The art of brunching in Cape Town

2018-12-01 06:30
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Forget breakfast at Tiffany's or guessing who's coming to dinner. Brunch. A beautiful mash-up of two important meals of the day. The appeal is being able to conveniently take this hearty meal with one foot on either end of the day-time meal spectrum, either after an adventurous morning hike or walk.

Given our stressful lifestyles - the art of brunch is very often savoured over the weekend, which is when brunching can be practiced in true Epicurean style, after a lazy morning lie-in. 

So, if you feel like being easy like Sunday morning this weekend, you should have these delightful brunch havens spread across Cape Town on your radar.

You're spoiled for choice in the Mother City, here are a few spots we visited recently.  

Mulberry & Prince

Found just off Bree Street, Mulberry & Prince is one of the Mother City’s chicest hotspots. Serving up delicious American-diner style dishes like pancakes, French toast with bacon and chicken and waffles, this dreamy pink eatery also pushes the envelope with its cool twist on classics, offering up quirky treats like grapefruit mimosas and fried oyster burritos.  Only open for brunch on Sundays, bookings are essential. Click here to see the full menu.

Victoire Bakeries

For over 300 years Victoire Bakeries has been treating Parisians to traditional French pastries and is now doing so in Cape Town too. Situated within Speakers’ Corner - one of the city’s oldest buildings and Cape Town’s new creative hotspot – patrons can expect freshly-baked croissants, baguettes, macrons, quiches, tartlets, mini pizzas, along with traditional French dishes all served within a French-style setting. Closed on Sundays.  

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The art of Brunching

Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

Famed for their bagels this cosy restaurant offers ready-made bagels filled with home-blended shmears for those on the go, along with favourites like matzo ball soup, blintzes, and challah French toast. Kleinsky’s also has a leafy outdoor dining area where customers can catch their breath and tuck into Jewish cuisine worthy of a New York deli.

SEE: No reservations needed - Cape Town restaurants where you don't require a booking during the busy summer season 

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Enjoy striking views of the ocean and the marina which sets the stage for a memorable brunch experience at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. They've just launched new Dubai-style brunch sessions. With a live music to keep you entertained, delicious food on offer, perfect summer cocktails and a view to take your breath away, brunch at Tobago's Restaurant and Terrace at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is a must-do this summer. Click here to contact them and make a bookingBrunch at the Radisson Blu in the Waterfront

Bread Milk & Honey

Having served folks in Cape Town’s inner city with wholesome fare for over 10 years, Bread Milk & Honey is a family-owned and run business with a vision of bringing joy and nourishment to each and every customer. With a wide selection of delicious and nutritious smoothies, tasty toasted sandwiches, lavish lunch buffets, coffees and delectable baked goodies, there is something for everyone to enjoy (and at a reasonable price too). They're closed on Sundays. Click here to see the menu. 

Sure this doesn't sound like your regular first meal of the day hangout but we'd not overlook Afros. Featured on CNN as one of the world's best street foods, Afros started out in a shipping container on the Durban beachfront before bringing its fresh, affordable and simple fast food to Cape Town. The menu features only the best locally sourced ingredients that are free from colorants, preservatives, emulsifiers or additives. Expect an array of bacon-infused breakfasts (including the popular Regmaaker), salads as well as strips and tjips, burgers and wraps all served with tasty toppings. Click here to see the menu.

READ MORE: Bar hopping through Cape Town in style 

The art of Brunching

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