03 July 2015 | Zimkhitha Sulelo
Hop on a red bus and enjoy a delicious breakfast on Beach Road. Image by Winchester Mansions
Catching a City Sightseeing Red Tour bus is a special treat any time of the day, but catching one early in the morning means you can avoid the crowds and take your time exploring the city.
With the first bus departing as early as 8am, eating a proper breakfast might be tricky, but the Red Bus Tour and Blue Mini Peninsula Tour routes share stop 12 on Beach Road, which is home to great restaurants. The stop gives access to many other activities to explore on foot, which makes it a perfect place to hop off the bus to fuel up and hop on again as there is a bus every 15 minutes. Knowing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we have compiled a list of the top restaurants on Beach Road that serve the freshest and yummiest breakfast menu on the strip.
The salad bar is always open at Cafe Neo. Image by Cafe Neo
The name Café Neo doesn’t give away much, but if you are looking for super healthy homemade porridge with fresh fruits, or Muesli soaked overnight with crunchy apple for breakfast, this is the place to go. But if savoury is what gets you going for breakfast, their “Hot Greek” special with free range eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomato topped with fried haloumi cheese is a great option. They also have a selection of sandwiches to choose from and smoothies.
South Seas Building, 129 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
021 433 0849
Sotano has a lot of healthy breakfast options to start your day with. Image by Sotano
If you go to Sotano for breakfast you might find yourself looking at the lunch menu as well, because the food is that good. Their breakfast menu offers most of the traditional breakfast favourites – from French toasts, full English breakfast, homemade Muesli and eggs benedict to name just a few. Try the salmon benedict for a gourmet twist or the open flat bread vegetarian breakfast, which is sure to go down very well. And with its gorgeous view, it’s always better to sit outside to enjoy your meal.
121 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
021 433 1757
La Vie café Bar
Enjoy your breakfast with a view of the ocean at La Vie café Bar. Image by La Vie café Bar
La Vie Café Bar is definitely one of the popular spots on Beach Road for various reasons. It could be their 180-degree views of the ocean; their cocktail menu, which is great for sundowners and, of course, the food. Also, the restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere with a nice open plan setting so no matter where you are sitting; you will have a nice view. For breakfast you will find people in their gym gear and families enjoying their first meal of the day. Try their omelets and build your own just the way you like it. For a healthier option their homemade muesli is packed with all the right stuff that will keep you going till lunch.
205 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
021 433 1530
The Sunday brunch at Winchester Mansions is worth waiting for. Image by Winchester Mansions
Great food is worth waiting for, so on Sundays you can head to Winchester Mansions (stop 11) and enjoy a great spread with their brunch buffet from 11am to 2pm. Remember to phone ahead and book to enjoy this treat. This is perfect for people who are not in a rush to get out of bed and who like to start their day with a glass of bubbly. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and eat your way to desserts while you enjoying a live jazz band.
221 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
021 434 2351
New Port Market and Deli
You can’t miss New Port Market and Deli as it is directly across the road from the lighthouse, which is one of Sea Point’s popular landmarks. From as early as 7am, you can fill up at the Deli with fresh produce from super healthy smoothies on the go or sit down and enjoy a warm breakfast. The great thing about the Deli is that you can take your time shopping for fresh produce to take home with you afterwards. Here you can rest assured that there is something on the menu for everyone.
125 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
021 439 1538