Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Pretoria

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Sunee Jones

Going out for breakfast or brunch is a very popular activity in Pretoria, especially when the weather is warm, the sky is blue and you can find a good spot outside in the shade of a tall tree. Here are some of the best breakfast and brunch spots this side of the Apies River.

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Blue Crane Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant, South African, Cocktails, $$$

Situated next to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary in Groenkloof, the Blue Crane Restaurant & Bar has a lovely wooden deck, both open and covered, overlooking a dam where you can sit and watch the birds frolic in the water. A play area provides entertainment for the kids, while the Sunday breakfast or lunch buffets will keep you going back for more.

The Place Cafe & Grill

Restaurant, South African, $$$

Come early if you want a table at this popular eatery located in Menlyn Retail Park. They have a huge menu with a large variety of dishes to choose from and there is sure to be something there to tickle anyone’s taste buds.

Cafe 41 – Groenkloof

Cafe, Restaurant, European, South African, $$$

Groenkloof entrance

Cafe 41 has a sophisticated atmosphere, informal and cosmopolitan at the same time, with a vibrant ambiance. With burnt-orange walls and twirling fans, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d step onto the set of Casablanca. Locals have been sampling the restaurant’s creative cuisine for years.

La Vie Lente

Bistro, Restaurant, South African, Contemporary, $$$

Garden venue

Situated on an urban farm, La Vie Lente is perfect for those who need to get back to nature and live life a little slower. Enjoy their changing contemporary menu, sourced from seasonal ingredients, while sitting in the shade of tall trees and listening to the birds chirping above.

Doppio Zero – Hazeldean

Restaurant, Mediterranean, South African, $$$

Rustic atmosphere

Papachinos – Silver Lakes

Restaurant, South African, $$$

Jungle gym

Ever-popular, child-friendly Papachinos in Silver Lakes in the east of Pretoria provides quality and wholesome meals for the whole family. Bring the little ones to play on the jungle gym while you enjoy their natural, organic homemade fare.

Tashas – Brooklyn

Restaurant, Contemporary, South African, $$$

Dutch Huguenot inspiration

At Tashas the food is comforting, unpretentious and honest, but also beautiful and memorable. Queues at the Dutch Huguenot-inspired Brooklyn restaurant are always long, which is a sure sign they’re doing something right.

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