Sunny courtyard brunching at Rosebank’s new Sésame Café

Sésame Café is the cute new breakfast-and-lunch spot in the heart of Rosebank (just opposite the fire station and Brik Café). If you’re a fan of Karen Dudley’s The Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town, then you’ll love this sunny café.

The Sésame Café courtyard. Photo supplied.

Fast Facts

Cost: R65 average main meal
Food type: Café fare
Parking: Off-street parking in the adjoining parking lot
Star ratings: Food and drinks: 4; Service: 3; Ambience: 4


The menu changes daily, with fresh pastries imported from France baked every morning, great coffee and a simple but beautifully put-together selection of hot and cold dishes. The Turkish flatbread with labneh, poached eggs and green olives is totally scrumptious, as is the warm quinoa porridge served with fresh seasonal fruit. Or keep it simple with the harissa feta or spinach-and-feta scrambled eggs.

For lunch you’ll be presented with a salad bar filled with deliciously different salads and sandwiches that change from day to day. Think harissa roasted chickpeas with baby spinach and halloumi; bocconcini with cherry tomatoes, olives and basil; and their sensational chicken, celery and grape salad (don’t knock it until you try it). If you’re after something a little more substantial, the super dog is the one for you: a super bratwurst in a salty pretzel roll with all the trimmings.


Organic Fairtrade coffee made every which way, as well as a selection of soft drinks and kombuchas.

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Stop by the hatch to get your breakfast to go ☕️🥐

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It’s order-at-the-counter service.


It’s cute and carefree, with a lovely tree-dappled courtyard for lunchtime in the sun.

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Come visit us!

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Best for…

Work lunches with a view.

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