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10 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Pretoria

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Updated: 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

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.

Top deck | © Blue Crane Restaurant and Bar

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The Place Cafe & Grill

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.

Breakfast | © RichardBH / Flickr

Cafe Boma

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, then look no further. An extension of the BOMA Meat Market, Cafe Boma is a meat lover’s paradise and all meals come with a healthy serving of vegetables, just like your grandmother used to make it.

Interior | © Cafe Boma

Cafe 41 – Groenkloof

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.

Groenkloof entrance | © Cafe 41

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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.

Garden venue | © La Vie Lente

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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.

Rustic atmosphere | © Doppio Zero Hazeldean

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!

Lunch | © Ginger and Fig

La Terasse Rooftop Café & Deli

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.

Moroccan inspiration | © Moroccan House La Terasse

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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.

Jungle gym | © Papachinos Silver Lakes

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.

Dutch Huguenot inspiration | © Tashas Brooklyn