Top 12 hangover breakfasts in Cape Town

All day breakfast at Clarke's Dining
All day breakfast at Clarke's Dining
All day breakfast at Clarke’s Dining

Now don’t be shy, we’ve all had a cracker of a hangover before. And what is the very best of cures? For me, it’s a massive breakfast and lots of liquid as soon as possible.

I’ve also been to every single one of these restaurants, more than twice and I know a bit about a good brekkie.

It’s possibly my favourite, most comforting of all the meal times. Especially when one is hanging by ones teeth hairs and there are crazed feelings of eat-lots-of-fatty-delicious-things-or-die kind of ravenousness – you know?

I give you 12 amazing breakfast places where you can revive yourself with good food.

Superette – 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock – 021 802 5525
Oh my Woodstock heaven, gorgeous funky design, amazing everything here – try the doorstop banana bread or anything on the menu, it’s abundant and quite delicious.

Lazari – Cnr Upper Maynard and Vredehoek Ave, Vredehoek – 021 461 9865
A busy, chic little place with all the right stuff for a good morning munch-down.

Tamboerswinkel – 3 De Lorentz Street (Off Kloof), Cape Town – 021 424 0521
Charming and lovely, good coffee and do try the French toast with bacon, honey and banana, it’s awesome.

Milk & Honey – 10 Spin St, Cape Town CBD – 021 461 8425
Fresh juices that will inject some serious health back into the old bod. Great unfussy food here to grab on your way to work in the city centre after a cracking Phuza weekday bash.

Hemelhuijs – 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town CBD – Tel 021 418 2042
Take a turn into heaven, literally. Not only will you be inside a beautiful place of serenity and calm but you’re in store for a divine taste experience too. Jacques Erasmus is my absolute hero, in fact I think he’s a unicorn. He has a flair for flavour like none other and his food is so delicious it definitely has a bit of magic spun into it.

Jason Bakery – 185 Bree St, Cape Town CBD – 021 424 5644
Oh yea baby, great coffee, excellent bakery goodies and the best chorizo egg muffin thingy I’ve ever had. And it’s on Bree Street, the coolest street in town.

Clarke’s Dining – 133 Bree Street, Cape Town CBD – Tel: 021 424 7648
I love this place a lot. Firstly for their absolute adoration of great ingredients and secondly because their menu is so packed full of amazing dishes I find it very hard to choose.

Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants – 81 Church St, Cape Town CBD – 021 424 7204
Very hip and cool, I’d go here for some great coffee, amazing spiced sausages and some of Jason’s bakeryness. Perhaps don’t sit inside amongst the carcasses and stroke your hangover on the bench outside.

Starlings Café – 94 Belvedere Rd, Claremont – 021 671 6875
A complete oasis and has the most charming open garden at the back and equally chic little Victorian house turned foodie haven. Great breakfasts and coffee meeting spot.

Four & Twenty Cafe – Wolf St, Chelsea Village, Wynberg, Southern Suburbs – Tel: 021 762 0975
One of my favourite locals in the Southern Suburbs, I’ve been here more than 5 times and will go again – see my review and this is just a real gem of a place with an amazing bakery, coffee and gorgeous food piled high with love.

Knead on Muizenberg Beach – Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg – 021 788 2909
I’m here almost every weekend in summer before some beach action on Muizies – great coffee and egg and bacon rolls to-go for the beach. Or you can sit and watch the foamies roll on in and eat something bigger like a breakfast pizza.

Café Roux – Noordhoek in the farm Village – 021 789 2538
Home cooked food with a huge playground so peeps with little ones, this is your hangover mecca as they’ll be kept busy for a little while at least.

So go out darlings, just so you have a nice excuse to go big, again, in the morning.

– Food Muse – Caro de Waal @carodewaal (Twitter & Instagram)

Honourable mentions:

Puka Cafe
Mana on Kloof
Penny Lane

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Caro de Waal is our food muse and ed to all things delicious. She’s a bonafide Cordon Bleu chef and food experience designer too. Follow @carodewaal on Twitter & Instagram.


  1. You forgot Penny Lane in Wynberg. The best and cheapest breakfast: an English breakfast (mushrooms, sausage, etc optional) + coffee/tea + glass of juice. Alll for less than R30.

    If you haven’t been there yet… You can not be a true Capetonian since it’s been around for more than 15 years (maybe 20 years).

  2. I find your choice of places a bit predictable and note that you have eaten at all these places.
    A lot of them seem like hipster joints

    I would think that most Capetonians would enjoy a tipple on the weekend so therefore restaurants open throughout the weekend would be the top 12.
    So for your records
    Superette closed Sundays
    Bread Milk and Honey closed Saturday and Sunday
    Hemilhuijs closed Sunday
    Jasons closed Sundays
    Frankie Fenner Meat Market closed Sundays
    Penny Lane closed Sundays

    A bit of proper research on who is open and closed would be fantastic.

    Another top tip is that nothing beats a fry up off eggs, bacon and sausages to cure a hangover.

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