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5 Cafe’s and Deli’s in the Western Cape to Visit for Your Breakfast Fix

Whether you believe that breakfast is the important meal of the day or not, in the Western Cape, it is no exaggeration to say that breakfast is a big deal!

Almost every wine farm, cafe, and deli in the Western Cape offer a mouthwatering array of delicious breakfast sit-down or takeaway options. Everything from gourmet waffle stacks to hearty egg sandwiches and of course, classics like eggs benedict or good ol’ organic scrambled eggs.

In this post, we look at five cafes and delis in the Western Cape to visit for your best breakfast fix:

Sunshine Cafe (Scarborough)

Image Courtesy Sunshine Cafe (Instagram)

This cosy, little Cape Town cafe packs a lot of charm over in sunny Scarborough.

With everything from fresh flowers and plants, good Truth coffee, homemade pastries and divine cakes and of course, mouthwatering sourdough breads, Sunshine Cafe makes for a fun visit, while also ensuring a cheerful breakfast fix.

Seating is rustic, yet warm and inviting, a pattern that is consistent throughout when visiting this local cafe.

If you are keen to enjoy a little breakfast run on your coastal drive, this is the pitstop for you.

For updates, follow them on Instagram.

Jean Restaurant & Deli (Durbanville Wine Valley)

Image courtesy of Klein Roosboom via Facebook

While Jean Restaurant & Deli is found on one of Durbanville’s most popular wine estates, Klein Roosboom, it always manages to maintain a sense of friendliness, relatively quick service and above all, food- and drink-excellence.

Breakfasts here are pretty gourmet, so this restaurant and deli is definitely worth trying if you are in and around the Durbanville Wine Valley!

They have lovely outside seating near the vineyards, as well as airy, yet stylish indoor seating too.

Whether you enjoy a full sitdown breakfast or simply come for a quick coffee and one of their incredible cakes, Jean Restaurant & Deli is a must-try for breakfast lovers.

You can also visit the farm for unique wine tastings, outdoor walks and to shop for some lovely deli goods too.

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


De Tol Farm Deli (near Citrusdal)

Image courtesy of  De Tol Farm Deli via Facebook

As the oldest farm stall along the N7 (established in 1864), it is safe to say that De Tol Farm Deli has seen many breakfast stops over the years.

Today, the historic, beautiful white building, found along the Piekenierskloof Pass, houses a delightful farm deli, the Piekenierskloof tasting room and the Carmien tea room/shop, which serves and sells well-loved Carmien teas.

The deli is famous for their roosterkoek, which can be enjoyed with tasty toppings or served with a gourmet cheese platter.

Beyond that, their deli menu offers coffee, wraps, toasted sandwiches and more to enjoy.

De Tol Farm Deli is perfect for a family-friendly breakfast, especially with their tranquil lawns and outdoor picnic bench-style seating, which cement a relaxed dining experience.

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Cafe Frenchie (Paarl)

Image courtesy of Cafe Frenchie via Facebook

This sunny, cheerful coffee shop and bistro in central Paarl is beloved for its diverse food and drink options.

The pet-friendly bistro offers a mix of contemporary French- and South Africa-inspired cuisine, with everything from quiches and croissants to smoothies and love bowls available in this stylish space.

Founder and owner Jaydee Jourbert doesn’t stop at successfully running the deli though – as an avid baker, she also sells custom baked treats and cakes made for every occasion, including beautiful bridal cakes. These baked goodies are sold through The French Bakery, sister bakery to Cafe Frenchie.

Visit this Paarl bistro for a wholesome, memorable breakfast experience!

For updates, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


The Blend (McGregor)

Image Courtesy The Blend Cafe (Instagram)

Situated in charming McGregor, The Blend is a delightful coffee shop and a well-stocked village deli (with its own excellent online shop, launched during COVID times when the world was forced to stay home).

The on-site, homely village shop brims with great goodies, while their tranquil verandah- and garden seating ensures The Blend provides a simple, yet sublime breakfast experience.

Serving everything from quiches to open sandwiches, good coffee and cakes, The Blend has you covered for a cosy stopover. Better yet, you can also shop and stock up for the journey home here!

For updates, follow them on Instagram.


Which of these cafes and delis will satisfy your next breakfast craving?

Leading picture courtesy of Cafe Frenchie via Facebook



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