagant start to the day, order their chocolate-hazelnut French toast with luscious condensed-milk ice cream (R60).

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Parc (Glenwood, Durban)

A popular breakfast and brunch spot with locals, this down-to-earth café serves a golden and sweet banana-bread French toast with a crunchy sprinkling of toasted cashews, crispy bacon, fresh banana and a drizzle of honey (R65).

Schoon de Companje (Stellenbosch)

These masters of baked goods serve beautiful breakfasts and lunches. Their version of eggy bread is anything but ordinary – think brioche French toast topped with a tangy sour cream and honey-stewed dried fruit (R69).

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tashas (Brooklyn, Pretoria)

This buzzing brunch spot plates up a popular take on the breakfast treat. The classic pain perdu is comprised of brioche French toast, bright berries, mascarpone cheese and a delicate crème anglaise (R65). Add crispy bacon for an extra R24.

Where’s your favourite spot for French toast? Let us know in the comments below.



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