Top places to do brunch in SA

A bit of breakfast, a bit of lunch: brunch is the ultimate meal and here are the best places for it in SA.

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Cape Town

Dapper Coffee Co., CBD
Set inside a vintage car showroom, Dapper is run by a husband and wife duo that transformed the long time vacant space towards the end of Bree. The amalgamation of food and pristine, luxury cars somehow works so well. Their all-day breakfast menu is a long one with Pancakes, fruit and muesli and a DIY section.

Loading Bay, De Waterkant
This is the ideal brunch spot, with fresh juices, Kombucha and a breakfast menu served until 12. The Sunday brunch menu goes on until closing time. This place is always packed on weekends so get there early. Try the Wild mushroom ragout or Avocado on toast.

BRUNCH Mushroom Ragout #pastureraised #oystermushrooms #healthyeating #goodness

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Open Door, Constantia
If you feel like taking things up a notch, Open Door is exquisite for a weekend brunch. The menu is on another level with toasted brioche French toast, bacon and egg waffles, and homemade granola.

The Blue Café, Tamboerskloof
This cute neighbourhood spot is lovely for a sunny winter day outside. They have high quality ingredients in there dishes and the croissants are one of the best.

Kleinsky's, Sea Point
A cute New York style café serving some of the bets bagels in town. They get very full on weekends so try arrive early. Order the breakfast bagel.

The breakfast bagel @kleinskys sooooo good ???????? #bagel #breakfast #capetown #seapoint

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Warm and Glad, Craighall Park
This eatery is a favourite in Joburg and serves gourmet Asian inspired food with a breakfast/brunch menu as well. Its a tranquil part of town and the restaurant matches this mood. They also serve TWG tea - an added bonus. 

Avo on toast with chilli flakes and good olive oil. It's a winner for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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The Whippet, Linden
A trendy little spot in Linden that serves great coffee in a relaxed environment. It's a café that celebrates the heart and soul of Joburg and they serve breakfast until 12, so its perfect for that weekend lie-in. 

Breakfast muffins. Toasted english muffin, 3 egg folded omelette, crispy bacon, creamy cheddar and some tangy tomato relish.

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Post Breakfast Lunch, Braamfontein
Situated in the happening part of town, Post focuses on locally sourced, sustainable ingredients and good coffee. 

Salvation Café, 44 Stanley
Situated at the quaint 44 Stanley, they serve just about any breakfast you desire until 11:45. Eggs Benedict, American pancakes, breakfast burritos, you name it. If you miss the cut off, enjoy one of their freshly baked cakes or a gourmet sandwich

Grand Central Cafe
, Melrose Arch
An ode to New York and its vibrancy, Grand Central acts as a meeting ground for friends and colleagues. They serve classic breakfasts like a full English, right up until 12:30 , as well as toasties and tramezinnis.


Lucky Bread, Brooklyn
This is a brunch haven because its all about artisanal freshly baked breads. From sandwiches to pizza to incredible cakes. Lucky Bread is a morning ritual and you cannot go wrong here.

Pure Café, Colbyn
A deli and restaurant, Pure Café serves good honest food and caters to your dietary requirements - they have a Banting and Paleo menu. Their dishes are original and beautifully presented.

They have a bunch of house rules, but if you stick to them, you're good to go. Breads are baked daily and can be ordered or enjoyed with breakfast or lunch. Its a lovely café that ties in classic South African food with a modern twist.

Life Grand Café
If you're up for a touch of opulence and a whole lot of style, then this large café is where you need to be. They have an extensive breakfast menu and its available until 12:30. Each breakfast is given a name depending on your mood or taste like the lazy breakfast or the healthy breakfast.


Freedom Café, Greyville
Freedom Café is a well established Durban favourite. Its a quirky restaurant built in and around an industrial container under beautiful trees. The outdoor section is perfect for Durban's warm weather and the inventive breakfast menu is a full of variety. Make sure you get your orders in before 11am!

Antique Café, Morningside
Situated in the old Victorian Churchill House, this café sits next to a vintage clothing and antique store. Enjoy an indulgent brunch in an eclectic, old world café.

The FactoryCafé, Umbilo
Situated in a huge industrial warehouse and driven by the Durban coffee culture, Factory offers a great work space for the freelance individual looking for good coffee and a simple meal.

Bellevue Café, Kloof
Another large venue with an old industrial feel, Bellevue serves classic breakfast options until 11:30 and after that great gourmet toasties.

Charlie's, Morningside
The produce is fresher than fresh as well as organic. Breakfast options are super simple so if you're after a classic bacon and eggs then this is the place. You'll also find huge organic avos (when in season), smoked salmon and delicious cakes.


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