On the corner of de Beer and Juta Street, in a colourful little building you can find one of the best spots to grab a refreshing cup of coffee. For quite some time, Post in Braamfontein has served the best breakfast in town. Why not swing by on a Saturday morning and grab one of their famous sandwiches? We suggest the salmon on rye with cream cheese, cucumber, rocket and capers. Pair that with their coffee. You won’t be sorry.
On Jan Smuts across from the Wits Art Museum there’s a little Café all Joburgers should visit at least five times in their lives. Love Food on Ameshof Street is a quaint little eatery that serves breakfast and lunch. We recommend the bacon stack which consists of ciabatta, cheddar bacon, tomato relish and fried or scrambled eggs.
Artivist is one of the gems in Braam that go unnoticed. Little do people know that there is a lot happening in this modern contemporary and artistic space. It’s all in the name really – they bring you the best of art whether its music or food. One thing you can look forward to at this restaurant is their breakfast, wow! What a way to start your day.
Luxury and budget are two words rarely used to describe a hotel. But when it comes to the Bannister Hotel on de Beer Street, you’re in for a treat. Don’t stress, you don’t have to stay at the hotel to take advantage of their breakfast tables. What we suggest is that you fly in there with an appetite and take advantage of one of their farm styled breakfasts. How’s about a plate of eggs, toast, bacon and sausage? Welcome to the best of Braamfontein.
Galata is a Turkish family owned business, situated in Braamfontein and Braampark. This family loved South Africa so much that they just had to officiate their stay with restaurants – having fallen in love with the friendly environment, they were hooked. Galata has now become a very well known brand, catering the best food from breakfast to dinner and dessert. A must visit!
Cafè Fino – Wits Origins Centre
Cafè Fino is situated on the Wit’s University West campus. This is the perfect spot to start out the day with a healthy breakfast. They serve a freshly prepared fruit salad with plain yogurt for the super health conscious. Otherwise, tuck into their three egg omelette served with toast and bolognaise mince. After breakfast pop into the Origins Centre to explore their gallery collection which showcases Africa’s rich and complex heritage.
Velo Cafè can be found nearby the Juta Street restaurant district. This urban hang out is the go-to for traditional, uncomplicated, but still delicious Eggs Benedict. If you pop by here on a weekday morning you could score breakfast and a coffee for only *R50! Find them at The Grove, just off Melle street.
Floorless Cuisine is the official caterer for the Constitution Hill heritage site in upper Braamfontein. Their breakfast menu features five home-style morning grub options. We recommend you try out the breakfast wrap, which is served with fluffy scrambled eggs and a cheese griller.
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