The Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Windhoek

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Gill Lange

Breakfast is often considered one of the most important meals of the day, and there is a wide variety of fabulous breakfast and brunch spots in Windhoek. The city caters to everyone’s tastes and it’s as easy to catch a quick bite as it is to linger the morning away over a few cups of coffee and a delicious meal. Here is our selection of where to go to get your day off to the perfect start.

1. On the Edge Restaurant

Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Namibian, Vegetarian

Start the morning on a traditional note with a bacon and eggs fry-up at On the Edge. This restaurant is located at Hotel Thule and serves up hearty breakfasts in addition to offering fabulous, sweeping views over the scenic suburbs of the city. Friendly and relaxed service is accompanied by good-sized portions and the fresh clear air of Windhoek.

2. The Joy of Food

Cafe, Namibian, Coffee, Tea , Wine, Beer, Fast Food

Located in a tree-covered and peaceful plaza, The Joy of Food takes much pride in serving up an excellent cup of coffee using the flavourful, rich-roasted Slow Town coffee from Namibia’s only artisan coffee roasters. Seasonal ingredients and fresh herbs from the restaurant’s garden ensure that the food is always tasty, while the relaxed and serene atmosphere entices patrons to linger over one more cup of coffee.

3. Craft Cafe

Bistro, Contemporary

Craft Centre

The Craft Cafe not only offers a healthy start to the day, but also old-time favourite indulgences such as homemade cheesecake and apple crumble and freshly squeezed lemonade. Great coffee, crispy salads and freshly baked bread are some of the other enticing menu options available to patrons while they relax on the balcony and enjoy the views of Windhoek city below. After satisfying your stomach, take the opportunity to browse the nearby market stalls.

4. Fresh 'n Wild at Utopia

Restaurant, Pub, Namibian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan

This lovely boutique eatery encourages its guests to live fresh and be wild. All the dishes are prepared from only the freshest of ingredients and are organic wherever possible, with the specials changing from time to time according to seasonal availability of produce. Outside seating makes the most of Windhoek’s balmy weather, while inside it is cosy and relaxed. Daytime menu choices range from a wide variety of breakfasts through to pizza, burgers and gourmet sandwiches.

5. Vintage Coffee Shop and Restaurant

Coffee Shop, Restaurant, Bistro, Namibian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Coffee and cake
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Step off the busy streets of Windhoek and into the old-world charm of the Vintage Coffee Shop and Restaurant for a peaceful and relaxing bite. The location and atmosphere are perfect for a lazy breakfast or light lunch, while the eatery is well known for its tantalising range of cakes. Outside tables are shaded by beautiful trees and there is also a playground to keep the little ones busy.

6. Wecke & Voigts Coffee Shop

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Bistro, Coffee, Tea , Pastries, Namibian

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Wecke & Voigts Coffee Shop offers a slice of true German hospitality with a menu that includes traditional meals such as freshly baked Brötchen (rolls). The eatery is located in the centre of Windhoek and has been in operation since 1892, making it one of the oldest in the city. Other menu options include quiche, generous salads and delicious cakes. The adjacent department store is handy should you need to quell your retail cravings.

7. Krisjans Bistro

Restaurant, Namibian, Vegan, Vegetarian

Krisjans Bistro is a favourite among the locals and a great place to stop for a quick bite. The food is freshly prepared and served with a unique Namibian twist, while the service and ambiance of the eatery are relaxed and friendly. The restaurant also caters for the healthy eater and offers a range of dishes such as gluten- and lactose-free pancakes, green omelettes and smoothies.

8. Café Schneider

Restaurant, Namibian, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Another more traditional German offering in Windhoek is Café Schneider, with a broad range of breakfast and lunch options to tempt hungry patrons. The eatery is renowned for its friendly and efficient service that is always prompt and comes with a smile, and the restaurant generally buzzes with a lively air and chatter. The coffee is freshly brewed and can be paired with sweet treats such as cheesecake, and the Brötchen are said to be divine. Always humming, Cafe Schneider is popular with locals and visitors alike.

9. The Tea Bar

Tea Room, Tea , Coffee, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

This unique boutique tea bar focusses on the unrushed ceremony of brewing and serving tea, and makes for a refreshing alternative to coffee shops. Incense wafts through the quiet air as 15 leaf teas brew slowly in their pots. The tea bar is just the spot for a relaxing cuppa that comes in a variety of flavours and strengths, all served up gracefully for you to enjoy at your leisure. Although the food menu is not extensive, it can cater for a light brunch, and scones, macarons, croissants, cake and matcha biscuits compliment the tea beautifully.

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