They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I have no desire to argue. Instead, I believe it's far more useful to build up one's repertoire of banging brekkie spots so that one is never, ever, at risk of being caught with ones proverbial pants down. Ja-niee?
I took to Twitter to make my plea for top tips, and here's what came out trumps from our faithful Jozi Twitterati…
Officially, really, truly the best croissants in Joburg and a gorgeous sunny terrace are just two traits of many that keep people in the Northern Suburbs coming back for more.
Cnr Hobart and Grosvenor Road
Country Living, Bryanston
Shabby chic at its best, with perhaps a little more chic than shabby. Head here for a classier breakfast affair and delicious pastries and sweet treats. Especially nice on chillier days when it's cosy and they have the fire going.
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Cnr Ballyclare and William Nicol
Peach Cafe, Camdeboo Farm, Fourways
Pull on your hunter wellies, or vellies (!), and head on over for beautiful rustic farm fare, and good clean farm air. The happy-making food is made with love by husband and wife team, Siân and Greg Gautier.
83 Selbourne Road
Off Church Street
Nice on 4th, Parkhurst
World famous toast pots, filled with crispy bacon and a poached egg, or smoked salmon and hollandaise. Need we say more?
Cnr Fourth Avenue & 14th Street
011 788 6286
Park Cafe, Parkwood
Buzzing and beautiful, and they're the queens of continental-style brekkies in Joburg.
Call 011 447 0250
The Parks Shopping Center
Corner Wells Street and Jan Smuts Avenue
Salvation Cafe, 44 Stanley Avenue
African authenticity, organic coffee, and eggs benedict to die for. Oh, and street cred points for joining in the 44 Stanley vibe of course.
44 Stanley Avenue
011 482 7795
The Service Station
I love a quirky little back-street bite, particularly when they serve what has to be the best french toast out there.
Corner Ninth Street and Rustenburg Road
Hippy-chic at its best. Enjoy a laid-back and lip-lekker breakfast before joining in the fun at the nearby Neighbourgoods Market perhaps?
072 248 2078
70 Juta Street
Wolves Cafe, Illovo
Killer coffee, all day breakfasts (!), comfy couches, and hot chocolate moustaches. Run there if you must.
3 Corlett Drive
Please let us know if you have a favourite breakfast spot in and around Jozi in the comments below.
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