10 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Pretoria

Breakfast | © RichardBH / Flickr
Photo of Sunee Jones
18 September 2017

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.

Blue Crane Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant, South African, Cocktails, $$$
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Top deck
Top deck | © Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

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.

Cafe 41 – Groenkloof

Cafe, Restaurant, European, South African, $$$
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Groenkloof entrance
Groenkloof entrance | © Cafe 41

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, $$$
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Garden venue
Garden venue | © La Vie Lente

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, $$$
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Rustic atmosphere
Rustic atmosphere | © Doppio Zero Hazeldean

Doppio Zero is always abuzz with conversation and is the place to be for the hipster crowd. The restaurant boasts rustic colors and has an earthy natural feel to it. Their menu is distinctly Mediterranean, with seasonal dishes and great-for-sharing fare.

Ginger and Fig

Restaurant, Contemporary, South African, $$$
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Lunch | © Ginger and Fig

Born of one man’s passion, Ginger and Fig is an artisanal eatery serving homemade, preservative-free, freshly baked, free range and organic foods. Their dishes are supremely Instagrammable and taste just as good as they look!

La Terasse Rooftop Café & Deli

Restaurant, Deli, Cafe, Moroccan, Fusion, $$$
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Moroccan inspiration
Moroccan inspiration | © Moroccan House La Terasse

Offering a menu of traditional and fusion Moroccan cuisine, La Terasse is a popular foodie destination. Vibrant colors, fragrant aromas and spices, indulgent platters and mint tea – their dishes are a feast for the senses.

Papachinos – Silver Lakes

Restaurant, South African, $$$
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Jungle gym
Jungle gym | © Papachinos Silver Lakes

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, $$$
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Dutch Huguenot inspiration
Dutch Huguenot inspiration | © Tashas Brooklyn

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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