The Best Brunch Spots On The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Caroline Milne

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is the place to be for shopping, entertainment, and soaking up sun. Start your day on a bright note with a leisurely brunch. Relax by a bright window or on sunny patio seating, where you can enjoy views of Table Mountain and the Harbour, catch up with friends, and indulge in some seriously great food. Check out our list of the top places for brunch on the Waterfront.

V&A Waterfront

Chef’s Warehouse And Canteen

At Chef’s Warehouse, brunch is not simply a meal, it’s an event. The menu changes daily, even hourly at times depending on available ingredients, and has that unmistakable French je ne sais quoi. Think confit de canard (slow roasted duck), potatoes fried to perfection in duck fat, innovative tapas and Asian-style oysters. That’s not even mentioning the coffee, which is reputably one of the best brews you’ll find in the whole city. Prepare to be pampered by the attentive, professional servers, and treat yourself to what may be the best brunch in Cape Town.
Chef’s Warehouse, 92 Bree Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa, +27 214 220 128

Cappuccino with whipped cream

1. Voila

Bistro, South African

©Courtesy of La Petite Tarte
If there’s one word to describe your experience at Voila, it’s abundance. From its extensive tea collection to the lush salads and lemon tarts piled high with meringue, this bustling bistro will leave you impressed at every turn. Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, Voila’s versatile menu will satisfy your brunchtime desires at a more than reasonable price. If you went with savory, save some room for an early dessert, their carrot layer cake changes lives, and their cappuccino’s the best in the city.

2. La Petite Tarte

Cafe, Restaurant, French, South American, Fast Food, Coffee

Cafe Manhattan
©Courtesy of Cafe Manhattan
La Petite Tarte has all the essentials for a memorable brunch. Understated yet elegant décor, smooth friendly service, and excellent fresh food. There are no wrong answers on this menu, but the eggs are exceptional. Between the freshly baked quiche, the hearty bacon and eggs, and the airy soufflés, there’s an option for every appetite. They also serve an assortment of swoon-worthy sandwiches, and make good on their name with amazing cakes and tarts made fresh daily.

Café Manhattan

Every weekend, Café Manhattan offers New York industrial chic against a seaside backdrop from sunrise to sundown. But there’s more than ultra-hip atmosphere here. If you want an honest, hearty brunch to fuel a full day of sightseeing and shopping (or to help you bounce back from a night of hard partying), this is the place. Their luxurious takes on traditional eggs with toast and outrageously tasty omelettes are sure to start your day off right, and while the venue may be cool, the service is always warm and friendly.
Café Manhattan, 74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa, +27 21 421 6666


3. Tasha’s V&A Waterfront

Bistro, Restaurant, South African, Vegetarian, Vegan

At Tasha’s, it’s all about the little things. Clean design, fresh ingredients, and scrupulous attention to presentation make this bistro a treasure for true food fanatics. This busy brunch destination may be detail-oriented, but their menu covers a broad range, whether you’re in the mood for bagels with cream cheese and lox, sandwiches on house-baked bread, vibrant salads, or flavorful omelettes with fresh herbs. Come for the food and the high-end atmosphere, then linger over coffee, mimosas, and incredible pastries baked fresh daily.

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