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The 10 Best Breakfast And Brunch Places In Johannesburg

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Updated: 5 December 2016
As South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg boasts a wide range of delicious restaurants, bistros and cafés. With many of these restaurants offering delicious brunch menus, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s our selection of the best.

 

Nice on 4th

While Nice on 4th is best known for its signature breakfast basket and the basket itself is made from toast. These toast baskets are then filled with poached eggs and bacon and topped with a spicy tomato relish. Pescatarians and vegetarians are also catered for as this breakfast special can also be made with salmon or vegetables instead of bacon.

Address: Nice on 4th, 37 4th Ave, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 788 6286

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Tue - Sun :
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Budget
$$
Grand Central Café

Grand Central Café is a bar by night and a splendid breakfast spot by day, with breakfast served daily until 12.30pm. The breakfast menu is extensive and largely focuses on a variety of egg dishes. From classic omelets to eggs benedict, Grand Central Café is an egg lover’s paradise. The portions are large and each breakfast is served with a choice of toast.

Address: Grand Central Café, The Piazza, Melrose Arch, 38 Whiteley Rd, Melrose North, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 684 1506

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Budget
$$
Patisserie de Paris

Get a taste of France at Patisserie de Paris. Serving traditional Parisian pastries freshly baked in-house, this French bakery is perfect for a quick, delicious morning breakfast on the go. If you’ve got more time, indulge in one of their breakfast combinations such as ham and cheese filled croissants and quiches.

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun :
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Budget
$$
POST Breakfast Lunch

At POST Breakfast Lunch it does not need to be morning in order to enjoy breakfast, this restaurant serves brunch all day long. Sleep in, head to POST, and try the chocolate flapjacks with nutella, or the egg and cheese crostini with napolitana sauce. Enjoy brunch outside in the courtyard or find a table inside and soak up the view from the large windows.

Talk about upping your game! @postbl onto the next next 💯🤔

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Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat :
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Budget
$$
Salvation Cafe

Salvation Cafe

With an extensive menu offering savory, sweet and healthy breakfasts, Salvation Cafe is a morning haven. Located on Johannesburg’s trendy Stanley Avenue, Salvation Cafe is the perfect breakfast stop before spending the day at the nearby shops and boutiques. Sit outside in the courtyard and enjoy some Caribbean sweets, French toast with fresh fruit, or a haloumi breakfast burrito.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Budget
$$
Tashas

This contemporary cafe chain boasts one of Johannesburg’s best breakfasts. Tashas is a trendy way for guests to start their day, often visited by the city’s business people and socialites. The ambiance is light and refreshing, boasting marble countertops, white roses, and wooden wine cabinets to boot. Their eclectic menu features breakfast dishes from around the world. Don’t miss the hummus toastie or the Italian croissant filled with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Budget
$$
Voodoo Lily Café

Known for their local and sustainable ingredients, Voodoo Lily Café is a conscientious and delicious breakfast option. Their fresh and wholesome food reflects their ethos of maintaining family values. The restaurant treats each and every guest like family, making for a positive and cozy ambiance. Voodoo Lily Café offers a variety of breakfast dishes such as shakshouka with home-made pita, and organic oats with banana and raw honey.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sat :
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun :
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Budget
$$
The Whippet Coffee

The Whippet Coffee is another of Johannesburg’s trendy breakfast options. Visitors rave about their hand-crafted food and specialty coffees and teas. Breakfast is served until 12pm and features many vegetarian options. The fresh papaya bowl filled with homemade granola and yogurt makes for a healthy, tasty breakfast. Or, go for the equally delicious potato rosti breakfast with herbed potatoes, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, tomato relish and watercress.

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat :
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Budget
$$
Warm & Glad

Warm & Glad’s name says it all: their food is warm and visitors are always glad they came. The décor is homey with wooden stools at the counter, houseplants scattered throughout and soft lighting. Don’t miss the all-day breakfast, featuring scrambled eggs with chorizo and freshly squeezed juices.

Opening Hours
Mon :
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri :
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat :
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Budget
$$
Fresh Earth Food Store

Fresh Earth Food Store is well-known for its healthy vegetarian and vegan cuisine. The restaurant has a fresh and airy feel and you can also sit outside at one of the cafe’s wooden tables surrounded by lush green plants. The menu offers dishes such as pesto and grilled vegetable frittata, and golden flax flapjacks with strawberries.

What did we get up to today? Veggies… that's all I'm saying…#dis #farcidupreez #palamaproductions #viatv

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Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat :
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Budget
$$