You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Sherlock Holmes, where writhing machinery collides with industrial-chic decor. Welcome to Cape Town’s only steampunk coffee roastery. Co-founder David Donde says the concept was a natural choice, considering the relationship between coffee and steam.
Known mainly for its excellent coffee and eye-catching decor, this downtown joint also offers a number of delicious breakfasts – for sit-down meetings or on-the-go bites – including Breakfast Burrito Tostada (vegan), Eggs Benedict, French toast, smashed avo on toast, and loads more.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 6am – 6pm
Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Sunday, 8am – 4pm
Where to find it 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
This corner bakery on Bree Street is the go-to spot for hipsters and innercity office workers looking for artisanal bread, buttery croissants, out-of-this-world pies and zingy sandwiches. Pretty much every breakfast item and you’ll have a hard time choosing, its all SO DELICIOUS!
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 3:30pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Where to find it 185 Bree Street, Cape Town
Hidden behind a hedge on Belvedere Road in Claremont, this warm and hospitable café is housed in a Victorian building, complete with high ceilings and wooden floors. A fireplace inside keeps diners warm and toasty in winter; in summer sit outside in the quaint garden for beautiful mountain views. Most of the menu items come from small artisanal suppliers, keeping everything ethical, fresh and delicious.
Opening times Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 7am – 4pm
Where to find it 94 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Rich in heritage, the landmark also offers a noteworthy dining experience, with a diverse menu, created by executive chef Stefan Meintjes. Expect items such as Banting benedict, creamy eggs, mince on toast, omelettes, French toast, scones, poached eggs Hollandaise, among others.
Enjoy your meal in one of four areas: the beach house-style Fisherman’s Tent; the cosy, romantic Voorhuijs; the sun-soaked Outside Terrace, or the kid-friendly Beach Area where the little ones can run free.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 9:30pm
Where to find it 32 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand, Western Cape