16 February 2017
Cape Town’s known for breathtaking views, and the City Sightseeing Blue Mini Peninsula tour allows you to see these vistas first-hand. The city also boasts a diverse and rapidly growing restaurant culture, with plenty of award-winning eateries. What better way to explore than by having a delicious brunch with a view? So, why not hop off your early-morning Peninsula ride and try one of these top cafés along Beach Road, Sea Point.
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This spot on Beach Road with prime views of the promenade usually bustles with patrons looking to cool down after a run or a walk. In the mood for a full breakfast, pizza or burger? Then you’ve come to the right place. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant is able to cater for large groups. Sip a refreshing drink, grab a latte or tuck into a tasty toasted sandwich while you’re waiting to hop on the bus for your next adventure.
Contact: + 27 (0)21 433 1530; 205 Beach Road Cape Town
Harvey’s at Winchester Mansions
Winchester Mansions is an institution on lively Beach Road, offering plush accommodation and its own eatery, Harvey’s. The restaurant is known for its high teas and has a distinct upmarket feel. This spot is ideal for a laid-back outing and boasts a menu filled with gourmet fare, ranging from exquisite beef tartare to superb seafood platters. Lovers of live music are in for a treat, as the hotel hosts a weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11am to 2pm – an ideal way to wind down after an adventure-filled morning.
Contact: +27 (0)21 434 2351; 221 Beach Road
Offering Mediterranean fare with a gorgeous view, Sotano is known for good food – and it comes with a seaside breeze, too! The restaurant is easy to find as it counts the Mouille Point Lighthouse as one of its neighbours. Open from around 7am, Sotano definitely has brunch on the menu. For something delicious, try the salmon benedict breakfast – it’s a firm favourite with regulars. Whether you want to pop in and grab a flat white before heading to the bus, or before a stroll on the promenade, head to Sotano for a relaxed seaside vibe,.
Contact: +27 (0)21 433 1757; 121 Beach Road
Newport Market & Deli
There’s nothing quite like starting your day with a fresh cuppa and a healthy sandwich, especially if you have a lot of sightseeing to do! This quaint deli is perfect for a pit stop while you wait for the next red bus to come around. Grab some treats or freshly baked bread to take home, or just watch the ebb and flow of the crowd. Newport is close to the Green Point Urban Park, so a walk is definitely on the cards if you feel like it. The spacious venue is great for kids, too, so don’t worry about your little ones getting bored. Doors open at 6.15am, so early birds can get their fix.
Contact: +27 (0)21 439 1538; 125 Beach Road
One of the newer additions to the Beach Road strip, Manga takes a cue from its Japanese name and serves authentic Asian fare. However, the brunch menu is varied. Customers can choose from traditional breakfast options such as an English-style fry-up, home-made muesli for the health conscious, or deep-fried eggs with sausages and potato for carb-lovers. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a Hawaiian poke bowl, a popular trend with foodies and locals alike. Doors open at 11.30am during the week and 8.30am on weekends.
Contact: +27 (0)21 300 7280; corner of Beach Road and Rothesay Place
Near the end of Beach Road, Strolla Restaurant & Bar is nestled among apartment buildings and passengers ready to start their day. This is a great halfway spot to hop off the red bus – you’re still close to the promenade and the beauty that is Bantry Bay if you want to explore on foot. The café also keeps tourists or travellers in mind, offering mobile chargers, free Wi-Fi for customers and outdoor seating to soak up the view. Enjoy a coffee (or cocktail), some live music and ease into the day with the Strolla team. Doors open at 7am Monday to Sunday.
Contact: 27 (0)21 300 5989; 313 Beach Road, Sea Point
How to get there:
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Hop on the Red City Tour to hop off at various stops along Beach Road in Green Point if you want to indulge in some delicious food during your City Sightseeing day out ... Don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets at our tour offices at stop 1 (outside the Two Oceans Aquarium) and stop 5 (81 Long Street) or online and receive an amazing discount.
Buy tickets here.