Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, savoury or both – brunch is arguably the best meal of the day.
Not only does it allow you to lie-in a little on your well-deserved weekend, you can also shamelessly add MCC to your meal, without anyone raising an eyebrow.
To make the most of this glorious meal, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite brunch spots in Cape Town.
Light and airy, Open Door has replaced the old River Cafe at Constantia Uitsig – and, we’re 100% behind this change. Elegant, but still welcoming, their breakfast menu is enough to get anyone out of bed in the morning. With a signature dish of toasted brioche with poached eggs, bone marrow, citrus hollandaise, chorizo and sweetcorn – paired with a variety of local MCCs from their menu, you’re guaranteed to have a good day when it starts like this.
A long-standing favourite with Kenilworth locals, Cafeen is a popular coffee and meeting spot – but, on weekends, breakfasts are bustling. From French toast with lemon curd and streaky bacon, to more traditional favourites – enjoyed with the perfect latte, it’s a family-friendly option for a weekend treat. Added bonus – kids will love the park situated right opposite the entrance.
12 Apostles Hotel
Not only reserved for the rich and famous, the 12 Apostles takes limited bookings from non-guests for their legendary buffet breakfasts. Think oysters and bubbly, cakes and Eggs Benedict – and everything in between. The perfect spot for a special occasion, start your day with a feast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Booking is essential and subject to availability.
Four & Twenty
A culinary gem, hidden in Wynberg’s Chelsea area, Four & Twenty has quickly developed quite the reputation for brunch. Not taking bookings, you can expect to see a queue along the pavement on weekend mornings – but, be assured, it’s worth it. With dishes such as apple, bacon and pecan streusel flapjacks, with creamed apple-butter mascarpone on the menu, it’s not hard to see why locals are willing to wait.