Start planning your weekend now: where to get eggs Benedict

To celebrate World Egg Day on 11 October – and because we love a naughty start to the day – we’ve come up with a list of cafés and restaurants that do one of our favourite things with eggs: poach them, stack them with bacon or salmon on an English muffin, and smother them in glossy, rich hollandaise sauce. While we do also love fluffy omelettes, fried eggs and spoons of scrambled on toast, there’s nothing quite so decadent as eggs Benedict for breakfast.


Bella Café
Served with: bacon or salmon
Price: R80

Bola Café
Served with: bacon, black truffle hollandaise and toasted bruschetta
Price: R60

Café Duarte
Served with: smoked sausage and homemade bread, cherry tomatoes and a hash brown
Price: R60

Served with: gypsy ham and citrus hollandaise
Price: R78

Melissa’s (Hyde Parc)
Served with: bacon
Price: R58.

Munch Sherwood
Served with: gypsy ham and asparagus
Price: R68

Served with: bacon
Price: R59 for a single portion or R69 for a double

Voodoo Lily Café
Served with: bacon
Price: R78

The Whippet
Served with: gypsy ham
Price: R44 with two eggs or R48 with three eggs


Blos Café
Served with: gypsy ham
Price: R57

Carlton Café
Served with: either gypsy ham or salmon trout
Price: R70 with gypsy ham or R80 with salmon trout

Café Beyritz
Served with: gammon
Price: R49

Ginger and Fig
Served with: nitrate-free bacon
Price: R55

Papa’s Real Food
Served with: ham
Price: R49


Bellevue Café
Served with: black forest ham
Price: R60

The Brasserie at Quarters Hotel
Served with: kaiser ham
Price: R65

The Corner Café
Served with: salmon
Price: R52

Freedom Café
Served with: salmon gravadlax
Price: R69

Jam Restaurant
Served with: either bacon or salmon
Price: R65

Served with: pancetta
Price: R67

Parc Café
Served with: bacon
Price: R55

Served with: parma ham and minted hollandaise sauce
Price: R62

Cape Town

65 on Main
Served with: bacon
Price: R52

Bistro Sixteen82
Served with: Brad’s bacon
Price: R64

Caffé Milano
Served with: bacon
Price: R52

Cocoa Chai Chi
Served with: gypsy ham and spinach
Price: R59

Coffee Bloc at Buitenverwagting
Served with: ham and broccoli shoots.
Price: R65

Dear Me
Served with: ham, bacon (both R58) or smoked trout (R72)

Lazari Food Gallery
Served with: bacon, ham or salmon (weekends only)
Price: R60 for bacon and ham, R68 for salmon

Liquorice and Lime
Served with: bacon or ham
Price: R58

Served with: gypsy ham
Price: R44

Melissa’s in Blouberg,  Constantia, Kloof Street, Newlands, Tyger Valley and V&A Waterfront
Served with: bacon
Price: R58

River Café at Constantia Uitsig
Served with: streaky bacon
Price: R65

The Sidewalk Café
Served with: salmon and spinach
Price: R55 (R62 with salmon)

Starlings Café
Served with: bacon
Price: R69

Served with: bacon or smoked salmon
Price: R65 for bacon, R83 for salmon

Westin Executive Club
Served with: Canadian bacon or smoked chicken
Price: Part of the buffet breakfast for R220 per person


The Big Easy
Served with: bacon or smoked salmon
Price: R50 for bacon, R60 with salmon

Melissa’s in Somerset West and Stellenbosch
Served with: bacon and Turkish bread (instead of English muffin)
Price: R55

Sage at Chabivin MCC
Served with: gypsy ham
Price: R70

Taste Eatery
Served with: ham
Price: R50


By Kelly Pluke and Kristia van Heerden


Photograph: Avlxyz

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